How to get a great remote recording for your podcast


In this episode of Podcasting in Three Easy Steps, we're discussing remote recording, a valuable tool for connecting with guests worldwide. Whether you're an experienced podcaster or just starting, remote recording has become essential for many due to its convenience and flexibility.

We'll explore three simple steps to ensure a successful remote recording experience.


Step One: Test the Software Beforehand

Before recording with a guest, it's crucial to familiarise yourself with the remote recording software you'll be using. There are numerous options available, many of which offer free versions to try. Personally, I use, but the choice ultimately comes down to your preference and comfort level.

Take the time to explore the software, understand its features, and practice recording. Knowing which buttons to press and understanding the post-recording process will prevent any surprises during the actual interview. Remember, practice makes perfect.


Step Two: Provide Guests with a Checklist

To ensure a smooth recording, share a checklist with your guests when sending them the recording link. Remind them to use corded headphones during the session, which enhances audio quality. Suggest choosing a quiet room with soft furnishings like carpets and curtains to minimise echo.

Check that their microphones are well set up for optimal sound. Additionally, advise them to stay on the call for a few moments at the end to allow for audio upload. Many guests may not be familiar with these details, so providing a checklist will be appreciated and help them feel prepared for the recording.


Step Three: Create a Comfortable Atmosphere

Unlike the traditional recording studio experience where you might have time for casual chitchat, remote recordings often require a more efficient approach. However, taking a moment at the beginning to chat and put both you and your guest at ease can greatly improve the quality of the conversation.

Discussing simple topics like the weather or recent events will relax you both and break the ice. During this time, also ensure that your microphone levels are balanced, and background noises are minimised. Once you're both comfortable, the conversation will flow more smoothly.

Incorporating these three easy steps into your remote recording process will lead to better-quality interviews and an enjoyable experience for both you and your guests. Thank you for tuning in to Podcasting in Three Easy Steps. Stay tuned for more valuable insights and tips to enhance your podcasting journey.



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