April 4, 2023

Podcast Studio First Steps

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🎧 Chatting with attorney, Meg Hoerner, as she adds remote produced Riverside FM video to her studio-bar in Bridgeton, NJ. 🎧 📺 Camera | It's generally best to record through a computer with a good mic & headphones.

If your computer camera is standard, you'll want to upgrade.

The following products are available from almost any electronics retailer.


- solo shot - Logitech C922 - usually $99 https://www.logitech.com/en-us/products/webcams/c922-pro-stream-webcam.960-001087.html?crid=34

- wide/multi person shots - Brio Ultra HD Pro - usually $199 https://www.logitech.com/en-us/products/webcams/brio-4k-hdr-webcam.960-001105.html

- use your smartphone as a webcam on your PC (if your phone has a fabulous camera) https://riverside.fm/blog/how-to-use-phone-as-a-webcam


Solo Podcast Microphone | Most of my audio podcast clients use a Podtrak P4 with a Shure/Samson microphone. That unit will connect to a pc via usb C. If you are recording solo & with video

- use a mic with a direct usb connection to your computer

- Blue Yeti: https://www.bluemic.com/en-us/products/yeti/

- Using the Blue Yeti mic or Rode Podmic: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1449997-REG/rode_podmic_dynamic_podcasting_microphone.html


Multi Participant (same room) Microphones

This is where you will want to use a Podtrak P4 with multiple mics. Or, some similar solution for multiple in-room audio tracks mated with a single video camera.

Connect the P4 to the video podcast computer and do your best to level the volume of each in-room participant.

In this scenario, the host can record separate audio tracks for each in-room participant to the memory card of the Podtrak P4 - while simultaneously feeding their audio into the video studio app.