Ready to roll? Here are a few tips to get you started.
Where to record: Make sure that you are in a quiet space free from outside noises and distractions. If you can, avoid being near air conditioners or other appliances. Try to stay at least 3 feet away from windows.
Getting the best audio quality: Is there an echo? Is your voice clear? Use your recording service to test the audio quality, or ask your podcast guests how you sound.
Check your existing equipment: Wireless headsets or earbuds, like AirPods, are a great recording option. Computer audio can be used, however, it is not preferable as it may cause an echo.
Invest in a microphone: For an elevated experience, invest in a microphone! We recommend the Blue Yeti or the Shure MV5as a few reasonably priced options.
Record directly on the Storyboard mobile app: Use the ‘Create’ tab for convenient, single-person recordings. Many creators use this feature for quick notes or memos.
Recording with guests
Use existing tools: Many tools allow you to record and export audio, free of charge. Browse your existing software to find an option that works well for your recording needs.
Recording software: For a more advanced recording option, consider investing in advanced recording software. This may come at an additional cost, but it will offer an improved audio experience for you, your guests, and your listeners.
Set yourself up for editing success
Pause when you make a mistake: It's completely normal to stumble over your words or say something you didn't want to say. If that happens, take a deep breath, wait 3 seconds, and jump right back into it. This will allow you plenty of room to edit out your mistake.
Transitioning from speaker to speaker: When someone is done speaking, they should pause at least two seconds to indicate to the other person that they can speak. This will prevent participants from speaking over one another. These gaps can be edited out.