WHAT : DE HEK

7 Steps for Creating Your Own Live Streaming Podcast Studio

September 16, 2021 DANNY : DE HEK Season 2021 Episode 1103
WHAT : DE HEK
7 Steps for Creating Your Own Live Streaming Podcast Studio
Show Notes

You’re listening to Danny, on WHAT : DE HEK podcast. This is the place where I share my experience, knowledge and skills.

I’ve been playing around trying to get the right setup for the last few months and I finally feel I’m getting some traction. I am a podcaster and an online educator that provides workshops to help people survive and thrive in business, I would like to share my journey with you.

This all started about two years ago when I wanted to record a group of people, in a business networking event, so I could produce a podcast.

I’ve always been a bit of a tech head, any software or hardware that is going to make me more productive and look more professional, I’m in. I’ll go and purchase it on my credit card and worry about paying for it later.

The problem with being able to record video, and broadcast, is there are so many options available and so many different variables, that you really have to find your own way to get it going correctly. So in saying that, my journey may not be your journey, but I am absolutely sure you will gain a lot of knowledge by reading or listening to this article.

A good of friend of mine, Rob Woolley, is currently trying to set himself up as a YouTube educator. He has also been going through some of the trials and tribulations that I experienced at the start, all due respect to Rob, he likes doing things on a budget. He was having problems setting up his green screen and I received this message from him, “I've officially given up on getting green screen perfect, so I'm going to paint my wall as a backdrop I think”. I’ll be honest, his message inspired me to write this blog.

There is no right way and there’s no wrong way of achieving your setup, just remember be good today, rather than perfect tomorrow, because tomorrow never comes.

To make this a little bit more logical I think it would be best if I break this into different sections; sound recorder, microphones, green screens, lighting, camera equipment, editing and streaming. One thing I never do with my blogs is add images within the content, however I’m going to make an exception for this post.

1) Sound Recorder

So as I said originally, I wanted to record 20 people in a room when I was running a think tank meeting for my business networking company. I did some searching and I read some good reviews about a recording device called a “ZOOM H6”. The reason I went with this, is that it would enable me to run four microphones simultaneously, as well as an additional two microphones that come with the unit. It can be powered with a USB charger, so it was an ideal unit, it was mobile and recorded brilliant sound. It has served me well. I used it for at least 12 months and I still have it, just in case I start doing more mobile interviews. It has a lovely compact carry case too.

I started hanging out on a social audio app called Clubhouse. When talking to other podcasters, the industry standard and the unit that you want to get, is a RØDECaster Pro. Funnily enough, this would not be my recommendation if you want to be mobile. However, since I’ve had the RØDECaster Pro, I’ve never used my ZOOM H6 again. Recently I switched my recording hardware to the ZOOM PodTrak P8, as this is also a mobile unit and also a desktop sound recorder. I now get the best of both worlds and I love it. I believe it’s the best piece of hardware on the market today, especially if your main focus is podcasting.

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