The space you record in is one of the most crucial elements in capturing high-quality audio content. If you have excessive “reverb” coming through in your podcast, it can sound unprofessional and become a quick turn off to potential listeners.
While it’s possible to spend lots of money on expensive acoustic room treatments, there are plenty of cheaper options out there to transform the space you already have.
In This Lesson
Setting Up a Recording Space
- What is reverb?
- Qualities to look for in a potential recording space
- Principles of acoustics: Absorption and diffusion
- Soundproofing materials to consider investing in
Scout Out Your Studio Space
Once you’ve decided on your podcast topic and drafted a script, it’s time to find and set up your recording space. Whether you’re at school or working remotely from home, assess your surroundings, consider the varying levels of internal and external noise, and determine the optimal site to record your audio.
After you have selected a room, gauge its initial room tone and what materials you might need to invest in to improve its acoustics. And don’t overlook the DIY route — take inventory of materials you might already have that can be used as cost-saving alternatives.