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How to Make Your Podcast Sound Great

with Ray Ortega

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  •   01 Class Introduction

    02:40
  •   02 Optimize Your Recording Environment

    10:02

Class duration: 1h 31m

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About The Class

Learn to Use Your New Gear and Create Audio That’s Clean and Clear

So you’ve bought, borrowed, or bartered all of your podcasting gear. Congratulations! Now it’s time to figure out how to use it. In this comprehensive technical course, Ray Ortega will show you the ins and outs of how to record audio and process it for publication.

You’ll learn everything from how to connect your equipment to how to speak into the microphone to how to record the cleanest audio possible. By the end of this course, you’ll have the knowledge and confidence you need to embark on your podcasting journey and create a high-quality recording.

In this class, you’ll learn how to:

  • Record audio that’s clear and free of noise.
  • Connect your gear.
  • Use your microphone correctly.
  • Set recording levels.
  • Identify audio issues.
  • Add in recording effects.

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

    02:40
  2. 02

    Optimize Your Recording Environment

    10:02
  3. 03

    Setting Up the Gear

    20:36
  4. 04

    Audio Settings for Podcasts

    12:32
  5. 05

    How To Speak Into the Microphone

    10:02
  6. 06

    How to Set Proper Levels

    09:56
  7. 07

    Addressing Common Audio Issues

    10:00
  8. 08

    Avoiding Common Mistakes

    04:38
  9. 09

    Recording with Remote Guests

    05:36
  10. 10

    Pre-Recording Checklist

    05:04

Meet Your Expert

Ray Ortega

Hobbyist podcaster turned professional, Ray converted his love of producing podcasts into a full-time career, overseeing daily production of a network of podcasts for the American Society for Microbiology. ... read more

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  • Julio Lemmen Meyer

    Julio Lemmen Meyer

    September 2018

    Great detailed information and technical best practices for the new podcaster. Ray is a great teacher. He explains complicated technical stuff in an easy to follow way. I got a lot of value from this class. I am sure that it will allow me to avoid and headaches and some time consuming mistakes in the future. Thanks Ray!

  • Michelle MartinF

    Michelle MartinF

    September 2018

    Ray had a lot of information to cover in a short amount of time and he was generous with his hard-earned insights, well-organized and offered detailed information on hardware. He did a great job talking about the must-haves as well as the great-to-have-when-you're-ready items.

  • Sonja Dewing

    Sonja Dewing

    January 2019

    Great input and I'll put it to use. Thank you Ray for sharing your experience!

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