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The Gear You Need to Create a Podcast

with Ray Ortega

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  •   01 Class Introduction

    07:56
  •   03 Why Buy an Audio Recorder?

    06:11

Class duration: 1h 24m

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About The Class

Figure Out What Equipment You’ll Need and Which Types Are Right for You

You can’t create a podcast if you don’t have the proper gear. But knowing what you need and figuring out the best equipment to buy isn’t always easy. Fortunately, Ray Ortega is here to show you the way.

Ray is not only a professional producer, he hosts his own shows, “The Podcasters’ Studio” and “Podcasters’ Roundtable,” which are dedicated to helping people start, improve, and profit from their own podcasts. Ray will guide you through the process of deciding what gear you need and how to set up your studio so you can create a high-quality podcast that people will want to listen to.

In this class, you’ll learn how to:

  • Set up your podcasting studio.
  • Purchase the right microphones, recorders, mixers, headphones, and more.
  • Use audio interfaces.
  • Record on a computer and record guests remotely.
  • Figure out what accessories and outboard gear you need.

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

    07:56
  2. 02

    How to Choose a Podcasting Mic

    24:28
  3. 03

    Why Buy an Audio Recorder?

    06:11
  4. 04

    When Would You Buy a Mixer?

    05:14
  5. 05

    What's an Audio Interface?

    02:59
  6. 06

    What Do I Need to Record on My Computer?

    03:15
  7. 07

    How to Monitor Your Audio

    03:52
  8. 08

    Optional Accessories

    12:10
  9. 09

    Putting It All Together

    06:27
  10. 10

    Q&A

    11:42

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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  • Colin Keil

    March 2019

    Thanks Ray, Great gig, simple and very informative a very good place to start, for someone like me who is considering adding Podcasting and looking for a place to start..

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