There are some incredible tools out there for podcasters that will help you produce and market a great podcast and grow your audience.
In this post, I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite podcast tools that podcasters should be using to produce and promote their podcast. If you are just starting a podcast, take note of these tools that will help you not only create a great episode, but will grow your audience easily and quickly.
The first tool, and the most important, is a good microphone. I highly recommend the ATR2100X USB Microphone. This is a dynamic microphone, which means it is less sensitive, and has the ability to be used in more typical home recording spaces.
Many podcasters use and love the Blue Yeti, which is a condenser (extremely sensitive) microphone. This is a great microphone as well, but just know that you have to be in an ideal recording space if you want to use the Blue Yeti.
It is best to wear a pair of wired headphones while recording, especially during a guest interview. Headphones help you become aware of any noises being picked up by the mic.
When on a guest interview, if you or your guest are not wearing headphones, you may experience “mic bleed” which is the echo from one of the speakers being picked up from the other (think of a caller on the radio having their radio on at the same time).
There are so many headphones out there. You will just need to find some that work for you. Some podcasters get away with AirPods, so you have to find what works best for you.
Audacity is a free audio-editing and recording software that allows you to record and edit your episodes. It is easy to use, and you can save projects as you go.
It is also easy to create templates for each of your episodes, so that you can just copy and paste each week, and not have to add in your intro and outro each time.
Headliner is a tool that allows you to turn your podcast audio into social media-friendly videos and graphics. The great thing about Headliner is that you can create a Canva template for your headliner videos. Then Headliner will automatically generate the captions, and you can customize how the text looks. You can create videos for Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, or your email list.
The best part is that they have a free plan to create 5 videos per month.
Auphonic is a post production tool that allows you to run your episode through the software to level out sound, loudness, noise reduction, and overall create a better audio track. The software also adds metadata to your episode.
Last but definitely not least is Canva. Canva is the best and easiest tool to use to create graphic templates for your podcast episodes. Using templates saves you so much time and keeps your brand looking cohesive when social media and marketing your podcast.
Did I miss any podcast marketing tools? Let me know in the comments if I missed adding your favorite tool. Make sure to join my email list for more podcast-related tips and tricks.
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