In this blog, we’ll cover how to make your podcasts, videos, and audio courses sound better.
The success of your online course or podcast is going to depend a lot on its audio quality. No matter how much time and effort you have put into creating your online course or podcast, if their audio quality is not up to the mark, your viewers or learners will not come back to you.
Just imagine you have created a life-changing online course or a podcast series but, your learners are not able to listen to your content properly.
So, even if your podcast or course content is great, your learners will give their testimonials like “Hey, my name is XYZ and I have benefited immensely through this course but, there is one thing where this course is lagging and that is its audio quality. Hence, purchase only if you can sit without turning on your fan.”
Don’t you think that somewhere this issue will impact your future course sales? Don’t you think it can turn away many potential learners?
Doubtlessly, it will!
Therefore, to ensure that your learners and viewers bounce back to you every time they want to learn something about the topic that you teach, you have to make sure that your podcasts, videos, and audio courses sound better.
But, in case you still have not figured out ways to make your podcasts, videos, and audio courses sound better, you have come to the right place!
In this blog, we will be sharing some tips and tricks that will help you improve the audio quality of your podcasts and online courses.
Tips to Make Your Podcasts, Videos, and Audio Courses Sound Better
Have a Dedicated Recording Room
Just like you have separate rooms for studying or doing work from home, you should also have a separate room for recording your podcasts, videos, and audio courses.
For recording purposes, choose the room where you can control internal and external noises. Make it dedicated for recording purposes only so that you can leave all of your recording equipment the way you have adjusted it. We are saying this because changing the position of your equipment multiple times will result in sound inconsistency. This means you will have to invest a lot of your time in editing.
So, in order to avoid any such issues, we would highly recommend you have a dedicated space for recording your podcasts, videos, and audio courses.
Use a High-Quality Microphone
Using high-quality equipment is the key to making your podcasts, videos, and audio courses sound better. Invest in a good microphone to ensure that your podcasts and online courses are a treat to your learners’ ears.
Three types of mic that you can use to record your podcasts, videos, and audio courses:
1- Lavalier Microphone
The Lavalier mic is very easy to use as you can pin it directly into your shirt or coat. Since your mic is going to be placed very near to your mouth, your voice will be recorded very clearly while eliminating external noise. Record your audio files on an SD card and transfer them directly to your laptop for editing.
You can also upload your recorded audio files on Graphy and create an audio course through it. Moreover, you can use the same recording in your other courses as well.
2- USB Microphone
A USB microphone is very easy to use and install. Just plug it into your laptop to start recording. If you need to do a voice-over or record a loom video, you should definitely go for a USB microphone. But, to be honest, if you use the USB microphones, the audio quality is going to be less as compared to the Lavalier microphone.
3- Wireless Microphone
A wireless microphone gives a hassle-free recording experience. They are very easy to install and also help in reducing external noise to a decent level. Since they are wireless, they give you the ease to move all around the room.
The wireless microphones are on the costlier side as compared to Lavalier or USB microphones but, so are their benefits.
Invest in Sound Editing Software
No matter where you record your podcasts, videos, and audio courses, sometimes there are noises that are very hard to eliminate.
For instance, if construction work is going on in your neighborhood, you won’t be able to block that noise even if you are using a high-quality microphone. Or maybe the issue is not with the external noise, it is just that your voice is not consistent across all the parts of your podcast or videos.
At such points, you will feel the need to use decent sound editing software to ensure that:
- No external noises are there and your voice is consistent throughout your podcast, videos, and audio courses.
You can use any sound editing software like Adobe Audition or Audacity to edit your audio files.
Upgrade Your Podcast Recording Location
Building a professional studio is not an easy task. You will have to spend tons of money to build it for yourself.
But, if you have a decent budget and are willing to spend, we would recommend you build a studio-like setup for your recording podcasts, videos, and audio courses. You can build a recording studio in your home or office.
How can you do this?
1- Choose a spacious room and remove all the stuff like bed, wall paintings, cupboards, etc. In short, make it empty.
2- Add acoustic treatment. Use acoustic panels to reduce reverberation in the room.
3- Do the required soundproofing by installing soundproof windows and doors.
4- Arrange your recording setup – Your laptop, tripod, microphone, ring lights, cameras, etc
5- Decorate your room a little bit to make it look beautiful in your videos
6- You are good to go. Start recording.
Use a Robust Course Hosting Software
Last but not least, use a robust online course platform to host your digital products.
Just imagine your course including (audio and video) is of high quality but, it gets degraded when you upload it on the course platform. Won’t you feel bad about it?
- Drag and drop website builder
- Integrated payment gateways
- Effective sales and marketing tools
- Branded mobile apps and course website
- Country-specific pricing and many others
To wrap it up:
A podcast or an online course hits differently when the voice of the speaker is clear and soothing. So, if you are someone who wants to create an impact through their content, we would suggest you pay close attention to the visual as well as the audio aspect of your podcasts, videos, and audio courses.
We understand that creating quality content is a difficult task but, if you follow the tips that we have shared in this blog, you will be able to make your podcasts, videos, and audio courses sound better.