Podcast: Getting Started
Thank you for joining us on our Omega Sports podcasts. We are delighted to have you join us. Before we record, there are a few things you’ll want to check.
But before we dive into all that, the important thing to remember is this is going to be fun! We want to encourage real and meaningful conversation between our host and guests. This is a casual medium so don’t stress over sounding like a radio broadcaster. Trust us, you’ll do better than you think.
There are several things that can cause bad audio when recording a podcast. While some of it can be removed in post-production, it’s best to create an environment that minimizes issues.
❗️ Guests need to access Zencastr as described below for a smooth experience and high-quality final recording.
Access Zencastr from a laptop or desktop computer that meets the minimum requirements. Tablets and mobile phones are not currently supported.
- Mac OS 10.14 or higher: Check your current operating system on Mac
- Windows 10: Check your current operating system on Windows
- Linux, current version
- 10GB+ of free hard drive space
- 8GB+ of RAM
Do not use incognito or private mode in your chosen browser:
- Brave, latest version
- Google Chrome, latest version
- Microsoft Edge, latest version
Download and upload speeds of at least 5 Mbps, though 10Mbps+ is preferred: Check your internet speed
Use corded headphones to prevent echo while recording.
- External microphone
- Built-in or external camera to view and record video
When you click on the link you will be brought to the Green Room.
Green Room Flow
In the green room, you’ll want to:
- Allow Zencastr access to your microphone and camera, if access hasn’t previously been granted.
- Type or confirm your name (maximum of 20 characters)
- Select or confirm the selection of your headphones, microphone and camera
- Click Join Recording
Once you “join recording” you’ll be placed in the call with the host and any other guests.
To ensure the best possible recording quality:
- Stay quiet while your guests speak. Mute your mic when you aren’t speaking.
- Use headphones to avoid feedback and echoes.
- Use proper mic technique.
- Mind your breathing. When taking big breaths, move your mouth away from the mic.
- Keep your body still to avoid your mic from picking up background noises while recording.
- Choose the right recording space
- Avoid a room with lots of reflective surfaces like tile, wood, and concrete.
- Choose a room with carpet, curtains, bookcases and wall tapestries to keep sound from bouncing.
- Close your windows and turn off household appliances like dishwashers and fans.
- If you can’t find a good space, recording under a blanket can help.
- Stay hydrated! Drink 8 oz. of water before recording.
Running into issues getting entering the recording space? We got you.
- Check out the troubleshooting guide.
- Reach out to the host to let them know you are having problems.
- Worst case, we’ll record through alternative means.