Building your Home Podcast Shudio 

Home Podcast Shudio

Podcasting is one of the most efficient ways to engage with your industry or audience on a personal level. It is also one of the most intimate media. Member podcasts or association podcasts to successfully stay connected to members away from screens and events.

Building a podcast studio in your home produces great-sounding podcasts. Ten years ago, it would have been acceptable to just talk into your computer’s built-in microphone in your kitchen for your podcast recording, but these days, with one zillion podcast choices, your listeners will move on.

Introducing the home Shudio. A Shudio is a combination closet and studio. Over the years, many professional podcasters have turned to their wardrobes for a makeshift home studio. A great Shudio story once trapped a podcaster in a hotel closet. But this was an isolated case and pretty funny. 

The concept around a Shudio is that your clothes hanging around you in your closet absorbs the bouncing sound waves and makes for an excellent clear-sounding podcast recording.

Be wary if your closet is full of shoes, like my wife, who just has wall-to-wall shoes will not be optimum.

Here is what you need for your closet studio.

1) Lots of hanging clothes and putting down a blanket on the floor helps. A pillow for comfort helps.

2) Recorder: Zoom H6 recorder is our closet favorite. Convenient small piece of equipment. This is a great way to eliminate the whirring of your laptop computer fan. The H6 is portable and is great for travel. It has XLR inputs and USB inputs.

3) Microphone: Shure MV7 is our favorite podcast microphone. You will need a stand or a boom to hold it. Fashioning a small table or place to attach the mic boom for your studio is essential.

Not in your price range?

  • Try the Samson Q2U or the Shure SM58, which are durable. We use these mics to mail to our clients for remote interviews. You should buy a pop filter with these mics.

Want to come out of the closet? Try a Kaotica eyeball, which creates a space around your microphone that blocks everything else. Paul McCartney and Snoop Dogg fancy these eyeballs.

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Email Mike if you have any questions. Mike