The Podcasters' Studio

A podcast about podcasting. Learn how to create high quality audio and video podcasts from professional podcast producer Ray Ortega. You'll learn how to go from not having a show to being in iTunes and beyond. Tips and instructional podcasts regarding how to plan, record, edit, and promote your show. You'll get all the information you need to start (gear, media hosting, building a website), maintain (content production, making money, post production techniques) and grow (finding new subscribers, upgrading your studio, getting sponsors) a successful podcast.

About Ray Ortega

Full-time podcast producer and host of The Podcasters' Studio and Podcasters' Roundtable, I enjoy sharing my ten years of experience making podcasts to help others improve or start their own show.

Insert Channels for Multitrack Output from an Analog Audio Mixer

Does your mixer output multitrack audio via USB? No. Does it have insert channels? If so, you can still get multichannel out!

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How to Record 2 Separate Channels on Any Mixer

Can you record two separate audio channels on any mixer? Yes, you can get 2 separated tracks by panning two channels of a stereo mix.

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Preamps, Noise, Preamp Noise!

Do you have more noise in your podcast audio than you’d like? Do you know what is causing that noise? Is it your mic? How about your studio or maybe it’s your preamp…if you use one. I’m talking with Julian Krause all about the latter but of course we dive into many related topics surrounding preamps and noise, including: [Read more…]

How to Build Acoustic Panels for a Recording Studio

Making your own acoustic panels can save you a significant amount of money and turn your home studio, a place that, in most cases, was not built for recording, into a well treated, good sounding, place to record. This tutorial will show you how I built the acoustic panels that I’m using in my own home studio including the tools, materials, cost and step-by-step DIY instructions. Approximate total cost per panel (materials only): $25-$30


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Podcasting 101 – How To Start a Podcast

This might be your very first time listening to The Podcasters’ Studio and if so, you’re starting in the right place! This episode will talk you through the entire process of getting a podcast started. If this is not your first time, welcome back!

So, this is podcasting 101, the steps you need to know to go from wanting to start your own podcast, to seeing your first episode in iTunes/Apple Podcasts, we’re actually in the midst of a naming transition for Apple, iTunes and Podcasts so I’ll refer to both.

I’m going to walk you through the basics of getting a podcast started, this will be the extreme 101 version. And if you’ve been a regular listener to The Podcasters’ Studio, you’ll know this as my every 50 episodes Back to Basics refresh. How nice that it falls on episode 101, totally appropriate.

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Zoom L-12 Review and Setup

The Zoom L-12 is a multichannel mixer, audio interface and recorder. And it can do all of this at the same time!

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TPS100: All the Podcasting Tips

The first Podcasters’ Studio that doesn’t start with a zero (ex: 001, 099)! Episode 100, we made it! Thank you to everyone who has ever listened and helped the show reach this milestone.

This is a mighty episode filled with all the still relevant tips from the last 99 episodes of The Podcasters’ Studio. I relistened to every episode (that was painful) and culled all the tips that I thought would still be useful in 2017. There is plenty of good content left in each of the episodes, I don’t include them all here but the tips on this episode are ones that you can take back to your own show right now and grow the show you already have or start the podcast you’ve always wanted.

Most of the lessons in this episode where culled while listening to most of my back catalog of content. I scrubbed through all my past podcast episodes picking out those things that made me think I could of done it differently or want to change moving forward past episode 100.
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TPS099: Lessons Learned

99 podcast episodes is a lot. Hopefully, when you reach that milestone, you’ve learned a thing or two about how to make your podcast better. This episode is a collection of lessons I’ve learned over those 99 episodes. First lesson, be your own best critic. But if you’re a creative type, you probably already are;) In that case, give yourself a break, create, learn, repeat.TPS99

Most of the lessons in this episode where culled while listening to most of my back catalog of content. I scrubbed through all my past podcast episodes picking out those things that made me think I could of done it differently or want to change moving forward past episode 100.
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Canon 80D Video Menu Setup

The video specific menus on the Canon 80D provide lots of options for setting up your DSLR to shoot high-quality video. This tutorial is a complete walkthrough of the Canon 80D video menu settings.

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