How to Start a Podcast: Audio Basics & Microphones to Consider in Singapore

How to Start a Podcast: Audio Basics & Microphones to Consider in Singapore

Podcasting has taken the world by storm, and it's no surprise why. 

In this digital age, the power of audio storytelling has enraptured the imaginations and emotions of many individuals, leaving an indelible mark on their hearts and minds. Whether you're an aspiring storyteller, a passionate expert, or just someone harbouring a fresh and distinctive viewpoint to share, podcasting provides a platform for your voice to be heard.

But before you hit that record button and take the plunge into the captivating world of podcasting, there are some essential audio basics and considerations to keep in mind, especially if you have no prior experience or training in the field.

Where do you begin, and what do you need to consider? These questions can be daunting. 

But fear not because we're here to guide you through the initial steps of your podcasting adventure. Whether you're a novice or a seasoned content creator, there are some key factors you must explore before embarking on this thrilling journey.

Why Create a Podcast?

The first thing to consider when starting a new podcast is your motivation.

Before delving into the technical aspects and shopping away for podcast microphones, take a moment to grab a pen and paper and put your thoughts into words. 

Why do you want to create a podcast? This crucial question sets the tone for your entire endeavour.

Are you embarking on this podcasting journey as a passion project, a hobby, or a means of personal fulfilment? Is it a venture you hope to monetise, or will it remain a cherished pastime?

Clarifying your "why" is essential, as it will guide your decisions and shape the direction of your podcast. Once you have your motivation sorted, you can confidently move forward to address the "what" and "how" of your podcasting adventure.

Crafting Your Podcast: The What, How, and More

Now that you've identified your podcasting motivation, it's time to dive into the details of your podcast's content, structure, and style. 

In a world with countless podcasts, there's still ample room for your unique voice to shine. Here's how you can begin crafting your podcast:

Defining Your Podcast's Identity

When you embark on this creative journey, you will have a string of questions to consider, such as:

  • What will your podcast show be about?
  • Will you be doing it alone, or will you have a co-host?
  • What form is your podcast going to take?
  • Where should you be recording the podcast?
  • How long should each episode be to engage your audience effectively?

And the list can go on and on... All these can seem a bit daunting and overwhelming at first, but they are essential for shaping your podcast's identity. Each decision you make contributes to the unique flavour of your show and resonates with your target audience. 

Still not sure where to begin? Fret not. Join Naomi Mellor from the Skylark Collective for the new Shure video series on starting your own podcast. Naomi is the producer and host of several shows. From establishing why you should make a podcast to planning for your release, you'll learn more from her on how to get started. Watch on below.

Empowering Your Podcast: The MV7 Podcast Microphone by Shure

Shure is proud to be a supporter of the Skylark Collective, which focuses on empowering women in the podcast industry. We understand the importance of creating an inclusive and diverse podcasting landscape where every voice can be heard. 

And to help you achieve the best audio quality for your podcast, we recommend the MV7 Podcast Microphone with USB and XLR interfaces. These types of dynamic microphones are a must for podcasting due to their ability to block out more room noise.

Inspired by the renowned SM7B, you can experience effortless podcasting and content creation with the MV7 dynamic microphone. As its name suggests, this versatile microphone offers both USB and XLR outputs, accommodating various recording setups. Beyond that, its intuitive touch panel, headphone monitoring, and rugged construction provide the ultimate podcasting tool.

Plus, with the ShurePlus™ MOTIV app, you gain control over your vocal tone and distance from the microphone through features like Auto Level Mode. 

Let the microphone do the heavy lifting, allowing you to focus on your content! 

For more insights on this podcast streaming microphone, check out our piece on Unleashing Your Authenticity with the Shure MV7 Podcast Streaming Microphone in Singapore.

Elevate Your Podcasts with Shure

Ready to take your podcasting and content creation to the next level? 

Shure's MV7 streaming microphone is your gateway to superior audio quality. Whether you're a dedicated podcaster, an avid gamer, a creative streamer, a talented musician, or a versatile hybrid worker, the MV7 caters to your unique needs.

While you're at it, explore Shure's wide range of products, from high-performance streaming microphones to versatile audio interfaces and premium headphones. Elevate your audio game with our trusted solutions and discover a world of creative possibilities. And for more tips on picking out the right podcast microphone in Singapore, check out our guide on Choosing a Microphone for Podcasting.

Start your journey to extraordinary sound today!