How to Set Up a Podcasting Studio

the mrbrown show: Podcast Studio v6 by mr brown is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

“the mrbrown show: Podcast Studio v6” by mr brown is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

By: Noah Siegel, Journalist

Podcasting has become a very popular way of putting your voice or someone else’s voice to the public. A good podcast studio has multiple cameras and microphones. In this article, you will learn how to build your very own podcasting studio. Podcasting consists of a lot of hardware and software. Some of the hardware consists of microphones, cameras, audio mixers, and video switchers.  There are a lot of different softwares to choose from but that is up to you.


The first thing to set up is the audio mixer. The audio mixer is what you plug all of your microphones into. When you have your microphone where you want it, plug the XLR cable(s) into the microphone plug. Now plug the cable that goes into the audio mixer into your computer. With the audio mixer, there are sliders that can adjust things like volume, echo, and more. These are what gives you that crisp sounding podcast-like voice. If you have headphones for your podcast, plug them into the AUX ports in the audio mixer. The advantage of having headphones is that if something gets messed up, you will be able to hear it. It will also help people understand what you are saying because the microphone blocks out all of the background noise as your ears don’t.


To setup your cameras, you have to plug the mini HDMI that is on your camera into the video switcher. When you click the buttons on the video switcher, the camera will swap. You also have the option to do video in video but those options are all up to you. You switch the video to the other person when they are talking so the audience doesn’t only see one of the multiple people in the podcast.


There are a lot of different softwares to choose from but the most popular ones are audacity, riverside, and adobe audition. All of these do similar things except some of them may be easier to use than others.