Tech Tip: How to Set Up Your Own Podcast Recording Studio

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The open-source Audacity software is just one of many programs that can record and mix audio files on a Windows PC or Mac.

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Q. I want to start a podcast and make it on my Windows PC. What kind of microphone and software do I need?

A. Cheap or inappropriate microphones will likely make for a podcast of poor audio quality. Stay away from the inexpensive hardware sold for gaming or smartphone chatting and look for a solid external model designed for audio recording.

Microphones labeled “condenser” or “dynamic” are often used for live voice and instrument recording, but many talk-show podcasters favor dynamic microphones for their sturdy construction…

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