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How to Record Audio for Podcast | 3 Easy Ways for Beginner

By Lena | Follow twitter | Updated on November 15, 2023
Want to record a podcast to share your thoughts or experiences with others? You know exactly what topic you want to record, but what's bothering you now is how to record audio for podcast. What kind of recording equipment and recording software should you use? Don't worry, you can find the answer in this article.

Where Can You Record a Podcast?

To ensure sound quality, you need to record in as quiet a space as possible. You don't have to go to a professional recording studio, as long as there are no noise distractions there. You are perfectly capable of creating a good recording space at home.

Where to Record Podcast

If necessary, you can soundproof the room. For example, close any air gaps in the room, lay down carpeting, put thick material on the walls, etc. Sound bounces off hard surfaces and creates echoes. Therefore, try to create a space with many soft surfaces. Recording in a closet is not a bad idea.

What Equipment Do You Need to Record Podcast?

To record a podcast, a microphone and headphones are essential. The microphone is used to record your voice while the headphones allow you to monitor the audio.

  • If you just want to record your own voice, then you can opt for a USB Microphone. You just need to connect it to your computer and start recording. It is a low-cost way for a beginner.
  • If you decide to become a serious podcaster, then comfortable headphones are essential - after all, you may have to wear them for hours at a time.

Microphone and Headphones

What’s the Best Way to Record Audio for Podcast?

To record audio for podcast, a reliable recorder is needed. What’s the best way to record audio for podcast? Well, it's hard to have a definitive answer, this depends on the type of device you are using.  

⭐ When you are using a computer and want to record your own voice, or all people are in the same room, then you can use the free Audacity to make it.

⭐ Audacity can only record sound from one side. It will not be a good choice if you want to record audio on Skype, Zoom, Discord, etc. When you want to record your voice and another person's voice, you should consider using other recorders like AWZ Screen Recorder.

⭐ If you often need to record podcast online from different locations, then you can use Riverside, a web-based tool. It will record audio locally to ensure the quality.

⭐ You can also use a portable recording device such as Zoom H6 and the Zoom Podtrak. They have microphone access ports.

⭐ It is not recommended to use a cell phone for recording as the audio quality is usually poor. Even if the microphone on your phone is good, it's not as good as a professional microphone.

Record Audio for Podcast

How to Record Audio for Podcast

There are many tools available to help you record podcast audio. Each tool has its pros and cons. Below we will cover 3 easy-to-use recording tools and how to use them.

Record Audio for Podcast with Audacity

Audacity is one free and open-source audio editing and recording tool. It is loved by many podcasters. For newbies, its interface looks complicated. But if you just want to record an audio, then you don't have to know it all. Now let's see how to record audio for podcast with Audacity.

1. Download Audacity from It is available for Windows and macOS.

2. On the home interface, click Audio Setup and adjust recording settings.

  • Choose MME next to Host. Select Core Audio on a Mac computer.

Choose MME

  • Select your microphone as the recording device.
  • If you want to record two mics but there is no input mixing device, then select 2 (Stereo) Recording Channels under Recording Channels.
  • Select your headphones as the playback device.

3. Adjust the microphone volume.

4. When it is ready, click the Record button.

5. Click Stop to end the recording and edit the audio.

Stop Button

6. To export the audio file, click File and choose Export.

Export Audio File

Note: When you have multiple microphones connected, Audacity automatically creates a channel for each microphone, which allows you to edit individually. When exported, all channels are merged into one final product.

If you want to know how to use Audacity to record computer audio, then check this guide:

How to Record Computer Audio with Audacity on PC & Mac

How to Record Computer Audio with Audacity on PC & Mac

This guide will show you how to record computer audio with Audacity. In addition, you'll learn a way to record high-quality audio.


Record Audio for Podcast with AWZ Screen Recorder

When you want to record your own voice, or audio in Skype, Zoom, Discord, or other platforms, then AWZ Screen Recorder is the way to go.

✅ It will be able to record your voice, and the audio from the computer or record both of them at the same time.

✅ It can also help you to record videos with audio (including the webcam) so that you can post them on YouTube.

With AWZ Screen Recorder, you will be able to record audio from website, from any app, from your microphone. Read on on to see how to record audio for podcast with AWZ Screen Recorder.

1. Download AWZ Screen Recorder.

For Win users:

For Mac users:

2. Launch the tool, then go to Settings to adjust output formats, sample rate, or bitrate.

AWZ Settings

3. Go to Record Audio > Turn on the channel you want to record.

4. Click the REC button to start.

AWZ Recird Audio

5. Click the Stop button and the audio file will be saved to the Recording List. Then you can edit the audio and share it.

Recording List

Record Audio for Podcast with Riverside

If you want to record remotely, i.e. participants are in different locations, then you can use Riverside. It is one web-based app. Everyone can record their own voice directly into the software, so audio quality can be guaranteed. Let me show you how to record audio for podcast online with Riverside.

1. Go to to create an account.

Create Riverside Account

2. Name your studio and select a recording type > Invite your guests.

Name Your Studio

3. Test your recording equipment > Click Join Studio.

4. When everyone is there, click the Record button to start.

5. Click Stop button and export the audio file.

Record Audio with Riverside

Final Words

That’s all about how to record audio for podcast. Once you have finished recording and editing, you can upload it to any platform such as Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, etc. Hope you find the guide provided by AWZware helpful.

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Common FAQ about

Q:What is the easiest way to record a podcast?

On your computer, plug in a USB mic > launch Audacity/AWZ Screen Recorder and then you can start the recording.

Q:How do I record audio for my podcast?

Generally, you can do the recording on your computer. In a quiet room, plug a microphone into your computer, and then you can launch a recording device, such as Aucacity or AWZ Screen Recorder, to make the recording.

Q:Where is the best place to record audio for a podcast?

A room that can be insulated from outside sounds. If it's in your home, put something soft on the walls or floor to prevent echoes.



Lena has been in the editing industry for 8 years. She is familiar with a variety of products that can make things easier, such as PDF tools, video recording software, iOS location changer, etc. She enjoys sharing her knowledge with users to help them solve problems in their work and life. In her spare time, she likes to play with her cat.

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