The sun is shining, the birds are tweeting – let’s record a podcast in the garden. Just because we can.
No mixer, no expensive microphone, no room acoustics worries, no fixing up afterwards. Just raw and real – a Tascam DR-40, a foam pop filter and a passion to podcast.
I recorded this using minimal gear, and in the back garden, to illustrate that you do not need tons of gear to record a podcast; nor a dedicated space. KISS – Keep It Super Simple.
The Tascam, or any similar digital recorder (and a pop filter), will do you just fine.
Got some background noise? No worries; include it in your podcast – give listeners an experience. Keep it natural and engaging.
Years ago, when working in professional radio I used to carry around a reel-to-reel tape recorder! Just like the one pictured below.