In this episode of the Recorded Content podcast, host Justin Brown shares a ten-step guide for testing remote podcast recording software and equipment for the first time.
Justin emphasizes the importance of identifying all participants for the test scenario, creating a unique session link, and inviting participants to the session. He advises preparing your environment by silencing phones, turning off computer notifications, and restarting your computer before any recording.
He suggests starting the recording session and checking your equipment in the ‘green room’, including mic levels, camera frame, and positioning. It’s also important to check the equipment and environment of other participants.
Justin recommends simulating a real recording session and having a dialogue with the participants, concluding the session, and ensuring all files have been uploaded. After the session, download the files and review them for sound and video quality, and make any necessary adjustments. Lastly, he advises running a second test to ensure everything is working smoothly.