Welcoming to the first ever Setup Saturday, where I take a look at interesting podcast setups. I've partnered with my friend and longtime podcaster, Matt Medeiros and his new website, thepodcastsetup.com to bring you the gear and software that podcasters around the world use.
This first setup is from podcast collective Multitude. Let's dive it!
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Hey everybody. And welcome to a special kind of episode of make money. Podcasting. I'm trying something different. This is in partnership with my friend, Matt Madero. So over at the podcast set up and we're doing something called set-up Saturdays. So. Over at the podcast setup every week. Matt publishes. A podcasters recording setup. I thought this was a great idea. We talked about collaborations, as you know, in the past, I've talked about doing podcast swaps and other collabs with creators. And I thought this was an interesting one. So I want to highlight some interesting podcasts setups. Why am I doing this on make money podcasting when my mission and all of the. Content should be around how to make money and how to grow your show. Well, I like this because it shows different ways. Successful podcasters work. There's not one way to do it. There's not one definition for success and it shows that you don't need to make a big investment. Uh, but, uh, it shows what you can really do when you do make money podcasting. So. And I thought this would be really interesting. Uh, this is called set-up Saturdays. I'll try it a few times right in and let me know. What you think, because I definitely want to hear. Your thoughts on the matter. Uh, so without further ado, let's get into the intro and then we'll look at our first setup. Okay. So first of all, Real quick. I know I said this in the, in the cold open, but the podcast set up is a place to learn Sharon discover podcasts that I was from around the world. It's a. A weekly newsletter, so you can check them out in the show notes. Uh, or firstname.lastname@example.org. It's run by my friend, Matt Madeiros, we've known each other for years. We've been collaborating on projects for years and. I thought that this was some, some good synergy. He was talking about kind of how podcasters are doing it. I'm talking about how podcasters can make money. And so we wanted to find a way to. Uh, collaborate. Now, the first setup I'm bringing you is from multitude, multitude. Is a small group of creators that have come together to make original shows, build community. Shake up the ad sales model and deliver some great audio experiences for some of the largest brands in audio. They are a podcast company, a bit of a podcast collective. The way I'm looking at it is they are a company and a coworking space. So. Podcasters can go to their space and record their podcasts with the setup and multitude. Supports creators. In fact, multitude currently supports. 25 independent creators in making a living. Uh, and they are constantly adding to that number. So. A little bit more about them. They wanted. A podcast studio for working audio creators, people who worked professionally in the field, but didn't have a big company office to go to when they, or where they were recording. They also had a lot of experience and we're tired of recording in closets and under blankets. So they built their own thing in the middle of 2019. Survived the pandemic by putting in, uh, a way to record remotely. And, uh, they believe that having a dedicated recording space. Is incredibly important to treating their jobs as real jobs. They made a speech for themselves when classically podcasters are required to record at home and deal with random sounds. The mic picks up. That shouldn't be the case for audio professionals and people. Uh, and it shouldn't be the case for their listeners. So right off the bat, I love highlighting multitude because they take. Their podcast and podcasting in general. Seriously. Which is really important. If you want to turn your podcast. Into a business and you want to make money podcasting. So this is why I wanted to highlight multitude. I really liked that let's get into the gear. So first of all, the tools. That they use. Let's start with the hardware they're using, uh, an RME fire face UFX plus interface. As well as an RME, Octa MC. XTC preamp again, these guys. Are running a, essentially a podcast studio. So the interface, the external interface helps them. Uh, except multiple inputs and normalize everything. And then the, uh, RME microphone pre-emp allows as the name suggests Octa mic. Uh, for eight microphone inputs so they can support. A lot of. In person. Recordings. They have for sure. SM seven BS. That's the mic that I have and I'm very common podcast. Mic. But they also have a number of warm audio, our two large diaphragm condenser mics. So they're giving their podcasters a couple of options. Uh, based on their voice and what makes them sound good. They also have zoom recorders, pop filters, boom arms, and then a, a set of four. Audio Technica headphones, which are my personal favorites. They have the I genuinely am recommending the DX. I think that. Either I'm like a bit of an audio file. So the M 20. XR probably fine. So that's our hardware setup. They've got the RME fire face interface. They have an Octa mic preamp. The primary microphones they're using are the SM seven B and the warm audio w 87, by the way, I will link all of these things in the show notes. And I will link to. The article over on the podcast setup as well. So you can read and get some more context. I think the real magic in their setup happens in the software though. They use pro tools, which is a professional audio set of tools like audio, um, plugins that you can use. So. Uh, there are, you know, several different types of. Uh, plugins and, and this is again used by professional audio people. So, uh, this is going to cost some money, but the plugins that they're using. Our interesting here. So, uh, like ozone 10 advanced neutron for Nektar three. I'm not entirely. Familiar with pro tools. I don't use pro tools, but they do have a compressor. I've heard wonderful things about fab filter. And these are all. Software that this is all fixing things in software that you may necessarily may not necessarily have dialed in. In hardware. So again, this is a professional setup. They also use, uh, isotope RX, 10 advanced. The way I understand isotope. It's an audio repair suite where you can read in a bunch of audio or feed in a bunch of audio. Isotope analyzes it and then fixes it. This is again, professional audio software. I think for most of us, descript is going to be. Uh, a good option if you're recording at home, but in a studio like this, I can totally understand why they use isotope. Uh, and then they use zoom and Google meet as well as a piezo. I've never heard of that one, but I have heard of audio hijack. Uh, which allows you to sync audio. Both of these allow you to sync audio. From multiple sources. This is important. If you are. Uh, recording from multiple sources, even if you're using zoom, right? You want to grab any, you want to grab something cleaner that isn't zoom compressed. Um, Or if you're using Google meet that may not have that ability. Uh, something like audio hijack is great for that. Um, so this is a, again, a professional audio setup right here. Um, as far as, what can you learn from this? First of all, that there's a lot of software. Some of it's really affordable that you might be able to look at to help clean up your audio. Audio hijack does a lot of whizzbang stuff. Pro tools can be, you know, under a hundred bucks depending on what you pick up. Isotope is very expensive. I'm not going to recommend that for you. And then as far as the hardware. Uh, they had got pretty standard hardware. Um, they have a interesting. Uh, zoom H three recorder. That's like an omni-directional recorder for a, you know, Um, more, uh, group conversations probably, but they also have. A set of headphones is under 50 bucks. So. I think if you're going to glean anything from this, uh, it's that. They have a professional setup, but definitely check out some of the tools they're using. Um, because again, with pro tools, you're going to have things like fab filter, which is great. Uh, DSR so that you don't have as much sibilance those hard SS. In your voice, they have a compressor which is going to remove some of that constant. White noise a little bit more effective than a noise gate. A noise gate seems to be very popular among pop. Uh, podcasters, but I think a compressor is probably a little bit more accurate. Uh, or a little bit more. We'll say. Um, Less aggressive. I think a compressor is a little bit less aggressive. Then say a, um, Uh, noise gate. So. Um, I really like this set up again. I'm going to recommend you check it out over at the podcast. setup.com. I will link to this in the show notes. The show notes. Uh, what should be in your podcast player, but also email@example.com. Now if you like this episode, absolutely. Please let me know, say, Hey, I love hearing about setups. Keep doing set up Saturday. Um, if you want to submit your own setup, you can do that over at the podcast setup. Dot com. And if you want to learn how to make money. With your podcast so that you can improve your setup, have some fun. I always say gear doesn't matter as much as some other things, but here is fun, you know, I'm. I'm a little bit of a hypocrite when I say that, because my setup is ridiculous and it's featured over on the podcast setup.com. Uh, so make a little money, invest in your podcast, set up and make things easier for yourself. Definitely subscribe to this podcast and you can learn even firstname.lastname@example.org. So thanks so much for listening. I hope you liked this set up Saturday. And until next time i can't wait to see what you make