What Style of Podcaster Do You Want to Be?

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Ken Theriot

Podcasting is really taking off right now. According to Music Oomph, there are 700,000 active podcasts in 2019. That number is up from 550,000 in 2018. and there doesn't seem to be any indication that this will slow down.

With the availability of good recording gear for just about every budget level, and the rise of podcast services like Simple Cast and Libsyn, it's super easy for anyone to start their own podcast.

With those thoughts in mind, Sweetwater.com asks "what style of podcaster do you want to be?" Notice they don't ask IF you will eventually have a podcast :-). They assume you will, and are simply helping you decide some things about what how you will run yours.

The Sweetwater article defines four different kinds of podcaster

  • The Beginner
  • The Liverstreamer
  • The Interviewer
  • The Investigator

Then based on which of those you decide on, they recommend some recording equipment specifically designed to help you be THAT kind of podcaster.

The Beginner

They don't really define what this style of podcasting actually is, other than to say these people may be good at social media, but probably don't know much about audio gear. I suspect this definition of a podcast style was only there so they could recommend something quick and easy gear. The Beginner would not have to worry about a full-blown studio setup. 

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