Podcasting: Home recording versus studio recording

by | Nov 23, 2020 | Latest News

Recording a podcast series at home might cost a little less, but it comes with a whole host of problems and ultimately creates a false economy.

You’ve got an idea for creating a podcast series.

And now you’re thinking about your options on how to create it.

One of your options is, of course, to buy all the equipment yourself and record your podcasts at home.

However, while a home-based podcast recording might save you a little in terms of upfront costs, it ultimately creates a false economy.

Today we weigh up your options.

Sound quality at home


One of the most important things to get right is the sound quality; sound quality issues on a podcast are an instant turn off.

Writing on LinkedIn, business journalist, editor and audio producer Stephen Lacey warns, “It doesn’t matter how passionate you are about the subject, it’s pretty hard to stay tuned if the levels are too low, the interview subject is scratchy, or the host’s microphone sounds like it was purchased from Fisher-Price.”

He adds, “Quality is everything. It’s what separates the top 20% of podcasts from the rest.”

Recording a podcast at home is challenging because you can’t control your surroundings.

An ambulance siren wailing in the background? Picked up on your home microphone.

Kids playing and screaming in the front garden? Picked up on your microphone.

Sound quality at a professional podcast studio like Granite Podcast Studio


At Granite Podcast Studio, our fully soundproofed rooms offer the perfect place to create the next popular podcast series.

It’s ideal for first-timers or regular podcasters with pay as you go and monthly membership options available.

The studio enjoys a professional yet chilled, ambient finish intended to stimulate and facilitate engaging conversations and content.

With state-of-the-art equipment and room for up to four participants, you’ll have the space to create an epic podcast.

Just show up and start recording.

Podcast equipment at home


If you’ve bought podcasting equipment to record at home, regardless of whether you’ve skimped on cost or went all-out for the latest recording gadgetry, you’ll also need to know how to use it.

And learning how to use everything is time-consuming; expect to watch countless YouTube tutorials and Googling how to solve issues.

Podcast equipment in Granite Podcast Studio


We have all the latest, state-of-the-art podcasting equipment available for you to use.

Record quality podcasts without the need for any technical skills; experienced staff are on-site to help with set up and guide you through the recording process.

Simply show up, create your podcast and have fun.

Podcast guests at home


Most of the highest-listened-to podcasts globally share one distinctive commonality; they interview new guests regularly.

But will you want to interview these guests at your home?

Podcast guests in Granite Podcast Studio


Granite Podcast Studio is a spacious, airy studio with a relaxing atmosphere that can fit up to four participants.

Walk in, sit down and begin talking; our Podcast Studio’s design enables you to focus on recording exciting conversations and engaging content. 

Our studio can facilitate up to four people and with some of the city’s best eateries and coffee shops a stone-throw away; you can enjoy a coffee for you and your guests.

At Granite Podcast Studio we charge just £40 + VAT per hour for a one-off session.

Need your podcast edited too by our experts? Our editing option costs just £40 + VAT per hour.

So, what are you waiting for? Find out more by clicking HERE.

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