25. How to Become an Amazing Podcast Engineer (without a degree in audio production)
Something I've been seeing recently in Facebook groups and forums is people claiming they can't be great at audio because they don't have a degree or formal education in audio engineering. If that's you, let me offer some personal insight. I'm one of those chumps who spent 4 years and a TON of money on a degree in audio engineering, and I've lived to regret it. The REAL learning happened after college when I was working with some very experienced and prolific audio engineers who, guess what, never had ANY formal education in audio engineering.
The thing that really took my production to the next level was watching professionals do what they do best. To this day, I still spends hours every week, sometimes every day on several different paid platforms where I can watch audio engineers work and talk about their processes.
In this episode I offer suggestions on how you can learn how to be GREAT at audio and produce incredible podcasts without any type of formal education, including a new service I'll be offering called MixLab. Be sure to check it out in the links below!
My Signal Chain
Audio Interface: Apogee Ensemble
Microphone: Shure SM7b
Headphones: Audio-Technia ATH-M50x
Earbuds: Klipsch R6i II
Studio Monitors: Yamaha HS7
Mic Stand: Rode PS1A Boom Arm
IzoTope RX6 Mouth De-Click
IzoTope RX6 Voice De-Noise
Waves Vocal Rider
Waves WLM Meter
Waves Durrough Meter
Waves Abbey Road Studio3
*most of these links are affiliate links
Midroll Song: Road Trip by Joakim Karud
Closing Song: If I Could I'd... by Joakim Karud