Podcast Management Services

We offer 3 tiers of podcast management packages, along with several helpful add-ons and production packages to ensure your podcast is professionally presented. If you’re not sure what’s right for you, please contact our tech team to discuss the options.

Podcast Management Packages

Automation setup

A $ 197

Designed for existing podcasts

Setup of automation tools

Ready to GO

BEST VALUE

A $ 897

One on one initial call

Help setting up your recording space

Setup of podcast hosting service

Setup of automation tools

3 musical stings e.g. intro & outro

Help submitting to major podcast platforms

Stat tracking for episode downloads

Advanced tier editing of the first 3 episodes

Enterprise

Need more than our Ready to GO bundle offers? With our Enterprise plans, you can receive recording assistaance and more!

Contact us today for a quote tailored to your individual podcast needs.

Already set up and need episode production?

Podcast management add ons

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Cover artwork

Starting from A $ 497

Stand out from the crowd with professionally designed cover artwork.

Podcast music

Starting from A $ 297

Our expert team can source music and edit catchy bumpers for you.

Audio training

A $115/hour

Get expert assistance to feel confident in your audio recording skills.

Youtube setup

Starting from A $ 230

Expand your reach with a new channel and video versions of 3 episodes.

Episode Production Tiers

Basic

A $ 40 / episode

Single recording session

3 edits to the recording at specified time codes (e.g. phone ringing, coughing, redo of a word)

Basic

A $ 55 / episode

10 edits to the recording at specified time codes (e.g. phone ringing, coughing, redo of a word)

Extra edits billed at $2.2 each

Removal of background noise*

Shrinking of ‘dead air’ (long pauses)

Creation of an audio snipped for social media or preroll (before intro) teaser

Advanced audio repair for echo/reverb and quiet or clipped sound

Add up to 2 extra music breaks

Advanced +

Includes everything in the
Advanced tier plus:

Comprehensive expert editing that removes elements that do not add value to the episode (e.g. stammers and stutters, repeated words, excessive ‘ums’ and ‘ahhs’)

Frequently Asked Questions

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Who is your podcasting service for?

For people who know what they want to say but just need help closing the tech gap.

You make your recordings and we clean up the audio, add music and schedule it for release.

What are the recording fundamentals?

Regardless if the recording is online or in person these fundamentals hold true:

  • Every person must have their own microphone
  • Every person must wear headphone (doesn’t matter what type or quality)
  • The recording space should be quite and not be only flat hard surfaces (think office meeting room)

Each of these item can be ignored but it will take special considerations to ensure the recording is still great.

What gear do I need to record remotely?

The minimum required is a microphone, headphones and a service to connect and record online. There are many many microphones options available and any of them will work well. 

Here are our recommendations based on quality and price.

  • Mic Audio-Technica ATR2100x  ~$100-$150 price varies
    The recording quality of this mic is solid while being very reasonable on the price.
    It supports a direct USB connections to your computer so no other hardware required.
    However it also supports an analog connection so it works with a more complex setup, this mic will grow with you.These tend to sell out so here are a few places to buy:
    Umart | Mega Music  |  Amazon

  • Mic Scissor arm  ~$20
    While the mic does come with a stand it is not the easiest to position.
    A scissor (or suspension) arm will make it much easier to work with:
    Check out plenty of options on eBay

     

  • Foam pop filter  ~$12 for 5
    These help remove popping Ps’ (plosives) from your recording.
    Optional, but for the cost we recommend that they are totally worth it.
    Buy on eBay
What gear do I need to record in person?

In person recording does require more gear and know how to get running. 

Check the ‘What gear do I need to record remotely?’ FAQ above to see what each person will need in terms of microphone.

Each mic will be plugged into some sort of audio interface or mixing board.

Mixing boards are getting outside of the scope of a basic FAQ, so please get in touch with us to discuss in more detail.

However, for just a 2 person interview, an audio interface is perfect.

  • Audio interface – Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 3rd Gen – ~$250
    This device connects the mics to the computer.
    It takes the 2 analog signals from each of the mics and sends it to a computer via USB.
    eBay  |  Amazon
What software do I need to record remotely?

There are lots of services that will let you record an online session. Zoom is the big player in the room and can be great to get started with particularly if you are familiar with the service.

We recommend the service riverside.fm rather than Zoom for a few reasons.

  • Easier than Zoom to get a person on a call, no installation of software required just have the guest use an invite link
  • Recordings are made locally on each person’s computer then uploaded after the call is complete. No internet audio artefacts will be recorded. It also records a separate track for each person by default

As the host you can see what mic, audio output and camera each person is using. Being able to tell the guest they are using the wrong device really helps with troubleshooting.

What do I need to do to record with Zoom?

Zoom will work pretty well out of the box and if you are familiar with it does make it easy to use. There is one change you should make and that is to have Zoom record everyone on different tracks. 

Read the guide

What software do I need to record in person?

On PC, use VoiceMeeter

On Mac, use Audiohijack 

Where should I host my podcast?

anchor.fm Free service backed by Spotify. It is fine and does the job.

captivate.fmUSD$17/month modern platform with features like private podcasting and IAB stats

transistor.fm – USD$19/month modern platform with features like private podcasting, good API support, IAB stats and dynamic ad insertion.

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How long should an episode be?

It doesn’t matter how long it is. What matters is that it is consistent in time across episodes with about 5% wiggle room and that is engaging across the whole length of it.

What is ‘Episode 0’ or a trailer?

Episode 0 is an old term from before we had trailers. This is the first episode in your podcast feed.
This episode should be 1-6min, any longer than that and the content might be better used as a proper episode.

Why should I have one?
The main purpose for us is to allow us to submit the podcast to the directories (Apple Podcasts, Spotify etc.) before the podcast is launched. This allows us much more control over the launch date.

For listeners it gives them a short pitch on why they should subscribe. Keep in mind that not every new listener will listen to this episode, so every episode needs to introduce itself.

For podcasters creating this episode is a taste at what it will be like to podcast. It is a chance for you to see if this is something you want to do.

This episode doesn’t need to hang around forever, each season could have its own trailer, so you will have a chance to refine the pitch.


What should it cover?

  • Why should somebody listen?
  • What will they learn?
  • How will you help them implement the things they learn?
  • Who are you?
  • Call to action to subscribe to the show so they can get the first episode as soon as it lands.

Put differently:
Much like a good talk, you should start with a story to hook the listener, whether it be personal or from pop culture. Once you hook them, tell them how it relates to the problem you’re trying to solve with your podcast. Then move to who you are, what your authority is on the subject and what they can expect from the show. Finally, round out with the call to subscribe to the podcast

Do I need to have music

There are no rules when it comes to podcasting. 

Every podcast we know uses music in some way, every ad has music, there is a reason for it.

What sort of music should I use?

Whatever sets the right emotional tone you are looking for the show.

Where can I get music?

AudioJungle has lots of music for under $20.

For a podcast the basic licence usually is fine.

What specs should my podcast artwork be?

3000*3000 in JPG or PNG format

Make sure the text is readable when small.

How often should I release episodes?

Once a fortnight or monthly is a really good starting point for new podcasters.

You can always increase the number of episodes you release. It is harder to release less.