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Using Spire Studio for Podcasting

by David Bawiec, Spire Contributor May 17, 2018

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Today, creating a podcast is no longer limited to big studios. Now everyone can create their own podcast in a matter of minutes and share episodes with the world. The only piece of the puzzle that hasn't changed until now was the necessity for a lot of gear: audio interfaces, microphones, cables, a computer, audio editing software, and more.

Sure, you can record your podcast on your phone, but the quality will never match what you can get by using professional microphones. So is there a way to get the best of both worlds?

Yes, with the introduction of Spire Studio, you can ditch all the unnecessary cables and expensive gear, all while achieving the studio-quality recordings for podcasting.

What is Spire Studio?

Think of it as a recording studio in the palm of your hand. Spire Studio is an audio device that lets you record studio-quality sound without the hassle of cables. Why? Because it has everything you would need to get started already built-into it: a professional, omni-directional condenser microphone, two XLR/TS combo jacks to connect your own mics, a Soundcheck button that automatically sets your recording levels, and much more.

Spire Studio can help you skip the hassle of wrestling with technology and get you making some amazing podcasts quickly.

Spire Studio is dead-simple to use

One of the things that sets Spire Studio apart is how easy it is to use. In a normal situation, to get a high-quality recording, you'd have to set up a microphone, connect it to your audio interface using an XLR cable, open the audio recording software of your choice, prep the session, and manually set the mic input levels before recording.

With Spire Studio, you get a professional microphone with award-winning sound processing technology built right into the device. No need for cables. No need for a mic stand. No need to connect anything to get started.

On top of that, Spire “Soundcheck” automatically sets your levels for the clearest sound. Just speak at your normal level for a few seconds, and you’re ready to go. Setup time is practically non-existent, meaning you can focus on your podcast.

You can do a lot from the interface itself. You can record, run a soundcheck, and play back your recording, all with a push of a button. And if you want to get more advanced with editing your podcast's recording and changing the balance of the individual recordings, Spire Studio pairs wirelessly with the free companion Spire app for iOS, which allows you to do all of the above on your phone.

Wire-free. Computer-free. Hassle-free.

And once you're done you can share your podcast with your friends, send it to your computer for further editing, or instantly publish it to Soundcloud.

It’s studio quality

You want your podcast to sound amazing. Recording at 48 kHz and 24-bit studio-grade quality, Spire Studio will let you achieve that and then some.

If your podcast is a one-man-show and you're only recording yourself, then you can use Spire Studio’s professional built-in microphone. The device comes with award-winning sound processing technology, so you'll sound really great without the need to set up any extra devices.

In addition to the built-in microphone, Spire Studio has two XLR/TS combo jacks with Grace Designs preamps for pristine clarity and presence with +48V phantom power. Want to connect your own microphone via XLR? You're covered. Want to connect two microphones, one for you and one for your co-host or guest? You're covered. Need to plug in an additional source of audio to record music or pre-recorded materials from a different device? With the two 1/4'' cable inputs you're covered.

Whatever the scenario or your needs, you and your podcast guests will sound marvelous.

Spire Studio also has two 3.5 mm (1/8") stereo headphone outputs, so you and your co-host or guest can both connect at the same time. These outputs can be used to monitor while recording your episode or to listen while playing back or editing your recording. The headphone outputs have been intentionally designed to use the mini headphone jack connector (1/8"), meaning you'll be able to plug in any earbuds that you have, no unnecessary adapters needed.

Record with Spire Studio anywhere

For a device that's so packed with studio-quality gear, Spire Studio is compact and small. You can throw it in your backpack and bring it with you wherever you're going. To make your life even easier, where Spire Studio really differs from your typical audio interface is that you don't need to bring your laptop to record your podcast.

In its principal, the device was designed to be easy-to-use and allow you to record anywhere. How? It's because Spire Studio uses Wi-Fi. Yep, you heard that right. It creates a WiFi network, which you can join from your phone. So whether you're sitting in the comfort of your own home or doing an interview at a coffee shop, you can leave your laptop behind and record anywhere you are.

Recording somewhere outside? Spire Studio includes a built-in, rechargeable lithium-ion battery. Where all other audio interfaces require being connected to an outlet, Spire Studio doesn't. Whether you're going to be recording your podcast from a beach while traveling, or doing an interview with a guest in their work environment, Spire Studio will let you do it all without the necessity to worry about having to find an outlet.

The battery will give you over four hours of continuous use, giving you ample time to finish recording your podcast without needing to plug in.

Get podcasting

Spending less time dealing with crazy recording setups and more time creating is what Spire is all about. After all, the more time you have, the more great stories you'll be able to share with the world.

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