Get that mic set up and press record because it's time to hire some podcast studios! Whether you’re looking for a small studio to record a podcast with your friends, or need a venue for an ambitious new project, London is a fantastic place for hiring a studio. With great accessibility, as well as a wide range of prices and studio sizes, you will definitely find a studio that suits your podcast best. Start browsing the best studios on our platform today, and you’ll be creating your dream show in no time!
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Take your search for a podcast studio to the city streets! London is a favourite for podcast makers as it offers an exciting range of studios all across both the city centre and Greater London. Search among our amazing list of recording studios with podcast packages and dedicated podcast studios, then decide where you want to book your hire and start planning your podcast today.
Hiring a podcast studio for your podcast has many potential advantages over trying to record it on your own. It is very likely that you won’t have the equipment necessary for achieving that high quality sound at your home. And while you can buy some microphones and set up a home studio, a dedicated studio for podcasts is still a great option. Hiring a podcast studio will enable you to learn if you actually enjoy recording podcasts, without any need to invest in a bunch of studio equipment. Setup time is also a thing to consider - when you hire a podcast studio, everything will be ready to go, all you need to worry about is writing the script and inviting guests.
Plan. Once you have hired a podcast studio, start by creating either an outline or a list of bullet points that you want to talk about during your podcast. It’s very important that you never run out of things to talk about while recording. Your goal is to have between 20 and 40 minutes worth of material, as that timeframe is considered the best for podcasts. While you can talk about pretty much anything, it’s good to have a consistent theme to your podcasts if you want to build an audience. Schedule a meeting with your co-hosts and guests and make sure your podcast studio is hired for the same time.
Record. If this is your first time doing a podcast, the most important thing to remember is to have patience. If you are feeling pressured to get it right on your first try, you are setting yourself up for stress. After you make sure your studio equipment is working properly and everyone is seated, it’s time to press ‘record’. At the start, you should introduce yourself, your guests, and inform the audience on the subject you’re going to be discussing. Then you can start going through the notes you made earlier as you discuss subjects and interact with those recording with you. Towards the end, it’s a good idea to summarize what you spoke about and ask the listeners to subscribe to your channel for further episodes.
Publish. After you get the audio files from your studio, your podcast can be uploaded to many different platforms. While dedicated podcast hosting platforms such as Buzzsprout or Podbean are definitely an option, you can also easily upload your podcast to your social media pages for your friends and family to check out.
While London offers a range of exciting studios, these are a few of our favourites:
Podcast Studio at AIP Studios - located in the close vicinity of Pepper Street, this podcast studio offers a cosy recording space suitable both for high-quality audio and video podcasts.
Entire Venue at BBE Podcast/Youtube/Photography Studio - a professional recording studio right in the centre of Hackney, suitable for all sorts of recording endeavours.
Podcast Studio at Paddington Works - a modern podcast studio with top quality audio equipment and easy access to Edgware Road Station.
For a short-term hire, expect prices to start around £25 per hour and reach as high as £50. A four-hour half-day hire will start at £400 (£600 on the weekend) and a full day at £800. Hire packages including production and post-production options are also available, starting at around £150 per hour. If you wish to hire an audio engineer to assist with your production, expect to pay around £50 per hour. (Based on Tagvenue.com data.)
Podcast studios are located all across the city. On the North Bank, studios are available in Soho, Wimbledon, Tower Hamlets or around Shoreditch. Outside the Inner Ring Road, check out the studios around Kings Cross to the east. You will find more options around Bow Street Station, and Lower Clapton. Further afield, more options are available near Hackney and Tottenham. On the South Bank, check out studios around London Bridge, Clapwick and Peckham.
When looking for podcast studios, it can be a good idea to stop by and look at the space. Check out the recording area and see if it is large enough for your needs. It should include a seating area and a set of studio mics on special stands or arms. The walls will have soundproof panelling and/or foam blocks. There will be a mixer and audio interface for effects or perhaps an all-in-one board such as a Rodecaster. If you want to add a video element to your podcast, many studios will offer extra equipment for flat hire. If you are unfamiliar with the recording process, most studios offer an audio engineer for a fee who can help with the kit. Some studios will even provide post-production services.
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