If you’re just starting out, then podcasting really is accessible to almost anyone, thanks to the leaps and bounds in new technology. Armed with a mobile phone and of course engaging content, all you need is a quiet space packed with soft furnishings (to minimize any background noise or echoes), add some headphones if you have a pair (to check you sound ok) and go for it.
If you’re in it for the long haul, however and need to really engage your listeners to build up a following then you’ll need a professional space to help you out, because then, you can’t compromise on sound quality. The Podcast Studio at KOFISI 9 in Nairobi is perfect for people who want to push their content that little bit further, and we can support you in your new venture!
Aside from the tech (more on that later), we think that a relaxed and engaging atmosphere is key to getting the best out of any podcasting host and their guests. Podcasting should be fun and if people feel rushed or ill at ease, they are never going to give it their best. Our studio is a private, cosy, soundproofed space, and our mics are arranged around a wooden table, so everyone can see one another, inviting natural conversation – almost like you’re having a chat over lunch with friends.
Obviously, a key component to a great Podcasting Space is the quality of the technical equipment. Think mics, cabling and soundproofing inside the room and then an audio interface or sound recorder as well as a laptop as backup to record your output. Compromise on that and you’ll compromise on the quality of your recording. We’ve got three permanent, directional mics in the soundproofed studio with additional lapel mics if more people are joining. There are headphones for people who want to check if they’re happy with their output, but if you don’t want to wear them, that’s okay. Our sound technician will make sure all your levels are correct. Just let them know you’re ready to go.
Once you’ve recorded the audio (and video if that’s something additional you requested), all the checks are done, and after your final KOFISI coffee, you’re free to get on with your day. We’ll send you the raw clip for you to put together or, if you’ve asked for a little more support from our team, we can edit out the bits you don’t like and send you an edited version which you can then upload onto your chosen platform. You might need Afripods to help you with this part.
It really is that easy if you have the support of a great team behind you and with such low barriers to entry, it’s no wonder that so many brands and entrepreneurs have found success through podcasting.
To find out more or book a session at the Podcast Studio at KOFISI 9, please email firstname.lastname@example.org today.