Getting Started


Podfly makes it easy for anyone to have a professionally produced and distributed podcast.  Our commitment to customer care starts with guiding you through your equipment purchase and setup, to recording your first show.

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Getting Started


Podfly makes it easy for anyone to have a professionally produced and distributed podcast.  Our commitment to customer care starts with guiding you through your equipment purchase and setup, to recording your first show.


NO HIDDEN COSTS.  NO SURPRISES.

At Podfly, we believe that customer care and upfront costs are paramount.  We do not have any hidden fees, "gotcha" charges, mandatory consultations, webinars, or eBooks for sale. We simply want you to sound your best, grow your audience, have some fun, and deliver the best representation of yourself and your brand. 

 

"WE BUILD RELATIONSHIPS WITH AWESOME WORK, NOT PAPER WORK."

Podfly does not require you to commit to a long-term service agreement. 

 


Audio Editing


Podfly Productions has an incredibly talented team of in-house, certified audio engineers. Our audio department edits, polishes, and masters your podcast to broadcast-quality standards. 

Audio Editing


Podfly Productions has an incredibly talented team of in-house, certified audio engineers. Our audio department edits, polishes, and masters your podcast to broadcast-quality standards. 

PODFLY PLANS - STARTING AT $525 PER MONTH


 

WHAT DO some of the Podfly audio editing PLANS INCLUDE?

Pre-production:

  • Pre-production coaching to discuss your show format and technical needs
  • Equipment recommendations and setup assistance
  • Training videos and materials
  • Professionally voiced intro and outro with music
  • Help setting up your hosting service (Libsyn, Blubrry, Buzzsprout, etc.)
  • Pre show testing of your audio equipment and Dropbox setup

Post-production:

  • Mixing your intro and outro with segments
  • Minute-to-minute listening to catch and correct errors
  • Adding any commercials or special audio segments
  • Adding professional compression, noise reduction, and equalization to your voice
  • Mixing to mp3, adding ID3 tags, and uploading to the hosting service
  • Adding titles, tags, album art, and SEO tagging

Premium Audio Editing


Looking for perfection? Look no further. Podfly's Premium Audio Editing packages take out all the "ums" and "ahhs", crutch phrases and more to polish your podcast to a flawless flow.

Premium Audio Editing


Looking for perfection? Look no further. Podfly's Premium Audio Editing packages take out all the "ums" and "ahhs", crutch phrases and more to polish your podcast to a flawless flow.

Podfly's Premium Audio editing plans are for the most discerning podcasters. Many of our clients are looking for a flawless audio product, free of stumbles in speech and show flow. After our producers do a basic audio editing pass, we then go back through the show line by line to edit out all of the "ums", "ahhs", crutch phrases and any unneeded material. 

Audio Editing FAQ


We understand the needs of podcasters - very well. We work tirelessly to develop relationships with our hosts and producers to ensure that you will sound your best - every single episode.

Audio Editing FAQ


We understand the needs of podcasters - very well. We work tirelessly to develop relationships with our hosts and producers to ensure that you will sound your best - every single episode.

Will I get to "meet" my producer?

Yes! Podfly personally matches you with one of our talented producers. You are able to communicate directly with your producer on any questions, concerns, or general production notes you have before the edit. Additionally, your producer may reach out from time to time to verify information, let you know about something you may have missed, or even how you might want to improve your audio and performance.

Do I have to tell the producer what to do for every episode?

Nope. Though you are welcome to add production notes and requests, your producer edits your podcast to your specifications and established format. You can simply record your segments, upload them to the studio, and rest easy that your producer knows exactly what to do. 

Does the producer listen to the whole show?

Absolutely! We go minute-by-minute through the entire episode to ensure continuity, flow, and remove any glaring errors or glitches. 

Is there a maximum length? Is there a minimum?

Depending on your Podfly Plan, there can a maximum length. On average, Podfly Plans are based on episodes 45 minutes in length. Batch editing plans for shorter episodes are available. 

Will my producer help me improve?

Yes! The team of Podfly producers are certified audio engineers and producers with extensive experience in both broadcast media and podcasting. Simply put, they listen to podcasts all day long and want our clients to sound their best. We are here to make suggestions, set up consultations, and provide tips and best practices to keep you improving each and every episode. 

Custom Podcast Show Notes


You want your show notes to match your message, voicing, and brand. Our custom show notes become an integrated part of your website, and overall content marketing strategy. 

Custom Podcast Show Notes


You want your show notes to match your message, voicing, and brand. Our custom show notes become an integrated part of your website, and overall content marketing strategy. 

Custom Show Notes

From the moment you sign up for a Podfly Plan, our producers and project management team take the time and attention needed to understand who you are. More importantly, we strive to understand how you want your brand to be seen and heard. This includes creating a custom show notes experience working to match your podcast show notes to your content marketing theme, style, format, and voicing.

HOW IT WORKS.

•    You are matched with a member of our copywriting team

•    Our copywriter researches your brand, blogs, and social media

•    A quick consultation call is made directly between yourself and the copywriter

•    Drafts of the Custom Show Notes are created and refined until a Standard Operating Practice (SOP) is created for future notes

 


-  Example - 


How to Stop Sabotaging Yourself

True freedom is fulfilling and it is not about getting whatever you want. Freedom is about being fully and authentically self-expressed. Often our identities are created based on how others define us and not who we truly are. We may become imprisoned by other people’s opinions.

When we have been suppressed or restricted, we do not feel free and may rebel with self-sabotaging behavior. This may lead to reactive and unnecessary risks that do not serve us.  Some risks, however, are intuitive and proactive. These types of risk can lead us to necessary growth.

Today’s caller, Jessica, doesn’t understand why she isn’t doing the things she should be doing. She relies on other people’s expectations and judgments and doesn’t feel worthy or deserving of her dreams.

She is dealing with issues of her own self-worth while trying to live up to society’s outcome addicted focus.

When we realize it is all about truth and love, we bring ourselves into alignment with our core values. It is then we can appreciate that our raw, authentic self is absolutely perfect.

* Can you list the top 5 core values that are the compass for your life? You should be clear about what they are. If you need help, the process to find them is detailed in my book, Expectation Hangover.

 

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Consider/Ask Yourself:

  • Are you engaging in any rebellious or sabotaging behavior?
  • Do you start to freak out when you get what you want?
  • Do you feel free or suppressed and constricted?
  • Have you taken risks in life or do you play it safe?
  • Do you know what you should be doing, but take actions contrary to your goal?

Jessica’s Question:

Jessica wants to know why she makes the “wrong” decisions when she knows what the right decision should be, and why she sabotages herself while trying to attain her goals.

Jessica’s Key Insights and Aha’s:

  • She has a war going on in her brain
  • She grew up with very strict rules
  • She doesn’t take risks
  • She doesn’t feel free
  • She always did the right thing even if she didn’t want to
  • She has difficulty breaking away from her ex-husband’s criticism
  • She wants to set a good example for her son

How to get over it and on with it:

  • Find a way for your inner rebel to be satiated
  • Give yourself permission to go after what you want
  • Acknowledge who you are apart from what you’ve been told
  • Stop carrying around old stories
  • Honor your heartfelt desires

Tools and Takeaways:

  • Write about your inner rebel
    • Describe your inner rebel
    • How does it act?
    • What behaviors does it engage in?
  • Write your definition of freedom
  • Write down ways you may be restricting yourself
  • Write down ways you could be authentically self-expressed
  • What is one tangible action step you can take toward being more authentically self-expressed?

Resources:

Christine Hassler
Expectation Hangover
The Big Leap
@christinhassler

Tweetables:

The moment you decide to change your circumstances is when your circumstances begin to change.
Try acknowledging yourself as who you are instead of who you’ve been told you are.
Do you practice self-sabotage? Self-worth issues may be interrupting the life you truly deserve.


Show Notes FAq


Frequently Asked Questions on Podfly Podcast Show Notes

Show Notes FAq


Frequently Asked Questions on Podfly Podcast Show Notes

Are your copywriters native English Speakers?

Yes! All of our copywriters are native English speakers. Our philosophy at Podfly is to hire our team members in-house, including the copy department. 

Who will proofread my show? Can I?

Podfly has a dedicated copy editor responsible for proofreading all podcast show notes passing through the production house for grammar, spelling, double-checking outbound links, relevance and context.

Podfly uses a quality control folder with clients for reviewing both audio and text files prior to publication. So, you're free to triple-check any content for last-minute changes or suggestions.

Does Podfly upload show notes to my hosting account for me?

Yes! Included in our Podfly Plans is adding your show notes to your RSS feed.

I already produce my own podcast. Does Podfly offer podcast show notes as a separate service?

Not at this time. If you have a special podcast show notes project that you would like our team to consider, please feel free to reach out.

 


Equipment


Podfly will help you select the right equipment to meet your budget and needs.

Equipment


Podfly will help you select the right equipment to meet your budget and needs.

Podfly hosts use a wide array of gear and equipment for recording their shows. The team at Podfly has spent years in the broadcast and podcast industry and have encountered and tested pretty much everything out there!  

Below we've listed some examples of products that we feel are perfect for just about anyone's needs. 

During your consultation with a Podfly producer, you will be guided through ordering, setup, and use of your new equipment!



Just me and my Usb!

If you plan on being the only host for the show, and connecting with co-hosts and guest online, a single USB microphone will do the job. Here are a couple of microphones we recommend to our clients.

 

Single Host Setup - Blue Microphones Yeti USB Microphone - Silver

  • Tri-capsule array - 3 condenser capsules can record almost any situation
  • Multiple pattern selection - cardioid, bidirectional, omnidirectional & stereo
  • Gain control, mute button, zero-latency headphone output
  • Perfect for vocals, musical instruments, podcasting, voiceovers, interviews, field recordings, conference calls
  • Plug 'n play - Mac and PC compatible

 

Hassle-Free Setup

The Yeti requires no complicated drivers to operate; simply plug it into your computer's USB port with the included USB cable, calibrate it with your operating system, and you're ready to record. The microphone is compatible with Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP (Home and Professional), and Mac OS X (10.4.11 or higher), and requires a minimum of 64 MB of RAM.

 

 

 

 

GREAT SOUND, GREAT PRICE!

Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone

  • Handheld dynamic microphone with USB digital output and XLR analog output
  • USB output connects to your computer for digital recording, while the XLR output connects with your sound system conventional microphone input for use in live performance
  • Smooth, extended frequency response ideally suited for podcasting, home studio recording, field recording, voiceover, and on-stage use
  • Built-in headphone jack allows you to directly monitor your microphone output without audible delay
  • Cardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of unwanted sounds from the sides and rear

Let's have some friends over!

Podfly recommends the Scarlett line of USB interfaces. These are compatible with all computers, and sound amazing! If you are planning to connect multiple microphones, we suggest you look at the examples below.

 

2 Host Setup - Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 2 In/2 Out USB Recording Audio Interface

  • High Quality Mic Preamps
  • Excellent Digital Performance
  • Rugged Metal Unibody Case
  • Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB audio interface, Truly Portable Interface
  • Bundle includes: Ableton Live Lite authorization code and the Focusrite Scarlett Plug-In Suite

2 Or More Hosts Setup - Focusrite SCARLETT 18i8 18 In/8 Out USB 2.0 Audio Interface with Four Focusrite Mic Preamps

  • Four award-winning Focusrite mic pres with 18 inputs and 8 outputs
  • Two independent headphone outputs each with a level control
  • Rugged metal unibody chassis
  • High quality 24bit 96KHz audio interface for Mac, PC and iPad
  • Scarlett MixControl ultra-low-latency DSP mixer and router

SHURE SM7B VOCAL DYNAMIC MICROPHONE, CARDIOID

  • Flat, wide-range frequency response for exceptionally clean and natural reproduction of both music and speech. Bass rolloff and mid-range emphasis (presence boost) controls with graphic display of response setting.
  • Improved rejection of electromagnetic hum, optimized for shielding against broadband interference emitted by computer monitors. Highly effective pop filter eliminates need for any add-on protection against explosive breath sounds, even for close-up vocals.
  • Now shipping with the A7WS detachable windscreen, designed to reduce plosive sounds and gives a warmer tone for close-talk vocals. Yoke mounting with captive stand nut for easy mounting and dismounting provides precise control of microphone position.
  • Classic cardioid polar pattern, uniform with frequency and symmetrical about axis, to provide maximum rejection and minimum coloration of off-axis sound. Rugged construction and excellent cartridge protection for outstanding reliability.
  • Includes foam winscreen, close-talk windscreen, and locking yoke mount.

Sony MDR7506 Professional Large Diaphragm Headphone

  • Neodymium magnets and 40mm drivers for powerful, detailed sound
  • Closed-ear design provides comfort and outstanding reduction of external noises
  • 9.8-foot cord ends in gold-plated plug and it is not deatachable; 1/4-inch adapter included
  • Folds up for storage or travel in provided soft case
  • Frequency Response: 10Hz - 20 kHz
  • These large diaphragm, foldable headphones feature a rugged construction, a secure, highly effective closed-ear design

Heil Sound PL-2T Overhead Broadcast Boom

  • Internal springsTop and back plates are removable for convenient cable threadingStandard C clamp mountAccepts standard 5/8" threaded mic clips/shockmounts

Looking for an all-in-one solution for studio and mobile?


MiC Studio quality microphone for iPad, iPhone, and Mac

  • Pure DIGITAL connection for pristine sound quality
  • Studio quality cardioid condenser microphone
  • 44.1/48 kHz, 24-bit analog-to-digital conversion
  • Studio quality microphone preamp with up to 40dB of gain
  • No configuration, just plug in and record

 


Recording Skype Calls (mac only)

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