What kind of computer should I get for podcasting? - 1KP0095 - 1000 Podcasters

Episode 95

Published on:

17th Jan 2020

What kind of computer should I get for podcasting? - 1KP0095

There are so many questions to answer when starting a podcast but some of them come up again and again throughout the lives of our shows. We start with, “What’s the best hosting company?” and “What’s the best microphone?” 

But if we stay at it long enough, we also ask the question, “What’s the best computer?” or “What should I look for in a computer?”

I recently helped Steven Brittingham of the Hollywood and Beyond Podcast with that question and I’m going to share with you what I shared with him.

No, I’m not going to tell you that you should go get the new cheese grater Mac Pro (they look great, though). I’m not even going to tell you what brand or operating system you should get. Because those things can change based on your needs and what’s available.

Instead, I’m going to share with you how to determine the bare minimum that you need as well as the priorities I use when choosing what to invest in when I’m going to buy a computer. I might even share with you how I’ve sometimes saved some money when buying a computer.

Here’s the original question from Steven:

I am interested in finding a Windows laptop that can be used for recording/editing/researching for my podcast. The idea of more freedom is appealing and I feel extra beneficial as well. I am concerned about purchasing a laptop that would not fully meet all of my audio needs or expectations. I realize memory/ram is important, as is speed and storage. There are so many different options. I have researched online about laptops for podcasting, but still feel uncertain. Do you have any suggestions or at the very least are there certain specs that are absolutely needed for high quality results? I am willing to pay for a high end unit, but I also seek out a fair and good value. A laptop that doesn't make a lot of noise is important too. Any suggestions is appreciated!

Listen to discover what I shared with Steven. In addition to being a podcast host, he’s also an actor and writer. As a host he always strive for "Meaningful Interviews". He’s have been on hiatus but a lot of new episodes on the way soon. Including a new show website! My show is on Apple Podcasts, iTunes, iHeartradio, Spotify, Podbean, Google Play, Stitcher, TuneIn and more. 

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Helping 1000 Podcasters Launch, Sustain, and Improve Their Shows
Launching a podcast is a little tech and a HUGE mental game of overcoming fear, getting out of your own way, and (sometimes) a daily grind.

Join me as I share what I've picked up on my podcasting journey over the last 5 years, hosting over 250 episodes, growing as a host and editor, developing systems and processes, and beginning to share what I've learned.

The road is hard-fought and has allowed me to help other podcasters launch, improve their shows, up their editing games, and more. And I've been able to edit over 300 episodes myself.

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Bryan Entzminger

Bryan Entzminger is a side hustle podcast editor and a huge fan of Hindenburg Journalist Pro. He's been podcasting since 2014 and editing podcasts professionally and consulting for owner-operated businesses and non-profit organizations since 2017. As he builds his business, he balances career, podcast editing, volunteering, family, and leading the Hindenburg-focused Facebook community, Hindy Users (Unofficial). You can find him at TopTierAudio.com.