We ensure your success by obsessing over our podcast production services to make sure your audio is the very best it can be.

 
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EXPERT PODCAST PRODUCTION & EDITING SERVICES

Volubility Podcasting provides turnkey podcast production services and podcast editing services for a broad range of clients—from forward thinking individuals and small-businesses to nonprofits and large corporations. It has been proven that a well-produced podcast can help increase brand awareness and drive more sales. Podcast consumption is growing, with Nielsen stating that 40% of U.S. population has listened to a podcast, while 50% of all U.S. homes are podcast fans. There are over 700,000 podcasts on iTunes alone and this number just keeps growing, so producing high quality podcasts is an absolute must.

 
 
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PODCAST RECORDING

Highest quality recordings with professional microphones and equipment, plus advanced internet/phone connectivity for interviews.

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PODCAST EDITING SERVICES

Fast, seamless editing by our seasoned audio professionals to guarantee optimum podcast flow for your listeners and relief for you and your staff.

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PODCAST WEB HOSTING

Consultation on hosting platforms. Automatic posting to popular platforms such as iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Soundcloud, Google Play, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn.

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MUSIC

Partnership with boutique music libraries to offer best quality music is included with your Complete Podcast Package.

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PODCAST COACHING & CONSULTING

Professional voice coaches make you feel comfortable even before you enter the recording booth for the first time.

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SCRIPT PROOFREADING

Podcast script professionals proofread scripts and make suggestions to ensure you're communicating as fluently as possible.



How to set your podcast apart from the competition

Podcast production value is the top way to set you apart from other podcasts. Other podcast production services want you to record your own audio and then send it to them to edit and produce. This process requires you or your company to learn how to record professional podcasts. This is an extremely time consuming and costly process. Crisp pristine audio is the cornerstone to producing a well-listened to podcast and should not be taken lightly. 
 

Professional TURNKEY Podcast Solution

Unlike competitor offerings, Volubility Podcasting's Complete Podcast Package includes everything a company or organization would need to produce a high quality podcast. Every client of Volubility Podcasting is recorded and directed by audio professionals in our acoustically treated environment with professional microphones and equipment. Clients can record podcasts at our studio headquartered in Washington, DC or we can utilize a partner studio location close to their business. Also included are any necessary phone or internet connectivity for recording interviews, professional podcast editing services, show open/close music, and consultation on podcast web hosting and analytics. In addition, we offer a number of a la carte add-on’s to ensure every one of your podcast production service needs are met. 

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with Charles on our internal podcast. He returns a great product in a timely manner, and he goes above and beyond by patiently answering my questions and providing advice to help me build the best audio for my audience. I have learned a lot by working with him.
— Stacy Hayward Raine, Marketing & Communications Manager for Gift Planning, The Nature Conservancy


Our comprehensive services make podcasting a lot less overwhelming. So just sit back and relax—and leave the details to us.


PODCAST PRODUCTION RATES

The Complete Podcast Package

What's Included:

  • Podcast episodes up to 30-minutes in length (includes up to 1 hour of recording time in our studio per episode) 
     

  • Professional quality phone or internet connections to conduct interviews
     

  • Transcript of any interviews for editing
     

  • Editing (including removal of bad takes, long pauses and unnecessary expressions like “um, like, you know,” etc.)
     

  • 1 music track to be used at the beginning and end of every episode (you choose from 3 options)
     

  • Consultation on internet hosting (including distribution to services such as iTunes, Spotify, and Stitcher)


 

Other Podcast Production Services

 
 

additional interview

up to 1 hr recording + transcript

$300


voice coaching

one-on-one video chat

$200/hr


PODCAST proofreading

make script as speakable as possible

$200 (per episode)


voiceover open and close

same script used on every episode
$1000 one time fee

unique script for each episode
$600 per episode


PODCAST voiceover delivery

Entire Podcast

$1250 per episode up to 20 minutes

($550 per partial revision before episode goes live)


PODCAST logo design

3 options presented

2 revisions

$600


Additional 10-minutes

runtime per episode

$200


PODCAST DEVELOPMENT

idea discussion over video chat

$200/hr


show notes

copywriting

$200

 

Schedule a Podcast Service

* $100 fee will be charged for cancellations within 24 hours of a scheduled appointment, revisions to any episode will be billed at $200 per round of minor edits.


Volubility Podcasting Production & Editing Services FAQ:

What's the difference between a Scripted and Interview podcast?

There are essentially three types of podcasts and we recommend you pick one for your format.

  1. Scripted. This involves one or two people speaking on a topic. In this format, people often want to jot down bullet points to use as reminders during their recording with the hope that it will sound more natural. While this method is good practice for public speaking (where you need to make eye contact), it doesn't generally make for good podcasting (where you don’t). We recommend you write down your script and practice it aloud so it sounds as natural as possible when you record.

  2. Interview. A discussion between a handful of people on a predefined topic. Our studios can comfortably accommodate up to four individuals in the recording booth. We're also capable of recording interviews over the phone and internet. Our technology allows us to record phone calls as high quality as possible, but just keep in mind that while you'll sound pristine on the recording, the interviewee will still sound like he or she is on the phone.

  3. Episodic radio play. We absolutely adore these but unfortunately are not accepting this type of work at this time.


Can I record my own podcast and use your podcast editing services?

Yes, but we actually have to charge you more for this.

It's become commonplace for people to call us up and ask, “Can you fix this recording?” And our response is always the same: “We can make this better, but you’ll probably still be dissatisfied with the end product.” That’s because it takes us far longer to fix bad audio than to record it properly the first time. And even then it will never sound as good.

We have decades of experience with acoustic spaces and audio technologies to provide you with the very best quality recordings. Plus, when your podcast production doesn’t sound right, you’ll have trouble building a subscriber base because 1) no one wants to listen to bad audio and 2) negative reviews add up quickly. There are way too many good sounding podcasts out there for anyone to waste their time listening to bad sounding ones.

So, why go through all that headache?! Have it done right the first time. Hire us and all you’ll have to do is:

  1. Show up.

  2. Talk.

  3. Leave.

  4. Smile when your podcast magically appears on the internet!


How long should my podcast be?

We recommend starting with a 12- to 25-minute range. Most people listen to podcasts during their commute and want something brief and easily digestible. This also takes a lot of pressure off you to maintain interesting content for a prolonged period of time.

How do your Other Podcast Production Services work?

On our Services page, you will see a variety of Other Services we provide in addition to our Complete Podcast Package. They include:

  1. Additional Interviews. For when you need to schedule multiple interviews at different dates/times for a single podcast episode.

  2. Voice Coaching. Not everyone is comfortable in front of a microphone the first time they step up to record. That's why Volubility has voiceover coaches available to help you feel at ease before you even enter the recording booth. Coaching sessions are 1-hour long and are conducted over online video chat.

  3. Proofreading. It's one thing to write a great article or white paper. It's quite another to write a podcast script that's easily spoken and understood. Our script professionals will proofread your scripts and make suggestions to ensure you're communicating as fluently as possible before you record your podcast.

  4. Voiceover Open and Close. We'll cast a terrific professional voiceover talent to record your podcast intro and signoff to be used on every episode.

  5. Voiceover Delivery of Entire Podcast. If you don’t want to voice your own podcast, you can certainly hire a professional voiceover artist to do it for you! We'll be happy to cast the talent for you and record your provided script every month.

  6. Logo Design. This will be a fairly basic logo design with the name of your podcast. Our logo designers will select three different fonts and color schemes for you to choose from.

  7. Additional 10-minutes. This is only applicable when an episode’s final runtime is longer than the 20-minute maximum runtime allotted for the Complete Podcast Package.

  8. Development. You probably know your message inside and out. But if at any point you'd like help developing your ideas, we can provide input on your podcast format and messaging approach. Development sessions are billed hourly and are conducted over online video chat.

  9. Show Notes. One of our professional copywriters will listen to your finished podcast and draft the Show Notes (or blurb) for each episode.


To request all Other Services, click the Other Services Request Form button, fill out your contact information, select the services you'd like and click Submit. We'll contact you shortly to schedule your appointments.


Do you offer video podcasting services?

Not at this time. And for good reason.

Video opens many cans of worms. All of a sudden, we need to be concerned with cameras, lenses, lighting, backdrops, graphics, codecs, etc. And you'd then need to be concerned with hair, makeup, wardrobe, presentation, etc. The beauty of audio-only podcasts is no one needs to see you! You can wear whatever you want to your recording sessions. (We don’t judge!)

We are audio professionals. We do it fast and we do it well, so that’s the service we stick to.



Podcast Nuts & Bolts

What happens after I record my podcast?

If you're creating an Interview Podcast, a transcript will be generated and submitted to you. Mark up the transcript with anything you'd like to omit and then return it to to us at interviews@volubilitypodcasting.com. If you're creating a Scripted Podcast, we'll edit from the script you record from.

From the time you submit your markup, your podcast will be edited to our professional standards within 48 hours, including removal of bad takes, long pauses and unnecessary expressions like “um”, “you know”, etc.

If this is your first episode, we'll send you three appropriate music tracks to select from as your open/close. Any direction for the music you imagine (genre, tempo, etc.) is welcome and encouraged.

Once you inform us of your music selection, we'll send you a link to your completed podcast for approval. If any revisions are necessary, please let us know via email and we'll take care of those for $200/hour (most rounds of simple revisions only take 1 hour).

Upon approval of your podcast, we'll help you post it online to a suitable hosting platform as well as to any third-party distribution hubs you choose such as iTunes, Spotify, and Stitcher.

What if I need to schedule multiple interviews for my podcast at different days and times?

No problem! Each scheduled hour of recording Additional Interviews costs $300 and includes a transcript for you to mark up.

What if an episode runs over 30 minutes?

No problem! However, if an episode's final run time is over 30-minutes, it will have taken us longer to edit, so we do have to charge extra for that work at an additional $200 per 10-minutes overage.

What are the technical specifications for your podcasts?

MP3 mono - 16 bit, 44.1 kHz, 64 kbps.