As I prepare to launch “Mandala Stories,” I’ve been listening to a lot of podcasts, from independent podcasters to pros with teams of audio experts. I’ve been thinking a lot about the type of experience that I want to create for my listeners.
I imagine people all over the world tuning in to listen to my mandala stories while they create and color mandalas.
Over the years, I’ve been told how soothing and relaxing my voice is and it has me thinking about how this might help to add to the relaxing practice of creating and coloring mandalas. Can you imagine it?
It will be like a mandala oasis, retreat, sanctuary.
As I listened in to other podcasters, I’ve been hyper aware of the sound quality. I quickly realized that my studio space has a lot of hard edges that cause the sound to bounce. That bouncing noise translates into a distracting background noise that takes away from the message and the overall experience. (A quick shout-out to The Podcast Dude for getting me started.)
I turned to Youtube to research how to make a sound box. I discovered this clever idea of converting a storage box. It was important to me that the equipment would be neatly tucked away when I wasn’t using it, but easy to access. Above all I didn’t want my studio to look cluttered with technology.
I had an idea! Why not buy a piece of furniture and trick it out?
My husband set out to find the perfect piece on Craig’s list. Voila! We found this computer armoire that fit within our budget.
My husband cleared out the inside and lined it with egg foam that is designed for reducing sound echo.
Would you like to hear my sound check and first recording?