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Stephen Robles

Video & Podcast Creator

Stephen Robles is a video producer with over 15 years of experience in podcasting. He runs AppleInsider’s podcast and is your handbook for tech gadgets, video production, and recording equipment! Find him on Riverside’s YouTube channel, where he educates over 20K subscribers.

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Best Podcast Equipment for Beginners on a Budget - Masterlist
Check our master list of the best podcast equipment on a X budget. Complete your setup with mics, cameras and all the essentials for beginners.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
8 Best Video Editing Software for Beginners (All Devices) 2024
New to editing? Here are 8 of the best video editing software for beginners. We review each one and help you choose which is best for you.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
9 Best Webcasting Services for High-Quality Video (2024)
Check out the best webcasting services for any virtual event. We review each software to help you decide which is best.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
8 Best Adobe Audition Alternatives for All Audio Editing (Free & Paid)
Check out 8 of the best adobe audition alternatives. We review audition alternatives for podcasting, video audio and include free and paid options.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
Lower Thirds Full Guide: What They Are & How to Use Them
Unlock the full potential of lower thirds with our comprehensive guide. Learn what they are and how to use them effectively to enhance your video content.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
Best Podcast Equipment: Must-Haves for Any Budget Setup (2024)
Discover the best podcast equipment for a high-quality professional or beginner setup. No matter your budget, we cover the top podcasting gear for 2024.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
Full Guide on How to Easily Build a Podcast Studio at Home
Learn how to build a home recording studio. We cover essential equipment, optimal podcast studio setup, and the best ways to sound treat your space.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
A Beginners' Manual to Starting a Podcast in 2024
This beginner's guide to starting a podcast covers actionable advice about podcast equipment, recording, and editing software, uploading, and distribution.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
Choosing a Podcast Microphone
Confused about what podcast microphone you should get for your podcast? We help you choose the best podcast recording microphone for your needs.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
How To Make Your Podcast Recording Sound Better: Best Podcast Setup
We explore how to use the right podcast equipment to create the best podcast setup. Improve your audio quality and make your podcast sound quality better.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
15 Best Podcast Recording Software for Pros & Beginners | 2024
Looking for top-quality podcast software? Check out our list of 15 of the best podcast recording software. We cover free and paid options for Mac or PC.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
The 11 Best Podcast Headphones [2024 Guide]
Find the 11 best headphones for podcasting in 2024, with tips on how to choose the perfect podcast headphones for you.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
How to Record High-Quality Remote Video (2024)
Discover how to record remote videos in professional quality. We share expert tips and techniques to master capturing high-quality content from anywhere.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
Blue Yeti Microphone Review: Are They Worth it?
Perfect for people who want to get straight into podcasting, here’s our review of the very popular Blue Yeti microphone.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
Double-Ender Recording for Podcasting with Remote Guests
Double-ender recording is a remote recording technique for high-quality audio and video interviews, with minimum internet connection requirements.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
WAV vs MP3: What's the Difference & Which Is Better for Podcasters
WAV & MP3 are common audio formats for podcasts. Learn the differences between the two & discover which format is better for podcasters.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
How to Record A Podcast Remotely in Studio Quality [2024]
Learn how to record a podcast remotely with our full step-by-step guide. We'll show you 4 top ways to record a long-distance podcast with remote guests!
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
The Ultimate Frame Rate Guide for Beginners - Riverside.fm
How do you figure out the best frame rate for your video? From file size to the watching experience, here’s what you need to know about frame rates.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
Video Podcast Equipment: Video Starter Kit Essentials (2024)
Looking for Video Podcast Equipment Essentials? Read our guide for the best podcast microphones, cameras, headphones and more.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
Best Podcast Mixer: Audio Interface vs. (USB) Audio Mixer
Wondering what's the best podcast mixer to use? Learn everything you need about audio interfaces and audio mixers to choose the right podcast setup.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
Best XLR Microphones for Podcasters of All Levels [in 2024]
We help you choose the best XLR microphone for podcasting. Learn what an XLR mic is, the different types available, and which ones we recommend.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
10 Best Podcast Editing Software for Beginners & Pros (2024)
Discover the 10 best podcast editing software for a seamless workflow! We review free and paid editing software for both audio and video podcasts.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
Podcast Camera: Choosing The Best One For Video Podcasting
This article helps you choose the best podcast camera. Learn what to look for and compare top podcast cameras for recording video podcasts.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
Best External Microphones for iPhone & iOS Recordings (2024)
With an external microphone, you can record better sound quality on your iOS device. Learn about the best microphones for iPhones & iOS here.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
What Should You Consider When Choosing a Podcast Hosting Platform?
We explore podcast hosting and distribution and outline seven things you should look for when choosing the best podcast hosting platform for you.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
How To Upload Video Podcasts To Podbean [2024 Step-by-Step Guide]
Podbean is one of the few podcast hosts that has capacity for video, too. Follow this straightforward guide to learn the easy process.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
Best USB Microphones for Podcasting & Recording in 2024
Are you looking for a USB microphone that can record high-quality audio for your podcast? We present an overview of the best USB mics available in 2024.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
How to Record Separate Video Tracks in Full HD With Zoom
Recording separate video tracks in full HD with Zoom is not possible. Find out the best way to record separate video tracks in full HD.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
Podcast Starter Kit Recommendations for Every Budget & Setup
We’ve done the research for you - a comprehensive guide to the best podcast starter kits for every budget, format, and setup.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
Podcast Glossary: A Technical Guide to Podcasting
Podcasting can become quite technical. This article explains all concepts you'll ever need to know: Mp3 vs WAV, double-ender, multitrack recording, etc.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
ISO Recording: What Is It & How to Use It?
What is an ISO recording, when should you use it, how to set it up and record it? We answer all these questions, and more, in this article.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
Video Podcast Software: Record, Edit & Publish a Video Podcast
Elevate your show with the best video podcast software. From an all-round podcast video maker to a recorder, editor or hosting platform, we cover it all.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
How To Publish A Podcast (Beginner’s Guide 2024)
An easy, step by step guide to publishing your podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, and other popular directories
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
The Best Podcasting Recorders For Every Need and Budget
We review the best digital podcasting recorders for every budget and situation. Learn how to choose the right podcasting audio recorder here.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
How to Start a Podcast on YouTube in 7 Steps [2024 Guide]
YouTube is a fantastic channel for your podcast. Learn how you can start a podcast on YouTube in 7 simple steps.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
10 Best Microphones for YouTube Videos (Based on Top Creators)
Discover the 10 best microphones for YouTube videos. Our list covers mics used by top YouTubers and reviews options from Shure, Blue, Rode & more!
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
Podcast Editing: How to Do It In 10 Steps (Complete Tutorial)
Podcast editing can transform a mediocre podcast into a great one. In this post, we’ll show you the process and top pieces of software for podcast editing.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
Video Lighting: How to Setup & The Best Lighting Kits
Create the best video lighting! We'll walk you through types of video lighting, setting up and the best lighting kits for podcasts or any video content.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
How to Make an HD Split Screen Video
Making a side-by side video can be tedious & time-consuming. Learn how to make an HD split-screen video in minutes using the Riverside Editor.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
What's The Best vMix Alternative For Your Needs?
Need the best vMix alternative for video production? Riverside, OBS, & Wirecast are all popular choices for professionals, but which one is right for you?
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
Best Podcast Hosting Platforms: 2024 Guide
A great podcast hosting platform can give you the power to grow and monetize your show. We’ve analyzed the best podcast hosting sites for 2024.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
The 8 Best Pop Filters for Podcasters in 2024 (For Every Budget)
A guide to the best pop filter for your podcast in 2024. We outline pop filters for podcasters of all levels.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
Most Common Video File Formats, Codecs & Containers Explained
We discuss different video file formats, codecs, and containers and explain the roles each one plays in storing and distributing video file formats online.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
How to Automatically Sync Audio & Video Sources (The Easy Way)
Learn how to use a simple, automatic way to sync your audio and video content. This process is useful to anyone with a computer and a camera.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
How to Upload Your Podcast to Apple Podcasts (iTunes) [2024]
Read on for a complete step-by-step guide and everything else you need to know about how to start and upload a podcast to Apple Podcasts easily.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
The Best Audacity Alternatives for Recording Your Podcast
Looking for an alternative to Audacity to record your podcast? Read on to find which Audacity alternative we recommend for 2021.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
All You (Don’t) Need to Know About Podcast Hosting Sites
Podcast hosting sounds complicated, but it doesn’t have to be hard or expensive. Here’s everything you need to know about podcast hosting sites in 2021
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
What to Look For in a Podcast Recorder + Our Recommendation
Interested in recording high-quality podcasts with your computer? Here are some things to look for in a podcast recorder, and which one we recommend!
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
How to Record with OBS (Step-by-Step Tutorial)
Learn how to easily record audio, video, and your screen using OBS. Record & stream video and audio on your computer with Open Broadcaster Software
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
An Overview Of The 10 Best Laptops for Podcasting
Need a new laptop for podcasting? Find the best laptop for your podcasting setup with our guide to the best of laptops in 2024. 
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
How to Record a Podcast like a Pro (The Easy Way)
This step-by-step guide to recording a podcast will show how to record a podcast in the easiest way possible. You'll be podcasting like a pro in no time!
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
Podcast RSS Feed: What Is It, Why You Need It, How To Get It
Learn what a podcast RSS feed is, why you need one, how it works, and how to create an RSS feed for a podcast.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
10 Best Voice Recorder Apps for Android & iPhone in 2024
Find the best voice recorder app for your Android or iPhone device. We review the 10 best voice recording apps for top-quality interviews, lectures & more.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
The Best Voice Recorders for Podcasting and Other Uses
You might use voice recorders to dictate a letter, sing a song, or record a podcast. But which is the best voice recorder to use? Here’s a quick guide!
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
How to Record Skype Calls (For Podcasts & Video Content)
Skype is one of the most popular tools for online video calls. Learn how to record Skype calls in this article.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
What Is Bitrate & Why It Matters for Recording | Ultimate Guide
Bitrate is the amount of data processed over a given unit of time. Learn what bitrate is, why it matters for recording, & what bitrate you should choose.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
5 Best Microphone Arms for Podcasters & Creators (All Budgets)
A great microphone & mic technique go a long way towards great audio. But you'll also need a mic boom arm to hold your mic in place while recording.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
Best Audio Editing Software for All Levels and Budgets (2024)
Looking for the best audio editing software and apps? From free beginner audio software to paid professional-grade, we lay them all out for you here.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
10 Best Video Editing Software in 2024 (Every Level + Budget)
Check out the 11 best video editing software to help you choose one. We cover video editors for beginners & pros from affordable to high-end prices.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
Best Lavalier Microphones & How to Choose for Videos & Podcasts
It can be difficult to choose a lavalier microphone because there are so many available. Learn more about the best lavalier mics here.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
How to Record Webex Meetings On Any Device (Quick & Simple)
Want to record Webex meetings on your laptop, tablet, or phone? Read this guide to see how to record Webex meetings on any device!
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
Overview of The 8 Best Free Podcast Hosting Platforms
There's no shortage of podcast hosting sites. In this blog post, we compare the 8 best free podcast hosting platforms to help you choose the right one.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
13 Best Cameras for YouTube Vloggers & Creators (2024)
We rank the best cameras for YouTube in 2024. Our list reviews vlogging, action & mirrorless YouTube cameras from Sony, Canon, Nikon & more!
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
Everything you need for a successful 4 person podcast setup
You don't need an expensive studio to record a high-quality podcast consisting of a group of people. Here's everything you need for a great setup.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
The Best Easy-to-Use Podcast Recording Apps for iPhone
Podcast recording apps for iPhone let you record anywhere at any time. Here are our recommendations for the best recording apps for iPhone.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
The Best Podcast Making Apps to Start Recording in 2024
Choosing the right podcast making app for your show is important! Don't know where to start? Check out our list of the best apps for making podcasts.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
10 Best XLR Cables For Podcasters in 2024 (For Every Budget)
Learn more about XLR Cables in general, along with the best XLR cables available on the market and the most popular manufacturers of XLR cables.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
How to Record Podcasts in Multitrack + the best way to do it
Looking to record podcasts in multitrack with two, three, or more people? Read on to find out exactly how to do it easily in no time!
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
11 Best Audio Recording Software for All Budgets & PCs in 2024
Discover the best audio recording software for every level and budget to help you record podcasts, interviews, or other audio content.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
Buzzsprout Review: The Podcast Hosting Platform's Pros & Cons
Buzzsprout is a popular podcast hosting site for all levels. Read our Buzzsprout review to learn about its key features, pros, cons, pricing, and more!
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
How to Record a Podcast with Multiple Mics | Step-by-Step
Looking to use more than one microphone in your podcast? It doesn't have to be difficult. Learn how to record a podcast with multiple mics in 7 easy steps.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
14 Best DSLR Microphones & How to Choose a Camera Mic
Check out our list of the 14 Best DSLR microphones. We cover how to choose the right mic for your camera & review Rode, Shure and more DSLR mics!
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
How to Edit a Zoom Recording (Quick & Easy) - Riverside.fm
Are you trying to edit a Zoom recording but don’t know how? Learn how to edit a Zoom recording simply and quickly.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
The 7 Best Video Switchers for Video Production - Riverside
Looking for the best video switchers? Compare these video switching options based on popularity, pricing, and more.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
The Best Streaming Setup (Equipment List, Costs, Tips)
You don’t need a ton of money to build an excellent streaming setup. Here’s a list of some of the best streaming setups from the community.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
The 10 Best Live Streaming Encoders: Software & Hardware Solutions
Discover the 10 best live streaming encoders. We explain what an encoder is, how it works & share the best software & hardware solutions.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
8 Best Streaming Webcams For Creators in 2024
These are the very best streaming webcams as of 2024. Find out which are worth purchasing and which are not.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
Best Dynamic Microphones: In-Depth Guide for All Budgets
Dynamic microphones have many benefits compared to their condenser counterparts. Find out the best dynamic microphones for your use case.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
Condenser Microphone: Buyer Guide to Pick The Best One
Looking for the best condenser microphones for sale? We compiled a list of available condenser mics, ideal for podcasting, vlogging, vocals, and more.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
The 10 Best Microphones for Streaming in 2024 (All Budgets)
Looking for the best microphone for streaming? We’ve made a list of the best microphones for streaming, and explain why we like them.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
12 Best Cameras for Streaming: Webcams, DSLRs & Camcorders
Read our list to find the best camera for streaming on any platform like Twitch or Facebook. We cover webcams, camcorders, action cameras & more.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
Live Stream Equipment For Every Budget (2024 Overview)
Discover the most popular live stream equipment for every budget. Whether you're a beginner or a pro, learn everything about live stream equipment here.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
Dynamic Microphone vs Condenser: Differences & Which to Use
What's the difference between Dynamic microphones vs Condensers? We'll explain what dynamic & condenser mics are plus how to choose one.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
Best USB Audio Interfaces For Podcasters & Video Creators
All you need to know about choosing the best usb audio interface for your recording setup. Check out the Top 18 USB Audio Interfaces of 2024.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
Best Android Microphones For Recording in 2024 (All Budgets)
Looking for the best Android microphones? Check out our list of all the best external microphones for Android phones.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
The Riverside.fm A-to-Z Glossary of Video Production Terms
When working with video content, it’s important to understand relevant terminology. Read our A-to-Z video production glossary to get you started!
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
How To Choose The Best Zoom Recorder For Your Needs
Choosing a Zoom recorder can be tricky since they come in a variety of styles. Our guide helps you select the best Zoom recorder for your unique needs.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
Anchor.fm Podcast Host: Review & Walkthrough
Anchor is a platform for hosting, creating and distributing podcasts. Read our in-depth review and walkthrough to find out if Anchor is worth it for you!
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
Podbean Review: User-Friendly Podcast Hosting Platform
Podbean is an easy-to-use hosting platform that's popular among podcasters. Discover more in this Podbean review that covers pros, cons & key features.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
The 5 Best Microphone Stands for Every Budget (2024)
Looking for the perfect microphone stand to get you started on your audio journey? Here are the best microphone stands to suit every budget!
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
RedCircle Review & Walkthrough
RedCircle is a popular podcast hosting and distribution platform. Read our full RedCircle review and walkthrough to discover if it's right for your podcast.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
What is an RSS Feed: Complete Beginners Guide - Riverside.fm
An RSS feed (Really Simple Syndication) is a web feed that provides automatic content updates. Find out why you need one, how they works & more!
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
Videography: Definition, Basics, and Practical Tips to Get Better
Are you a beginner to videography? Read our full guide on videography to discover what it is. We cover filming basics, tips and more.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
Spreaker Review: Pros, Cons & Platform Walkthrough
Read our Spreaker review to find out if this podcast hosting platform is for you. We cover key features, pros & cons, who the platform is best for & more.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
How to Compress a Video | 5 Easy Ways Without Losing Quality
Learn how to compress a video on an iPhone, Android, Mac, Windows device and more. We cover 5 ways to compress any video without ruining quality.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
The 9 Best Bluetooth Microphones for 2024 & How to Use One
Find out what the best Bluetooth microphones are for 2024. We cover bluetooth mics for iPhone, Android, podcast recording & teach you how to use one.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
Simplecast Podcast Host: Review & Walkthrough
Simplecast is a leading pocdast hosting and distribution platform. But, is it the right choice for your podcast? Read our simplecast review to find out!
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
Transistor.fm Podcast Host: Review & Walkthrough
Wondering if Transistor.fm is the right podcast hosting platform for you? Read our Transistor.fm review to see the pros and cons, and how hosting works.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
Libsyn Podcast Host: Review & Walkthrough
Is Libsyn the right podcast hosting platform for you? Read our Libsyn review to find out more about the platform's features, pros & cons, and more.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator
What is a Simulcast?: Definition, Meaning & How It Works
What is a simulcast? Find out the meaning of simulcasting, how it works and why it's so valuable for live streaming.
Stephen Robles
Video & Podcast Creator