Are you interested in recording a podcast from your iPad using the Rode Wireless Go II? With the increasing popularity of podcasting, many small business owners are turning to their iPads for a portable and convenient podcasting setup. In this article we will explore how to record a podcast using an iPad Pro, GarageBand and the Rode Wireless Go II microphones. 

We will cover everything from setting up your podcast equipment to recording your podcast using GarageBand. So if you're ready to start your podcasting journey, keep reading for a comprehensive guide on how to record a podcast from an iPad with the Rode Wireless Go II.

This is a pretty long article so I have included a Table of Contents so you can jump directly to the section you need! Be sure to check out our article on leveraging AI to streamline your podcast editing and promotion. 

TLDR

Using your iPad coupled with the built-in GarageBand App and Rode Wireless Go II microphones makes it easy to create high-quality audio podcasts on the go.

Get guidance on setting up your mics and configuring GarageBand for podcast recording. 

Setting up a mobile podcast studio

Choosing the right equipment

Starting a podcast can be as simple or as complex as you decide to make it. You will need some basic equipment to get started. This includes your iPad or iPhone and a quality microphone. Additionally you will need to know where you will host the podcast so others can listen along with a plan for promoting and sharing your new show. I have covered most of these previously and have listed the tools I use below. 

FULL DISCLOSURE: I am an Amazon Influencer and some of these links are affiliate links which means I earn a small commission if you purchase from my links. I have purchased and used all software listed here. 

My Podcasting Equipment and Software Tools

Below are some of the tools I use, some of them are affiliate links which means it doesn't cost you anything more but I will receive a commission if you use my links to get the goods. You can read my review or visit their website for each of the tools listed. 

ipad pro with keyboard

iPad Pro

I love how my iPad Pro has become my go-to tool for recording my content whenever inspiration strikes! With the powerful combination of the magic keyboard and Apple Pencil, I can effortlessly create high-quality podcasts wherever I am, and whenever an idea pops into my head.


The portability of the iPad Pro is also a huge advantage for podcasting on-the-go. I can easily take it with me wherever I travel, whether it's to a conference, a remote location, or simply sitting in the living room.

Soundwise

With Soundwise's audio player, my listeners can easily access additional content, such as exclusive bonus episodes, downloadable resources, and interactive quizzes, all while listening to my podcast. This adds depth and interactivity to my episodes, creating a more immersive and memorable experience for my listeners.

My favorite feature with Soundwise is its monetization options. I've created audiobooks out of my printed books and had a great experience with promoting them through the built in landing page on Soundwise.  This allows me to generate revenue from my audio content. 

bigvu telepromter

BigVu

When you are recording your podcast, you may be more comfortable reading from a script. BigVu is a teleprompter that allows you to upload your script and read it for a clean take without all of the uhms and ahhs. With Bigvu, I can easily read my scripts while recording my podcast and simultaneously create videos, keeping my eyes on the camera and maintaining a natural flow of my content. This helps me deliver my messages confidently and professionally, just like a pro!

Bigvu also offers a wide range of customization options that allow me to add text overlays, images, and logos to my videos, making them visually appealing and on-brand. This makes it easy for me to create eye-catching videos and quality podcasts that captivate my audience's attention.

Rode Wireless Go II

I can easily connect my mic to my iPad Pro, and I'm ready to record in seconds! With two clip-on transmitters, I can record from multiple sources, making it perfect for interviews, panel discussions, or co-hosted podcasts.

Another huge advantage is the freedom it gives me to move around. I can record my episodes while walking, exploring new locations, or simply sitting comfortably without worrying about tangled cables or limited mobility.

Listnr

Create high-quality voice-overs and podcasts in minutes right from the dashboard. This is a perfect addition to converting blog post content into a podcast episode. With Listnr's automatic transcription, I can easily transcribe my podcast episodes with just a few clicks.


This not only makes my episodes more accessible to a wider audience, including those with hearing impairments, but also allows me to repurpose my content into blog posts. I'm all about saving time and increasing my productivity. With Listnr I can go from audio to text and from text to audio with a few clicks. 

contentfries subtitles

ContentFries

Podcast promotion is crucial for increasing visibility, reach and engagement. ContentFries makes it easy to chop up your podcast episodes, include transcription and create small shareable pieces of content to share across social media.


There is an extensive library of pre-designed templates, to create eye-catching graphics for my social media posts, blog posts, and promotional materials. Whether it's a quote from my latest episode, a teaser image for an upcoming episode, or a promotional graphic, ContentFries has a template for it all!

With the drag and drop editor, I can customize the templates to match my brand's look and feel. I can add my podcast logo, change the colors, fonts, and images, and create stunning visuals that represent my podcast's style and personality.

Tips for recording on a mobile device

Mobile Device recording

Before we dive into the technicalities and the how-to's there are a few things to keep in mind when recording your podcast to ensure you are creating a high quality experience. 

Wireless podcasting has become increasingly accessible with the advancement of mobile technology. However, new podcasters may face challenges in achieving a professional-sounding podcast. To enhance audio quality, it is crucial to use a windscreen or pop filter when recording with a mobile device. This equipment effectively reduces unwanted sounds and ensures clear and effective audio output.

To produce high-quality audio content, it is essential to record in a quiet location away from background noise. By doing so, you can capture every spoken word with crystal clarity. Here are three easy things to remember when it comes to creating your podcast:

  1. Be Mindful of your surroundings
  2. Use a microphone stand and a pop-filter
  3. Plan your podcast in advance, don't try to go off the cuff when you are first starting. 

Podcast Setup with Rode Wireless Go II and iPad Pro

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Intro to Rode Wireless Go II

Imagine having a trusty wingwoman by your side, making sure your podcast audio is crystal clear and hassle free. That's exactly what the Rode Wireless Go II does for you. With its compact and lightweight design, it is easy to attach to your clothing and forget that you are even wearing it. The device has a range of up to 650 feet, giving you the freedom to move around without worrying about losing the signal. The Wireless Go II also has a dual-channel recording function, allowing you to record two separate audio sources at once. This is perfect for interviews or conversations where two people are involved.

One of the best features of the Rode Wireless Go II is its ability to make your audio crystal clear. The device has a built-in 3.5mm jack that lets you connect an external microphone, giving you even more control over your audio quality. The device also has a built-in noise-reduction function, which helps to minimize background noise and interference. Each mic also comes with a wind filter. Additionally, the Wireless Go II has a USB-C port, which makes it easy to charge and to transfer your recordings to your computer.

Connecting the Rode Wireless Go II Mic to the iPad Pro

To connect your RODE Wireless Go II microphone to an iPad, start by ensuring that both the microphones and the receiver are turned on. You can turn them on by pressing and holding the buttons on the O button with the line through it on the bottom of the microphones and receiver.

Then, connect the receiver to your iPad using either a USB-C to USB-C cable or a USB-C to USB-A cable with an adapter. 

After connecting, open the RODE Central app, which you can download from the Apple App Store, to confirm that the microphones are recognized and connected. The app will display a signal next to each microphone, indicating that they are properly connected.

With this setup you can record quality audio right into GarageBand for your podcast. 

Recording a podcast with garageband on ipad pro

Now that you have got your mics connected to the iPad it's time to start recording. GarageBand is like a playground for podcasters, where you can explore and experiment with various audio elements to create a unique and engaging show.

GarageBand also allows you to create intros, outros, fade-ins, fade-outs and loops. 

More importantly it offers an easy interface to record your podcast. The steps to follow are:

  1. Create a new podcast project in GarageBand
  2. Setup podcast tracks and recording settings
  3. Record podcast audio 
  4. Save and Export the podcast

GarageBand also allows you to create intros, outros, fade-ins, fade-outs and loops. This article would be extremely long if I tried to outline all of the features. Here is a video from one of my favorite Youtubers with the basics of creating additional polished elements to your podcast along with a complete walk-through of the process.

Publishing and Sharing your Podcast

Hosting and publishing your podcast

When it comes to hosting and publishing your podcast, it's not just about the technical side of things. It's a chance for you to demonstrate your passion and expertise in a format that garners attention in a way that people want to consume content. 

Now that you have created the podcast it's time to publish and promote it. The first step is to export the MP3 file from GarageBand, the software you used to record it. Then upload the file to your podcast hosting platform, which provides a way to store your podcast episodes and distribute them to various directories.

When uploading the file, you will also add the cover art, title, description and category so the listeners can easily find your podcast. Depending on the settings, your hosting platform will distribute your podcast to directories such as Apple Itunes, Spotify and Audible.

Finally, you should promote your new episode using social media and email. This can be done by creating a post on your social media accounts and sending an email to your subscribers. You can also reach out to influencers in your field, ask for reviews and start engaging with your audience.

How to promote your podcast 

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Promoting your podcast is like using a megaphone to amplify your voice and attract listeners. 

To promote your podcast effectively, social media is an excellent tool. You can even consider live streaming while you podcast to create what is known as a Vodcast. This platform enables you to expose your podcast to a vast audience effortlessly. On different social media platforms, you can share soundbites of your podcast and create an information page for updates and details. Besides, your audience and listenership can expand by teaming up with other podcast creators. This partnership exposes your podcast to a new audience and increases your chances of getting discovered.

What are you waiting for?

So there you have it! With the Rode Wireless Go II and GarageBand on your iPad Pro, you have all the tools you need to rock your podcasting journey as a content creator. From setting up your podcast equipment to recording, editing and sharing your episodes, you now have the knowledge and hopefully a bit more confidence to create a show that resonates with your audience. Go ahead and make some podcasting magic happen!

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