Houston, Texas has always had a great music scene, but in recent years with the rise in podcast popularity, Houston has kept up and improved its studio selections. It’s a great place to be if you’re wanting to start a podcast. If you’re a listener with an idea of your own, production and recording can seem overwhelming.
With the 4th highest city population in the US and the most densely populated city in Texas, there are so many amazing opportunities to explore and discover. If starting a podcast is on your radar and you live in the area, you might want to check out these studios.
Here are our top 9 podcast studios in Houston.
The Work Well
The Work Well’s professional podcast space is simple, easy to use, and on the more cost-efficient side of our list. Their podcast booths can be used to record anything from podcasts to audiobooks and so much more. They provide you with professional-grade equipment and a quiet studio so you can focus on creating the best content possible. All you need is a laptop and some motivation! There are 4 sets of mics, perfect for guest appearances or multi-person projects.
You can book in time increments as low as half an hour or even for full days. This studio can be used by non-members or members. For non-members, the studio is $60/hour to rent. For members, the price drops to $50/hour. Great prices for great results!
Office Evolution offers a fully stocked podcast studio with great quality audio equipment including professional-grade headphones and microphones. Additionally, they have training on Use of Systems and post-production services available to you to ensure you create the best podcast possible.
They also offer co-working spaces and rentable offices, conference rooms, and more. This makes it easy to do all your business in one place. As their name suggests, their goal is evolving office spaces we know it.
The simple set-up is the perfect place to let your voice shine through. And, at $75/hour, this studio space is an affordable option.
Houston Podcast Studio
Houston Podcast Studio is located within radio station KYST 920 AM in Southwest Houston. As you can imagine, this studio has access to top of the line, broadcast-quality microphones and production equipment. With solid soundproofing, you’ll be able to produce content with production quality you’d see at the top of the podcast charts.
Their studio space is clean and modern, making it a great backdrop for podcast visuals should you turn your episodes into videos. With a studio space like this, your podcast has everything it needs to become successful.
For basic raw audio/video recording, this studio would cost $75 an hour. The other option would be to sign up for the Houston Podcast Studio Network at $495/month. This seems like a steep amount to dish out, but the perks of this membership are to be considered. With this monthly membership, you get weekly podcast distribution (Apple/Spotify/Google), high-quality audio production, an intro, and outro, fully produced videos of each episode, and access to the network-only feature. On top of this, you get a branded studio with your personal logo and graphic design of the podcast cover.
It might be worth considering the monthly membership for all of those tempting additions!
KCOH-TV Studios Podcasting Suite
KCOH-TV Studios Podcasting Suites are a great option. Their studios are quite large, offering spaces that sit up to 6 people which is perfect for hosting guests. This is more beneficial than you might think. With having guests comes the possibility of recording separately which is both inconvenient and can lengthen editing time.
Being able to record in one shot will not only create a better atmosphere when recording but will simplify the process. KCOH-TV Studios offers very high-quality recording equipment as well so that every voice is heard the way it should be.
This studio can be rented at $75/hour.
The Sphere Podcast Studios
The Sphere is perfect for any podcast newcomers who are not the most knowledgeable about the beginning process. This studio not only offers great space and great equipment, but their pricing options are helpful to those who are starting out and don’t have much experience.
Their first option is the Standard Podcast Setup. This is a one-time purchase of $179. This includes everything you need to set up your podcast including the configuration of major podcast delivery platforms, software setup for recording, creation of RSS Feed for podcast syndication as well as access to scheduled studio recording slot. The other option is a Deluxe Podcast set up which is $279. This includes the same features but with add ons such as intros, website integration, podcast logo creation, and remote recording design/layout.
For regular recording, there is a minimum of 30 minutes. The rate is between $2.25/min-$3.25/min depending on the studio requested.
Radio Lounge USA
Radio lounge offers podcasting production, consulting, and studio setup services. Some features that they offer include podcast hosting. Their hosting platforms are designed to maximize the exposure of your podcast to help you grow your audience. Their analytic work makes sure that your voice is heard by as many people as they can manage. They also offer podcast production in the form of complete in-studio production and up-to-date recording platforms.
Their podcast studio rental is a professional and cool environment that you can use to record. They have the equipment and audio engineering experience to make sure that your time is being maximized.
Their hourly rates and membership options are not directly listed on the site, so for further information please visit the Radio Lounge USA website and use the contact information.
The Barron Collective
The Barron Collective offers studio space and services to producers, freelance engineers, vocal artists, and podcasters. These easy-to-use setups don’t require an engineer present and will allow you to produce your podcast for a low cost. There are 2 podcast recording studios available for rent. Their gear list as seen on their website is solid and will get you high-quality audio results.
These studios are some of the least expensive of the bunch and can be rented for as low as $30/hour. If you’re unsure or insecure about your podcast, just starting out, or looking to stay on budget, The Barron Collective should be at the top of your list for studio rental.
The Local Office
Local Office’s podcasting recording studio might be simple, but surely effective. Their professional-grade equipment and sound studio will allow you to explore and create to your heart’s desire. The space might be smaller than the other studios listed, but with a green screen and great lighting, it still makes for a productive studio.
The price to rent this studio can’t be beaten. Given the stuffier circumstances, it’s understandable that the price isn’t as high as some that fit up to 6 people. That being said, at $25/hour, this is a great studio to consider especially if you’re hosting a solo show.
Sesh Coworking is the most unique studio on the list. Their mission is to provide creative spaces for women, those identifying as women and genderqueer. Their studios and workspaces support the lifestyles, projects, and goals of their clients. Sesh Coworking has created a community of women through collaboration, education, and advocacy.
Their podcast studio offered is on the smaller side, but the clean and modern space makes up for it. The studio includes sound attenuation, a Rhode microphone, and two seating options. For a more elaborate setup, additional microphones and ring lights are available to rent for a small fee.
You can rent their podcast studio for a minimum of 30 minutes at $25. Members discount drops significantly lower to $10/hour, so if you’re planning on uploading your podcast episodes frequently, it might be worth it to consider a membership.
There are plenty of Houston podcast studios to discover for your next podcast recording session. Reach out, take a studio tour, and learn how these amazing podcast studios can help bring your podcast dreams to life.