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Best Smartphone Lavalier Microphones for Podcasting

Smartphones and lavalier mics are the perfect partnership for simplicity, flexibility, and portability. Nowadays, most people have their phone on them wherever they go. So if you’re using it as a recording device, that’s one less thing to carry around, and one less thing to forget. Lavalier, or “lav” mics (the kind you see used…

A Mobile Recording Studio for your iPhone or Computer | The Lewitt DGT 650

The could be described as an “enhanced USB mic” due to its additional functions beyond that of a simple plug and play device. USB mics have traditionally been geared towards the beginners market, with a low barrier to entry in mind. Cost-wise, most USB mics can be bought for under $100 too. The DGT 650…

What’s the Best Looking Microphone on the Market?

Though the aesthetic design of microphones has varied throughout the years, most have usually had one thing in common – they actually look like microphones. Traditionally, mics were always analogue in their build, and marketed towards niche groups, such as musicians. Nowadays though, the digital (USB) mic is every bit as popular as its analogue…

Recording Podcast Interviews with a Smartphone: Rode SC6 & Smartlav+

Sometimes, you just need it easy. Flexibility is great, sure. Options. Quality. Power. All in their place. But when you just need to get a podcast recorded and time’s a’wastin? Easy is the way. But what happens when easy miraculously co-oincides with quality? With flexibility? Awesome sauce. Right here I want to talk about just…

Turn Your Favourite Headphones Into a Quality Headset Mic | The Antlion ModMic 5

Headset microphones are popular and useful devices. Like any other piece of audio equipment, the quality varies depending on how much you’re willing to pay. The most common complaints about headset mics are to do with sound quality and comfort. Again, this will depend on the make and model you’re using. But it may have been…

Samson Meteorite USB Microphone | A Podcasting Review

The could be described as the little brother to the Samson Meteor. These two USB mics have a lot in common. With their retro chrome grille appearance, they are pretty unique – neither would look out of place in the Fallout video game universe. So, what’s the difference between the Meteor and the Meteorite? The…

Giant Squid Podcasting Omni Stereo Microphone: A Lavalier Solution for Interviews & Co-Hosts

Update – May 2018: We’ve had reports that deliveries of these mics are taking 3 weeks or more, and that Giant Squid can be a little slow in communicating. If you’re urgently looking for a lavalier mic, there are some other options in our Best Lavalier Mics Roundup! Giant Squid’s Podcasting Omni Stereo Microphone is…

The AKG C214 Condenser Microphone | A Podcasting Review

The sounds flawless. I bought a stereo pair earlier this year, for a few different reasons: I produce audio drama, and wanted to record vocals as accurately as possible. I had used the before (the C214’s big brother) and thought it was superb. The C214 is a similar build to the C414 but is much…

Samson Meteor USB Mic | A Podcasting Review

The is a USB ‘plug and play’ condenser mic. I’m a big fan of Samson’s dynamic Q2U mic, which is probably the piece of kit I find myself recommending the most. With that in mind, I was interested to get a look at the Meteor, Samson’s higher-end vocal condenser mic. So what’s the score with…

Can You Record With 2 USB Microphones into 1 Computer?

Here’s a question we get a lot: Can I record with 2 USB microphones at the same time? It’s a good one, too. Recording straight into your computer is a nice and easy way to run a podcast, and if you can get two co-hosts, recording on their own microphones, then the quality can be…

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