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Podcast Equipment: Choosing & Setup

Equipment doesn't make the podcast, but it's definitely fun to play with! We're gear geeks, just like you, and here you'll find all our reviews, roundups & setup guides. Looking for the best podcast equipment? This is the place!

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Podcast Equipment: A Podcasting Kit Guide for All Levels

You’ll be pleased to know that creating your own podcast is amazingly easy, and requires very little equipment. Even better, the podcast equipment you do require is often already available to you. In this post I’ll go through the types of podcasting equipment you might need and when you’ll want to use each one. You…

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The Best Digital Podcast Recorders on the Market

The Best Digital Podcast Recorders on the Market

Why Buy a Digital Recorder? | Budget Level Podcast Recorders | High Quality Digital Podcast Recorders The most basic thing you need for any podcast is a recording device. Pretty simply, to create an audio file, you need to be able to record your voice! Recording devices take many forms, from really basic dictaphones to full-quality professional audio recorders. Most…

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The Best Podcast Mixers

The Best Podcast Mixers: Pros, Cons & the Ones to Buy

Do you NEED a podcast mixer? Nope! Do you WANT a podcast mixer? Almost certainly, yes! Find out the best, right here.

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The Podcast Host Academy has a series of courses which take you through the full range of podcasting equipment, from simple to Pro, so you can get top quality audio, every time!

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The Shure SM57 Dynamic Microphone: A Podcasting Review

The is a popular microphone in the world of audio production, particularly for musicians – but is it any good for podcasting? Let’s find out… Who Is It Suited To? The SM57 is the brother of the Shure SM58, a microphone famed for its affordability, and the fact that it’s practically indestructible. There are actually very…

Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB Preamp: A Podcasting Review

The is one of my favourite pieces of podcasting gear. It’s what’s known as a “preamp”. But what does that actually mean, and why would you use one? Let’s start there, before delving into the 2i2 itself. What is a Preamp & Why Might a Podcaster Need One? A preamp (or preamplifier) is a piece of…

Rode Procaster Review | A Quality Dynamic Vocal Mic for Podcasting

We recently bought two mics as part of a studio overhaul here at The Podcast Host. Rode are an audio industry heavyweight, and each of their products seems to come with a universally good reputation. Our overall kit is made up by a good number of their products. Until now though, we’ve never actually put out…

Acoustic Blankets for Podcasting | Kill the Reverb in Any Environment

Acoustic blankets and sound treatment arguably aren’t as popular in podcasting as they should be. We tend to get hung up on buying and upgrading things like mics, mixers, and audio plugins. Yet the environment we record in is of prime importance for how our content sounds. Acoustic blankets are something I’ve overlooked in the…

Sony MDR-7506 Headphones Review | No-Frills, Detail-Oriented Cans

The are a pair of studio monitor headphones that have become omnipresent in the world’s recording and production studios. They’re a no-frills, simple as you like, pair of headphones that are made for listening to audio without the typical frequency response rollercoaster you might hear on a pair of Beats, for example. Headphones for Analytical…

Focusrite Scarlett Solo Review & Sound Samples: Small, Simple USB Interface

In this review, I’ll be taking take a deep look at Scarlett’s smallest offering; a compact, affordable, USB audio interface and pre-amp, built for solo recording. The Solo takes inputs from one XLR cable and one 6.3mm jack, and feeds them into your computer via a USB cable. It’s an interesting piece of kit that…

Rode NT1-A Microphone – How Much Bang Can You Get For Your Buck? | A Podcasting Review

The is a staple of budget recordings everywhere. It can be found in music, radio, and voice over studios around the world. It’s also become a popular choice for podcasters looking to start recording with their first condenser mic. Cost of the Rode NT1-A A condenser microphone uses a power supply, or pre-amp, to run.…

Clean Sound Starts With Clean Equipment

We have a lot of terms in sound for “clean” that pertain to the quality of the sound you are recording or editing: clean, muddy, wet, dry, dirty. With all these terms used so frequently, it seems ironic that in the process of recording and our laser-like focus on the edit, many sound technicians, myself…

Wireless Podcast Recording from Your Smartphone | The Samson Go Mic Mobile

Mobile and portable recording appeals to many podcasters in the medium. Not being tied down to any one space gives you freedom and flexibility, and allows you to record your content as and when the opportunity arises. Traditionally the trade off here has either been to carry around at least a couple of bits of…

Recording Live Music For Your Podcast

Recording Live Music for your podcast is a cool and creative way of making content. However it requires astute planning beforehand. Imagine this; You’ve just turned up at a live event to record some, what will surely be, excellent content for your podcast. Uh oh! You open the bag and quickly realise the equipment hasn’t…

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