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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: 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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Podcasting Gear Stats in 2018: The Most Popular Equipment, Software & Tools via 200 Podcasters

Podcast Equipment is easily the ‘most visited’ category here on thePodcastHost.com. It seems that podcasters, at least a particularly geeky group of us, are suckers for a piece of shiny gear. And yes, we all know that a $500 microphone doesn’t mean better content, but damn, it doesn’t half look good on our desks, right?! So,…

Studio Cable Management for Podcasters: Keeping Things Tidy

Podcast studio cable management. A truly riveting subject! It is actually one of these weird subcultures in the tech world though. I hadn’t realised this until I was recently handed the task of tidying up our own studio. There are folks out there who are obsessed with keeping cables tidy. And there’s lots of products…

How to Monitor Your Sound When Recording & Editing a Podcast

Speakers and Headphones and Monitors (Oh my!) Monitors are probably the most important audio device in our pursuit of professional sound and audio clarity. To be effective when mixing, studio recording technicians, engineers, sound designers and producers need to be able to hear the sound represented as accurately as possible. Only then can they create…

Is Cable Crossing a Bad Thing in Audio Recording?

Prev Next February 14th 2018 Accessories, Podcast Equipment No Comments Is Cable Crossing a Bad Thing? On the Care and Feeding of Cables: Don’t Cross the Streams. When beginning in audio, you’re often told that cable crossing is a bad thing, and to avoid crossing power cables with audio cables. So let’s dispel some myths…

How to Use Compression in Audio: What is a Compressor?

Prev Next February 5th 2018 Accessories, Podcast Equipment No Comments In this article we’re going to look at how to use compression in podcasting. It’s a tool that’s often talked about, and even more often misunderstood. But, used right, it can really improve your audio. So, let’s get to know the humble compressor, starting with…

The Rode PSA1 – A Professional Studio Boom Arm for Podcasting

All boom arms are not created equally. Many podcasters learn that the hard way by opting for ultra-cheap models that don’t work very well, and break quickly. We’ve had our fair share of duds in The Podcast Host studio, but one of our best boom arm investments has been in the form of the .…

Zoom H6 Review: The Ultimate Podcasting Recorder?

Zoom are the masters of the digital recorder, and the is currently their marquee model. We’ve been using the H4 and H5 recorders for a few years here at The Podcast Host, and both are superb bits of kit. But we treated ourselves to an early Christmas present in the shape of the H6, and…

The Sony ICD-PX470 Digital Recorder | A Podcasting Review

There’s a plethora of entry-level digital recorders on the market nowadays. And whilst I usually find myself recommending the Zoom H1 or the Tascam DR-05 to beginners, I’m always open to trying out new models. Granted, the probably isn’t designed to compete with the H1 or the DR-05, but it is made by Sony, who…

Why Does My Audio Hiss? Dynamic Mics & Gain Levels

If you’re using a certain kind of microphone into a certain kind of interface (a preamp or digital recorder) you might be hearing some level of hiss underneath your recordings. If so, the type of microphone you’re using will likely be what’s known as a “dynamic” mic. This term refers to how the mic is…

Shure’s MOTIV MV88 iOS Microphone Review

The world is progressively going mobile! The freedom to do our best work from wherever is quickly becoming more feasible for people. As such, new tools continue to pop up to allow professionals to do their best work in less traditional ways. Shure is one of those companies giving us new ways to capture sound…

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