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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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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…

The Olympus WS-853 | An Entry-Level Recorder for Podcasting

The fits into the low-cost/budget digital recorder category. At the time of writing you can pick one up brand new on Amazon for $70 or Amazon UK for £57. This makes it slightly cheaper than the Zoom H1 and Tascam DR-05. But can it compete with these recorders in other ways? Let’s find out. Who…

Tascam DR-05 Review | A Digital Recorder for Podcasting

There are a lot of quality digital recorders on the market nowadays. The  is certainly one of them, but is there anything in particular that makes it stand out against the rest? Let’s take a look and find out. Who Would Use The Tascam DR-05? You could refer to the DR-05 as an “entry level”…

Recording Face to Face, In-Person Interviews for a Podcast

While the world seems to be moving towards more virtual interviews, the face-to-face chat is still one of the best ways to really get to know someone. When you carry out an interview in person you can really tease out individual stories and personal experience. And, that’s not to mention the fact that you’re not relying on…

Tools of the trade: Equalizers (EQ)

Prev Next July 12th 2017 Podcast Equipment No Comments I’ve been working with my friend Peter Van Riet on a mix for his band, Raketski. Peter is a masterful composer, but also an incredible piano player. Which got me to thinking about the incredible similarities between EQ and a piano, and the differences that craft…

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…

The Podcast Headset Microphone Shoot-Out: Quick, Easy Podcasting Quality

When it comes to starting out in Podcasting, I’m a big fan of the ‘start small’ approach. Too many people dive in headfirst, spending a whole lot of money on digital recorders, XLR mics and mixers, creating a home studio of their own to boost their podcasting efforts. While this can result in really excellent…

A Guide to Audio Interfaces for Voice & Podcasting

Prev Next May 26th 2017 Interfaces, Podcast Equipment No Comments What factors can we look at to determine our studio needs when it comes to an audio interface? What technical considerations are important? Over the course of my education and career, I have likely purchased more audio interfaces than any other piece of equipment. Here,…

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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