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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!


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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Eliminate Background Hiss With The SS-1 Microphone Preamp | A Podcasting Review

When you buy a microphone for podcasting, one of the big considerations in that process is “dynamic or condenser?” If you’re not already familiar with these terms, don’t worry. They’re basically the two most common ways a microphone is built, how it functions, and how it records sound. This isn’t an in-depth comparison of dynamic and…

Best Headphones for Listening to Podcasts

Do you need fancy or expensive headphones to listen to podcasts? Definitely not. That doesn’t mean that any old pair will do, though. A good set of earbuds or over-ears can make a huge difference to your listening experience. If you’re fed up with the 3.99  buds you get in TKMaxx that disintengrate after 2…

Setting up Mix-Minus To Record Skype Calls for a Podcast

A mixer is a great means of recording podcasts with remote guests or co-hosts over call apps such as Skype. Mixers also give you the capability to create your episodes “as-live” by playing effects, transitions, and other audio clips during the recording, as opposed to editing them in afterwards. If you combine the two, you…

Best Headphones for Listening to Audio Drama Podcasts

Most audio drama podcasters will express sincere gratitude when they find out you’ve been listening to their show. Then they’ll sometimes wince a little when they find out how you’ve been listening to it. Low-budget, low-quality earbuds are a common way of consuming any type of audio from your smartphone or device. This makes sense because…

Finding The Best Audio Cables: The (Not So…) Fascinating Truth

Prev Next April 18th 2017 Accessories, Podcast Equipment No Comments Cables! They plug your stuff together. What’s more to know? Right? As unsexy and unfulfilling as cables are, they are probably the most common piece of equipment type in your studio. There are all kind of different cables. You’ve got power cables, mic cables, speaker…

A USB Mixer for Podcasting | The Samson MXP124FX

The (Or ) is a USB or digital mixer, which is part of the company’s MXP range. It has an analogue alternative in the form of the MXP124 for those who don’t want to work directly into a computer. There are also bigger versions of both, with more inputs/channels – the MXP144 and the MXP144FX.…

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…

Recording Two Mics Independently With One 3.5mm Plug | HosaTech YMM-261 Stereo Splitter

Thanks to Peter B who, in the comments section of our article Recording Face to Face, In-Person Interviews for a Podcast, recommended we check out the cable. Update: April 2018 – We’re getting some reports from users who’re having trouble getting this splitter to work with the Zoom H1. To see the ones we’ve checked it…


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