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Rode Rodecaster Pro Review | The Ultimate All-In-One Podcasting Device

The Rode Rodecaster Pro is a pretty unique piece of audio gear, because it’s designed entirely with podcasting in mind. That’s exciting for the medium as a whole, because it shows that podcasting is a market worth investing in. It’s also exciting because Rode already do very well in the musician and voice over worlds.…

Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB Preamp: A Podcasting Review

The Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 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…

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…

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,…

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…

Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 Second Generation – A Podcasting Review

I’m a long time admirer of Focusrite gear. The English audio equipment manufacturer has an outstanding global reputation for developing some of the best kit on the market. I’ve been using the Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 Second Generation‘s little brother – the 2i2 – for a few years now, and I think it’s a fantastic USB…

M-Audio M-Track Eight Review: Recording a Multiple Track Show

The M-Audio M-Track Eight‘s name doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, but then few pieces of audio equipment do. The MTE (let’s call it that for short) is a USB preamp with eight XLR/1/4″ combo inputs. At £260/$400 it isn’t exactly a budget piece of gear, so why might you want one to record your…


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