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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: The Ultimate Guide to Podcasting Gear

Struggling to find all of the equipment you need to create a podcast? Find everything here, from mics to mixers.

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Best Podcast Microphones

The Best Podcast Microphones on the Market

Entry Level High Quality Pro Level Dynamic Vs Condensor How to Choose What’s the best podcast microphone right now? It’s always a hotly debated topic in our world. Every podcaster has their own personal favourite, and there’s a lot of debate of what level of quality you actually need to run a decent Podcast. Lots…

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The Best Digital Podcast Recorders on the Market

The Best Digital Podcast Recorders on the Market

A digital podcast recorder is essential for flexibility and quality in podcasting. This guide details digital recorders for any budget.

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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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Choosing & Using Podcast Gear

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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Zoom iQ5 Review: The Handy Smartphone Microphone

2019 Update – it looks like the Zoom iQ5 has been discontinued. Not to worry though, it has been replaced by the even better Zoom iQ6 model. If you liked the sound of the iQ5, be sure to check it out!    The Zoom iQ5 is a microphone that has the potential to simplify your…

The Gold Standard Podcasting Interview Set-up: Full How-To

In the introduction to this series, I talked about the benefits of having a top-class mobile set-up, either for podcasting interviews, or for co-hosting. If you have the budget for it, you really wont spending it on a kit that lets you record great quality audio, any place, any time. This is part 4 in the series…

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…

Yamaha MG10 Mixer | A Podcasting Review

The Yamaha MG10 Mixer is portable, durable, and can add complexity to your podcast at an affordable price.

Zoom H2n Review: Handy Recorder for Podcasters

This is an equipment review (and a podcasting origin story!) by Ian Robertson from Chromaticism. If you want to review your own equipment on the site, hit the contact us link above. A year past August I started a music review blog called ‘chromaticism’. The thing seemed to grow legs of its own, and a…

Zoom H1 Review: The Extra-Mobile Digital Recorder

Zoom’s H1 Handy Recorder is the smallest (and cheapest – $100/£80) in the well respected Zoom recorder family. Whilst Zoom has beefed up their newer models over the recent years with many more features, this comes at a cost – their size. But, the H1 literally fits in your pocket. It’s no bigger than many…

Shure Beta 58A: A Podcasting Review

The Shure Beta 58A is a dynamic XLR mic and costs around £126/$150. The mic’s little cousin, Shure’s SM58, is a popular microphone amongst podcasters and musicians alike. There’s a noticeable price jump between the two, so we’re going to find out why – and if it’s relevant to podcasting. Who Would use the Shure Beta…

Los Mejores Micrófonos para Podcast que ofrece el Mercado

This is the Spanish language version of our popular post ‘Best Podcasting Microphones’. If you’d like to see more Spanish language articles on The Podcast Host, please let us know in the comments below. Los Micrófonos para Podcast son un tema muy debatido actualmente en el mundo. Cada persona tiene su favorito, y hay mucha…

Triton FetHead: a Podcasting Review

This is a guest review by Dan Redler, looking at the ever-popular Trion Fethead pre-amp. My office-studio may be one of the worst recording rooms on the planet. The space is comfortable and airy and an acoustical nightmare. Lots of reverb and room noise. I’ve tried several microphones including the popular Blue Yeti. But even the…

ATR-3350 Lavalier Microphone: a Podcasting Review

The ATR-3350 (or Audio Technica 3350 to use it’s Sunday name) is an omnidirectional condenser lavalier mic, which sells for the truly affordable price of £22/$21. So, what’s a lavalier? When we think of podcasting microphones we tend to imagine them attached to a boom arm at a desk in a permanent recording area. Lavaliers…

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