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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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The Best Podcast Microphones on the Market

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

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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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…

Lavalier Microphones Roundup for Podcasters & Interviewers

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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…

AKG C1000S Microphone: a Podcasting Review

AKG describes the C1000S as “The Swiss Army Knife of Microphones”. It’s certainly a popular mic among musicians for  recording both vocals and instruments, either in the studio or live. But is there a place for the AKG C1000S in podcasting? At the price of around $150/£100 brand it falls right between the “budget” category…

Neumann U87 Microphone – A Podcasting Review

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Heil PR40 Dynamic Microphone Review for Podcasting

This is a microphone review written by great friend of the Podcast Host, and founder of New Media Europe, Mike Russell. There’s a very popular microphone amongst podcasters, talked about the world over. That’s why, today, I’m happy to bring you my own Heil PR40 review, so you can decide if it might be the…

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If you’re looking for a pro-quality digital recorder with a tonne of flexibility, but at a decent price, then this article is for you. This is my Zoom H5 review, where I peel back the layers and show you whether this device is worth the money.   Try to imagine you have access to an amazing…

Are All-in-One Podcast Equipment Packages Worth Buying?

Today’s Podcasting Q&A comes from the US, and concerns a new podcasting package on the market. I’m emailing from Upstate New York and I wanted to thank you for providing all of this information; your ebook and website helped to answer many questions my partner and I had. I stumbled upon your website while looking…

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