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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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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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My Podcast Recordings are Too Quiet, How Do I Increase the Gain?

I received a pretty common question today, but delivered in a really interesting way. Let’s have a look: I’ve committed myself to daily podcasts for a year and a day… offering meditations. I keep the window open and like to have the sound of the birds in.I don’t have time to mix or anything, neither…

The Shure SM58 for Face to Face Podcast Interviews or Co-Hosting

This is part 3 in the series –  Recording Professional Face to Face Podcast Interviews – One | Two | Three | Four | Five In this series of articles I’m looking at the gold standard equipment to use for recording audio, face to face. This means podcast interviews, or co-hosting a podcast in-person. We’ve…

Recording Professional Face to Face Podcast Interviews: The Equipment, Techniques & Approach

This is part 1 in the series – One | Two | Three | Four | Five I’ve covered how to record face to face podcast interviews before, showing how you can get decent results with just a small digital recorder and a couple of lavalier microphones. It’s a good low-cost setup, still, but there…

Zoom H5 vs Zoom H6 as a Podcast Digital Recorder: Which to Choose?

This is part 2 in the series – One | Two | Three | Four | Five As mentioned in the introduction to this series, we’re looking to cover the gold standard kit for recording face to face audio. This may be in co-hosting a podcast, or it may be in recording interviews. Whatever your context,…

MXL 990 Microphone Review for Podcasting: Top Value Condenser Mic

Quite a few years ago, I bought an MXL 990 for use as my main podcasting microphone.  I had read some great feedback on the mic itself, and it occupies that price niche between entry level microphones and ridiculously expensive pro kit. The thing is, the MXL is actually on the lower end of that…

Digital Recorder vs Computer Recording: Ideal Podcasting Setups

Today we have a question from a reader about how to go about recording their Podcast – this is mostly about the eventual recording device rather than the components closer to you as the presenter, and delves in to the PC vs digital recorder debate. Have a look below to hear my thoughts on the…

Setting up a Headset Microphone for Podcasting: The Simple Guide

This guide is for those just getting started in podcasting. Recording your very first bit of audio can be a pain sometimes, but I’m hoping to take most of that pain away. I’ve worked with hundreds of people on this very topic, and the first hurdle is always your audio setup. Plugging in the microphone…


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