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AKG C1000S Microphone a Podcasting Review

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

Neumann U87 Microphone – A Podcasting Review

The Neumann U87 is a pretty big deal in audio production circles. Ask any film sound or music producer what their favourite microphone is, and most will tell you it’s the U87. Having said that, not many people own one. And that’s because they cost as much as some people’s car, at £1750/$3100! That’s a

Heil PR40 Dynamic Microphone Review for Podcasting

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

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

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

Samson C01U Review

Samson C01U Pro Podcasting Microphone Review

By Kevin Anderson After experimenting with the Adobe Voice iPad application to create animated videos, I could find only one problem. It sounded rubbish. I was using the internal microphone on my iPad Air to record my narration but it just wasn’t good enough. I did what I always do in such circumstances and turned

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

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

MXL 990 Microphone Review for Podcasting: Top Value Condenser Mic

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

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