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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 Podcast Microphones are 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 of Podcasts record with people…

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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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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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Have you ever tried to record a podcast episode in a particularly noisy environment? Whether it’s on the floor of an industry event, or in the corner of a busy bar, it can be nigh-on impossible at times to pick out the actual conversation from the background walla. As a podcaster running an interview show,…

What’s the Best Computer for Podcasting & Audio Production?

Having worked in both podcasting and IT, one of the most frequent questions I get asked is what’s the best computer for podcasting or audio production. The answer, as always, depends on the podcaster. But, here I’ll do my best to point you in the right direction. There are a range of factors that play…

Best USB Microphones for Podcasters | Find the Right USB Mic for You

USB, digital, or “plug and play” mics are popular recording choices in the world of podcasting. After all, most people start a podcast, not because they want to learn about audio equipment and sound recording, but because they have something to say. You don’t need to be a sound engineer to record good sounding audio…

Rode Rodecaster Pro Review | The 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 will already do very well in the musician and voice over…

The Best Podcast Microphones on the Market

Entry Level High Quality Pro Level Dynamic Vs Condensor How to Choose Podcast Microphones are 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 of Podcasts record with people…

Blue Yeti Accessories Guide: How to Upgrade Your Yeti

As you’d expect with one of the most popular microphones on the market, the demand for Blue Yeti accessories is huge. It’s a versatile little beast right out of the box with it’s multiple polar patterns, built in stand and various other features. But, add a few choice accessories, and it can be even better.…

Blue Yeti Review: The Most Popular Starter Microphone for Podcasters?

In this Blue Yeti review, I want to find out why it’s one of the most popular starter microphones on the market for podcasters. At a cost getting close to £100/$125 it certainly isn’t the cheapest beginner microphone on the market, after all. You definitely don’t need to spend that much to start podcasting (check out…

The Shure SM57 Dynamic Microphone: A Podcasting Review

The Shure SM57 is a popular microphone in the world of audio production, particularly for musicians – but is it any good for podcasting? Let’s find out… Who Is It Suited To? The SM57 is the brother of the Shure SM58, a microphone famed for its affordability, and the fact that it’s practically indestructible. There are…

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…

Rode Procaster Review | A Quality Dynamic Vocal Mic for Podcasting

We recently bought two Rode Procaster mics as part of a studio overhaul here at The Podcast Host. Rode are an audio industry heavyweight, and each of their products seems to come with a universally good reputation. Our overall kit is made up by a good number of their products. Until now though, we’ve never actually…

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