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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: 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 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…

Acoustic Blankets for Podcasting | Kill the Reverb in Any Environment

Acoustic blankets and sound treatment arguably aren’t as popular in podcasting as they should be. We tend to get hung up on buying and upgrading things like mics, mixers, and audio plugins. Yet the environment we record in is of prime importance for how our content sounds. Acoustic blankets are something I’ve overlooked in the…

Sony MDR-7506 Headphones Review | No-Frills, Detail-Oriented Cans

The Sony MDR-7506s are a pair of studio monitor headphones that have become omnipresent in the world’s recording and production studios. They’re a no-frills, simple as you like, pair of headphones that are made for listening to audio without the typical frequency response rollercoaster you might hear on a pair of Beats, for example. Headphones…

Focusrite Scarlett Solo Review & Sound Samples: Small, Simple USB Interface

In this review, I’ll be taking take a deep look at Scarlett’s smallest offering; a compact, affordable, USB audio interface and pre-amp, built for solo recording. The Solo takes inputs from one XLR cable and one 6.3mm jack, and feeds them into your computer via a USB cable. It’s an interesting piece of kit that…

Rode NT1-A Microphone – How Much Bang Can You Get For Your Buck? | A Podcasting Review

The Rode NT1-A is a staple of budget recordings everywhere. It can be found in music, radio, and voice over studios around the world. It’s also become a popular choice for podcasters looking to start recording with their first condenser mic. Cost of the Rode NT1-A A condenser microphone uses a power supply, or pre-amp,…

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