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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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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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Is Cable Crossing a Bad Thing in Audio Recording?

Prev Next February 14th 2018 Accessories, Podcast Equipment No Comments Is Cable Crossing a Bad Thing? On the Care and Feeding of Cables: Don’t Cross the Streams. When beginning in audio, you’re often told that cable crossing is a bad thing, and to avoid crossing power cables with audio cables. So let’s dispel some myths…

How to Use Compression in Audio: What is a Compressor?

Prev Next February 5th 2018 Accessories, Podcast Equipment No Comments In this article we’re going to look at how to use compression in podcasting. It’s a tool that’s often talked about, and even more often misunderstood. But, used right, it can really improve your audio. So, let’s get to know the humble compressor, starting with…

The Rode PSA1 – A Professional Studio Boom Arm for Podcasting

All boom arms are not created equally. Many podcasters learn that the hard way by opting for ultra-cheap models that don’t work very well, and break quickly. We’ve had our fair share of duds in The Podcast Host studio, but one of our best boom arm investments has been in the form of the Rode…

Zoom H6 Review: The Ultimate Podcasting Recorder?

Zoom are the masters of the digital recorder, and the Zoom H6 is currently their marquee model. We’ve been using the H4 and H5 recorders for a few years here at The Podcast Host, and both are superb bits of kit. But we treated ourselves to an early Christmas present in the shape of the…

The Sony ICD-PX470 Digital Recorder | A Podcasting Review

There’s a plethora of entry-level digital recorders on the market nowadays. And whilst I usually find myself recommending the Zoom H1 or the Tascam DR-05 to beginners, I’m always open to trying out new models. Granted, the Sony ICD-PX470 probably isn’t designed to compete with the H1 or the DR-05, but it is made by…

Why Does My Audio Hiss? Dynamic Mics & Gain Levels

If you’re using a certain kind of microphone into a certain kind of interface (a preamp or digital recorder) you might be hearing some level of hiss underneath your recordings. If so, the type of microphone you’re using will likely be what’s known as a “dynamic” mic. This term refers to how the mic is…

Shure’s MOTIV MV88 iOS Microphone Review

The world is progressively going mobile! The freedom to do our best work from wherever is quickly becoming more feasible for people. As such, new tools continue to pop up to allow professionals to do their best work in less traditional ways. Shure is one of those companies giving us new ways to capture sound…

Best Smartphone Lavalier Microphones for Podcasting

Smartphones and lavalier mics are the perfect partnership for simplicity, flexibility, and portability. Nowadays, most people have their phone on them wherever they go. So if you’re using it as a recording device, that’s one less thing to carry around, and one less thing to forget. Lavalier, or “lav” mics (the kind you see used…

The Olympus WS-853 | An Entry-Level Recorder for Podcasting

The Olympus WS-853 fits into the low-cost/budget digital recorder category. At the time of writing you can pick one up brand new on Amazon for $70 or Amazon UK for £57. This makes it slightly cheaper than the Zoom H1 and Tascam DR-05. But can it compete with these recorders in other ways? Let’s find…

Tascam DR-05 Review | A Digital Recorder for Podcasting

There are a lot of quality digital recorders on the market nowadays. The Tascam DR-05 is certainly one of them, but is there anything in particular that makes it stand out against the rest? Let’s take a look and find out. Who Would Use The Tascam DR-05? You could refer to the DR-05 as an…


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