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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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Recording Face to Face, In-Person Interviews for a Podcast

While the world seems to be moving towards more virtual interviews, the face-to-face chat is still one of the best ways to really get to know someone. When you carry out an interview in person you can really tease out individual stories and personal experience. And, that’s not to mention the fact that you’re not relying on…

Tools of the trade: Equalizers (EQ)

Prev Next July 12th 2017 Podcast Equipment No Comments I’ve been working with my friend Peter Van Riet on a mix for his band, Raketski. Peter is a masterful composer, but also an incredible piano player. Which got me to thinking about the incredible similarities between EQ and a piano, and the differences that craft…

A Mobile Recording Studio for your iPhone or Computer | The Lewitt DGT 650

The Lewitt DGT 650 could be described as an “enhanced USB mic” due to its additional functions beyond that of a simple plug and play device. USB mics have traditionally been geared towards the beginners market, with a low barrier to entry in mind. Cost-wise, most USB mics can be bought for under $100 too.…

What’s the Best Looking Microphone on the Market?

Though the aesthetic design of microphones has varied throughout the years, most have usually had one thing in common – they actually look like microphones. Traditionally, mics were always analogue in their build, and marketed towards niche groups, such as musicians. Nowadays though, the digital (USB) mic is every bit as popular as its analogue…

The Podcast Headset Microphone Shoot-Out: Quick, Easy Podcasting Quality

When it comes to starting out in Podcasting, I’m a big fan of the ‘start small’ approach. Too many people dive in headfirst, spending a whole lot of money on digital recorders, XLR mics and mixers, creating a home studio of their own to boost their podcasting efforts. While this can result in really excellent…

A Guide to Audio Interfaces for Voice & Podcasting

Prev Next May 26th 2017 Interfaces, Podcast Equipment No Comments What factors can we look at to determine our studio needs when it comes to an audio interface? What technical considerations are important? Over the course of my education and career, I have likely purchased more audio interfaces than any other piece of equipment. Here,…

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…

Eliminate Background Hiss With The SS-1 Microphone Preamp | A Podcasting Review

When you buy a microphone for podcasting, one of the big considerations in that process is “dynamic or condenser?” If you’re not already familiar with these terms, don’t worry. They’re basically the two most common ways a microphone is built, how it functions, and how it records sound. This isn’t an in-depth comparison of dynamic and…

Setting up Mix-Minus To Record Skype Calls for a Podcast

A mixer is a great means of recording podcasts with remote guests or co-hosts over call apps such as Skype. Mixers also give you the capability to create your episodes “as-live” by playing effects, transitions, and other audio clips during the recording, as opposed to editing them in afterwards. If you combine the two, you…

Best Headphones for Listening to Audio Drama Podcasts

Most audio drama podcasters will express sincere gratitude when they find out you’ve been listening to their show. Then they’ll sometimes wince a little when they find out how you’ve been listening to it. Low-budget, low-quality earbuds are a common way of consuming any type of audio from your smartphone or device. This makes sense because…

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