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Podcasting Equipment Setups: The Different Ways to Record a Podcast | PS05

Today we're looking at the different ways you can produce a podcast, including all of the different podcast equipment configurations you could use.

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To me, there are 5 levels of kit setup, starting with the low-tech, beginner's kit, right up to near-professional mixer-based configurations. I'll go through each one in this podcast and tell you when and where you might want to use them.

The big thing to remember is that no-one jumps right in at the top level. Just about every podcaster out there starts with basic equipment and upgrades as they improve. There are tonnes of great Podcasters who's started out with nothing more than a laptop and an internal microphone. Now they're broadcasting to thousands of people and using professional radio-studio style kit.

As always, if you have any questions, please get in touch through the comments below, or tweet me on @thepodcasthost.

Thanks for listening!


6 Comments

  1. It’s a good idea to set up so you’re hearing your own voice and monitoring your recordings Tom. This can help you identify any problems/issues with the audio right away.

  2. Tom says:

    With your mixing board, I’m unclear. Are you hearing your own voice in your headset?

    I’m sure that not easy to talk over.

  3. Hi Tricia! You won’t need a splitter for this if you’re just podcasting on your own. You’ll need a 3.5mm – 3.5mm cale (they cost about £3).

    Take one end and plug it into the headphone port on your Q2U. Take the other end and plug it into the line in on your recorder.

    Now, if you’re podcasting with a co-host on Skype, that’s where we’d bring in the splitter, and we’d also need another 3.5mm – 3.5mm cable.

    Plug the splitter into the headphone port on the Q2U.

    Run one 3.5mm – 3.5mm cable from the splitter to the headphone port on your computer.

    Run the other 3.5mm – 3.5mm cable from the splitter to the line in on your recorder.

    That should be you good to go!

    I’ve added this to my article here https://www.thepodcasthost.com/recording-skills/recording-skype-calls-though-pc-digital-recorder/ (with pictures)

  4. Tricia says:

    Hello Colin, I know this is an old episode but I just listened to it yesterday. Would you explain in detail how to use a splitter to make a back up recording? I have a simple recording device (Olympus VN-8700PC) and Samson Q2U. Or do you have a video that shows how it is done?

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