What kind of equipment do I need to start a podcast?
Deciding on the type of podcast equipment can be tricky. Especially when you factor in elements like pricing, the number of hosts and features. Just searching ‘equipment needed to start a podcast’ will give you tens of thousands of results. There are tons of shiny, exciting gears out there – and it’s so easy to get sidetracked with what matters.
Do you need XLR mics for a podcast?
If you have multiple people recording together, you will want to avoid USB mics, which means you’ll also need an audio interface or mixer to hook up multiple XLR microphones. Also, take a look at the podcasting starter kit for more specific equipment recommendations depending on the number of hosts you have.
What’s the biggest obstacle to starting a podcast?
A common obstacle to starting a new podcast is figuring out the proper podcast equipment, especially finding the right balance between cost and quality.
Which is the best mic for a podcast?
Blue makes a range of podcasting microphones, but the most popular by far is the Yeti. Affordably priced at just $149.00, it is somewhat heavier and larger than other entry level mics, but still a great option. One perk is that the mic has simple controls that can be used to change the microphone gain and recording pattern.
Which is the best USB for a podcast?
The Blue Yeti USB is pretty affordable for its wide range of features. It has 3 different condenser capsules too – for recording under different situations. It also lets you choose between multiple patterns; stereo, bidirectional, omnidirectional and cardioid. You can take a look at how these patterns affect your audio here.
Where can I find Ross Winn’s podcast insights?
Subscribe on Apple or Google Podcasts. Ross Winn is the founder of Podcast Insights, the industry-leading podcast education site. He has helped thousands of people start and grow a podcast and loves to test out new gear and software.