Looking to get the right sound? Here’s the simplest way to great sound, today. We always recommend you contact us so we can build you a custom setup that fits your voice and message. But if you’re simply looking to get started you’re in the right place. None of these links are affiliate. It’s simply a resource to help you along your path.
#1 Starter- Audio Technica ATR 2100 microphone
This is a great, simple microphone for anyone starting a podcast. It’s a low price, often around $60 USD, and has multiple connection options. If you grab it you’ll want to choose the XLR output not the USB. Which brings us to the cable you connect it to.
#1 Pro – ElectroVoice RE20
This is THE radio microphone you grew up hearing. From the polar pattern to the classic warm sound. It’s hard to loose with this one.
Picking up the wrong microphone cable is a common mistake. A poor one will fall apart and let in noise from cell phones and other devices. Make sure you don’t pick up the cheapest thing you can find.
#3 – Starter Focusrite Scarlett 2i2
Nope, you don’t need a big mixer with the associated geeks who can run it. This box connects the microphone to the computer. Open up Audacity or Garageband and you’re recording!
#3 Pro – Universal Audio Apollo Twin DUO
- A decent microphone stand you can adjust is a critical. Something that connects to your desk so you can feel like a cool radio DJ, or my preference is a tripod boom stand.
- You’ll likely want to think about a pop filter.
#5 External Recorder
Have you had too many issues with a computer, or want to record on the run? We understand. Our two suggestions for external recorders are.
As a last note, it’s important to remember that these are more suggestions than hard and fast rules. It’s always good to talk to someone who can match the equipment to you for who you are and what you’re trying to accomplish. Please reach out, we’d love to help!