Podcast Equipment Guide: Beginners

Want to start your own podcast setup but on a budget? Check out our Beginners Equipment Guide!

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So you’ve got an idea for a podcast, but you’re not entirely sure what exactly you need to start recording it all. As there’s so much podcast equipment out there it can be a little overwhelming. This guide shows you all the necessary equipment for starting your podcast, however, if you’re looking for something a bit more advanced than we a few other guides worth checking out:

  1. Beginners: Budget equipment for those just getting started.
  2. Intermediates: Take your setup to the next level with options for multiple guests.
  3. Professionals: High-end equipment needed to make your shows sound awesome.

Essential Equipment Every Setup Needs

There’s a lot of different equipment out there, but what are the absolute essentials that you’ll need to get started? Below, we’ve highlighted what we think are the basic essentials, as well as a few optional extras, to get your podcast setup started!

For those of you who are looking for good quality equipment but on are on a tight budget, we’ve got you covered!

Samson Q2U Microphone

The Samson Q2U is a wonderful starter microphone option. It offers both a USB connection and an XLR connection, meaning when you first start out, you can connect it up to your computer and record directly into that. Then, once you’re a bit further on, you can upgrade to the XLR connection.

Sony MDRZX310 Headphones

The Sony MDRZX310 are a perfect entry level pair of headphones. They are foldable which makes them easy to store or transport around, and they’re designed to be lightweight making longer recording sessions a little more comfortable.

Neewer Universal Shock Mount

A good shock mount is essential for creating good quality recordings. Shock mounts reduce the amount of noise the microphone picks up from microphone handling or accidental knocks. You can also adjust the angle of the microphone by using a shock mount too, making it easier to position the microphone so it will clearly pick up your voice.

InnoGear Microphone Pop Filter

Using a pop filter is always a good idea. Microphones on their own are usually pretty sensitive, so a pop filter is a screen you put in front of the microphone to reduce the amount of breath hitting the microphone as you talk. This reduces the risk of clipping audio and it can also reduce the amount of spit that ends up on the microphone.

Ready to upgrade your podcast setup to the next level? Check out one of our other Equipment Guides below!

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