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 equipment we’d recommend for those who are ready to take the next step in improving their recording setup. If you’re just starting out, or if you’re looking for a high budget, professional setup, check out our other guides.
Once you’re ready to move on to more advanced equipment, this list of equipment recommendations should give you a few ideas on what to look at.
The M50X are a professional standard pair of monitoring headphones. They are over-ear headphones which means the offer fantastic sound isolation, blocking out a lot of surrounding sound so you can focus on monitoring. They are also foldable so that you can store or transport them easily.
Condenser microphones like the Electrovoice RE20 need a phantom power source to work. The Scarlett 2i2 provides two microphones with power, so if you have a guest in the studio, you’re covered. You can also directly control the gain level and insert headphones to monitor the audio live.
A boom arm is a really useful piece of equipment for recording. Boom arms make it super easy to position your microphone where you need it to be, and instead of having a stand with your microphone in it and all the cables across your desk, you have the boom arm attached to the side of the desk with the microphone attached and you can wrap the cables around the boom to keep them tidy.
A good pop filter can be the difference between peaking, clipping audio, and nice clean audio. The Stedman Proscreen Xl is made of metal, making it easy to clean and extremely durable, standing up to the tests of time. The difference in this one is it actually uses angled slots that angle your breath down away from the microphone, making sure little actually hits the mic.
The Samson SP01 is a very good shock mount and will work with any microphone with the standard thread size. Even though the page is saying it’s only suitable for Samson microphones, we checked reviews across different sites and many users aren’t using Samson mics. It does a good job of reducing all of the clunks and vibrations from regular handling.
Not sure this guide is the right level for you? Check out our other equipment guides below!
Don't hesitate, places are filling up fast!