Podcasting Gear Recommendations

2 Person Podcast Studio Starter Package - Premium Version

This setup is for setting up a mini podcasting studio. This is for podcasters who want to have in-studio guests for their recordings.


The main difference between this and less expensive packages is that the microphones I recommend here are better mics. I also feature a slightly higher quality boom arm than in the premium package.


At the time of this writing, the package comes in around $1,100.

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Zoom H6 Six-Track Portable Recorder


This is one of the best and most flexible audio recording tools out there. I recommend this primarily because it makes for a future proof investment. It can be used in a range of situations inside the studio or out on the road.

  • Podcast studio recording with up to 5 persons
  • On site interviews when attending conferences
  • Pro sound for video recordings with a DSLR or smartphone camera
  • Videos with wireless lavalier microphones

The H6 It has powerful and clean pre-amps, which alleviate the most common complaint about Dynamic Mics having a weak signal output level. These amps are plenty strong to get decent recording levels.


Procaster Bundle

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Rode Procaster Bundle


This is a broadcast package currently being offered by Rode, and it is a great deal with frequent special offers at a greatly reduced price for the entire bundle.


The Procaster Broadcast Quality Dynamic Microphone from Rode is designed for capturing speech in broadcast radio, voice-over recording, podcasts, and similar applications. It features a tight cardioid polar pattern and tailored frequency response that result in optimum speech reproduction without off-axis noise. The all metal construction, internal pop-filter, and internal shockmount further minimize handling noise and contribute to the microphone's durability. The package includes a microphone stand mount and a zip pouch, Rode PSM1 Shock Mount and Rode PSA1 Studio Boom Arm

  • Rode Procaster Microphone, a dynamic microphone
  • Rode PSA Scissor Boom Arm
  • Rode PSM1 Shock Mount

For a 2 person interview podcast setup, please purchase 2.


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Rode WS2 Screen Pop Filters


These pop filters eliminating annoying "pop" and plosive sounds when a microphone is positioned close to one's mouth. This is an important accessory especially for beginning podcasters. With practice, proper mic technique and positioning can eliminate the need for these, but when first setting up a podcast studio these are a "must have" 

For a 2 person studio setup, please purchase 2.


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GLS Audio 12ft Mic Cable Patch Cords - XLR Male to XLR Female Black Cables


From what I could see, the Rode Procaster mic bundle does not come with any XLR cables, so you will need these to connect to the recording device.

For a 2 person studio setup, please purchase 2.


OPTIONAL: Live Streaming and PC Recording Add On

For later purchase: The Focusrite USB Audio interface is used when for live-streaming and recording audio on a MAC or PC computer. It allows up to 4 microphones to be recorded directly to software like Adobe Audition.

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Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 (2nd Gen) USB Audio Interface


  • Eight analog inputs: four natural-sounding Scarlett mic preamps with plenty of even gain; two newly-designed instrument inputs, with increased headroom; four additional line level inputs
  • Class-leading conversion and sample rates up to 192kHz / 24 bit; Super-low roundtrip latency for using your plug-ins in real time without the need for DSP; Focus rite iOS Control - download the free Focus rite iOS Control app and adjust cue mixes remotely from an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch
  • Two 1/4-inch balanced jack outputs; two discrete headphone outputs with dedicated gain controls; MIDI I/O; S/PDIF in and out; ADAT input to add extra inputs and outputs

Other Podcasting Gear Packages

2 Person Podcast Studio Starter Package - Budget Version

This package is similar to the 2 person budget package, but features lower priced microphones and boom arms

1 Person Budget Podcast Starter Package - For Online Interviews With Skype

This package is the minimal way to get started with podcasting for interviewing guests on Skype or Zoom.

We hope you enjoy using this resources page for setting up your podcast environment!

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