Podcasting Gear Recommendations
One Person MOBILE Interview Package - Premium Version
This setup is for recording interviews on location, with future proof flexibility for in-studio use as well.
The focus is on being able to record high quality interviews on location, with minimum fuss and complexity.
The recording technique used for using this gear is the same one that Alex Blumberg uses (Formerly of NPR, CEO of Gimlet Media). We've written extensively about the techniques used for this, and will add links to these articles shortly.
At the time of this writing, the package comes in around $480.
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These microphones are Dynamic mics. As such these reject background noise and are perfect for on location recordings, even in noisy environments. Specialized Microphone for Voice Reproduction to Maximize Clarity, Reduce Plosives, Wind Noise, & Limit Low-frequency Noise.
The long handle makes them great for mobile interviews, and when paired with a digital recorder such as the Zoom H2n, H4n, H5n or H6n, they create the perfect on location interview kit.
I recommend using a short XLR cable to connect the interview mic to the digital recorder, which allows you to walk around with a belt clip for your digital recorder.
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.
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.
Senal SMH-1000 Closed-Back Professional Monitor Headphones
When recording mobile interviews, it is critical to hear what is going on with "closed" design headphones. This way you can monitor the audio, as well as your mic technique.
An excellent choice for commercial recording, broadcast, home studios, and live and location sound.
Over-ear, closed-back (circumaural) stereo headphone design to help block unwanted environmental noise. Ideal for use in professional applications such as studio or field recording.
Detachable, twist-locking 10' coiled cable and 3' straight cable included. Replacement cables also available from Senal.
Padded headband and soft, replaceable ear cushions. Replacement cushions are available for purchase.
Easy storage via collapsible folding mechanism.
Handy Recorder Pouch JJC Portable Case Accessories for Zoom H6 with Hook & Loop Fasteners Design, Removable Mic Cover, Belt loop, Boom Pole Sleeve & D-ring
This custom fitted recorder pouch will become a good partner for your Zoom H6 handy recorder.
-Provides access to all controls
-Made of premium material
-With removable microphone cover
-The Belt loop, boom pole sleeve, and D-ring enable multiple mounting options
-D-ring comes with a safety strap
-Hook and loop fasteners securely hold your device
Other Podcasting Gear Packages
2 Person Podcast Studio Starter Package - Premium Version
This package is similar to the 2 person budget package, but features better microphones and boom arms
2 Person Podcast Studio Starter Package - Budget Version
This package is similar to the 2 person premium package, but features more basic microphones and boom arms
We hope you enjoy using this resources page for setting up your podcast environment!