Podcast Gear

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Free Podcast Gear Guide

  • Best Microphones
  • When /When Not to use a Mixer
  • How to Record Remote People
  • Best Software
  • Recording Interviews
  • Professional Sound on a Budget


Under $100

Audio Technica ATR2100 and a Foam Screen

Samson Q2U

Audio Technica ATR2005

Under $500

Electrovoice RE320 – Shock mount and Windscreen ( or Kit)

Rode Procaster kit

Heil PR40 kit or just the Heil PR40 microphone

Microphone Stands

Desktop stand with Boom Arm

Samson MBA38 38″ Microphone Boom Arm Studio Podcast USB Mic Stand+Pop Filter

Heil Sound PL-2T Overhead Broadcast Boom


Note the ATR2100, Q2u, and AT2005 all come with cables. 

XLR Male to Female Microphone Cable – 6 Feet (to plug a microphone into a mixer or interface)

3.5mm Male to 2 RCA Male Audio Y-Cable (6 FT) (used to plug a mixer into the line in of a computer)

Dual 1/4 inch TS to Dual 1/4 inch TS Stereo Interconnect Cable, 6.6 feet (used to plug a mixer into a recorder)

Pearstone Stereo Mini Male to Stereo Mini Male Cable (Black) – 6) (used to plug any of the under $100 microphones into a recorder)

Pop Filters

 Foam Ball-Type Mic Windscreen, Black

Shock Mount With Metal Wind Screen Pop Filter Combo Works great with the under $100 microphones


Behringer Xenyx 802 (great for two people)

Mackie VLz4 (great for four people)

USB Interfaces

Focusrite Scarlett 2i2


Sound Devices MixPre-3 Portable Multichannel Audio Recorder/Mixer, and USB Audio Interface (interface and recorder)

Portable Recorders

Zoom H1N Super contact, great for using as a “back up recorder”

TASCAM DR-40  Great for recording two people in the same room (no USB interface) plug to microphones in.

Zoom H6 Six-Track Portable Recorder Great flexible recorder record up to six people (built in mixer) plugging microphones into four input (optional 2 more inputs)

Sound Devices MixPre-3 Portable Multichannel Audio Recorder/Mixer, and USB Audio Interface This is a recorder and USB interface. So you can connect online and record at the same time


Audio-Technica ATH-M30x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones, Black (I use these)

Sony MDR7506 Professional Large Diaphragm Headphone

Headphone Amplifier

These can be used when you have more than one person in the room with you

Mackie HM-4 Headphone Amplifier and Connecting 1/4″ to 1/4″ Cable to plug a mixer into the headphone amplifier

Recording Interviews Over the Internet



Audacity (free for Mac and PC)

Hindenburg Journalist

Adobe Audition CC | 1 Year Subscription (Download)

Media Hosting

For Media hosting, I use Libsyn.com (Get a free month using the Libsyn coupon code sopfree) and I also recommend blubrry.com (get a free month using coupon sopfree). My podcast about podcasting is hosted on Libsyn.com In case you're wondering, yes you should always use a media host.

Web Hosting

For website hosting, I recommend Site Ground as they have a great price, great service, and they don’t require you to order a year in advance. I also have Coolerwebsites.com which is my Godaddy reseller program (their service is amazing)


I use WordPress. My favorite themes is GeneratePress or Divi from Elegant Themes.


PowerPress is THE podcasting plugin. Great support, and it does everything.

Akismet – Spam detection tool

Pretty Link – For creating easy to remember link

Easy AZON – This $47 plugin makes adding items from Amazon a breeze.

Google XML Sitemaps – Helps make Google food.

ManageWP – I love this tool to keep my websites updated and backed up


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