I won’t lie…I have a pretty awesome Podcast set up now! I also have an AWESOME headset that can change my voice and do all sorts of cool things that I basically no longer use (because I’m in love with my Microphone!). Some people were asking what mic I use, and for some other podcast tips, so here’s a start!
The mic I use is called Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone. I absolutely love it. It was recommended to me by a millionaire internet entrepreneur! The reason I tell you that is so that you know you can REALLY trust this recommendation! There are some upgrades you can get for the Audio-Technica brand, and as I haven’t fiddled with any just yet, I’m comfortable giving those my recommendation as well. The volume and sound of this mic is perfectly crisp and I’ve never had a time where I’ve had to adjust my volume or sound effects before an interview. Meaning, the person on the other ends mic was giving off way to much background noise or was way to loud for a recorder to tune properly!
Some accessories I use
If you’re going to talk into a microphone like this you’re more then likely going to need what’s called a “pop filter”. That’s so you don’t hear pop pop pop every time you talk to close and the air is hitting it. Thankfully this is super cheap, but I will show you the one I use specifically. It’s Dragonpad pop filter Studio Microphone Mic Wind Screen Pop Filter Swivel Mount 360 Flexible Gooseneck Holder. Nothing crazy. I bought it because it was a best seller, and it definitely does the job I was looking for!
My latest addition to my podcasting gear is my boom stand! I love this thing! I was originally using a stand that sat on my desk and got in the way of my monitors and was super annoying. Then I decided it was time to get a boom stand that attached to my desk so I can swivel my mic around and put it right up against my kisser if I wanted to. This is awesome because now I don’t have to lean forward to my desk! The one I use is Neewer® Black NW-35 Metal Suspension Boom Scissor Arm Stand with Built-in XLR Male to Female Cable, Shock Mount and Table Mounting Clamp, BUT PLEASE TAKE NOTE: the mic I am recommending does not fit perfectly in the microphone holster of the stand. If you’re going to use all my recommendations and do the set-up exactly how I have it, you’re going to need to be okay with forcing the microphone to fit :P. If you’re okay with that, this combo is absolutely beautiful and super cheap compared to others.