What should I use to record my podcast? When you are first starting out, costs need to stay very low while always remembering that the most important part of your podcast is the sound quality. Below are the tools I used to get started.
Headsets and Microphones
This headset is my favorite low end headset. It’s extremely easy to use and install. I love that it features a noise-canceling microphone to help eliminate background noise and that you simply plug it into your USB drive and it’s ready to use. Click on the image for more details.
Absolutely love it! The difference is amazing when you upgrade to a studio Microphone. Trust me… when it’s time to up your game this one is my choice. I do some interviews in person, not on SKYPE recorder, so this Microphone is small and compact enough to take anywhere and has a built in stand. Click on the image to see more details.
- Tri-capsule array – 3 condenser capsules can record in almost any situation
- Multiple pattern selection – cardioid, bidirectional, omnidirectional & stereo
- Gain control, mute button, zero-latency headphone output
- Perfect for vocals, musical instruments, podcasting, voiceovers, interviews, field recordings, conference calls
- Plug ‘n play – Mac OS X (10.4.11 or higher) and PC (Windows 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP)
As for the computer, I bought a very low cost Laptop From Dell and I upgraded from 4 GB to 8 GB Memory… this made a huge difference! Now I’m set for quite a while for podcast equipment! Total investment for Laptop and to upgrade Memory was $322.00.
- Intel Celeron N2830 Processor
- 4 GB DDR3
- 500 GB Hard Drive
- 15.6-Inch Screen, Intel HD Graphics
- Windows 8.1
- One 8GB Module of 1600MHZ DDR3 Laptop Memory
- Backed by a lifetime warranty and free technical support
- From the industry leader in PC memory
- Designed and tested for compatibility