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The best recording equipment you need to start your own podcast

Podcasting is a great way to connect with an audience. The following recording equipment will let you podcast with a smile.


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Podcasting is a great way to connect with an audience. Starting a podcast, however, can be challenging. The first step is to get the right recording equipment to help you get started on your own podcasts.The following recording equipment will let you podcast with a smile.


Blue Yeti USB Mic

The Blue Yeti has a large footprint and is one of the most trusted podcasting mics in the podcasting world. It has an easy setup allowing you to essentially plug and play with no confusing assembly or software.

It is a high-quality THX-certified mic that comes at an affordable price of $179.90 (R3 032). The sound quality is full and clear. It does however not come with a pop screen.

Rode Procaster Microphone

The Rode Procaster microphone costs $228.99 (R3 860) and was designed specifically with voice work in mind.

The sound is directional and keeps out ambient noise. If you want to mount your microphone you will want one that is the standard of ⅜ or ⅝-inch.

Monoprice Microphone Isolation Shield

The majority of podcasting microphones are one-sided as they record from direction honing in on your voice.

The Monoprice microphone isolation shield which costs $99.97 (R1 685) will keep the microphone focused on your voice while blocking out any other echoes or sounds. It also comes with a microphone mount which will work for most standard-sized mics.

Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 Mixer

A mixer is integral to podcasts that require more than one microphone as it will allow you to control the volume of the mics as you are recording.

The Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 mixer costs $479.99 (R8 091) and can control up to four microphones. It has clear sound and is encased in a durable attractive red aluminium. It also comes with Scarlett’s Mix Control DSP mixer and router app which is basic software to help you get started recording.

Adobe Audition CC

Adobe Audition gives you features that other free audio editing software does not provide. It can be used for video, audio post production and audio restoration.

It allows you to isolate voices and remove your audio of external sounds either by noise reduction or sound removal.

As far as purchasing, you can either pay $20.99 (R353) per month on an annual plan, or $31.49 (R530) on a month-to-month plan, or all at once for an annual subscription.

This programme is also available as part of a package with all of Adobe’s professional products, including Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom, and more for $52.99 (R893) per month as part of an annual plan or $79.49 (R1 340) month to month.

Sennheiser Momentum 3 Wireless Headphones

Every good podcaster needs a solid pair of headphones. The Sennheiser Momentum 3 costs $350.55 (R5 909) and comes with great features such as a stylish design and comfortable fit.

These wireless headphones have high sound quality and keep out external noises. You can control the sound levels within the app to give it your ideal levels.

You can adjust the level of noise cancelling with modes like Max for maximum silence, an Anti Wind mode, and an Anti Pressure mode to relieve uncomfortable pressure sometimes associated with noise cancellation.

You don’t have to worry about losing it thanks to the built in tile technology that allows you to locate it by bluetooth. Unfortunately, the battery life only lasts about 17 hours which is long enough to get through your podcast recording.

Apple MacBook Pro

MacBooks are often the go to for musicians and audio artists as they are simple to use and known for their impressive displays.

A MacBook Pro (8th generation) costs $1,799.00 (R30 327) and has 256 GB of storage space which is more than enough to handle downloads and software. It has an excellent battery life and is light and thin making it ideal for travelling.

Microsoft Surface Pro 6

The Surface Pro which costs $899.00 (R15 155) biggest advantage is its ability to function as both a laptop and a tablet. It is easy to travel with as it is incredibly slim and light.

The Surface Pro is also a great option for working remotely due to its long battery life. It can last up to 24 hours with regular use or 13.5 hours of video streaming. It has a USB 3 port which is functional for most podcasting accessories.