One of the biggest mistakes most people make when they're thinking about getting into podcasting,
Choosing the right Podcasting Equipment.
Wondering which mic should you use?
Don't know which equipment you need?
Need to know which software will work best?
We've helped 34 experts launch their podcasts and what we've found works best is keeping things simple.
In this post you'll get the simplest podcasting equipment setup that'll give you studio quality sound without breaking the bank, and without actually building a podcasting studio.
When you're doing your research you'll get bogged down in mics, compressors, audio board, software, and all sorts of other nonsense.
You don't need any of it.
Best thing you can do is keep things super basic by using a USB mic.
My favorites are AT2020 USB or the AT2100 by Audio-Technica.
I've been using the At2020 USB since 2008 and it hasn't let me down yet.
You can usually grab one on Amazon for less than a couple hundred bucks.
When it comes to podcasting software we keep things really simple at The Podcast Factory.
Are you using a mac? Then Garage Band will work for you.
Working on a PC? Use Audacity.
If you don't want to worry about any of the technical stuff and you're not worried about having perfect sound you can also use Zoom.
The recording from zoom are lower quality, but the process is much easier than messing with Garage Band or Audacity.
Studio Quality Sound
This is where I see too many people get hung up. They decide to start a podcast, buy a course, and before they know it they're going down the rabbit hole of becoming an audio engineer.
You don't have to waste your time with this, there's a better way.
Hire an audio engineer.
Here at The Podcast Factory we assign each one of our podcast hosts with their own audio engineer who gets to know them and make them sound brilliant.
Not only will you get better sound by hiring an audio engineer, but you'll save tons of time in post production when you don't have to mess with any of the extra behind-the-scenes grunt work that takes so long.
Podcasting Equipment Recap
When it comes to podcasting equipment it's best to keep things simple.
Get yourself a good USB mic that plugs right into your computer.
Use Garage Band or Audacity for recording.
Hire an audio engineer for your podcasting post production.
This will keep things simple and fun when launching your podcast.