Recommended Gear

Below, you will find links to the gear that we, as podcast producers, have curated and recommended to you.

Of course, these aren’t the only options available, so if you are thinking of buying something that is not on this list and you’re wondering if it might be the best option, please feel free to reach out!

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This is a new category of microphone that came out in 2020, as podcasting popularity exploded at the start of the Covid 19 pandemic.

These mics offer the greatest amount of flexibility and future setup expandability. They can be used as a simple setup by utilizing the USB output directly into your computer. If, in the future, you decide to expand your setup to a multi-mic recording rig, you can simply add more of them and switch to the XLR input plugged into an audio interface or portable recording device, such as the Rodecaster Pro.

USB mics are your simplest option. You won’t need to buy any extra “recording” gear to connect to your computer, but the downside is that if you want to record 2 mics at the same time, you will need a computer for each mic. These are great for podcasts where there is only 1 host and all interviews are recorded remotely.

The XLR connector is the industry standard for microphones. This is the best type of microphone to get if you plan to have more than one microphone in the room at the same time. However, keep in mind that you cannot just plug it into your computer for recording or for remote recording. This means you will need to also purchase microphone XLR cables and either an audio interface (for recording on the computer or conducting remote recordings) or a portable recording device. Scroll down if you want to know more about these.

Recording Devices

Rodecaster Pro

The Rodecaster Pro is the current “gold standard” of podcast recording devices. We use it at the Podfather studio and we love it because it has great sounding preamps, top-quality onboard effects, all the inputs you could ever need (including USB and Bluetooth), 4 separate headphone outputs, and soundpads that you can fill with your own custom podcast sounds! It also allows you to record to your computer and an SD card backup simultaneously, which is a huge bonus!

Plus…it makes your podcast studio look really cool.

Zoom Podtrak P4

The Zoom Podtrak P4 is another great option for podcast recording.

This device was designed specifically for podcasting and like the Rodecaster Pro, it also features 4 mic inputs and 4 headphone outputs. The preamps and onboard effects aren’t quite as good as on the Rodecaster and it can’t be used as an audio interface on your computer, but for less than half the price of the RCP, the P4 is a steal of a deal.

Tascam DR-07X

The Tascam DR-07X is a great choice as s portable recording device for a solo or remote podcaster. You can plug either an XLR mic or a TRS lavalier mic into it for full control over your audio quality and you can choose to either record to a micro SD card or run it into your computer to use it as a high-quality USB mic.

For less than $200, it punches above its weight class!