Recommended Podcast Gear
Unless you’re working in a space with very little echo and background noise, avoid large diaphragm condenser microphones because they will find a way to record and make the echo and background noise obvious. Almost anything by Blue fits into this category. This is unfortunate because their mics are super cool looking and a good value as well. But they’re not great for podcasting.
Here’s what I can recommend:
Get an Audio Technica ATR-2100 and a boom to mount it to and call it a day. You’ll get 80% of the quality of far more expensive setups with 20% of the hassle. Seriously, it’s the 80/20 sweet spot of podcast mics in terms of sound quality, and it’s fairly rugged and portable as well.
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