Truth is, you don’t need the expensive studio setup to start a podcast. All you need is an audible recording that won’t make peoples ears bleed (make sure your content doesn’t). The first Lutcha podcast was recording using the normal voice recorder app on an iPhone. The android ones work great too. If you feel thats not enough you can always use this special podcast recording app for your phone: OPINION.
A MICROPHONE FOR YOUR PHONE
This is a step-up in quality but so much a new level to your podcasting journey. The VideoMic Me from RODE is a compact and lightweight directional microphone that connects directly to the iPhone or Android microphone/headphone socket. This microphone is great for recording audio onto your phone directly that is higher quality and clarity from the normal on-board microphone It can also be used to capture audio for primary camera or front camera (selfie) use with its flexible mounting bracket and will accommodate a wide range of smartphones. Check it out HERE
YOUR FIRST REAL MICROPHONE
A step up in quality and complexity but not necessarily in cost. The first professional microphone we used, and still continue to use in our podcast is the Samson C01U Pro USB Studio Condenser Microphone. This microphone plugs directly into your laptop and requires no additional software to use. The microphone has a headphone output for zero-latency monitoring and an improved signal-to-noise ratio, the C01U Pro ensures the natural warmth and detail of vocal and instrumental performances are captured in all your digital recordings. Capturing audio at a 16-bit 44.1/48 kHz resolution with a smooth, flat frequency response of 20Hz18kHz, the C01U Pro ensures the authentic projection of both high and low frequencies to your recording software. Check it out HERE
MICROPHONES FOR WHEN YOU KNOW WTF YOU DOING
If you are still reading this, i will assume you are the sort of person who’s not just getting into this and you really want to invest heavily in this craft. Or you have a lot of money to burn to try a new hobby. Whichever it is – this is where things get serious. These are high quality microphones that are often used in recording studios and radio stations accross the world. These are condenser microphones which demand a lot more in your average setup. You need special cords, a mixer, a bunch of clips and a few stands and a range of other “things” to really get the most out of them. Here’s our Top Three: