This is what I use to create my podcast episodes. On the road, over the internet, or at home, solo or with a guest. It’s all here.
A mic that has XLR and USB to either connect to professional audio gear or the laptop directly? Yes, please. It's a overall very good sounding mic and it's also light weight for travel. But it is a little too harsh on the handling/vibrating noise.
This is an expensive but good looking windscreen for the BETA 57A. It locks into place via a little magnet ring and helps prevent wind noise and "p" sounds.
My podcasting microphone of choice — I own two of these. It's incredibly durable and built like a tank while sounding absolutely stunning for my taste. It's also great in rejecting handling noise and thus very good for handheld work. I prefer this over the Shure BETA 58A becaus of it's looks and sound.
I love nylon braided cables so I was really happy when I found these for the XLR connection for my podcasting setup.
My audio recorder of choice for in person interviews for my podcast. It can also function as a audio interface to use the XLR mics directly with Skype or other applications. Very powerful and can also be extended to handle up to 4 XLR mics!
For a creative person, I guess this is a must have. Photoshop, Lightroom, Premiere Pro, and Audition are the programs I use most out of this suite!
Zencastr is the tool of choice at the moment for remote interviews. Comparing Zencastr with Skype is not even fair. With Zencastr, the recording is done locally on both (or more computers). The guest and you will have a file which is uploaded to Zencastr and then you have the full audio quality you're used to when doing an inperson interview. Ofcourse, only if your guest has a good mic as well.
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