How to Improve Your Podcast Sound Without Going Broke
Here are some tips to help you upgrade your podcast recording equipment to something more than your smartphone.
You can start your podcast with your phone. In fact, I encourage it. It’s not a good idea to invest in podcasting before you are sure if you like it.
Once you have a few shows under you and are building an audience, these are the tools that I recommend. They won’t break the bank either.
Rode NT-USB Mini Microphone.These microphones are flexible and affordable at between 99-125 USd. When recording interviews with live guests, you can attach several microphones to the same computer/Mac (pandemic permitting). Rode software offers even greater flexibility.
Rode Rodecaster Mixing Desk for Podcasters.You can connect a variety of external microphones to this fully-featured mixing table (not USB but the industry-standard XLR type). You can also use the Skype or phone to make live calls. There are also Hot-Keys that allow you to play jingles, and other features. You can see all the features here.https://www.rode.com/rodecasterpro
That’s all. Although you might have thought I would recommend a lot of things, one of the best parts about podcasting is its simplicity. There is no need for a lot of equipment, like what you would need for video (lighting, cameras and sound, etc.). The audio is all that’s needed, and high-quality audio equipment can be found at a very affordable price.