A lot of people ask me what recording gear would I recommend if you are starting a podcast. Now to be completely honest, simply using the recorder on your iPhone is a good start! But what if you want to take it to the next level. Here is a list of recording gear that could be on your shopping list
- Hardware voice recorder
For the perfect balance of robust recording capability, as well as the flexibility to have more control over your recording when you improve your skills… the Zoom H5 Four-Track Portable Recorder is a great place to start. It has a great on-board microphone, as well as the ability to add specialist microphones via the XLR inputs… or as a capsule attached directly to the recorder.
is a great place to start. Recorders like the H5 make it easy to record anywhere!
My “go to” microphone I use now for almost every podcast I record – whether I am out in the field interviewing people in their office, or at home connected to my PC… is the Audio-Technica AT2005USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone. Great sound quality, with the flexibility of an XLR input (for your hardware voice recorder) and USB connectivity (to connect it to your PC or Mac). I now have a couple of them which enables good quality two person recordings.If you are using the Zoom H5 and you want a great way to capture voice in crowded or public spaces whilst minimising the need for bulky microphones or cables, I really like the Shotgun Microphone Capsule you can attach directly to the Zoom H5 (or the Zoom H6 Six-Track Portable Recorder). It is small, portable and doesn’t draw attention — and enables you to capture great voice from yourself or your talent
We are all looking forward to hearing your podcast!