For our “Deals of the Week,” we found the tools you need to get your podcast off the ground.
Talk radio never died. It just evolved into the podcast.
But now, you don’t need a professional studio and expensive airtime to be heard. For better or for worse, everyone can do a podcast. That means we can hear the voices of everyday people all around the world. The bad news, we can hear the voices of everyday people all around the world.
If you’re one of those people, we found some essential tools you’ll need to get started.
RØDE PodMic Kit
First off, you’ll need at least two microphones. The RØDE PodMic 2-Person Podcasting Microphone Kit is designed to be a cost-effective audio-capturing solution for podcasting, broadcasting, and content creation with two participants. It includes two RØDE PodMic dynamic podcasting microphones, two telescoping desktop stands, and two 10′ XLR cables to connect the mics to an audio interface or mixer.
These microphones are tailor-made for use with the RØDECaster Pro podcast production studio, which brings us to our next pick…
The RØDECaster Pro II was recently released, so the original version is on sale! The RØDECaster Pro integrates a mixer, sound effects player, phone tap for taking phone calls, recorder, and more in one box. This saves you the time and money of setting up the components independently. It also offers an internal recorder and a host of other podcast-friendly features, letting you produce and mix podcasts on the fly with up to four microphones, music, prerecorded segments, and remote guests on calls all going on at once.
The unit offers mix-minus functions over the TRRS, Bluetooth, and USB connections facilitating echo-free interviews via phone or app calls.
Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB Audio Interface
However, if you want something a bit more versatile when connecting your mics to your computer, the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB Audio Interface is a solid choice. Not only can you use it to connect your microphones together, but it’s also suitable for voiceover work, music, and vocals.
Being bus powered via USB Type-C connectivity, it can be used in any room or even remote locations, with your preferred DAW on a Mac/Windows computer or using an iPad Pro equipped with USB Type-C and a music-making app such as Garageband, Cubasis 2, Auria Pro, Ampify Launchpad, Ampify Groovebox, or Ampify Blocs Wave.
If you’re taking your pod on the go, this is a lightweight solution that won’t get in your way when traveling.
Are they the right fit for you? Let us know what you think about these podcasting tools.