If I know a little something about you — I’d say that creating a podcast has been on your mind for a least a year or two at this point. Maybe you’ve even written out ideas and topics and show titles — pinning ideas to Pinterest or placing images on your vision board.
Podcasting is SUCH a fun outlet because it’s essentially the long form version of what you are already creating on other platforms that limit your characters (ahem, Instagram and for the few of you Twitter users…)
Well, let’s eliminate today one step that might be getting in your way of actually making your podcast a reality: EQUIPMENT.
I have a lot of thoughts on this part of the podcasting process, but let me just say this before I spill all the specific details on exactly what you need:
Yes, equipment is very important in the podcasting process. OF COURSE you need SOMETHING to be able to record with, right?
But – this obstacle of figuring out what to record with isn’t going to be your largest obstacle. Equipment is black and white — a skillset you gain once it’s taught to you and shown to you a couple of times.
The larger obstacle is going to be increasing your SELF TRUST in the creation process.
More on that in the next post, let’s stay focused here – but I wanted to include that so that you don’t get stuck in the process after you purchase the equipment.
My suggestion for your Podcast Equipment Starter Kit (this is the kit I put all of my one on one consulting clients on)
MIC – SHURE MV7
HEADPHONES – ATH M20X
MIC STAND – Innogear Desktop
And if you want that fancy setup you see on Instagram and want to spend your money on a mic stand, grab one of these Rode Mic Arms!
The great thing about the MV7 mic is that it connects directly into your computer. There are no additional items you’ll need to take the audio from analog to digital (aka – your voice into your recording platform).
The only caveat to this – if you have more than one person recording in the room with you. In my experience, in person recordings are definitely the exception in today’s recording environment, but should you choose that route, you’ll need setup your Audio/Midi (if on a Mac) and create something called an Aggregate Device. You can follow these easy steps here.
Other than that, you’re good to go. This mic will have you sounding like a pro (as long as you don’t record in your kitchen or bathroom, more on that later) – and it’s easy peasey to plug and play to start recording.
Want to learn how your audio actually gets on Apple and Spotify? Click HERE to continue through this series!
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