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Note the ATR2100, Q2u, and AT2005 all come with cables.
XLR Male to Female Microphone Cable – 6 Feet (to plug a microphone into a mixer or interface)
3.5mm Male to 2 RCA Male Audio Y-Cable (6 FT) (used to plug a mixer into the line in of a computer)
Dual 1/4 inch TS to Dual 1/4 inch TS Stereo Interconnect Cable, 6.6 feet (used to plug a mixer into a recorder)
Pearstone Stereo Mini Male to Stereo Mini Male Cable (Black) – 6) (used to plug any of the under $100 microphones into a recorder)
Shock Mount With Metal Wind Screen Pop Filter Combo Works great with the under $100 microphones
Behringer Xenyx 802 (great for two people)
Mackie VLz4 (great for four people)
Sound Devices MixPre-3 Portable Multichannel Audio Recorder/Mixer, and USB Audio Interface (interface and recorder)
Zoom H1N Super contact, great for using as a “back up recorder”
TASCAM DR-40 Great for recording two people in the same room (no USB interface) plug to microphones in.
Zoom H6 Six-Track Portable Recorder Great flexible recorder record up to six people (built in mixer) plugging microphones into four input (optional 2 more inputs)
Sound Devices MixPre-3 Portable Multichannel Audio Recorder/Mixer, and USB Audio Interface This is a recorder and USB interface. So you can connect online and record at the same time
Rode Rodecaster Pro Mixer/Recorder/Jingle Player (see review)
These can be used when you have more than one person in the room with you
Recording Interviews Over the Internet
Audacity (free for Mac and PC)
For Media hosting, I use Libsyn.com (Get a free month using the Libsyn coupon code sopfree) and I also recommend blubrry.com (get a free month using coupon sopfree). My podcast about podcasting is hosted on Libsyn.com In case you’re wondering, yes you should always use a media host.
For website hosting, I recommend Site Ground as they have a great price, great service, and they don’t require you to order a year in advance. I also have Coolerwebsites.com which is my Godaddy reseller program (their service is amazing)
PowerPress is THE podcasting plugin. Great support, and it does everything.
Akismet – Spam detection tool
Pretty Link – For creating easy to remember link
Easy AZON – This $47 plugin makes adding items from Amazon a breeze.
Google XML Sitemaps – Helps make Google food.
ManageWP – I love this tool to keep my websites updated and backed up