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Note the ATR2100, Q2u, and AT2005 all come with cables.
XLR Male to Female Microphone Cable – 10 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
Zoom H1N Super contact, great for using as a “backup recorder”
These can be used when you have more than one person in the room with you and you are using a recorder without a built-in headphone amplifier.
Recording Interviews Over the Internet
Video and Live Streaming
Streamyard (super powerful live streaming)
Streamdeck (video automation tool)
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, if you want a great looking, headache-free website that is SUPER EASY to set up, check out PodPage (check out the free class to learn Podpage). I also have Coolerwebsites.com which is my Godaddy reseller program (their service is amazing)
If you're using WordPress, my favorite themes are Second Line Themes (Second made for podcasters).
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
Sweetwater (aff) is my favorite place to buy gear. Why? They have a built-in 2-year warranty, free shipping, free tech support, prices as good (and sometimes better) than Amazon, and just insane customer service.
Amazon – No customer service, but cheap pricing.
BNH – Huge inventory.