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Podcasting Gear I Use or Have Used

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Under $100

Audio Technica ATR2100 and a Foam Screen

Samson Q2U

Audio Technica ATR2005

Under $500

Electrovoice RE320 – Shock mount and Windscreen

Rode Procaster

PR40 kit or just the Heil PR40 microphone

Microphone Stands

Desktop stand with Boom Arm

Samson MBA18 18″

Samson MBA 28 28″

Samson MBA38 38″

Samson MBA 48

OC White Podcast Arm


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)

Pop Filters

 Foam Ball-Type Mic Windscreen, Black

Shock Mount With Metal Wind Screen Pop Filter Combo Works great with the under $100 microphones.

Q2U Shock Mount you could use with a windscreen


Zoom Podtrak P4 (the most recommended piece of equipment)

Rode Rodecaster Duo (Mixer/Recorder/Jingle Player)

Rode Rodecaster Pro Mixer/Recorder/Jingle Player (see review)

USB Interfaces

Focusrite Vocaster


Rodecaster Pro Interface/Recorder/Jingle player/ headphone amp (interface and recorder) get a case if you travel.

Rode Rodecaster Duo (Mixer/Recorder/Jingle Player)

Portable Recorders

Zoom H1N Super contact, great for using as a “backup recorder.”


Audio-Technica ATH-M30x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones, Black

Sony MDR7506 Professional Large Diaphragm Headphone

Rode NTH-100 Over the ear Headphones (I use these)

Headphone Amplifier

These can be used when you have more than one person in the room with you using a recorder without a built-in headphone amplifier.

Mackie HM-4 Headphone Amplifier and Connecting 1/4″ to 1/4″ Cable to plug a mixer into the headphone amplifier

Recording Interviews Over the Internet


Video and Live Streaming

Streamyard (super powerful live streaming)

Ecamm Live (amazing live streaming a recording tool – super flexible)

TubeBuddy (YouTube Tool)

Elgato Facecam Pro

Streamdeck (video automation tool)

Elgato Key Light


Audacity (free for Mac and PC)

Hindenburg Journalist

Adobe Audition CC | 1 Year Subscription (Download)

Media Hosting

For Media hosting, I use (Get a free month using the Libsyn coupon code sopfree) and I also recommend (get a free month using coupon sopfree)

Buzzsprout has multiple users, dynamic content, dynamic show notes, and additional features.

Captivate allows unlimited shows with unlimited episodes, multiple users, and dynamic content.

Full disclosure, I am the head of podcaster education at Libsyn,.

Check out my free course, where you can see many of these before making your choice.

Web Hosting

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, 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

Genious Link– This great tool makes affiliate marketing (and staying Amazon-compliant) a breeze.

Google XML Sitemaps – Helps make Google food.

ManageWP – I love this tool to keep my websites updated and backed up

Gear Shopping

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.

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