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Podcast Equipment Checklist

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Want to create a podcast? We have created this essential Podcast equipment checklist to help you get an idea of the basic items of equipment you need to record a high-quality podcast. 

Whether you want to be a podcaster to create a business podcast or personal one to share your passions or interests. Whether on a shoestring or a larger budget it is relativity easy to get started.

Essential podcast equipment to get started are:

  • A computer
  • A microphone

The choice of podcast equipment depends on the type of podcast you’re planning on producing.

Podcast Equipment Checklist

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Computer / Laptop

Something to record your podcasts onto and upload your .mp3 file.

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Microphone

The main piece of equipment is a microphone.

Don’t use your computer’s built-in one but get a USB microphone to get started.

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Audio Interface

Essential part of your computer based recording setup and bridges between your microphone and your computer.

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Mixer

Put your podcast together giving you control over levels, inputs, outputs, and much more.

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Pop Filter / Windscreen

Minimise or prevent unwanted sounds and filters out plosives from your voice.

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Headphones

Help adjust the way you’re using the microphone.

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Mic Stands

Easily move the microphone to a comfortable position.

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Recording software

Digital audio workstation (DAW) software used for recording, editing and producing audio files.

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Shock Mount

Cradle that holds your microphone and cuts down on vibrations.

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Soundproofing

A quiet space or consider investing in some soundproofing material.

Cut down on echoes and improve the sound quality.

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