Episode 4: Equipment, Software, and Recording Space for Your Credit Union’s Podcast

It’s time to get into some of the technical details. I share thoughts on what you need to start a podcast on almost any budget.

Full Disclosure: Some of these product links are affiliate links. It doesn’t cost you anything extra, but it lets the seller know I’m the person who sent you and I earn a tiny commission when you purchase the item.

I use LibSyn for my podcast file hosting. It’s easy to use and plans start at just $5/month.

My current setup uses Audacity for recording and editing. It’s an open source piece of audio software that works across all platforms. Oh yeah…and it’s FREE! Just go to the link and download.

In the past I’ve done my recording and editing in GarageBand. If you have any Apple product, you should already have GarageBand on there. Look for this icon: garageband icon

PODCAST GEAR LIST

Microphone (select one)

GOOD: Audio-Technica ATR-2100 USB ($63)

BETTER: Audio-Technica AT2020USB+ Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone ($170)

BEST: Rode Procaster Dynamic Broadcast Microphone ($230)

Mic Stand (select one)

Gator Frameworks GFW-MIC-0250 Mini Tripod Desktop Mic Stand ($9)

NEEWER Adjustable Microphone Suspension Boom Scissor Arm Stand (attach to table/desk) ($13)

On-Stage Stands MS7701B Euro Boom Microphone Stand ($30)

Accessories 

On-Stage Stands ASVS6GB Pop Blocker with Gooseneck and Bar Clamp ($22)

Pro Co EXM-10 Excellines Microphone Cable – 10′ ($22) (don’t need for USB microphone)

Headphones

Behringer HPS3000 Studio Headphones ($19)

Audio Interface (not necessary for USB microphone)

Behringer U-Phoria UMC202HD USB Audio Interface ($99)

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