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.
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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:
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)
NEEWER Adjustable Microphone Suspension Boom Scissor Arm Stand (attach to table/desk) ($13)
Pro Co EXM-10 Excellines Microphone Cable – 10′ ($22) (don’t need for USB microphone)