My Podcasting Gear (right now)

Naturally, when I started podcasting I had no idea what I was doing. While I’m not at the level of Joe Rogan, Here’s the Thing, Super Soul Conversations or Tim Ferris Show….. yet, I have learned quite a lot about audio gear and the art of interviewing from the 20+ sessions I’ve done.

Yeah, that’s right I said 20. 20!!

I know, I’m still a baby. You’ve got a lot to learn, young grasshopper. (20’s better than zero)

Here’s my current gear set up:

Zoom H6 Recorder. This seems to be the go-to standard for professionals across the board right now.  The H6 is super portable, has up to 4 XLR  inputs (so up to 4 mics).

2 Audio-Technica ATR2100’s. This is the first mic I started out with. It’s relatively cheap as far as mics go, and sounds 90% professional.

I also have a Heil PR-40, which is my main mic nowadays. Soooo buttery smooth. It will make you want to slap yourself. I want to pick up another one of these to round out my H6, they are on the pricey side, so I haven’t ‘Buy now with 1-Click’ yet.

And then some small goods:

XLR cables

USB to Micro cables (For new MacBook Pro owners, aka cables that no longer work for you)

Mic Beards (and a mic beard for your Heil PR-40)

Pop filter

SD cards

Rechargeable Batteries  (You’ll thank me later)

The more redundancy the better. You never know when something is going to die on you. (Learned this the hard way 🙈)

If you want to go bare essentials, getting 1 ATR21000 and a USB cable and you can record directly from your computer. This is great for solo rounds or Skype recorded episodes.

Stay BOLD, Keep Pursuing,

— Josh Waggoner

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