I have a recommended setup for getting your podcast up and going right away. On that page, you’ll find my budget friendly option and the the option I recommend for getting a more professional sound.
Here’s another option, for podcasting on the go: I normally recommend using the Zoom H4N digital recorder and a couple of good quality XLR mics. However if you have an iPad, there is an even less expensive option. I recently discovered BossJock. I’ve had this app downloaded for quite a while but never got around to testing it out.
I finally gave it a test this week and was definitely impressed. What I love about this app is that it’s designed to be mobile soundboard for “on the go podcasting”; so you can add audio clips like bumper music and other sound effects for your show.
There are a few inexpensive components you’ll need so make this setup work.
- Tascam IXZ – You’ll need this little device for connecting your XLR mic to the headphone jack on your iPhone or iPad. This device only allows one XLR plugin, but using a simple splitter like the Hosa YXF-119 Y Cable you can add two mics.
- Audio-Technica ATR 2100 Microphones. For the money, these are the best sounding mics around. You can see my review of the Audio Technica ATR-2100 here.
- XLR mic cables – If you’re podcasting with a guest, you’ll want a couple of good mic cables.