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Dynamic mics

Dynamic microphones are typically used to record loud sounds and a narrower frequency range. If you talk directly into the microphone, they may be better for recording if you’re in a noisy place because they won’t pick up as much background noise as possible a condenser microphone would.

The voice might lose some sharpness, but you’ll be sure only to record that.

It combines the convenience of digital (USB) and analog (XLR) audio capture. 

Any Shure microphone is going to be excellent. With the MV7 being the most affordable option, the SM7B is often considered the go-to mic for podcasters.

The RØDE Podcaster is a dynamic, end-address USB microphone that combines broadcast-quality audio with the simplicity of USB connectivity, allowing recording direct to a computer without the need for an additional digital interface.

Condenser mics

Condenser mics are like magnifying glasses for audio. They are very sensitive and pick up sound in a very detailed and precise way.

If you’re going to record in a treated room or professional studio, this would be your choice!

The Blue Yeti is one of the top-recommended podcast microphones. It’s a USB condenser microphone at a reasonable price point with great audio quality. You plug the USB into your computer and start recording. No software is needed.

This Plus Condenser Microphone with Pop Filter is slightly more portable than the Yeti because it comes with a carrying case, and the stand is a folding tripod. The quality sound is very similar to the Blue Yeti.

This USB condenser microphone offers studio quality recording for desktop use. Versatile side-address microphone, ideal for any type of voice. Includes a pop filter, a tripod desk stand, a ring stand, and a 6 m (20′) USB cable.

Condenser mics

Condenser mics are like magnifying glasses for audio. They are very sensitive and pick up sound in a very detailed and precise way.

If you’re going to record in a treated room or professional studio, this would be your choice!

The Blue Yeti is one of the top-recommended podcast microphones. It’s a USB condenser microphone at a reasonable price point with great audio quality. You plug the USB into your computer and start recording. No software is needed.

This Plus Condenser Microphone with Pop Filter is slightly more portable than the Yeti because it comes with a carrying case, and the stand is a folding tripod. The quality sound is very similar to the Blue Yeti.

This USB condenser microphone offers studio quality recording for desktop use. Versatile side-address microphone, ideal for any type of voice. Includes a pop filter, a tripod desk stand, a ring stand, and a 6 m (20′) USB cable.

My go-to tools to run my business!

Canva is a free graphic design platform that’s great for making invitations, Instagram posts, graphic episodes, presentations, and more. A drag and drop interface makes customizing thousands of templates simple and easy. Worth paying for the Pro Version! 

ClickUp is a cloud-based collaboration and project management tool suitable for businesses of all sizes and industries. Features include communication and collaboration tools, task assignments and statuses, alerts, and a task toolbar. Perfect to organize your business and keep your PODCAST on track.

Harvest offers time tracking, invoicing, expense tracking, and time-based reporting. Users can send automated payment reminders from the software if clients haven’t paid an invoice on time.

G Suite gives your entire company access to Gmail accounts and the suite of office products. You’ll be able to easily manage users with G Suite Admin, get more storage in Google Drive, and have on-brand email addresses.

Calendly is an app for scheduling appointments, meetings, and events. Its goal is to eliminate the problematic back-and-forth when trying to nail downtimes. Rather than email chains and phone tags, you can send your availability with a Calendly link (even if the people booking time with you don’t use Calendly) and it also converts time zones. Time saver!

Headliner is the easiest way to automatically create & share your podcast clips on social. The Headliner app allows you to share your Headliner videos on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, & more! You can also set up Automatic Audiogram Videos for your podcast.

Wise (before known as TransferWise), is essentially an online account where you can send money abroad or get paid in other currencies, and spend abroad on their Wise debit card. The company started out as a simple overseas money transfer service in 2011.

Zencastr is a web-based podcast recording platform that allows you to capture studio-caliber audio in a web browser. Separate tracks are recorded for each guest locally which avoids any dropped audio or quality dips. Perfect solution for podcast interviews!

Loom is a video messaging tool that helps you get your message across through instantly shareable videos. With Loom, you can record your camera, microphone, and desktop simultaneously. Your video is then instantly available to share through Loom’s patented technology.

Wise (before known as TransferWise), is essentially an online account where you can send money abroad or get paid in other currencies, and spend abroad on their Wise debit card. The company started out as a simple overseas money transfer service in 2011.

Loom is a video messaging tool that helps you get your message across through instantly shareable videos. With Loom, you can record your camera, microphone, and desktop simultaneously. Your video is then instantly available to share through Loom’s patented technology.