The Gear I Use To Create
My Podcasting Gear
Live Mixer/Audio Recorder/Headphone Amplifier
Zoom LiveTrak L-12
My podcasting set up is centered around the Zoom LiveTrak L-12. I LOVE this piece of equipment. It is extremely versatile, and it combines so much functionality into one small mixing board. Before I got the Zoom Livetrak L-12 my podcasting set up required a lot more equipment. I had a Mackie Mixer, a Behringer analog to digital adapter (Needed to bring the sound from my board into the computer), a headphone amplifier, a Zoom h5 audio recorder, a Behringer compressor, and all the neccesary cables to connect those things.
Now I just have one Zoom Livetrak L-12 which was cheaper than all of that equipment, and it’s much easier to transport if I need to take my podcasting set up on the road. It even handles some of the jobs better than the additional equipment In my original set up. The Zoom has 5 headphone outputs with customizable mixes. The headphone amplifier I was using before only had 4 outputs and all you could control was the master volume for each output. However, the Behringer compressor/noise gate I was using offered a lot more functionality than the one knob compression on the Zoom Livetrak L-12.
Audio Technica ATR2100 USB/XLR Dynamic Microphone
This mic produces high quality sound at a reasonable price. The ATR2100 has a standard XLR output, AND a USB output. So you can plug this microphone right into your computer, pull up your favorite recording software, and record. This mic can be used for live performances, podcasting, home studio recordings, field recordings, and voiceovers.
*I use the ATR2100 when I’m recording a podcast in a noisey location, because these dynamic mics won’t pick up as much background noise as my condensor mics. Don’t get condensor mics unless you have a quiet/sound proofed room with a compressor/noise gate and you don’t plan on taking your podcast mobile.*
Audio Technica AT2035 Large Diaphragm Studio Condenser Microphone
This mic sounds phenominal when I record with it in my podcasting studio. The Audio Technica AT2035 is a large diaphragm cardioid condenser microphone designed for critical home, project, and professional studio applications. This side-address cardioid studio condenser mic delivers exceptional detail and low noise, and handles high sound pressure levels with ease.
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Monitor Headphones
As the most critically acclaimed model in the M-Series line, the ATH-M50 is praised by top audio engineers and pro audio reviewers year after year. Now, the ATH-M50x professional monitor headphones feature the same coveted sonic signature, with the added feature of detachable cables. From the large aperture drivers, sound isolating earcups and robust construction, the M50x provides an unmatched experience for the most critical audio professionals.
Audio-Technica ATH-M30x Professional Monitor Headphones
The M-Series ATH-M30x professional monitor headphones combine modern engineering and high-quality materials to deliver a comfortable listening experience, with enhanced audio clarity and sound isolation. Tuned for highly detailed audio, with strong mid-range definition, these versatile monitoring headphones are ideal in a variety of situations. Designed primarily for studio tracking and mixing, they offer added features for increased portability, making them a great choice for field recording.
Zoom H5 Four-Track Portable Recorder
The compact and portable H5 gives you everything you need to create professional quality audio. It comes with a detachable stereo X/Y microphone and utilizes a system of interchangeable input capsules that allow you to choose the best mic for every situation. Ideal for live concert and rehearsal recording as well as audio for video, the H5 is equally well-suited for podcasting, broadcasting and electronic newsgathering.
Cables & Accessories
Proline MS112 Desktop Boom Mic Stand
Desktop mic stand with telescoping boom. The MS112 Desktop Boom Mic Stand from ProLine safely and securely maintains the position you set for your microphone so you can capture the perfect sound. The low-profile boom stand is perfect for micing kick drums, amplifiers, etc. It features die-cast metal clutches and a heavy-duty die-cast base. 1 to 9 in. telescoping boom. 12 to 17 in. adjustable height.
Musician's Gear Double Pop Filter 6"
The Musicians Gear Double Pop Filter is a pro-level split screen pop blocker that removes unwanted “P” and “B” consonant plosives by providing open space between the two screens. The first screen diffuses the air that causes plosive consonants, the open space between the screens disperses air pressure, and the pop filters second screen disperses the air and removes any remaining plosive consonants. The Musicians Gear Double Pop Filter features a sophisticated design that removes any air pressure and is very effective in filtering wind-caused plosives.
LiveWire Advantage Standard EXM Series Microphone Cable 15 Foot
Live Wire Advantage Standard EXM mic cables are equipped with Neutrik XLR connectors and a 95% low-noise shield.Live Wire Advantage audio cables have the strength and durability to withstand more than everyday use. Superior wireYour cable is your sound. Superior wiring allows your signal to be quiet, eliminating frustrating hums, buzzing, and crackles.Sturdy constructionSturdy construction enhances signal and performance. Live Wire Advantage cable’s flexible design eliminates kinks and twists for a tangle-free performance whether you’re in the studio or on the stage.