Podcast Equipment

Thinking of Starting a Podcast?

In December 2016, we decided to create our podcast but honestly had no idea where to start. Over the last 4 years, we’ve come a long way and learned a lot about video and audio production. We also have a box in a closet with no so inexpensive equipment we’ve only used once. That being said, here is a list of equipment we currently use to produce our podcast. If you have any questions, email me at john@sexpositiveme.com

Zoom H6 6-Track Portable Recorder

The Zoom H6 allows us to record up to 6 tracks simultaneously. We usually attach 2-4 XLR lavalier microphones when we’re mobile or studio condenser microphones. Then the tracks can be adjusted separately then combined to a single file. This is important when interviewing multiple people. Files are recorded to SD Card. There is also a USB Audio Interface to connect directly to your PC or Mac. It runs on 4 AA batteries and is lightweight and completely portable.
Price: $329.99
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Movo LV4-O2 XLR Phantom Power Lavalier Omnidirectional Microphone, with Lapel Clips and Windscreens (2 Pack)

These mics work great with the Zoom H6 as well as any mixing board with XLR inputs. We usually use them for interviews when we’re on the road or when we are recording video and down have the ability to use our studio mics.
Price: $74.95
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Neewer NW-800 Professional Studio Broadcasting & Recording Microphone Set

This is a good inexpensive mic set to start with on a relatively low budget. Their quality is good for podcasting and they are easy to set up and use.
The set includes:
  • (1) NW-800 Professional Condenser Microphone
  • (1)Microphone Shock Mount
  • (1)Ball-type Anti-wind Foam Cap
  • (1)Microphone Power Cable
May 2020 Update: This is a condensor mic and it worked good the first 2 years we used it but the quality degraded and they had to be replaced.

Price: $19.99
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XLR Male to Female Microphone Cable – 6 Feet

We always use one of these per mic in our studio plus 1 extra as a spare.
Price: $7.47
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Neewer Portable Aluminum Alloy Camera 2-in-1 Tripod Monopod

We use iPhones to shoot all or our video and this lightweight tripod works great. Usually, we are shooting our own videos and do not have a carera person (yet). Using this tripod combined with a smartphone clamp allows us to start recording and then be apart of the content.
Price: $39.99
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Manfrotto Universal Smartphone Clamp, Pro Version (MCPIXI)

This clamp attaches to any standard camera mount for your smartphone. It also has a mount on top to add a microphone, wireless receiver, light or other equipment.
Price: $19.99
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Behringer Microamp HA400 Ultra-Compact 4-Channel Stereo Headphone Amplifier,Silver

We use this device when we conduct interviews online over Skype or Zoom. Usually we’ll have 2-4 of us in the studio and an online contributor. It allows up to 4 headsets to hear the same audio with 4 individual volumne controls.
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Lapel Omnidirectional Condenser Mic for Smartphones

I carry this mic everywhere with me. If you record video or audio with your smartphone this is a must have. It’s small, inexpensive and records at a much higher quality over just using your smartphone’s mic. Both Angelique and John carry one in our bags and purses.
Price: $15.99
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Acoustic Foam Panels

In our home studio, the AC unit is in the next room. When improving our studio, we placed 24 tiles (2 packages) against the wall by the AC unit and the noise levels dropped dramatically. If you live in an apartment of near a busy street, these files can help you create a quieter space.
Price: $22.99
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