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Must-Have Podcasting Tools
There are lots of ways to get something recorded. There are a lot of ways to "get the word out" about your podcast.
Here are some of the basic podcasting tools you will find helpful for production, distribution, and marketing of your podcast. I've personally used everything that I'm recommending here and had good experiences.
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Do You Have An Interview-Format Podcast?
If it's worth interviewing somebody, it's worth getting a quality recording of it. If you're doing remote interviews with people who aren't in the same room that you are, I recommend a service designed exactly for this purpose, like SquadCast or Cleanfeed. Options like Zoom or Facebook Rooms are designed for video chatting, not recording quality audio.
Your Microphone (And Other Hardware)
The best thing you can do to improve the audio quality of your podcast is use a good microphone.
At under $100, the ATR-2100 by Audio-Technica is one of the most flexible and best-value mics in podcasting. It plugs directly into a computer via USB or into a mixer via XLR, so it can grow with you as your podcast grows.
My primary podcasting microphone, also by Audio-Technica, is the BP40. I use a Mackie 1202VLZ4 mixer and a dbx 286s processor. You can hook everything up to your computer using a Focusrite 2i2 interface.