Is a Cloudlifter Necessary? Mic Activators Explained

It goes without saying that the Shure SM7B and Rode Procaster are two industry standards in podcasting microphones. No matter what you are listening to, these microphones will crop up time and time again in podcasting setups, and for good reason. These are some of the most popular dynamic microphones on the market due to … Read more

FetHead vs Cloudlifter: Mic Activator Head to Head

When you think mic activators, two names spring to mind. The TritonAudio FetHead and Cloud Microphones Cloudlifter series are by far the most popular products on the market, yet they are worlds apart in both price and design. How did these two products come to be the go-to for anyone looking to boost the mic … Read more

Does a Cloudlifter Need Phantom Power?

Cloudlifters are an industry-standard in microphone signal boosting piece of hardware. Whether you are recording in a studio, or prefer to take your show on the road, having one or two of these compact mic activators in your setup ensures that you will have high-quality audio recordings no matter the circumstance. As discussed in our … Read more

Is a Cloudlifter a Preamp? Our Thoughts

If you are in the market for a Cloudlifter you will no doubt have noticed the phrase mic activator, mic booster, and preamp being used interchangeably. But what do these words actually mean? And more importantly, is the Cloudlifter a Preamp, or not? Well, today we will be answering all of your burning questions. Yes, … Read more

The Search for the Best Dynamic Microphone for Podcasting

Dynamic mics boast a number of advantages in a podcasting scenario. Not only are they more durable than a condenser, making them perfect for a traveling podcast setup, but they also have a lower sensitivity, making them the obvious choice for use in the noisier of recording sessions. These ultra-reliable, robust microphones may be a … Read more

Rode PSA1 Alternatives – Budget Mic Boom Arms Explored

Boom arms are an essential but often overlooked asset to a podcasting setup. Who wants to hold a microphone for the duration of an interview? It will leave everyone involved both tired and uncomfortable. On top of this, not having a boom arm may seriously compromise audio quality. Unfortunately, there are very few definitive buying … Read more

How to Record a Phone Call on Garageband

When it comes to podcasting with guests, one of the biggest hurdles you will face is arranging a time to meet and record. This can prove particularly troublesome with clashing schedules, long distances to travel, and anything else life throws in the way. Fortunately, as technology advances, it has become easier than ever to record … Read more