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

Zoom H4n Settings for Interviews – a Podcaster’s Guide

The Zoom H4n is an all-in-one digital recorder. Released in 2009, this device is runs on 2 AA batteries and functions as a Dictaphone, 4 channel recorder, or audio interface. The H4n offers internal microphones for dictation, and also supports two microphones connected via the XLR inputs at the bottom of the device. Presented as … Read more

How to Use the Rode NT2-A for Podcasting

The Rode NT2-A is a large-diaphragm condenser microphone released in 2010. This microphone is an upgrade on the Rode NT2, released in 1992, which was marketed upon release as a technological upgrade to previous microphones while remaining true to the tones of microphones of the ’50s and ’60s. Evidently, the NT2-A is presented as a … Read more

Steinberg UR22mkii vs Focusrite Scarlett 2i2

One of the most important decisions when producing a podcast is what audio interface to buy. An audio interface serves as a bridge between your microphones and the computer, making it an essential tool for anyone seeking to record high-quality audio. Today we will be comparing the Steinberg UR22mkii, and the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 (we … Read more