9 Microphones that Don’t need Phantom Power

If you are looking to produce a high-quality podcast with a microphone that doesn’t require any external power to operate, then one way or another you will find yourself in the market for a dynamic microphone. Dynamic microphones are a great choice for podcasters at any stage in their career, looking to bring their production … Read more

What is the Best Audio Interface for the Rode Procaster?

The Rode Procaster has quickly become one of the leading products in terms of dynamic podcasting microphones. A direct competitor to the long-held benchmark in podcasting microphones – the Shure SM7B, the Procaster is another example of how low-sensitivity dynamic microphones can produce some of the highest quality audio available right now. Dynamic podcasting microphones … Read more

Sennheiser HD 280 Pro Alternative – is there One?

Headphones are crucial to most podcasting setups. For both recording and mixing, you’ll need to invest in a good pair of neutral sounding, closed-back, and over-ear studio headphones to guarantee your best chance at accurately monitoring and mixing your recording. You can find out more about the type of headphones you’ll need and why in … Read more

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

What is the Best Preamp for the Shure SM7B? We Investigate

Shure’s SM7B microphone is a staple within the podcast community. Derived almost exactly from its predecessor, the SM7 – used by Quincy on Michael Jackson’s Thriller! – the SM7B hosts modern electromagnetic innards that provide pristine, professional-grade captures for today’s audio enthusiasts.   Initially designed as a broadcast microphone, the SM7B also provides integrated, interchangeable wind-shielding. … Read more