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

Do I Need a Pair of Studio Monitors?

So, you’ve started to invest in your podcasting setup. You’ve got your computer, audio editing software of choice, a microphone, and your content but there’s still one thing missing that you see in almost every single home or professional studio…monitor speakers. There’s a reason why these pieces of equipment can be considered a necessity for … 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