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

What is the Best XLR Microphone Under $100? We Find Out

If you’re serious about podcasting, it’s time to get serious about your gear – starting with your microphone. Audio quality is how well an original sound is reproduced to a listener and your mic takes the lead role in ensuring the sound is captured accurately. It’s so important to get good audio quality for your … Read more

Best Laptop for Podcasting – Top Picks for all Budgets

The world of laptops can be confusing. With so many different brands, options, and specs, you can end up spending so much time trying to find the perfect laptop that by the time you think you’ve found it, three more have been released and you are back to the beginning again. Add to this that … 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