Ep41: The Hardware Show
What equipment and gear do I use to record this podcast?
What do I recommend for one man band and content creators in the planning stage of starting a podcast or ramping up content creation.
Ask Mike Anything Question
Question: Can I use green screens with my Logitech c920 webcam when I make screencast tutorials?
Answer: The answer is yes. The basics of green screening or chroma keying can be found in this B&H Video:
The Basics: Audio Chain
Cloud lifter or Fethead1
Audio Interface (Mixer or Audio Interface)
Interface to DAW (Digital Audio Workstation)
Dynamic Microphones (recommended for podcasting):
Dynamic microphones are widely used in broadcasting and podcasting because they are very good at only picking up sound right in front of them and rejecting all the unwanted sounds in the room. Do not require phantom power, but often ‘gain hungry’
Condenser Microphones: more sensitive, pick up more ambient or room noise. Requires phantom power.
**UPDATE** The Audio Technica ATR2100 increased to $79.99 on Amazon in the past 2 weeks!! This microphone used to sell from $35-50. It has become so popular with new podcasters that the price has skyrocketed.
Canare XLR Cables
Scarlett 6i6 (My backup)
MacBook Pro Retina (13”)
Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)
Microphones (My recommendation is Dynamic)
1: Good budget mics: Under $100
2: Mid-Budget Range: $2–300
3:Higher Budget $300+
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