Top New Equipment for Your Podcast Recording Studio

Is your podcast recording studio in need of some new equipment?  Every few months, we gather together our choices for best new podcasting equipment.  To get our equipment suggestions even quicker, follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

KORG SOUND on SOUND Unlimited Track Recorder

Korg podcast recording equipment

  • Pocket-sized, portable, and battery powered, the SOUND on SOUND multitrack recorder provides on-board rhythms, effects, and an infinite number of overdubs for truly creative recordings
  • With the built-in speaker and an internal high-quality stereo mic, you can capture and review your recordings instantly, without the need for any additional equipment
  • Record and save in WAV format (PCM audio format, WAV format (extension: .wav), BWF compliant, 44.1 kHz@16-bit).
  • Records up to ten hours on a pair of AA batteries
  • Wedge-shaped design is easy to use as a hand-held recorder or on a desktop
  • KORG AUDIO UTILITY software provides format conversion and audio CD creation. Downloadable free from Korg.com

Tannoy Reveal 501A Podcast Speakers / Monitors

Podcasting Equipment Speakers

Tannoy makes great sounding monitors—period.  Not only will this speaker accurately reproduce your voice-over, but it will allow you to “hear” the music you mix behind your voice as well.  Add a subwoofer and the possibilities are endless…

  • Integrated 60W total power amp unit
  • 5” (130mm) LF/MF driver and 1” (30mm) soft dome tweeter delivering wide frequency response   of 64Hz – 30kHz
  • Sculpted and rigid front baffle design to minimise diffraction
  • Response has been optimised for quarter space near-field operation, such as on a meter bridge   or on a table either side of your control surface.
  • Front firing reflex bass port to negate boundary-coupling
  • Bass unit development using to minimise offsets and linearise the suspension components.
  • Wideband tweeter design extending the amplitude response beyond 20kHz audibility to 30kHz to improve the phase response from within the audible band.
  • LED indicator shows power status
  • + 1.5 / 0 / -1.5dB HF trim switch for custom room adjustment
  • Rear mounted volume control for convenient Home Studio and PC/MAC laptop/desktop use.
  • Balanced XLR and unbalanced jack connectors.

Tascam DR-100 Portable Podcast Recorder w/ XLR

DR-100 by Tascam with XLR inputs

With XLR inputs, this field recorder—while not new—still occupies a tasty position among low-cost solid-state recorders.  Perfect for recording podcast interviews with an external microphone.

  • Four microphones – Stereo Cardioid and Omni Condenser Mics
  • 44.1k to 96k sampling rates for WAV file recording
  • MP3 and WAV file Recording and Playback
  • XLR Mic Inputs with Phantom Power
  • High-performance microphone preamp with 60dB of gain
  • Premium AKM Audio4Pro™ A/D converters with over 100dB signal to noise ratio
  • 3.5mm Line Inputs and Outputs
  • Low Cut Filter, Analog Limiter and Auto Gain Control
  • Built-in Speaker
  • Integrated microphone stand mount
  • Runs on Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery or AA Batteries
  • Optional PS-P520 AC power adapter
  • Dimensions: 3.2″ W x 1.4″ H x 6″ D (80.5mm x 35mm x 151mm)

Mogami Quality Studio Cable — Snake

Mogami snake for podcast studios

When building a podcast recording studio, the last thing you want to do is use cheap interconnects and cabling.  While I am not a proponent of ultra expensive cables for podcast purposes, I strongly recommend using solid interconnects that won’t wear down and create noise at their joints.  This is a common problem today because many modern mixers have the Mic and Line inputs on the top of the mixer.  This means that when connected to any equipment that is positioned lower than the mixer chassis, the cable will have to bend 180 degrees on it’s way to the other piece of equipment.  This is a challenge for any cable.

  • Famous for neutral tone, remarkable detail and noise-free background
  • Channels are individually shielded with numbered, Techflex™ protected jackets
  • Assembled with top quality gold contact TRS and XLR connectors
  • Super-flexible handling ease
  • Lifetime warranty

Check back with us often as we will continue to gather our choices for best new podcasting equipment.  Thanks for visiting.

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