This podcast launched on July 19, 2016. You can find it at www.OntheSchmooze.com. I also invite you to join my mailing list.
As I was setting up my home studio, I struggled to find a comprehensive equipment list for a professional sounding podcast. So, because I believe in the philosophy of abundance I’m sharing what I decided to purchase after many hours/days of research.
After listening to various video comparisons, I decided to go with the Heil PR-40 Dynamic Studio Recording Microphone. I knew the sound would be much more professional, although the set-up would be more expensive and technical. I couldn’t find a simple list of items to purchase so it took some time to get all the pieces. I have watched many Youtube videos to figure out how it all connects to each other and to my Mac.
The end result looks really good and since my studio is in my living room, it’s nice that I don’t have to worry about soundproofing the room to get a great quality sound. I also like how the boom mic stand can swing back behind my large Mac computer screen and be out of the way – without taking up a lot of space on the desk. The Behringer Xenyx 1002FX is smaller than I thought and fits on the corner of my desk in space that wasn’t well utilized.
Without further delay, below are all the links to guide you towards the same or similar purchases to set up your own professional sounding home podcasting studio. Full disclosure: The links below are affiliate links. You don’t pay anything extra, but I get a small percentage of your purchase from Amazon for pointing you towards their site. Prices are included as a reference point and were what I paid on 7/23/15.
|Heil PR-40 Dynamic Studio Recording Microphone||
|Heil Sound PL-2T Overhead Broadcast Boom||
|Heil Sound PRSM-B Shockmount (Black)||
Note: a different mic cord is in the bundle.
|Heil Sound Windscreen for PR30 & PR40 Microphones||$20.00|
|BEHRINGER XENYX 1002FX (saw it listed for $70 a couple of days after I purchased it)||
|Hosa CMP153 Y Cable 1/8 Inch TRS to Dual 1/4 Inch TS Cable – 3 Foot||$5.95|
|Sennheiser HD 202 II Professional Headphones (Black) (priced dropped to $26.99 after I purchased it)||$34.95|
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