Some of the Gear I Recommend
Shure MV 88
This is a solid little mic that I’ve enjoyed using for several years now. It does a great job of recording great sound at concerts and stuff like that, but will also be a great starter mic for a podcast or for your YouTube channel. Click here to check out my review of this item: Shure MV 88 Review.
Audio Tecnica ATR-2100 XLR-USB Microphone
This is a GREAT sounding mic. And it is super versatile. You can use this with a mixer (like you use at your church), or, because it also has USB, with your computer. With the right cable adapter you can even plug it into your smartphone. You will have FANTASTIC audio for your podcast or YouTube channel! Click here to check out my review of this item: Audio Tecnica ATR-2100 Review.
Ready to get serious about your podcasting? This is the mic to get! It sounds fantastic and does an excellent job of rejecting all the noise around you so that your sweet, melodious voice is all your listeners hear! I’ve recorded many a podcast episode and YouTube video using this baby. The price tag is a little hefty, so this is not for the faint of heart. With this mic, though, you’ll want a good swivel boom arm and shock mount (see below). Click here to check out my review of this item: Rode Procaster Review.
Rode PSA1 Studio Boom Arm
Once you’re serious about producing online content, this boom arm is a must. It’s made by Rod, but it will work with any microphone provided you have the right clip to attach to it. The benefit of this piece of gear is that can position your microphone at the perfect spot and be sure that it’s not going to move until you say so! You can also swivel it in and out of the way with ease. Clamp it to the edge of your desk or table and it’s not going anywhere! Click here to check out my review of this item: Rode PSA1 Studio Boom Arm Review.
Rode PSM1 Microphone Shock Mount
You’re definitely going to want a shock mount for your microphone. A shock mount prevents the microphone from picking up all the bumps and thumps from you hitting the boom stand when the anointing hits! It’s designed to absorb the bumps and thumps before they make it to the microphone. This particular shock mount is specifically for the Rode Procaster and Podcaster. Whichever mic you get, be sure to be thinking about a shock mount. Click here to check out my review of this item: Rode PSM 1 Microphone Shock Mount Review.