What You Need to Make a Podcast Studio



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By: Noah Siegel, Journalist

Podcasting has become a big way of putting your voice out in the past few years. They have gotten very popular like the ImPaulsive podcast and the Joe Rogan podcast. They have interviewed very famous people like Mark Zuckerberg and Shaquille O’Neil. They have very cool studios with big signs and multiple $400-$500 microphones. Most podcast studios have at least 1 microphone (I recommend 1 for each person), a room to podcast in, a computer, some sort of sound proofing, and an audio interface. Sometimes, you can even add video but that is unnecessary unless you have a large budget. This article will tell you the best options for expensive and inexpensive equipment for your very own podcasting studio.


A computer is the brain of a podcasting studio. In the computer, you will have the software that you want to use. Some options for softwares are Audacity and GarageBand, both of these are free options that are semi-simple to use. You need to make sure that the computer that you have will have enough ports to support the hardware that you are using. If you don’t have enough ports, you can purchase a splitter on amazon for around $15.


There are two variations of microphones, these are dynamic and condenser microphones. There are also different types of ports, XLR and USB. Dynamic microphones normally are great for a home studio. They are typically more affordable and cut out a lot of background noise. They can also handle high pitched sounds without distorting. An expensive dynamic mic is the shure SM7B and a cheaper option is the HyperX Quadcast. Condenser microphones will give you super crisp sound. They will pick up a lot of background noise so you should only use condenser microphones if you are in a studio or you have a quiet space. An expensive condenser microphone is the RØDE NT1 and a cheaper option is the MXL 990. If you get an XLR microphone, you have to get an audio mixer. These will have knobs on them that can help with volume and echo. XLR microphones are normally more expensive than USB microphones. Some audio mixers are the Zoom PodTrack P4 and the Rodecaster.

How to Set Up A Podcast Studio

To set up a podcast studio, find a table and clear its surface. Before plugging everything in, you should find a place for it. If you have multiple microphones, put one in front of each chair on the table. If you have only one microphone, put it in between your chairs. Now plug your microphone/microphones into your computer or audio mixer. A good way to hide the cables is to route them under your desk and attach them to the bottom with tape or cable clips. Now you can boot up your podcasting software and start podcasting!