Not many people ask us what podcast equipment we are using. Knowing how to use your equipment is the most important thing, having the right equipment is also important . Below is a list of our current podcast equipment that we use in our podcast studio. We will update this list as we update our equipment.

This list covers our main components such as camera, microphone, and recorder. Components such as XLR Cables, Mic Arms, Stands, Tripods, and Headphones are omitted as there are so many great choices in those categories.

Each product will link to a purchase link if wanted to purchase. None of the brands or products listed below paid us or gave us free equipment. Everything is purchased with our own money. Equipment is too expensive for some and a big commitment, you can always hire us instead 😉

Microphones:

There are many different microphones that are advertised towards podcasters. If using more than one microphone we do not recommend a USB microphone but rather an XLR based microphone. Unless you have access to a perfectly sound treated room we only recommend using dynamic microphones.

Shure SM7B (LA & NYC) – This microphone has a classic look and sound so we use it for almost all our recordings.

Rode Podmic (Mobile Recordings)

We use the Podmic for our mobile recordings, it’s smaller and more durable than the Shure. We use a foam cover on this mic.

Shure SM58 (Mobile Recordings/Handheld)

Camera’s:

Panasonic S1H – We use this camera in our LA studio. It’s full frame, records in 6k, and is Netflix approved.
pansonic s1h podcast camera equipment

Sony FX3 – This camera is a great alternative to the above camera, but has better autofocus, we use it in our NYC studio.Recorder’s:

Sound Devices MixPre 10 ii (LA) – You can plug up to 8 microphones into this. It records to a SD card and a USB thumb drive as backup. You can also use this as a XLR audio interface. We bought this recorder because it has 32 bit float recording. For 32-bit float recording, exact setting of the trim and fader gain while recording is no longer a worry, from a fidelity standpoint. The recorded levels may appear to be either very low or very high while recording, but they can easily be scaled after recording by the DAW software with no additional noise or distortion. One issue we have experienced is screen burn in, make sure to shut off device at the end of the day.

sound devices mic pre 10 ii podcast recorder equipment audio sound

Zoom F8n Pro (NYC) – You can plug up to 8 microphones into this. It records to two SD cards at once. You can also use this as a XLR audio interface. We bought this recorder because it has 32 bit float recording. For 32-bit float recording, exact setting of the trim and fader gain while recording is no longer a worry, from a fidelity standpoint. The recorded levels may appear to be either very low or very high while recording, but they can easily be scaled after recording by the DAW software with no additional noise or distortion. This has a worse headphone port than the Sound Devices Recorder we use in LA.

Zoom F6 (Mobile Recordings) – You can plug up to 6 microphones into this. It records to a SD card. You can also use this as a XLR audio interface. The main reason we bought this is because of 32 bit float recording. With 32-bit float recording, exact setting of the trim and fader gain while recording is no longer a worry, from a fidelity standpoint. The recorded levels may appear to be either very low or very high while recording, but they can easily be scaled after recording by the DAW software with no additional noise or distortion. We use this recorder on our mobile recordings as it is even more portable than the sound devices recorder although both are fairly portable.

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Blackmagic ATEM ISO – We prefer to switch cameras 100% in post, it allows for more precise cuts and less mistakes. This camera switcher allows for faster edit turnaround times, switching during a live stream, and a backup recording of both the podcast audio and each camera in HD.

black magic atem iso switcher hd

List Last Updated: 12/26/23

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