Jayme uses the Rode Podcaster. It’s a sleek and official studio dynamic mic that delivers excellent sound quality. It’s on the higher-priced scale; however, I won’t need to graduate to another mic after investing in a BMW upfront. In sound tests, we’ve listened to various methods of mouth placement near the mic, and it picks up excellent audio without having to be glued to the microphone. It’s a plug and play deal with an easy USB port suitable for Mac or Windows.
Audio Technica ATR2100 Microphone
This is the microphone John uses to record episodes of The Heart of Marketing. It’s perfect for capturing high quality sound without picking up unwanted sounds from the sides and rear. It has a USB output that plugs right into your computer for simple podcast and digital recording. The built-in headphone jack allows you to monitor the recording in real time without any sound delays. It also comes with a portable tripod desk stand. And this mic is extremely affordable – you can find it priced under $70. If you are getting started with podcasting, this is all you need for professional broadcast quality sound.
NEEWER Microphone Boom Stand
John LOVES this boom mic stand from NEWWER because it can be adjusted to fit any desk setup you are recording from. It comes with a mounting clamp you can place anywhere on your desk. The best part about using this boom stand is you can position it perfectly and not have to think about it during the recording session. When you’re done, you can swing the boom around to be out of the way when you’re doing other computer work. The frame is steel, so it is sturdy and durable. Definitely worth the $15 investment!