If you’re interested in podcasting and want to start a podcast of your own, then look no further. I have compiled a list of products that I have used to get started with podcasting. Right from the recording gear to the softwares I use and lots more.
The Zoom H4N is my go to recording device when I record my podcast episodes. Not only does it allow me to record high quality audio but I also get to plug-in two mics thanks to the two XLR inputs.
If you can’t afford the Zoom H4N, start with the
It is very handy and has an internal mic.
Talking about Mics, the mics that I use are as follows
The ATR 2100 – A USB Microphone
Videos are great for behind the scenes footage, documenting your podcasting journey, and more. Here’s the gear I use to record videos and what I plan to buy in the future
Canon 550D – This baby has been with me ever since Architecture school (in 2012). And it still works great and records high quality video content. This camera is unfortunately not available in the market. But you could go for its upgraded version which is
Canon EOS 750D
Oneplus 7pro – I use my phone to record Instagram Stories & more.
Web Hosting Service
Here are the Web Hosting Services I use:
This is where you will upload your podcast episodes (the mp3s & the WAV file formats). It is essential to your podcasting journey and here are the three ways you can get started:
Anchor.fm – This is the best way to start your podcast. They do the distribution of your podcast to all major podcast platforms like itunes, spotify, stitcher, etc. and the best part is that it is FREE!
Libsyn – This is a premium podcast hosting service. They have a lot of valuable features and the best podcasts in the world host through libsyn.
Audioboom – The Archgyan Podcast show is hosted by Audioboom. They’re also a great podcast hosting company and the best feature they have is their stats, wherein you get to track where most of your listeners come from, the number of listens per episode and so on.
Soundcloud – This is where I began my podcasting journey with soundcloud. And yes! it is free again like anchor. You will get an RSS feed which you can go and distribute individually to platforms such as itunes, castbox, stitcher, spotify and so on.
Podcast Recording/Editing Software
This is where all the magic happens from editing your podcast, to adding your intros & outros, to removing background noise, the DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) is the key to your podcasting journey.
Audacity – This is the free editing DAW that gives you the full package. It is best for those starting out.
Adobe Audition – You can get the Adobe audition once you scale up your podcast and when you want to produce high quality audio content.
Online Calling & Recording Software
If your guest is overseas and you can’t really afford to travel there. Then don’t sweat because Skype is here for the rescue.
But if you want record skype calls, then I would suggest buying the
Both apps record any skype call, both audio & video.
Podcast Music & Sound Effects
It is essential to keep your listener engaged. And what better way to do that than to have some cool groovy music in your intro & outro of your podcast. Plus, all the cool sound effects you can add. But the good stuff comes with a price, here’s where to find it –