So You Want To Start a Podcast?
Are you thinking of starting a podcast? Podcasts are growing in popularity with consumers, making it a good place for entrepreneurs or businesses to dive into.
Luckily, you don’t need a professional home-studio to make a recording that is as sweet as saffron and smoother than silk. Shows with a shoestring budget for equipment are just as capable of producing polished content, provided you take into consideration the needs of the space you’re working in.
Looking for information about a specific type of podcast equipment? Our Greater Bargains Tech Junkies have put together a guide to everything you’ll need to get your podcast up and running in no time without even having to break the bank
According to our Greater Bargains Tech team, Microphones are your first big decision. Different kinds of microphones are good at capturing different kinds of sounds. Some are great for voices, for example, while others are better at picking up live ambient sound. It isn’t just a matter of budget and the scale of your podcast dreams, so it’s best to have an idea about what kind of show you want to make, and the sort of audio your show will largely consist of, before buying microphones.
Depending on your needs, you’ll want one of two classes of microphones—those that use USB cables to connect to your recording device, and those that utilize XLR cables to do the same (both can be found here https://rb.gy/z4rslx or select Studio & Stage Equipment above) . They both have distinct strengths and weaknesses. Luckily with Greater Bargains we’ve got a wide variety of microphones for you to choose from suitable for any budget, some of our best sellers include
2. Dual Podcast (Audio and Video)
We exist in a society that is so drawn to video that it's actually overshadowing sound on its own. When you look up radio stations on google you'll be shocked to find that they not only broadcast through the radio frequencies but they also vlog their broadcasts/episodes.
This trend is catching on with the podcasting revolution as well as more and more pod-casters are seeing their numbers on YouTube and IGTV sky-rocketing as people are now interested not only in listening to podcasts but they also want to watch them too. Since we’re not all videographers, with state of the art camera equipment, there must be a way for us to produce quality content without having to go to film school.
At Greater Bargains we’ve decided to make some provision for the budding streaming podcaster where all you’ll need is your phone camera. The only way you can level up your content game is with this one of a kind Professional Live Streaming Light for only R399.00 with adjustable lighting for whatever content you're looking to create + a range of different light colors for your content needs. Or even a Live Stream Ring Light with Cellphone Holder & Microphone Holder for R 615 00. You can find these at https://rb.gy/z4rslx or Studio & Stage Equipment above.
You’ll also need headphones to edit and mix your podcast. It’s never wise to mix using your laptop’s speakers or external USB computer speakers: We found that even when using high-quality speakers, You’ll tend to miss small details like breaths or shuffling papers that you would otherwise want to cut.
Headphones are always your best bet. You’ll want to hear the sound exactly as it was recorded, so avoid any low quality headphones that might alter the quality of the sound that you are trying to edit. In our opinion, the classic must-have studio-monitoring headphones are the Onikuma K8 Professional Gaming Headsets ( for only R 539.00 here https://rb.gy/ageubq or Gaming Accessories ) with premium omnidirectional microphone with noise cancelling technology.
Or the AOAS Gaming Headsets| Headphones AS-40 (for R R529.00 here https://rb.gy/ageubq or Gaming Accessories), which sit comfortably even after long periods. With sleek appearance, shell shape for ear comfort suitable for all types of heads.These headset use a large 50MM unit to enhance the bass and overall range The body is light, the head has no pressure, suitable for prolonged use.
With everything we’ve covered here, you now have a complete overview or idea of what you need to tease out the best sounding audio you can get from your recordings. Take care to consider how the format of your show will impact the equipment you choose and you’ll be golden.