On this fairly opinionated episode, I discuss my thoughts on “cheap” gear, advertising rates, audience numbers and who your podcast’s intro should serve.
“Cheap” Podcast Gear
Cheap gear is not the same as affordable gear. One I have a problem with, the other I do not.
Gear that is made poorly and creates issues like noise that shouldn’t be there, is cheap gear. That is the kind of gear you want to avoid. Affordable gear, is something that works well at a budget friendly price. And that kind of gear I recommend often.
The best example of gear that is budget friendly yet performs at a professional level would be the ATR2100 microphone. I love this mic., because it’s less than $60 and the sound it produces can compete with microphones that are five times as much. It’s built well but it’s not perfect. I have seen the USB connection go back but the good news is it has a lifetime warranty so there is little risk to getting this microphone. This is a great piece of gear that a beginning podcaster can buy and instantly have the capability to produce professional level audio. [Read more…]