Matt’s site, Recording Hacks, is dedicated to “making audio gear accessible and useful to people.” Recently he has written a couple of great articles aimed specifically at podcasting. One of his most recent articles on the subject, “USB Dynamic Podcasting Mic Shootout” led me to bring him on the show for this interview.
On this episode we talk to Matt about his interest in microphones, audio production and gear. We focus on podcasting and the special requirements the average podcaster needs to produce a high quality recording.
The discussion isn’t only about microphones. We discuss other gear such as audio interfaces, mixer (pre-amps), and pre-amp boosters such as the Cloudlifter which provide extra (clean) gain.
Finally we wrap up with the results from Matt’s USB mic shootout. I’m happy that the mic I recommend here (ATR2100) for beginners and experts alike has a good showing.
Links mentioned in this episode:
- Podcasters’ Roundtable
- The RecordingHacks Microphone Database
- USB Dynamic Podcasting Mic Shootout
- Matt’s mic – Beyerdynamic M99 (I need to try this mic!)
- You Suck at Photoshop: Paths and Masks
- Cloud Microphones – Cloudlifter – Mic Activator
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