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RECORDING A PODCAST EPISODE:

Doing what I love doing… recording an episode in my not-so high-tech studio.

Recording a Ray's Rants Podcast episode

TASCAM DR05X and Rode Lavalier Go Microphone:

Several people have asked me which recorder I use for my outside recordings. Shown below left is my Tascam DR-05X stereo recorder. Centre with the wind muffler fitted. It produces excellent results. Also shown below right is my Rode lavalier lapel microphone which comes with a pop shield. This is perfect for discreet recordings. Whether I’m chatting with someone or narrating, its sensitivity ensures excellent audio quality.

 

THE MAIN MICROPHONE:

This is my Shure MV7X microphone. It looks and sounds incredibly professional! I don’t have a posh, fully-equipped recording studio. But I don’t think that’s necessary. What matters most is that the audio quality is pleasant to listen to. Plus, the content is what truly counts to make a good podcast.

Shure mv7x microphone

THE CLOUDLIFTER:

Below is my Cloudlifter CL-1. This boosts the signal from the Shure MV7X microphone.

Cloudlifter CL-1

THE GUEST MICROPHONE:

Here is my Shure PG58 microphone. Far from professional but it’s great when I need a second mike for chatting with my guests.

Shure PG58 microphone

THE AUDIO INTERFACE:

This is my Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 audio interface. Things are looking up in the Rants Studio!

Focusrite

 

BEHRINGER QX1204 USB MIXER:

I love my Behringer XENYX mixer, see photo below. Cheaper mixers work but I needed something a little more professional so I went for this excellent mixer. I’m trying to get to grips with all the functions, which will take some time, but it’s worth the effort.

Behringer XENYX QX1204USB

I’d love to hear from you. Please, email me.

 

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