Hey Clocking In listeners—if you’re ready to make your podcast sound like mine, I’m sharing my simple, yet powerful podcast setup with you! 

Note: There are so many different ways that you can record for podcasts, including working with recorders. The particular tools I’m sharing below (along with the cords I mention) are meant for recording on your computer or laptop.

Foam Ball-Type Microphone Windscreen

If you purchase the Shure SM58-LC microphone, you need a foam windscreen.

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Shure SM58-LC Cardioid Dynamic Vocal Microphone

The Shure SM58-LC Cardioid Dynamic Microphone is a great, affordable choice. It’s a higher quality microphone than most entry level mics, but still within the beginner price range! This is the exact microphone I use for my own podcast!

XLR Cables

To connect your microphones to the Scarlett (below), you’ll need XLR cables. Based on the number of microphones you buy, you can buy more XLR cables for less.

Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 (4th Gen)

The Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 is ideal for the podcaster who mainly records solo interviews, but occasionally wants to record in-person interviews. It allows for two microphone inputs. This is the exact audio interface I use for my own podcast!

Apple Airpods

While I’m not a fan of using Airpods without a microphone (the audio quality is terrible), we do support their use for virtual interviews as the output device.

Microphone Boom Arm Floor Stand

Sometimes your desk or recording area doesn’t allow for a desk stand or arm. I personally love my floor stand for recording as it’s easy to move or fold away when I’m not using it.

Looking for more options for your podcast? Check out our full list of podcast gear and equipment recommendations here.

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