What Equipment Do I Need to Start a Podcast or Vlog?

Posted by Justin Smith on

Have you been thinking about starting your own Podcast or Vlog? Then you probably have asked yourself, what equipment do I need to start a podcast or vlog?

There are hundreds of products out there, a lot of great products. It can be overwhelming when trying to figure out what is the best and most feasible to get the ball rolling. I have been interviewed on dozens of podcast over the past 10 years and I have seen some incredible setups, learned a lot about production by being genuinely curious and asking questions.

Last year I started a new podcast and was lucky enough to obtain some great equipment. I know what it feels like to have a lot of great ideas for content and production but uneasy about how, who, where to purchase the goods. So I wanted to share with you several items that I use to create content.

The equipment below is an assortment of of products that I use almost everyday to create.

My favorite is the Rode's Rodecaster Pro. The world’s first fully integrated podcast production studio, Rode's RodeCaster Pro delivers superb audio quality while greatly simplifying the process of podcast production. With its four Class A mic preamps, RODECaster Pro supports up to four presenters and offers easy connection to phone, USB, and Bluetooth sources. And for instant playback of sound effects and jingles, it features eight programmable pads. You can record your podcasts directly to microSD card or to a computer via USB. With its large full-color touchscreen and intuitive control set, RODECaster Pro is incredibly fast and easy to use.

I use a GoPro Hero 7 and a Cannon Rebel T5 camera to capture footage. Each camera has its purpose and offers different benefits.

I attached a Rode VideoMic GO shotgun microphone to the Cannon Rebel 5 which offers unprecedented convenience and ease-of-use. Completely plug-and-play, this lightweight shotgun mic is powered by your camera's external microphone input - no batteries required. It doesn't skimp on quality, either.

To attach the Rode VideoMic Go Shotgun mic to the GroPro Hero 7 I use ANLASSER'S Microphone Mount, which is very cheap and adaptable with the GroPro's water-proof case for either the GoPro Hero 7,6 or 5.

For those looking to create content, both with camera and sound I hope this offers you some insight.

Again, there are hundreds of choices out there but these are mine and they work. Check out all the products I use to create Podcast and Vlogging content below:

 

 

Please note, I am an Amazon "Influencer" and do get paid a commission if you purchase. I've been using these products / services prior to becoming an "Influencer" 

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