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Podcast Gear

I thought I’d put together a list of the podcast gear that I use for The Aussie English Podcast as a few people have asked me about what I use and why.

Check out the podcast episodes here on SoundCloud or via iTunes, and go to the YouTube channel to check out the videos + audio.

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ATR2100 (USD$59)

Why do I use this product?

  1. It’s an incredibly affordable.
  2. It’s a USB microphone that plugs straight into your computer’s USB port.
  3. You can plug your headphones directly into it, as well as other devices that use XLR input/outputs.

Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone


DJI Osmo Mobile ($289)

Why do I use this product?

  1. It’s incredibly high quality.
  2. It’s motorised and can be controlled with a joystick.
  3. It can track your face and follow you automatically.

Read more about the features here.

DJI Phone Camera Gimbal OSMO MOBILE, Black


Rode smartLav+ (USD$70)

Why do I use this product?

  1. It plugs directly into any smartphone or computer.
  2. Works well with the Osmo Mobile without affecting stabilisation.
  3. Easy to pin to anything whether your shirt or next to your computer.

Rode smartLav+ Lavalier Microphone for iPhone and Smartphones


Rode VideoMic (USD$59)

Why do I use this product?

  1. It plugs directly into any smartphone.
  2. It comes with wind sock great for outside use to mute wind noise.
  3. It’s great for interviews with multiple people.

Rode VideoMic Me Directional Microphone for Smart Phones


Wacom Intuos (USD$69)

Why do I use this product?

  1. It’s good quality and very cheap.
  2. It’s small, lightweight and easy to carry around or set up in front of your computer.
  3. It’s incredibly quick and easy to set up, and uses USB.

Wacom Intuos Draw CTL490DW Digital Drawing and Graphics Tablet


iPhone 5S (USD$184)

Why do I use this product?

  1. It’s cheap now that the iPhone 6 and 7 are out.
  2. It’s smaller and still has a headphone jack for the microphones I use.
  3. I prefer this over a camera because it has a decent camera, I can edit photos/videos, and then upload them straight to Facebook or Instagram.

Apple iPhone 5 16GB – Unlocked – White (Certified Refurbished)


Zoom H4N (USD$189)

Why do I use this product?

  1. It’s recently become very affordable and is very high quality.
  2. It’s easy to mount on a small tripod and use for interviews in person.
  3. I can also pair it up with the ATR2100 + computer in order to record Skype calls simultaneously as a backup just incase Audacity or Call Recorder crashes.

Zoom H4N PRO Digital Multitrack Recorder – 2016 Version


Arkon Tripod (USD$18)

Why do I use this product?

  1. It’s incredibly cheap and high quality.
  2. Its legs are bendable and allow you to position it easily.
  3. It’s small, lightweight and fits many smartphones and cameras.

Arkon iPhone Tripod Mount for iPhone 7 6S Plus 6 Plus iPhone 6S 6 5S Galaxy Note 5 S6 S5 Retail Black

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