From popular mainstream shows like “Serial,” “The Joe Rogan Experience,” and “Stuff You Should Know,” to incredibly specific niche shows like “Analyze Phish,” and “The X-Files Files,” podcasts have truly changed the way we consume information. Seriously, everyone and their mom has listened to at least one podcast (literally over half the people in the U.S.) and nearly one out of three people listen to at least one podcast per month. Crazy, right?
If you have a podcast idea of your own, but no idea where to start, you’re in luck. For one thing, there’s never been a better time to break into the industry. And for another, it’s easier than you think. You just need the proper training and equipment, and we’ve rounded up everything you need to get started.
First things first, you need to learn the ins and outs of the podcasting world. This bundle features 10 courses and over 35 hours of training in practically every aspect you need to know about podcasting – from audio/video recording basics and gear selection to finding an audience and building your voice through breathing techniques. Each individual course is usually $199, but right now, you can get them bundled together for just $29.
Plug in the MV88 Digital Stereo Condenser Microphone to any Lightning-equipped iOS device and instantly transform your phone or tablet into a high-quality microphone. Choose a preset mode – Speech, Singing, Flat, Acoustic Instrument, or Loud – and angle it where you want to pick up detailed stereo sound. You can easily make adjustments using the ShurePlus MOTIV app’s on-screen metering and integrated controls. Originally $186, pick up the MV88 for $149 on sale now.
Optimized for monitoring and accurate listening, the Shure SRH440 Headphones offer professional sound reproduction and comfort for both studio and home recording. They’re sturdy enough to withstand everyday use and the impedance, power handling, and sensitivity are calibrated specifically for professional audio devices – like DJ mixers, mixing consoles, and headphone amplifiers. Originally $125, you can pick up these studio headphones for just $99 right now.
Optimized for studio recording and critical listening, the SRH840 Professional Monitoring Headphones feature rich bass, clear mid-range, and extended highs. They’re ideal for professional audio engineers and musicians, as they boast a precisely accurate frequency response, combined with total comfort and durability for the ultimate listening experience. Typically $250, this pair is available for just $199 right now.
Designed for professional audio engineers and in-studio talent, the SRH940 headphones deliver accurate response across the entire audio spectrum for a smooth high-end extension with tight bass. Their superior transient response provides minimal distortion and their collapsible, lightweight design provides the ultimate convenience and portability. Typically $375, you can grab a pair for $299 now.
Ideal for general listening, the Shure SRH240A Headphones offer excellent sound reproduction and comfort with 40mm neodymium dynamic drivers and calibration for impedance, power handling, and sensitivity. Hear music and voices the way they actually sound with headphones that withstand the rigors of everyday use. Usually $75, you can swipe these professional-quality headphones on sale for just $59.
Whether you want to record a video podcast or capture sound for an interview episode, the MV88+ offers you a whole host of creative set-up options to cover any requirement. The kit includes a Manfrotto® PIXI tripod, phone clamp, and mount, as well as Lightning and USB-C cables for next-level compatibility and connectivity. Just add your phone and you’ve got everything you need for your creative set-up. Usually $311, you can pick up this kit for $249.