What do I need to record a podcast?

Written by: Jon Duffy



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Whether you’re passionate about a subject or just want to share your thoughts with the world, podcasting is an excellent way to unleash your creativity. But what tech do you need to get started? From microphones to mixers, Maplin have all the equipment you need to get your voice out there.

Maono USB-C Studio Desk Top Podcast Microphone Kit with Portable Mid-Size Tripod

If you’re looking to keep things simple, the Maono USB-C Desktop Podcasting Microphone Kit could be exactly what you’re after. With its volume control and plug-and-play design, you can get started with ease. In addition to podcasting, it’s also ideal for YouTube videos, voiceovers, Skype calls and more.

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Maono XLR Cardioid Professional Vocal Studio Microphone with Boom Arm Kit

Looking for a professional set-up to compliment your podcast? The Maono XLR Cardioid Professional Vocal Studio Microphone with Boom Arm Kit adds both quality and style to your studio. This XLR microphone is ideal for recording both words and sounds, making it suitable for podcasting, recording, streaming, gaming, and online chatting.

One thing to note about XLR microphones is that, unlike microphones with USB connectors, they must be driven by an additional phantom power supply or audio interface. This basically means an XLR mic needs to receive external power to work.

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Maono MAONOCASTER AU-AM100 Portable All-In-One Podcast Production Studio

The Maono MAONOCASTER AU-AM100 Portable All-In-One Podcast Production Studio is exactly what you need when you want to get your podcast, radio show, or Twitch stream off the ground easily but you’re not sure what gear to buy. It’s so easy and intuitive to use that you can jump headfirst into podcasting within minutes. This leaves you free to focus on providing valued content and interacting with your audiences rather than being distracted by the complicated operations.

You’ll be able to control sound levels and add live vocal and sound effects through a comprehensive set of tools to avoid difficult post-production and editing.

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About the author

Jon Duffy is a Digital Merchandiser at Maplin.

An avid gamer from a young age, Jon has dabbled in gaming journalism and dedicates much of his spare time to this hobby. He also has an interest in music, playing bass guitar in a rock covers band.

Having previously worked as a copywriter with another electronics retailer, he was eager to join Maplin with their new online venture. In addition to writing blogs, Jon also works on many of the website's landing pages and adding new tech to the range.