Podcasting tech from Maplin

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 you might be asking yourself: what do I need to record a podcast? 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.

Podcasting has revolutionized the way we consume audio content, offering a platform for creators to share their ideas, stories, and expertise with a global audience. With the rise of smartphones and digital streaming platforms, podcasts have become increasingly popular, providing listeners with on-demand access to a vast array of topics and genres. From news and entertainment to education and personal development, podcasts cover a wide range of subjects, catering to diverse interests and preferences. Podcasting offers a unique opportunity for individuals and businesses to connect with audiences, build communities, and share their voices in a compelling and engaging format. With minimal equipment and technical expertise required, podcasting has become accessible to anyone with a story to tell or knowledge to share.

What do I need to record a podcast?

Maono USB-C Desktop Microphone at Maplin

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.

With its driver-free and plug-and-play design, installing the USB microphone is a breeze. This USB desktop podcast microphone is compatible with both Windows and Mac.

The microphone is equipped with a dual mode switch for omni-directional and cardioid polar pattern, so choosing a suitable recording mode is simple and straightforward.

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Boom arm microphones at Maplin

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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Lavalier lapel microphones at Maplin

ProSound Wireless Microphone and USB-C Receiver for Smartphones

The ProSound Wireless Microphone and USB-C Receiver for Smartphones is a wireless lavalier microphone that clips onto your collar. Simply plug the receiver port into your device and it will automatically connect. Plug and play, no app required.

The cordless microphone is highly sensitive for crystal clear reception. Sound can be captured at a range of 20m, helping you record or shoot video clearly from a distance.

The USB-C connector makes this microphone compatible with a wide range of devices on the market, including smartphones, computers, sound cards, cameras and camcorders. Ideal for streaming, interviews or vlogging on YouTube, Facebook or TikTok.

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Audio mixers at Maplin

CAD MXU4FX 4-Channel Mixer with USB Interface & Digital Effects

The CAD MXU4FX 4-Channel Mixer with USB Interface & Digital Effects is a multipurpose 4 channel (2mic/line, 2 mono/1 stereo line) analog mixer with a built-in USB interface and digital effects processor. On-board 2-band EQ and +48V phantom power make it an ideal compact option for live performance, broadcasting, podcasting, or home recording.

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Still not sure what you're after? Explore our full Audio range to check out everything we have to offer. From microphones to mixers and headsets, you'll find everything you need to make your voice heard so you can share your ideas with the world.