Podcasting

by Rebecca Melville ·Posted
Content creation has exploded into a multi-billion-dollar industry with no signs of slowing down. While it’s true that anyone with a smartphone can become a content creator, the shift toward polished productions might have you browsing some more professional gadgets. Luckily, affordable, easy-to-use gear is widely available for every kind of content creator. Let’s explore some options you might consider snagging for your new hobby or upcoming project.  Best vlogging cameras for content creatorsBest
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Looking to add video to your podcast? Gabe Richards shares tips and gear suggestions for a variety of setups and people, such as those not comfortable being on camera, those using smartphones, those looking for a budget-friendly camera, and more. 0:00 - Introduction 1:05 - Video Alternatives 2:35 - Lighting and Set Design Ideas 4:49 - Smartphone Cameras and Webcams 6:29 - Beginner Cameras 8:11 - Video Capture Cards 9:10 - Editing, Briefly 11:18 - Multi-Camera Setup 12:30 - Final Thoughts Will you be adding a video component to your podcast?
by Trevor Collins ·Posted
Choosing a microphone is difficult, even on a good day. With so many options, and so many subtle differences in design, it takes a great deal of patience and a discerning ear to find the right mic for your application. That’s why B&H has decided to reduce the burden on the customer and present a new way of testing mics before you buy: Enter the B&H Virtual Mic Locker. Based on a select list of B&H’s top broadcast microphones, the B&H Virtual Mic Locker is an online tool that helps you determine the sonic differences between
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Before you begin your podcast, you need to make sure your audio recording is crystal clear. Andrew shares some proper microphone techniques to help you get the best sound for your podcast.  0:00 - Introduction  0:17 - Proximity Effect  1:26 - Plosive Sounds  3:33 - Setting the Input Gain  4:30 - Final Thoughts  Did you find these tips helpful? Do you have any to add? Let us know in the Comments section, below.
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Attention all podcast enthusiasts! Welcome to podcasting 101, 2023 edition. Gabriel Richards breaks down the list of all the equipment you need to get started on your podcast. Richards discusses everything, from mics, mixers, editing software, and even platforms to host your podcast. 0:00 - Introduction 1:18 - Microphones 6:03 - Audio Interface 7:23 - Podcast Mixers 9:08 - Headphones 10:07 - Mobile Podcasting 11:12 - Podcast Editing 13:10 - Podcast Hosting 14:04 - One Last Piece of Advice   Do you have a podcast you produce or would
by Rebecca Melville ·Posted
Logitech continues to be the one-stop shop for content creators. Featuring premium lighting solutions, cameras, and microphones, Logitech’s catalog of creator-focused accessories reflects a growing customer base that values quality, functionality, and aesthetics. Read on for highlights of some of Logitech’s most noteworthy peripherals. We’ll tell you why they would make a good addition to your own streaming setup. StreamCam When it comes to cameras, creators today have many solid options to choose from. While a vlogger might opt for a more
by Eric Calvi ·Posted
Mackie has been empowering musicians, DJs, and multimedia producers with top-notch tools for more than 30 years. Recently, the company has expanded its reach to the podcasting and streaming market with the release of DLZ Creator―an adaptive digital audio mixer that allows creators of all skill levels to achieve professional-level results for their podcasts, YouTube channels, and live streams. This portable and
by Robert Rives ·Posted
Podcasters, gamers, and content creators have a lot of USB microphone options these days, but when a proven performer like the Audio-Technica AT2040 gets updated with a USB-C connector, that's a really exciting development. Behold the new AT2040USB USB Microphone, poised to deliver rich speech and vocal tones directly to your computer at resolutions up to 24-bit / 96 kHz. In addition to the USB port
by Trevor Collins ·Posted
These days, so many people listen to podcasts. In fact, it’s easier than ever to start and publish your own podcast, but it can still be difficult to dive in headfirst without knowing the ropes. That’s where we come in, here at B&H, with another all-encompassing guide to set you up for success and help get your content off the ground as painlessly as possible. Let’s begin. Why Make a Podcast? So, why even start a podcast? The answer is simple—because it’s a relatively fast, simple, and cost-effective way to get your content to the masses.
by Trevor Collins ·Posted
So, you’ve recorded a killer podcasting session but aren’t sure how to take it from raw to ready? We get it—there is a lot to take in. But editing is undoubtedly one of the most crucial aspects of the production process when making a podcast. We know editing a podcast can be intimidating and overwhelming at first, and that’s why B&H is here to run through some of the basics and get you producing polished, engaging, professional-sounding content.  In this article, we’ll walk through the essential techniques of trimming, adding effects, and
by Trevor Collins ·Posted
From news and entertainment to educational and informative topics, podcasting has become an increasingly popular medium for delivering captivating content. But no matter how interesting your podcasting content is, it is always vital to ensure that the audio quality is top-notch if you want to maintain your listener’s interest and engagement. That’s where proper microphone technique comes into play. Whether you’re a seasoned podcaster or a beginner, understanding effective mic techniques will make a huge difference in the overall quality of
by Robert Rives ·Posted
Attention haters, prepare to troll! Boutique audio gadget maker Teenage Engineering is back with another stunningly beautiful product that offers a uniquely tactile experience for discerning creators: the TP-7 Digital Tape Recorder. This ultra-compact gem is designed to handle a wide range of recording duties and fits perfectly into the TE field lineup of pocket-sized audio gear with a
by Trevor Collins ·Posted
The recent rise of digital media production platforms like podcasting, streaming, and content creation have presented opportunities for new voices in the audio world to make a name for themselves. One such voice that has recently made waves is a Canadian company by the name of BEACN. With several recent products that have taken the streaming world by storm, such as the BEACN Mix and
by Trevor Collins ·Posted
Highly regarded as one of the most popular dynamic microphones available today, the Shure SM7B has become legendary for its versatility and the rich sound it produces when used for the human voice. Although originally designed for professional broadcast and voice-over work, the SM7B has found a place among modern musicians, podcasters, and content creators alike. However, despite its ease of use and forgiving nature, there are
by Trevor Collins ·Posted
The popularity of podcasting has skyrocketed in recent years. While many facets are involved in making a successful podcast, undoubtedly one of the most important is the microphone. However, with so many factors to consider, from budgets and solo or multi-person setups to technical specs like capsule types, pickup patterns, and onboard controls, the options can sometimes seem overwhelming. Fear not! B&H has you covered in your endeavor to weed through the options and produce engaging content. In this article, we’ll discuss some of the key