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Kick Awesome Podcast Tips
5 minutes | 2 years ago
Condenser or Dynamic Microphone for Podcasting? A Blue Yeti Mic?
Should I use a Condenser or a Dynamic Microphone for Podcasting? Should I get a Blue Yeti? Your Goal is to make your podcast sound so good that no one notices how it sounds. If people notice the sound, there's probably something wrong with it. You don't need a big budget to get professional sound, but you do need a good room and a good microphone. So which type of microphone is best for podcasting? Well, that is up to you. It depends on what kind of sound you are looking for. Condenser microphones are more sensitive and provide a higher output level which can be useful because the signal doesn't need to be amplified as much by the mixer. Condenser mics have better response to high frequencies than dynamic mics. This gives condensers a crisp, detailed sound. But, I do not recommend a condenser mic for podcasting especially beginners. The problem is, because of their sensitivity, condenser microphones tend to pick up a lot more background noise from things like air vents, outside noise and will also pick up more lip smacks and mouth noise. You need a quiet room to take advantage of the quality they offer and proper mic technique. They also tend to be a lot more fragile and not as good for taking on the road in gear bags. The other disadvantage is that condenser mics need external power. This normally comes through a phantom power supply, provided by either a mixer, your digital recorder or a battery. The alternative is a dynamic microphone. They record less surrounding noise, so you have to be right up close to the mic. They can be more forgiving in bad recording environments. Your recording environment and your budget will determine what type of mic you should go for. As with everything the more you spend, the better quality you will get. But, this only goes up to a point. You will get great results with these dynamic microphones for under $100, the Samson Q2U, An ATR2100 or a AT2005. I also recommend the Rode Podmic. I do not recommend the Blue Yeti. If you have a quiet room and know how to use it, then you can get pretty good sound, but most people do not have a sound proof room and do not know how to properly use a Blue Yeti. There is no right or wrong answer on what type of mic to choose, but always use the right tool for the job. Lower priced mics I recommend: ATR2100 AT2005USB Samson Q2U The Rode PodMic (coming soon) Higher priced mics I recommend: EV RE320 Shure Sm7b A great mic will start your podcast off on the right track, but I still have to say that using a bad mic and actually starting a podcast is better than putting off your podcast for months trying to find the perfect Mic. Get a good enough mic and get started today. I'm Kevin Richardson, helping you learn podcasting one kick awesome tip at a time. Be awesome and visit KickAwesomePodcast.com and also subscribe to the show. See ya!
3 minutes | 2 years ago
Start Your Podcast Even If It Stinks
Starting something new can be tough especially a podcast, but if you want to be a podcaster then you must start a podcast. You may be afraid that your podcast will stink in the beginning and it might, but that is okay. You will get better by doing, but you will never get better if you do not start. It is okay to stink in the beginning because you will learn, grow and get better. If you do not start a podcast you will be doing a disservice to your potential listeners. You will improve if you do something everyday. You will feel a little more natural each time you do it. You can only improve what you start. Spend 20% of your time learning and 80% of your time doing. Do not try to get your podcast perfect before you release it. Done is better than perfect. Perfectionism kills dreams and destroys your goals A quote from Patt Flynn from the Smart Passive Income Podcast (You must listen to hear this quote) I am Kevin Richardson helping you learn podcasting one Kick Awesome Tip at a time!
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