My Podcast Setup

I found the tools needed for my home podcast studio!

My home office/ podcast studio tucked in a corner of my bedroom

Software

I’ve now recorded 3 podcast episodes and I’ve only needed to use two pieces of software to edit and distribute my show:

  • GarageBand

Macbook Air 2020 (non-M1 version)

My Macbook Air

Zoom Podtrak P4 Recorder

Zoom Podtrak P4 Podcast Recorder

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max

I actually upgraded my iPhone after a third-party battery replacement mishap burned my hand… I know the iPhone 12 Pro Max is supposed to be the top of the line; however, I just wanted it for the big ass screen and a nice camera.

Sony WH-1000XM4 Noise-Canceling Bluetooth Headphones

Sony M4s in silver

Zoom ZDM-1 Dynamic Microphone

Zoom ZDM-1 Dynamic Microphone

Mic Stand, Rolling Laptop Desk, and Cables Galore

I got the mic stand for $20 at the local music store. The rolling laptop desk was purchased last year at an office supply store for about $50. I needed to purchase a mic cable, as Zoom did not include one. I also got a 64 GB memory card and a power cable for the Zoom P4 (does not come either and would run on AA batteries otherwise.) I got a lightning to aux cord to connect my iPhone to the P4 and also got a USB-C to USB-C cable to connect the P4 to my Macbook.

Conclusion

Though I’m not a tech writer, I hope this helps someone considering starting a podcast. If you’ve been looking at the prices of my choices, don’t get overwhelmed if you’re on a budget. All you need to start a podcast is a smartphone and an internet connection. Everything I’ve shown here can be accomplished using little to no tech and it’s definitely possible to build your studio over time.

I help adolescents and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, and life transitions.

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