Audio Recording Equipment – COLIN GRAY | DMR #91

Colin’s a Podcaster and Online Educator, and has been teaching Podcasting skills for over 6 years. You can find him over at

Audio Recording Equipment - COLIN GRAY

Audio Recording Equipment – COLIN GRAY

Today on Digital Marketing Radio we discuss audio recording equipment, with topics including:

  • What piece of audio equipment that you have – bang for buck – would you say has had the biggest impact on your sound quality?
  • Should you pick a dynamic mic or a condenser mic for your home studio?
  • What are the concerns that people should have with a dynamic microphone?
  • Why is there not one best microphone for everyone?
  • Why is podcasting different from radio broadcasting?
  • Where should you route your sound after the microphone – is a mixer necessary?
  • What creates sound interference?
  • What is a Cloudlifter device and how does it help your sound recording?
  • Are external soundcards necessary to record interviews?
  • Can you just rely on on the microphone on a portable audio recorder like the Zoom H4N or H5?
  • Is it always important to always do a lot of post production editing?
  • Why can background noise sometimes be good?
  • Why can having a ‘series’ approach be better for your podcast?

Software I couldn’t live without

What software do you currently use in your business that if someone took away from you, it would significantly impact your marketing success?

Audacity [Audio editing software]

What software don’t you use, but you’ve heard good things about, and you’ve intended to try at some point in the near future?

All Things [Task management system]

My number 1 takeaway

What’s the single most important step from our discussion that our listeners need to take away and implement in their businesses?

Start a podcast!