Podcast MicrophoneAt the moment, podcasts are riding a huge wave of popularity, and they only seem to be getting bigger and bigger. Caught up in this podcast hysteria are everyone from comedians, journalists, teachers of all sorts, and pretty much anyone with an opinion and a microphone. If you already have the opinion or know-how, but are lacking the mic, we’re here to help out with that. Today we are discussing the best microphones to use for podcasts, from cheaper ones for beginners, to top-of-the-line models for the seasoned pro. If you’d like to begin podcasting, this article on the basics of starting a podcast, along with this course on the step-by-step specifics of the process, should get you started on the right foot.

Podcast Microphones

Beginner

These mics are for those just starting out, and aren’t quite sure if the podcasting thing is going to stick. If you don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on equipment, there are a few options out there that not only won’t break the bank, but are easy to use, quite portable, and most importantly, sound pretty good. New to podcasting and want to learn to use iTunes? This course on creating a podcast with iTunes will show you the step-by-step process.

Intermediate

If you enjoy podcasting, but aren’t quite up to the task of dropping $300 on a microphone, but still want to upgrade from your smaller beginner mic, these mid-range microphones might be what you’re looking for. If you’re getting better at podcasting, but still hit some speed bumps, this course on planning podcast will show you the proper way.

Expert

These microphones are the cream of the crop, and are going to set you back several hundred dollars. They are for those who are serious about podcasting, and have a budget to back it up.

Hopefully you can find the microphone that works best for your budget and fits any other specific needs you may have for your podcast. If you’re just starting out, you surely won’t want to go broke, but the microphone is one thing you don’t want to skimp on, and if the podcasting thing doesn’t work out, you can always start a band to get good use out of the mic. If you’d like to learn how to make money from your podcast, and perhaps pay for your mic, this course on the podcast blueprint will show you how to earn money from your passion.

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