Welcome to the Zack Lyman Podcast! If you’re a fan of the show, you might be wondering what kind of podcast equipment I use to bring you all the juicy content you love. Well, wonder no more! I’m here to give you a behind-the-scenes look at my podcast setup and how I create each episode.
Podcast Equipment Breakdown
First up on podcast equipment, let’s talk about my trusty sidekick: the Audio-Technica AT2020 XLR (I see them used all the time) microphone. This bad boy is my go-to for recording my dulcet tones and ensuring that my voice comes through loud and clear for all my listeners. It has a cardioid polar pattern, which means it’s designed to pick up sound primarily from the front. This makes it perfect for solo podcasting or voiceover work like I do on the Zack Lyman Podcast. Plus, it has a smooth, flat frequency response and low self-noise, so you won’t hear any weird background noises or static while I’m talking.
But the microphone is only half the battle – I also need a way to connect it to my recording setup. That’s where the Behringer mixer (link to one that is kinda like mine, but mine was very used and from 2006) comes in. This little gem allows me to adjust the levels of the microphone and any other audio sources I might be using, like music or sound effects. I snagged mine used at a local music store for 20-40 dollars, and it’s been a game-changer for my podcast equipment setup.
Of course, all the fancy microphones and mixers in the world won’t do much good without a solid computer to run everything. That’s where my Ideapad laptop comes in. It’s got a powerful processor and plenty of storage, which is essential for running audio editing software like Audacity (which I use to edit all my podcast episodes). Honestly, you can use almost any laptop these days.
And speaking of editing, since 2020 I’ve been recording all my podcast episodes on Zoom. Not only does this allow me to have guests on the show, but it also makes it easy to record our conversations remotely. Zoom has a built-in recording function, so all I have to do is press the big red button and we’re good to go.
So there you have it – that’s the equipment I use to create the Zack Lyman Podcast. From my trusty Audio-Technica microphone to my handy Behringer mixer and my dependable Ideapad laptop, I’ve got everything I need to bring you high-quality, professional-sounding podcasts. And with Zoom, I can even have guests on the show without ever leaving my home studio. So the next time you listen to an episode of the Zack Lyman Podcast, know that a lot of love (and some really cool equipment) went into making it happen.
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