Bundled by B&H for your convenience, the Focusrite Scarlett 1-Person Podcasting Kit includes almost everything you need to get started podcasting. First, the kit provides the Scarlett 2i2 USB interface, which gives you two inputs for your microphones and offers pro-quality preamps for a pristine signal. In fact, Generation 3 of the Scarlett Series gives you an Air setting that lifts the trebles a bit which adds brightness and clarity. Use this setting if your voice is sounding a bit on the dull side.
Next, you’ll note the Audio-Technica AT2020 Cardioid Condenser Microphone, which is well suited for recording the spoken word. Also included are a tripod mic stand with a fixed boom arm, as well as a gooseneck nylon pop filter and an XLR mic cable. The gooseneck nylon pop filter can be used to reduce plosives in vocal performances, and it attaches to the included tripod mic stand. An XLR cable allows you to connect your microphone to the Scarlett 2i2.
The kit also gives you a pair of over-ear, closed-back headphones. Use these headphones to monitor your voice while ensuring there's no bleed from your headphones into the mic, thanks to their closed-back construction.
With the interface, microphone, cable, stand, pop filter, and headphones, you'll have almost everything you need to get started crafting a podcast. All you need to bring to the table is your own computer—that, and a bright idea for your podcast.
Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 2x2 USB Audio Interface (3rd Generation)
Built to deliver top-shelf sound in a compact, bag-friendly, and easy-to-use format for singer-songwriters, guitarists, and podcaster duos, the third-generation Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 2x2 USB audio interface lets artists and content creators score pro-level tone with no learning curve, no matter where they go.
Equally capable for tracking vocals and instruments, the two improved Scarlett microphone preamps feature switchable phantom power for condenser mics and a selectable-per-channel Air circuit, which adds clarity-enhancing brightness based on Focusrite's legendary ISA preamplifier. The two XLR-1/4" combo inputs are outfitted with switches that allow them to accept signal directly from electric instruments such as guitar and bass or from line-level sources such as stereo mixer outputs or a hot feed from a drum machine.
Unlocking the ability to record at standard CD quality or high-fidelity resolutions, the 24-bit / 192 kHz AD/DA converters ensure that signals are captured and reproduced with detail and accuracy. Listen through headphones or connect active speakers to the balanced 1/4" monitor outputs, and enjoy independent control of the headphone and speaker volume settings. Use selectable direct monitoring in mono or stereo to hear your live input signal with no distracting echo or latency.
With its bus powering for uninhibited portability, space-saving USB Type-C connection, and extensive software bundle including elementary versions of Ableton Live and Avid Pro Tools music production workstations, virtual instruments, plug-in effects, loops, and more, the Scarlett 2i2 gives you plenty of powerful tools to kick-start your inspiration; just plug the Scarlett 2i2 into your Mac/Windows computer or iPad Pro (with USB Type-C), fire up your preferred audio recording software, and let the creativity flow.
Portable and Bus Powered
Pristine, High-Resolution Conversion
Scarlett Mic Preamps with Customizable Tone
Instrument/Line Input Switches
Straightforward Controls and Level Indication
Independent Headphone and Monitor Outputs
Extensive Software Bundle
- Ableton Live Lite: Popular music production software
- Pro Tools | First Focusrite Creative Pack: The main elements and workflow of the industry standard Pro Tools in an entry-level package hundreds of virtual instrument sounds, 500MB of loops, and great-sounding effects
- 3 Months of Splice Sounds: Get access to millions of high-quality, royalty-free loops, one-shots, and presets, with new releases daily
- Focusrite Red 2 and Red 3 Plug-In Suite: Accurate models Focusrite’s classic Red 2 equalizer and Red 3 compressor
- XLN Audio: Choose of one of four XLN Audio Addictive Keys virtual instruments
- Softube Time & Tone Bundle: World-class reverb, delay, and distortion plug-ins and an easy-to-use mastering tool from Softube
- Access to the Focusrite Plug-In Collective: Receive free versions of innovative software and benefit from discounts
Audio-Technica AT2020 Cardioid Condenser Microphone (Black)
The black Audio-Technica AT2020 Cardioid Condenser Microphone is designed to bring sonic performance distilled from the company's reputable studio condensers to the realm of home recording for podcasters, musicians, and content creators. The capsule features a low-mass, side-address diaphragm with a cardioid polar pattern for rejecting ambience and noise behind the mic, a welcome trait when tracking in untreated rooms. It comes with a pivoting stand mount for straightforward attachment to your existing mic stand.
The AT2020's extended, linear frequency response enables the flexibility to accurately reproduce signals from a wide variety of sources such as vocals, speech, and instruments. High SPL handling and wide dynamic range allow the AT2020 to capture loud signals with minimal noise and distortion. Since the AT2020 is a solid-state condenser with an XLR output, it should be mated to an XLR-equipped mic preamp capable of sending 48V phantom power.
Studio Quality at Home
Cardioid Polar Pattern
Ready for Daily Use
Features at a Glance
- Custom-engineered 0.6" low-mass diaphragm
- Extended frequency response and superior transient response
- High SPL handling and wide dynamic range provide great versatility
- Cardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of the desired sound source
- Stand mount allows placement in tight spots
- Operates on 48 VDC phantom power from a range of devices such as portable mixers, desktop audio interfaces, or external mic preamps
- Balanced XLR 3-pin output connector
Auray MS-5230F Tripod Microphone Stand with Fixed Boom
The Auray MS-5230F Tripod Microphone Stand with Fixed Boom features durable, steel construction. The 31.5" boom arm allows you to angle the mic however you need it. An ergonomic twist-action clutch helps adjust the height of the stand, while the reinforced tripod base and nonslip feet keep it firmly and sturdily in place. The Auray MS-5230F mic stand collapses for easy transport.
Auray PFSS-55 Pop Filter with Gooseneck with Springloaded Clamp (5.5" Pop Filter and 13.5" Gooseneck)
The Auray PFSS-55 Pop Filter with Gooseneck with Springloaded Clamp (5.5" Pop Filter and 13.5" Gooseneck) features double-layered nylon to greatly reduce noise from aspirated plosives like p and b sounds. The PFSS-55's double-layered nylon filter gently disperses the explosive rush of air from speaking and breathing, while protecting your microphone from corrosive moisture.
The flexible gooseneck makes it easy to position the filter exactly where you need it, the spring-loaded, clothes-pin clamp provides fast and easy mounting to both stands and desktops. The locking bolt holds the PFSS-55 firmly into place. These features make the PFSS-55 Pop Filter ideal for desktops and also compatible with microphone stands.
Neat Microphones Beeline XLR Quad-Conductor Microphone Cable (20')
The 20' Beeline XLR Quad-Conductor Microphone Cable from Neat Microphones is a professional-quality quad-conductor cable that is constructed with double the wires used in a typical XLR mic cable. It can be used to connect devices in audio applications such as mixers, microphones, speakers, and more. Moreover, the Beeline XLR cable features 4 wires configured as spiraled pairs, which greatly improves the common mode noise rejection, dynamic range, and provides a wide frequency response. Each strand consists of 16 conductors with 36 AWG oxygen-free copper wire.
Polsen HPC-A30-MK2 Closed-Back Studio Monitor Headphones
The HPC-A30-MK2 Closed-Back Studio Monitor Headphones from Polsen offer a solution for experiencing rich and natural sound when listening to music through a mobile device or monitoring a podcast on your computer. These headphones can also be used for DJ work, thanks to the swiveling earcups that let you monitor audio while keeping one ear free.
The HPC-A30-MK2's over-ear design isolates the sound and prevents leakage for optimum listening conditions in loud environments, such as a club or on the go. The 10' cable also gives you the freedom to move around while working and terminates in a 1/8" TRS stereo plug, which is compatible with most mobile devices and computers. In addition, a stereo 1/4" adapter is included to plug into a stereo or mixing board.