Bundled by B&H for your convenience, this Focusrite Scarlett Solo Podcasting Kit includes almost everything you need to get started podcasting. First, the kit provides the Scarlett Solo USB interface, which gives you an input for your microphone, and offers a pro-quality preamp and signal path for a pristine sound. In fact, Generation 3 of the Scarlett Series gives you an ISA Air setting that lifts the trebles a bit to add brightness and clarity. Use this setting if your voice is sounding a bit on the dull side.
Next, you'll note the Rode PodMic, which is a front-address vocal mic tailor-made for the spoken word. As such, it's suitable for podcasting and broadcasting. Its polar pattern is focused and helps you avoid recording extraneous room noise. An internal pop filter reduces plosives.
The included two-section broadcast arm clamps to your desk to make positioning mics a snap. The arm's integrated XLR cable plugs right into the interface.
This kit also gives you a pair of over-ear, 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, the broadcast arm, and the cable and the 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 and a bright idea for your podcast.
Focusrite Scarlett Solo 2x2 USB Audio Interface (3rd Generation)
Built to deliver top-shelf sound in a compact, bag-friendly, and easy-to-use format for singers, guitarists, and solo podcasters, the third-generation Focusrite Scarlett Solo 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 improved Scarlett microphone preamp features switchable phantom power for condenser mics and a selectable Air circuit, which adds clarity-enhancing brightness based on Focusrite's legendary ISA preamplifier. In addition to the single XLR mic input, the Scarlett Solo provides a single 1/4" input with an instrument/line switch that allows it to accept signal directly from a guitar, bass, synthesizer, or 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 use selectable direct monitoring 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 virtual instruments, plug-in effects, loops, and more, the Scarlett Solo gives you plenty of powerful tools to kick-start your inspiration; just plug the Scarlett Solo 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 Preamp with Customizable Tone
Direct Instrument/Line Input
Straightforward Controls and Level Indication
Headphone and Monitor Outputs
All the Tools You Need to Start Recording
Rode PodMic Dynamic Podcasting Microphone
Podcasters looking for the right mic to bring professional-quality sound to their productions on YouTube, FaceBook, Twitch, and elsewhere have a great option with the PodMic from Rode. This cost-effective stylish end-address dynamic XLR microphone is specifically tuned for speech and broadcast. Tailor-made for use with the RODECaster Pro podcast production studio and PSA1 broadcast arm, it can also be plugged into a wide range of pro-audio gear to deliver broadcast-quality sound.
Podcast in Any Environment
Get Close to Your Mic
Built to Last
Clean Speech without Distractions
Protect Your Sound from Vibrations
Swing into the Right Position
Get Professional Results
Auray BAI-2X Two-Section Broadcast Arm with Internal Springs and Integrated XLR Cable
The Auray BAI-2X is a two-section broadcast arm with internal springs and an integrated XLR cable. This versatile and sturdy broadcast arm is great for studio as well as home use. It's ideal for broadcast, voiceover, and podcasts.
The BAI-2X broadcast arm is designed with internal springs that provide a clean and sleek look. The internal balance springs are precision engineered to support and hold in place microphones of up to 5 lb / 2.27kg. The design also minimizes handling noise when re-positioning the arm. The broadcast arm features a standard 5/8"-27 microphone stud mount that is compatible with most shockmounts and microphone clips. The angle of the microphone stud mount can be adjusted and secured with the locking knob, and the angle is maintained when re-positioning the arm. This eliminates the need to readjust it every time the arm is moved. With an extension of up to 40 inches, and the ability to rotate the arm 360°, the BAI-2X allows for precise microphone placement.
The BAI-2X also features a heavy-duty combo mount that consists of a sturdy C-clamp and a heavy-metal desktop mount. The C-clamp is capable of fastening onto desktops up to 2.3" thick. The C-clamp's slim design minimizes the clearance needed to mount it between a desk and wall. The desktop mount detaches from the C-clamp and provides the option of permanent installation to a desktop with the mounting screws (included). A 14" riser is included for adding height to the broadcast arm in order to extend over computer or studio monitors.
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.