Holiday Gift Guide for Podcasters & Audio Lovers

Unravel the power of audio and give a gift your friend really needs.

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Audio is… everything. It’s perhaps one of the most technically important sensory triggers there is (ASMR, anyone?). So, why not give your fellow audio-loving friend the pleasure of a crisp listening experience? Why not help them jumpstart their podcasting dreams? If you’re a newbie in the sound department, this article will help you with gift ideas from microphones, online lessons, accessories and more.

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Moment shure MV7 K MV7 Podcast Microphone black 01
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To Know:

The MV7 is a dynamic microphone with both USB and XLR outputs for use with computers and professional interfaces alike. Connect via USB and explore additional set-up features and Auto Level Mode within our ShurePlus™ MOTIV app, to control your vocal tone, and distance from the microphone. With Auto Level Mode, you can let the microphone do the work for you.

What We Love:

MANUAL CONTROL W/ APP

Companion App for Sonic Optimization.

EASY CONNECTION

USB and XLR Connections.

HIGH SOUND QUALITY

48 kHz / 24-Bit Resolution Capture

The Details:

Brand: Shure

Product Type: Podcast Microphone

Best For: Medium to professional-level podcasteres or vocalists in need of a quality sourced mic from a trusted brand. Made specifically for the buttery voice in mind.

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Shure

MV7 Dynamic Podcast Microphone with USB and XLR

Your podcast needs great audio! The Shure MV7 is a dynamic microphone that will deliver this through USB or XLR. It works with a computer or a pro interface

Buy for $224.10
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To Know:

The NT-USB is a highly versatile side-address microphone that is ideal for recording singing and musical performances in addition to spoken applications such as podcasting and voice-over. It is fully compatible with all mainstream recording applications on both Windows and Mac OS based computers, as well as the Apple iPad using RØDE Rec, GarageBand, or any other recording app that accepts an external microphone. The body of the NT-USB features a zero-latency stereo headphone monitoring (3.5mm) jack, which allows you to monitor the microphone input in real time, along with dials to adjust the monitoring level and mix between the computer/iPad audio and the microphone input.

What We Love:

TOP-TIER

High-quality studio microphone with the convenience of USB connectivity

INCLUDES ALL THAT YOU NEED

Pop shield, Tripod desk stand, ring mount, a storage pouch, and 6m (20’) USB cable included

EASY TO CONNECT

3.5mm stereo headphone jack for zero-latency monitoring

The Details:

Brand: RODE

Product Type: Podcast Microphone

Best For: Podcasters needing an affordable, yet compact steel and reinforced nylon resin construction with stylish matte black finish for an easy setup.

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RØDE Microphones

NT-USB Versatile Studio Quality USB Studio Microphone

You want a highly versatile mic on your desk for podcasting, singing? The side-address Rode NT-USB delivers! Connects via USB, pop-filter, and stand included

Buy for $169.00
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To Know:

Whether it’s broadcast, podcast or recording, voices need to be handled with care. When purified and polished, every detail has more impact. That’s why the Shure Cardioid Dynamic Studio Vocal Microphone was built, to capture smooth, warm vocals that connect the speaker to the listener.

What We Love:

Zero Distortion

Reduces distortion from loud sources.

BOOSTS OF BOLDNESS

Bass roll-off and mid-range emphasis (presence boost) controls with graphic display of response setting.

CRYSTAL CLEAR

Dynamic cartridge with flat, wide-range frequency response for exceptionally clean and natural reproduction of both music and speech.

The Details:

Brand: Shure

Price: $399.00

Product Type: Podcast Microphone

Best For: Vocalists who are looking for a clear, responsive sounding microphone that excels at recording vocals.

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Shure

SM7B Cardioid Dynamic Studio Vocal Microphone

Looking for a great sounding mic for your Podcast? The Shure SM7B Cardioid Dynamic Studio Vocal Microphone was built, to capture smooth, warm vocals

Buy for $367.08
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To Know:

The Wireless GO microphone system is the world’s smallest, most versatile wireless microphone system. The transmitter works as both a clip-on mic or as a belt pack for a RØDE lavalier (sold separately). Worry less about a complicated technical set-up and concentrate on what you care about – filming great content. Perfect for content creation, filmmaking, to-camera or onstage presentation, vlogging, YouTubing, streaming and more.

What We Love:

Ease of Use

Dual-purpose clip-mount so you can either clip it onto an item of clothing or camera strap, or slide the RX securely into the camera’s cold shoe.

Crispy

2.4GHz Digital Frequency Agile System

Long-Lasting

Up to 7 hours of battery life from a full charge

The Details:


Brand: RODE

Product Type: Lav & Wireless Mics

Best For: Small transmitter for filmmaking, YouTube, interviews, and more.

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RØDE Microphones

Wireless GO - Compact Microphone System - Single Channel

Worry less about audio! The RØDE Wireless Go is the hassle-free audio system that works as both a clip-on mic or a belt pack for an RØDE lavalier microphone

Buy for $199.00
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To Know:

The RØDE Podcaster is a dynamic, end-address USB microphone that combines broadcast-quality audio with the simplicity of USB connectivity, allowing recording direct to a computer without the need for an additional digital interface. The Podcaster is ideal for podcasting, vodcasting, YouTube videos, voice recognition software, corporate videos, and any production application that requires a simple yet professional voice-over microphone. It is also a convenient demo microphone for musicians and songwriters that prefer the convenience of a USB microphone but don't want to compromise sound quality.

What We Love:

Fantastic Range

28mm dynamic capsule

High Quality

18-bit resolution, 8-48kHz sampling

Compatible

3.5mm stereo headphone output with volume control built-in to body

The Details:


Brand: RODE

Product Type: Podcast / Broadcast Mic

Best For: Podcast connoisseurs, ASMRists, broadcasters.

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RØDE Microphones

Podcaster USB Broadcast Microphone

Looking for a great-sounding hassle-free mic for your podcasts? You'll love the Podcaster with quality 18-bit resolution, 48kHz sampling on-board A/D converter

Buy for $229.00
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To Know:

Whether you’re taking your first step into podcasting or upgrading your setup, the ZDM-1 Podcast Mic Pack includes everything you need to create professional-quality podcasts.The ZDM-1 Podcast Mic Pack includes a broadcast-style dynamic mic, professional closed-back headphones, an adjustable tabletop mic stand, windscreen, and 2-meter mic cable.

What We Love:

Quality AF, All In One Place

Everything you need to capture broadcast-quality sound with your Zoom recorder.

The Tech Is There

ZDM-1 large-diaphragm dynamic microphone captures smooth, broadcast-quality sound

You Record What You Hear

ZHP-1 professional closed-back headphones let you hear every detail

The Details:


Brand: Zoom

Product Type: Podcast / Broadcast Mic

Best For: Podcasters needing a whole new setup, or something to freshen their collection with a precise, inclusive bundle.

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Zoom

Podcast Complete Microphone Bundle

You just wanna have everything you need for podcasting in one package? Whether you’re starting out or upgrading the Zoom ZDM-1 Podcast Mic Pack has it all

Buy for $119.99
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To Know:

Working on a new film, podcast, or YouTube video? This lesson takes time out of the audio learning curve. One of the most important aspects of a professional video is high-quality sound, both dialogue and effects. However, audio is also one of the last things people tend to think about when they hit record. This course will cover microphone placement, recording environment, different types of microphones & ideal recording locations for each, external recording devices, and case studies for various audio setups. By the end of this course, you will understand how to capture high-quality audio every time — whether you're on the move or on set.

What We Love:

Recording Advice

Break down all the details you have to know. Perfect for beginners, or Pros needing a refresher.

Recommended Gear

Up your knowledge on the types of gear you might want.

Types of Microphones

Understand the differences in microphones in this unique section.

The Details:

Brand: Moment

Product Type: Online Lesson

Best For: This course is for anyone who wants to dive into audio and go from beginner to being able to consistently record high-quality audio for your projects.

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Audio Basics with Caleb Wojcik

Learn how to capture high-quality audio. This course covers microphone placement, different types of microphones, and external recording devices.

Buy for $99.00

How We Tested:

Understanding the proper gear and mechanics for excellent audio is one of the many facets of quality filmmaking. We’re surrounded by amazing Pros in the industry who inspire us to step up our sound game, ensuring we carry the right products in our shop. We asked the music-loving, podcast-hearing, sound-crafting engineers their favorite products from our store for this list. There’s a little something for everyone!

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