What do you need to record a podcast?

Wat heb je nodig om een podcast op te nemen?
Are you going to start recording a podcast? Then it is important that your sound sounds professional. You don't want your audience to drop out because the sound quality is not good. What do you need to make a podcast? We have listed a number of indispensable accessories for you.


Obviously, you need a microphone to record quality sound. In principle you can use any type of microphone for this. To record a podcast, we recommend a studio microphone (also called a USB microphone or podcast microphone). Such a microphone records your speech beautifully and clearly, without much background noise. If you want to move around a lot while recording your podcast, a wireless microphone set can also be useful.

Microphone stand

If you've ever watched a podcast recording, you've probably seen a microphone stand or microphone arm. With such a stand you place the microphone at the ideal height. A stand also ensures that movements and vibrations of the microphone are limited.

With a microphone arm you also save space, because you can attach the arm to the side of your table or desk in almost any corner.


Before recording, it is wise to check whether the volume is correct and your audio settings are correct. By connecting headphones or earphones, you can also easily monitor the audio during recording. This way you can hear whether the microphone is aimed correctly and whether the volume is not too loud or soft. It is also wise to continue monitoring the volume during recording.

Smartphone, laptop or computer with editing software

It may not immediately come to mind, but you can easily record a podcast with your smartphone. You can use your smartphone's Dictaphone app, but there are also several apps available for recording podcasts such as Anchor ( website , iOS app and Android app ) and Podbean Recorder ( iOS and Android ). For professional editing there is the Ferrite app (iOS).

You can also record a podcast via your laptop or computer. Connect your microphone to your laptop or computer. With free apps like Audacity (Windows and Mac) or Garageband (Mac) you can then record the audio and later edit it for your podcast.

Extra tip: do you record a podcast with your smartphone? Put your phone on airplane mode so that your audio recording does not stop when you receive a call.

Filming the podcast?

Are you planning to film the podcast? Then it is wise to use a number of accessories so that you can shoot beautiful, professional images.


Place your smartphone or camera on a tripod to film your podcast. There are tripods in different shapes and sizes.

Camera lamp

To make beautiful recordings of your podcast, you need good light. With a video LED lamp you can set your desired color temperature and brightness yourself to create the ideal lighting conditions. Do you want to add some color to your podcast setting, for example to highlight the background? Then an RGB lamp is ideal.

To ask?

Hopefully, after reading this blog, you have a better idea of ​​the accessories you need for recording a podcast. Do you have any further questions about creating a podcast? Contact us. We are happy to help you!

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