Podcast Microphone

Podcast Microphone


Hey Are you wondering what is a great podcast set-up that will give me superior sound be something great for at home, and make me sound, and
look like a pro? Hi! My name is Luis
Congdon, co-host of Thriving Launch Podcast. We do five figures a month, have travelled
the world of podcasting, have had over 300 amazing guests on our show, and we travelled
the world and do what we love with a podcast. Today, I’m excited
to tell you about BSW
my preferred place to go for my microphones. They’ve sent me this amazing kit and I
want to present it to you. I didn’t get paid for this. I simply wanted to do it because
I love this gears’ set-up. Now, this is what I
use for at my house so I want to tell you about this microphone in particular. Let me show you the
box so I could tell you a little bit about the microphone and why I absolutely love it. So, The
MXL is a weird name but I think it’s a
fantastic microphone. This is an MXL BCD -1
microphone. Now, one of the reasons why
I love this microphone is because it’s one of these
dynamic microphones. I do understand this very well because I’ve tried handfuls and
handfuls of microphones. One of the things about
this microphone is you need to be very close to it to sound great and the reason why that’s
awesome is if you live in a city or somewhere where noise happens, this microphones doesn’t
pick up the sound around the room or near. It picks up sound right here. So if you want great
sound with this microphone, you got to be right next to it. I absolutely love this microphone
and also, its boxing. These are these videos of unboxing of things. I should do one of
these for them because I absolutely love the box that it comes in. This is a hard case
right here. Whenever I need to take my microphone with me on the road or I need to pack it away
in storage because I’m leaving or I’m moving or whatever it might be, I love this
case. It’s so hard I could stand on this and it still wouldn’t get through making
a dent or a mess out of the microphone. And If you open up the case,
everything fits in here so nicely. Your microphone comes in here. There’s some foam that goes
over it and this foam fits right over it and everything fits in here nicely. Then, you
close it and it just fits well. I absolutely love it. Let me tell you about
this boom arm for a moment because Let me tell you about
this boom arm for a moment because I’ve tried a lot of different boom arms. One, it is stiff which
I absolutely love but it swivels well and I actually don’t even need to unhook it. One thing I love about
it is one, it just snaps well together when you close this. The other thing I absolutely
love and you won’t get this with any other boom arm that I’ve seen is there’s a chord.
This chord that you need to connect this microphone goes right into the boom arm. When you try other different
microphones and you ordered different kinds of boom arms, even some brands that are well-respected,
the chord doesn’t run all the way through it and doesn’t stay inside of it. So you
have to wrap your chord in these weird ways. But with this, you’ll have excellent lock
being able to keep everything together because of that. Now, when you get into
these nicer microphones, you’re also getting into slightly more complicated set-ups, and
everyone’s telling you “Do this” “Do that.” Like One of the things people
are telling you is that you need a mixer. That’s one of the first things I looked into
was buying a mixer. The only problem with
buying a mixer is the good mixers are like $500 – $1000, but the biggest problem with
a mixer isn’t the cost. It’s overwhelming and overkill. If you’re podcaster,
you’re not recording Grammy award winning music here. This is isn’t Mariah Carey or
The Rolling Stones on the microphone. This is you speaking into the microphone with pre-recorded
audio tracks and sound tracks or even if you’re going live, you’re not trying to produce the
best sounding music. It’s just your voice. You need something that
records your voice well. And so, for this reason, I like the
Scarlett The Scarlett is fantastic. I think it’s
about $100 – $150 for one of the basic ones. This is the one they
sent me, and I absolutely love it because one, unlike the mixers that are complicated
to set-up, this is super simple. You plug this into the back of the focus, and then
is a USB that goes right into your computer. Then, you’ve got the cords that you plug your
microphones in. You’ve got very simple little dials here that are very easy to understand. You plug this and the
microphone in, put this into your computer, and you’re pretty much ready to record. It’s
because if you’re using GarageBand or if you’re using Skype or Audacity or Zoom, it’s cool
because there’s this options for what kind of audio you’re using, and it’ll say “Focusrite”
or “Scarlett.” You know exactly which thing to change it to, and you’re ready to start
recording. I’ve used a lot of different
microphones that are worth $300 – $500. They sound great. I’ve enjoyed several of the different
microphones that companies have sent me, but I will tell you, this microphone is personally
my favorite. The reason why is it is not very expensive and two, it’s easy to use and you
sound great. My partner, Kamala Chambers
co-hosts the Thriving Launch Podcast with me. She sounds great on this microphone too.
I sound great. One of the things we’re
looking for when we’re looking for good microphone is that your voice naturally sounds good with
it. Some microphones are going to make your voice sound higher or lower or deeper or bassier.
Whatever it might be, the bass on the microphone and your audio will sound different for your
voice but this is my favorite one. It is the one Kamala likes too. Another cool thing is
when you get the kit, you can get the rolls right here, and what this does is just simple.
It plugs into the focus right that I showed you earlier. It plugs in, and then you can
have up to four different audio to it. Essentially, if you wanted to, you can have four different
audio tracks, four different microphones, and listen to the audio for each one with
your guest. You can do so much stuff. This is a simple thing right here. The set-up I have here
that I’ve just shown you from BSW is my favorite one that I’ve used. It’s a simple set-up,
and is the highest quality I’ve seen after trying tons of different microphones. I highly
recommend the BSW set-up. Again, I didn’t get
paid for this. I did it simply out of love and generosity for a company that sent me
something, and sent me something of high quality and value. I’ve had other company sent me
stuff, and this is the company I chose to review for you because I believe they’re delivering
something awesome, and it’s not overkill. It’s not super expensive. They’re not taking advantage
of podcasters, and making you think you need to buy something super expensive because you’re
getting into the audio world. This hits that perfect place in between quality, price, and
value. Check out BSW if you want. If you want to level
up your podcasting, you can check us out at the Facebook group. Down below is actually
the link. That’s the Podcasters’ Secret Weapon, and we’re going to be helping podcasters
have better audio sound, land awesome guests, and have a community that is now a thousand
strong, and continues to grow on a daily basis. I’ll see you over in
the Facebook group and I look forward to helping you crush it with podcasting.

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