Ask anyone, starting a podcast is EASY! If you have an iphone then you have everything you need! Go! Whip up a podcast!
Well to all you who said that, I think you were lying to me!
Yes, you CAN do a podcast with your phone until you google that. Then you find a rabbit hole of apps that claim to create an amazing podcast. Then there is a rabbit hole of people dogging any podcast done via cell phone. Then there is a rabbit hole about the cheap mics, overly expensive equipment, clunky software, etc.
Okay, so I need a mic – a condenser mic or a dynamic mic? What the hell does that mean? Next, I need some way to record a phone call, but I can’t exactly ask my great guests to hop on zoom if I really want a prayer that they say yes, so I have to be able to record a phone call so how? What DAW should I use? What does DAW mean? Do I record in stereo or mono tracks? Huh?! It was basically a circus of me looking something up and then having to look up the terms I was looking up.
Now, I will be the first to admit I was the kid who panicked about tests and over-prepared for the cursive quiz in third grade because I did not want to piss off Sister Eileen (I have an irreverent streak – fair warning), so there is a solid chance that I just over-reacted to the endless “expert” info that all lead to a highway cluster of conflicting info. In fact, as I type this, I am basically still that third grader who wanted to be sure I had all the possible info and facts so I could perform to the best of my ability. The only problem, in this case, I was CLUELESS to start.
I have been lucky to have the type of husband who fixes everything. So, when my printer and computer are for some reason not working properly – Chris to the rescue. When the DVR goes out – Chris to the rescue. When I need to connect any piece of equipment with anything other than a USB – Chris to the rescue. But for Who Is Your Momma…this is my thing! I need to be able to do it all, own it, troubleshoot it, crush it. Suck it up buttercup and dive in!
So, I am here to tell you that I am using a condenser mic with a pop screen, connected to the rodecaster pro via XLR cable which allows me to record on an SD card and my DAW so I have a backup. Now I just have to make sure I don’t forget to hit record!