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!

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