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- Host- Dave Swillum
As an audio guy my strong suite isn't video yet so I look for options that are going to be quick and get me the best quality without going as far down the rabbit hole of video as I may in the future. Everything I use is for simplicity and speed.
We all have a smart phone, I won't get into the operating system or phone brand battle because I love all the flagship phones at this point but I use Apple because my computers for mixing and video are Apple as well. The camera is crazy good especially if you add some power to it.
So many videos you see online are shot with a wide angle on a DSLR camera. I wanted to get some of that width with convenience so I got an external lens I can clip onto my phone to get that quicker and cheaper.
Half the battle with a good video is really the audio. I've found people are willing to watch a poorly shot video longer if the audio is good but will not stick around during an amazing video with terrible audio. This microphone is way better than the built in phone mic's and doesn't break the bank.
This mount help's me attach the external microphone and wide angle len's easier and gives me a way to stabilize the set up better when in motion and attach a fordable tripod I can hold to use on the run to create my content.
I have just started really understanding lighting as an audio guy but this has helped dramatically for the YouTube content I'm starting to make. My house is OLD so I needed better lighting.
This is my style! As audio engineer at Crawlspace Audio I am a total gear slut. I'll talk audio all day with anyone. There are a lot of good choices out there. You may want to start out with a USB microphone to get your feet wet and move into XLR for a better quality and broader use. The equipment we have listed below hits my podcasting set up but does not include anywhere near what I use to record audio for bands and artists with. Feel free to email us for more questions on any of it there is no perfect set up!
Unreal classic broadcasting mic that is also really good for metal/rap vocals and can even do alright on guitar cabs and auxiliary percussion. You will see this being used by big pod casters like Joe Rogan and Gary Vaynerchuk and many more!
Way better priced mic than Dave's and still kick ass for podcasting. At $99 bucks your in a pretty good position. Dave's is good because he is an audio guy and uses it for other projects but this one is great if your only in it for voice acting and podcasting or even starter vocal recording.
This is not needed if you choose to use a USB microphone like the blue snowball but when you use XLR microphones like ours (these currently provide better quality over their USB counterparts) then you need this to power them and bring their signal into your computer. There are other interfaces like this but I think Focusrite gets you the best quality for the price every time.