Best laptop for podcasting

Best laptop for podcasting

How to Record and Publish a Podcast: A Guide to Hardware, Post-Processing, Licensing and Venues

I got 10,000 people to regularly listen to gossip lasting from 45 minutes to an hour. You can do it too - read the detailed guide for podcasters.

In this article, I don't talk about monetization, because I never intended to live on the income from podcasting. But I still added a patreon to my show, together with donations, it turns out 200-300 dollars a month. I spend money on equipment, the best laptop for podcasting, plugins and merch.

I have nothing more to say about monetization, but you can ask the guys from the Two Tracks podcast studio about this - they understand more and raise more money.

Also, I'm not trying to teach you how to make content, because this part of the podcast guides seems to me downright stupid. Now podcasting is the Wild West. No one will tell you how to make a proper podcast, because the laws don't work here yet.

Podcasting makes sense if you're going to experiment. Post whatever you want, I'm not the one to teach you. My task: to explain how to do it from a purely technical point of view.

Best Laptops for podcasting

Let's start with the recording equipment. I have ready-made sets, choose any according to your budget.

For beginners, I recommend signing up by phone. First, a podcast can get boring after a couple of weeks, and professional equipment is expensive.

Secondly, at the start it is better to cling with an idea, and not with a sound. Your goal at the very beginning is to gather a non-toxic audience that will support you when the popularity and haters come. The coolest listeners value content more than sound quality.

Start small and buy a professional microphone after the first donations. Personally, I did just that - I bought all the equipment, except for the MacBook, with the money of the listeners.

Set "Homeless Podcaster". Phone with wired headset. It is better if it is an iPhone with EarPods - such a bundle gives a tolerable sound.

Don't even try to use wireless headsets. Bluetooth recordings are so disgusting that even non-toxic listeners bleed from their ears. A couple of times I wrote podcast guests on AirPods and I know for sure that it is impossible to fix such a sound in post-production.

Tip: fix the headset so that the microphone does not rub against your neck or clothes - you will not be able to remove these noises. If the headset does not have a clip, use a clothespin.

Set "Beginner". Dynamic USB microphone for 6-7 thousand rubles. Take a closer look at the Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB, or better yet, try to look for the Samson Q2U - this is the workhorse of many podcasters, but it has already been discontinued.

The beauty of these microphones is that they have two outputs: USB and XLR. The latter is needed to connect to audio interfaces, so when you think about upgrading, you do not have to change the microphone.

These models also have a headphone input so you can hear your voice while recording. At first it will be unusual, but you will begin to hear problems in your diction and will be able to re-record the unsuccessful piece in time.

Recording live

Pros: the magic of live communication, natural pauses between replicas.


  • You need to gather all the podcast participants in one place at the same time. If everyone is 25+ years old, has a job and a family, this can become a problem.
  • More technology is needed, because each USB source needs its own computer. You will have to buy an interface with several XLR inputs, or record each USB microphone on a separate laptop. I heard that you can set up a virtual audio card to solve this problem, but this usually works crookedly.
  • So that the microphones do not catch the interlocutors, you will have to sit at a decent distance from each other. It will be possible to hear the interlocutor normally only through headphones.
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