THE PODCAST GEAR GUIDE of The Mobile Pro

"Below is a list of gear and links to 5 of my 10 recommended equipment setups from my ground-breaking eBook, "5 Ways to Record Podcast Interviews with an iPhone".

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Photos and links to all the gear you need to record pro-quality, Mobile Pro Podcast interviews are below, and nearly all of it will work with a home-studio, or iPhone or iPad.

To Your Mobile Freedom,


- Shawn SmithThe Mobile Pro

Shawn Smith, The Mobile Pro

Shawn Smith, The Mobile Pro


SetUp 1a - Featuring the Zoom iQ5

For Quick One-On-One Interviews, Round-Table Discussions, Vlogging
 

SetUp 1a is Best For:

  • Quick, moderately-noisy hallway, Reporter-style interviews of Keynote Speakers, Niche Leaders, and Colleagues at conferences
  • Round-table discussions and group interviews (moderately quiet space)
  • Podcasting on-the-road when you are traveling SUPER-light (fits in your pocket or purse; you can even record in your hotel rm or car!)
  • Vlogging on-the-road (The Zoom iQ5 works with most video apps and sounds awesome!)
  • No headphone monitoring necessary

Featured SetUp 1a Gear:  ($158 Total - pictured;  $119 w/o bags or charger)

*A - 1 - Eagle Creek Travel Gear Pack-It Sac - X-Small - $7; 1 - Medium Pack-It Sac - $11
*B - Zoom iQ5B Condenser Microphone - $99
*C - Apple iOS device running iOS7 to record with (iPod Touch 5 pictured - $231 - not included it total price above)
*D - iStabilizer Flex Smartphone Flexible Leg Tripod - $20
*E - Jackery Mini Premium Phone Charger 3200mAh - $20 (full battery re-charge for iPhone 5)

**Basic headphones will be provided at The Studios. Please bring your own favorite earbuds or headphones for better monitoring.
 

iOS Apps I Recommend

VoiceMemo - Free, already installed on iPhone/iPod Touch
BossJock Studio - $10 - #1 for Podcasting
MultiTrack DAW - $10 - #1 for Basic iOS Editing


SetUp 2 - Featuring the Rode SmartLav+

For One-On-One Video Interviews
 

Studio 2 is Best For:

  • Quiet Environments only 
  • VIDEO interviews of Keynote Speakers, Niche Leaders, and Colleagues at Conferences and Events
  • CAN be used for audio-only recordings, but Set-Ups #3-#5 are higher-quality solutions that can be used in noisy spaces
  • Working with all iOS video and audio apps

SetUp 2 Gear:  ($549 as pictured;  $250 w/o headphones)

*A - 1 - Eagle Creek Travel Gear Pack-It Sac - Medium - $10

*B - 2 Rode smartLav+ Lavalier Microphone for iPhone and Smartphones - $65/ea (only “+” model!)

*C - 1 Rode SC6 Breakout Box for Smartphones - $20

*D - Apple iOS device running iOS7 to record with (iPod Touch 5 pictured - $231)

*E - Belkin Rockstar Multi-Headphone Splitter - $12

**F - Bose QuietComfort 20i Acoustic Noise Canceling Headphones - $299

**G - Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic - $30

H - iStabilizer Flex Smartphone Flexible Leg Tripod - $20

*Not pictured, but recommended for Standing Interviews: 2 StarTech TRRS 6ft extension cable - $7/each (An extension for each mic to connect between the Rode SmartLav+ and the Rode SC6.  The stock Smartlav+ cable is only 4.5 ft - a little short for interviews in the standing position)

 

iOS Apps I Recommend

Video Recording
Camera - Free, already installed on iPhone/iPod Touch,
Pro Camera - $4
FilMic Pro - $10 - #1 for High-rez Video

Audio Recording
VoiceMemo - Free, already installed on iPhone/iPod Touch
BossJock Studio - $10 - #1 for Podcasting
MultiTrack DAW - $10 - #1 for Basic iOS Editing


SetUp 3b - Featuring the ATR2100

For One-On-One Sit-Down Interviews - Budget Option

 

SetUp 3b is Best For:

  • Sit-down interviews of Keynote Speakers, Niche Leaders, and Colleagues at Conferences and Events
  • Can be used for standing interviews (but both hands will be occupied)
  • Pro-quality, streamlined solo podcast set-up
  • Noisy or Quiet Seated Environments
  • Helps if your guest has practice with a mic (need to stay less than 3” from center of mic)
  • Low-cost option for pro-quality sound. For a backpack or very large purse.

SetUp 3b Gear:  ($471 as pictured, $251 - w/o headphones)

*A - 1 - Eagle Creek Travel Gear Pack-It Sac - Medium - $10;  1 - Large - $12

*B - 1 - Apple iOS device running iOS7 to record with (iPod Touch 5 pictured - $231)

*C - 1 - Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter - $30

*D - 1 - Standard USB cable (included with ART USB Dual Pre)

*E - 1 - ART USB Dual Pre - $79  (note:  NOT ART USB Dual TUBE Pre)

*F - 2 - Mic Cables (included w/ATR2100)

*G - 2 - Audio-Technica ATR2100 USB/XLR Microphone - $52/each

*H - 2 - On Stage Foam Ball Mic Windscreen - $2/each

* I - 2 - Mic Clip and Mic Stand (included w/ATR2100)***

*J - 1 - Belkin Rockstar Multi-Headphone Splitter - $12

**K - 2 - KRK KNS8400 Studio Headphones - $110/ea (for each to adjust their own volume separately)

***Mic stands and clips included with ATR2100 are plastic, not super tough, and do not reach mouth for comfortable close-mic, table-top speaking. For upgrading mic stands & clips, see SetUp #4 below.

 

iOS Apps I Recommend

VoiceMemo - Free, already installed on iPhone/iPod Touch
BossJock Studio - $10 - #1 for Podcasting
MultiTrack DAW - $10 - #1 for Basic iOS Editing


SetUp 4 - Featuring the Shure SM58

For One-On-One Sit-Down Interviews - Pro Option
 

SetUp 4 is Best For:

  • Sit-down interviews of Keynote Speakers, Niche Leaders, and Colleagues at Conferences and Events
  • Noisy or Quiet Seated Environments
  • Super noisy conditions - can’t be beat
  • Rough travel - this gear is super tough
  • Mono, or 2 Channel Dual-Mono, or Stereo Recording
  • Best Option IF your guest has practice with a mic (need to stay less than 1” from center of this mic)
  • For a backpack or very large purse.

SetUp 4 Gear:  ($625 - as pictured;  $405 - w/o headphones)

*A - 1 - Eagle Creek Travel Gear Pack-It Sac - Medium - $10;  1 - Large - $12

*B - 2 - Shure SM58LC Microphone - $99/each

*C - 2 - Mic Clip (included w/SM58 Mic)

*D - 2 - On Stage Microphone Clip Quick Release - $9/each**

*E - 2 - On Stage Tripod Desk Mic Stand - $14/each

*F- 2 - Hosa 5' Microphone Cable - $9/each

*G - 1 - Apple iOS device running iOS7 to record with (iPod Touch 5 pictured - $231)

*H - 1 - Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter - $30

* I - Standard USB cable (included with ART USB Dual Pre)

*J - 1 - ART USB Dual Pre - $79  (note:  NOT ART USB Dual TUBE Pre)

*K - 1 - Belkin Rockstar Multi-Headphone Splitter - $12

*L - 2 - KRK KNS8400 Studio Headphones - $110/ea (for each to adjust their own volume separately)

**Extends mics on table stands high enough to reach mouth when seated at table. Highly recommend.

 

iOS Apps I Recommend

VoiceMemo - Free, already installed on iPhone/iPod Touch
BossJock Studio - $10 - #1 for Podcasting
MultiTrack DAW - $10 - #1 for Basic iOS Editing


SetUp 5 - Featuring the Shure SM7B

For One-On-One Sit-Down Interview - Studio Quality
 

 

Studio 5 is Best For:

  • Sit-down interviews of Keynote Speakers, Niche Leaders, and Colleagues at Conferences and Events
  • Highest Studio-Quality Audio
  • Highest Visual Appearance of Professionalism
  • Noisy or Quiet Seated Environments
  • Rough travel - this gear is super tough
  • Mono, or 2 Channel Dual-Mono, or Stereo Recording 
  • Best Option if your guest has NO practice with a mic (guest can wander around mic w/little audible change)
  • For a backpack or very large purse.

Featured Studio 5 Gear:  ($1,125 - pictured;  $905 w/o Headphones)

*A - 1 - Eagle Creek Travel Gear Pack-It Sac - Medium - $10;  1 - Large - $12

*B - 2 - Shure SM7B Microphone - $349/each

*C - 2 - Mic Clip (included w/SM7B Mic)

*D - 2 - On Stage Microphone Clip Quick Release - $9/each***

*E - 2 - On Stage Tripod Desk Mic Stand - $14/each

*F - 1 - Apple iOS device running iOS7 to record with (iPod Touch 5 pictured - $231)

*G - 1 - Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter - $30

*H - 1 - Standard USB cable (included with ART USB Dual Pre)

* I - 1 - ART USB Dual Pre - $79  (note:  NOT ART USB Dual TUBE Pre)

*J - 2 - Hosa 5' Microphone Cable - $9/each

*K - 1 - Belkin Rockstar Multi-Headphone Splitter - $12

**L - 2 - KRK KNS8400 Studio Headphones - $110/ea (for each to adjust their own volume separately)

***Extends mics on table stands high enough to reach mouth when seated at table. Highly recommend.

 

iOS Apps I Recommend

VoiceMemo - Free, already installed on iPhone/iPod Touch
BossJock Studio - $10 - #1 for Podcasting
MultiTrack DAW - $10 - #1 for Basic iOS Editing


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"I wish I had found Shawn's Mobile Pro Podcast Guide and bought the videos before following all the other guides on the internet. I would have saved at least $1,000 and launched a better, easier podcast. It's an awesome resource!”

- Joshua J. Sheats, Founder of RadicalPersonalFinance.com and Host of Radical Personal Finance Podcast


Joshua is referring to my step-by-step, online video training series, "5 Ways to Record Podcast Interviews with an iPhone".

This is the fastest, least-expensive, and least-painful path to getting up and running recording pro-quality podcast interviews - even if you're a non-techie, or podcasting newbie. I guarantee it!


In fact, if you follow these videos, you will get up and running is LESS THAN ONE HOUR!