I Recommend...

Over the years I have tested and tried many products and services. Here is my ever-evolving list of preferred tools and resources that make up part of my continual business process. As you can see, I am a true studio hardware geek.

The Podcast Studio Gear

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Heil PR-40 Microphone

My go-to mic when it comes to all things audio in the studio.  

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Shure SM7B Microphone

I also have this mic as a backup or as a secondary mic for guests or co hosts.  

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Electro-Voice RE50/B ENG

The EV RE50 is perfect for any interviews I do in the field. This mic also plugs into my video camera for exceptional quality video interviews.

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PRE-73 MK11 Vintage Pre-Amplifier

The studio mics feed into this, which adds some nice color and vintage sounds to the voice.

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Behringer Xenxyx X1204 Mixing Board

The sound also goes through this mixing board which gives us control of so many aspects in the tone of the voices.

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JK Audio Universal Host Digital Hybrid

If I am recording an interview by phone, this is my favorite tool. This plugs into my IP Phone system, separates the caller's voice into a alternate channel and then allows me to hear them via my studio headphones and them to hear me via my microphone. 

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Behringer Multicom Pro-XL Compressor, Limiter & Gate

The goal is to remove as much phone line hiss as possible. This the feeds back into my mixer.

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Roland Edirol R-09-HR Digital Recorder

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Audio-Technica ATH-M50 headphones

I listen to the entire process on these headphones which fit my head like no others and are incredibly comfortable for listening and editing.

The Video Studio Gear

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Panasonic AC-130

My pro video camera is a Panasonic AC-130. This camera runs completely on SD Cards and is a gem to work with. Dual XLR inputs. Full 1080 HD.

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Manfrotto 546B Tripod System

The camera is mounted on a Manfrotto 501 HDV Pro Video Head with Manfrotto 546B Tripod System. 

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Prompter People Flex-D-11 Teleprompter

Also mounted on the tripod is an 11inch Prompter People teleprompter which can be driven by my iPad using the Teleprompt+ app.

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Sennheiser EW112-pG3 Camera Mount System with the ME2 Lavalier Mic

Great Stuff

Third Party Tools and Services

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Final Cut Pro X

Video editing is done with Final Cut Pro X on my iMac. There were horror stories about this software, but frankly, I love it.

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Adobe Audition

All editing of podcasts and audio happens on Audition

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Trello

Task Management

 

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Slack

Within our company, we also use Slack, a team communication tool. It saves a ton of inter-office email and gives us a channel for each client account.

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Evernote

Evernote for all my notes about everything. While I have tried a lot of other tools for productivity, these two continue to win out.