There’s nothing like scoring great podcasting gear for even better prices! Prime Day is almost here to help you stock up on the best tools and products to up-level your podcast.
In case you don’t quite know what Prime Day is, it’s a two-day shopping event with exclusive deals for Amazon Prime members. Historically, there are many deep discounts on all kinds of items, sometimes even better deals than Black Friday or Cyber Monday.
NOTE: We’re not making any money off this, no affiliate links on this post! Simply fun recommendations from our people.
This year, Prime Day is July 12 AND July 13, and we’ve reached out to some of our amazing affiliates to share great podcasting wish-list items so you know what to keep an eye out for on Tuesday. They also gave us their recs for favorite gear under $100!
May the podcasting deals be with you and may you invest wisely!
Podcasting Gear Recs from Podcasters
The first woman podcaster entered into the Podcaster Hall of Fame, Mur Lafferty is the host of I Should Be Writing, a podcast designed to help you get past writing blocks. Mur doesn’t stop at this podcast but also hosts three more and is an award-winning author plus founder of an awesome community — The Ink Stained Fabulists!
As a new podcaster, Mur suggests something that has decent quality whether you are at home or traveling. Zoom products are her go-tos — Zoom iQ6 Stereo X/Y Microphone and the Zoom H1n Portable Recorder.
For under $100, Mur would purchase a dynamic microphone for a home setup from Zoom — Zoom Dynamic Microphone for Podcasts. As some non-Amazon related purchases, for editing she discovered Amadeus Pro is more stable for Mac users and is currently $60 a month through the Mac App Store. When it comes to your logo, a Canva subscription at $13 a month is the best money a non-graphic designer can spend. (There is also a free Canva version!)
Dr. Pamela Gay
Podcast Hall of Famer, astronomer and co-host of the Astronomy Cast podcast, Dr. Pamela Gay is also a writer and technologist. Dedicated to teaching and engaging people in learning and doing astronomy through podcasting and social media, she takes listeners on facts-based journeys through our Cosmos each week.
Pamela gave us a resourceful list of equipment for new podcasters to consider purchasing; the microphones — Shure MV51, Logitech for creators Blue Yeticaster, and Blue Snowball plus Sennheiser Over-Ear Headphones, a Stream Deck and the Logitech Brio Webcam as other product necessities.
For products under $100, Pamela’s wishlist includes the Blue Snowball, the Sennheiser Headphones (both mentioned above) and the Logitech C920.
We hope that all this podcasting gear advice was helpful to you, if not during this Prime Day, whenever you are ready to buy some podcasting gear to support your passion. If you did end up purchasing something or you have your own deals that you’d like to share, let us know over on Twitter — make sure to follow us!
Clark Buckner is a partner at a turnkey podcast production agency for B2B content marketing called Relationary Marketing, and also lead organizer of the Nashville Podcasters meetup.
Clark knows quite a bit about podcast production and he is suggesting a mighty product as a beginner podcaster, but it is on point. If you wanna go all in on podcasting and not look back, get the Sound Devices MixPre-6 II Portable 32-Bit Float Multichannel Audio Recorder/Mixer.
For under $100, Clark has a very simple suggestion: Joe Pulizzi’s book Content Inc.
Tenemos a un gran podcaster que produce su show en español but he also has tons of things to share with you in English. Cristobal Colón has a fantastic show called ¡Nos Cambiaron los Muñequitos! He has one key product that he would buy as a new podcaster: the Zoom PodTrak P4 Podcast Recorder.
Sharing what he would buy for under $100, he offers that tried-and-true Samson Q2U microphone, a microphone boom arm, a mic shock mount and of course colored foam mic covers because — of course.
Brandon Thomas comes to you with Expanding Reality, the expansion of consciousness cleverly disguised as a podcast. For a new podcaster, he suggests one of the most famous microphones in the world of podcasting, the sleek Shure SM7B.
For under $100? He would buy a super stable boom arm and a great mic.
Getting ready for his touring presentation series about podcasting in Manchester, CT, Mike Brown owns his own multimedia production company and, of course, has his own podcast called The Ember Studios Podcast.
As you would think, he has lots of insight into what gear to get as a new podcaster, but in lieu of sharing all of his suggestions, here are some of his choice, often overlooked and very helpful products.
For computers, he suggests the Mac Mini 2020 (M1) and the HP EliteBook x360. One can never overlook XLR cables, he suggests Monster Prolink Monster Classic cables or the Amazon Basic XLR. Lastly, a great investment is the Atolla 7-Port USB Hub. You’ll need it.
For products under $100, he’s all about getting a good mouse like the Logitech G502 HERO, ATH-M20X headphones and his own The Pro Podcast Episode Planner!
Jessica Lorimer Is the UK’s leading B2B Sales Expert and Founder of Selling Corporate, with a corresponding podcast called Selling to Corporate. For new podcasters, she suggests the Blue Yeti mic. She says that they are super easy for people who aren’t very technical and will last forever. She knows this from experience because she’s had hers through her last three shows, and over 500 episodes!
The founder + CEO and host of Sew Organised Style Podcast, Maria Theoharous created Australia and New Zealand’s first sewing community podcast.
Maria has a few RØDE products she would advise new podcasters to purchase; the RØDECaster Pro II, RØDE AI-1 Studio-grade Single-channel USB Audio Interface, RØDE PodMic Dynamic Podcasting Microphone Bundle, and the RØDE Wireless GO II Ultra-compact Dual-channel Wireless Microphone System.
When it comes to products under $100 that are must-haves, she suggests the Podcast Mixer V10-B, YUZUHOME Microphone Arm Stand Kit (works for most microphones including RØDE, HyperX, Razor and Shure) and Acoustic Foam Panel Soundproofing Wall Tiles.
Danielle Desir Corbett
Danielle Desir Corbett — author, blogger, podcaster and coach — is there anything she doesn’t do for the podcasting space? Danielle is the host of The Thought Card Podcast, founder of the WOC Podcasters community and co-founder of the virtual podcast summit, Podthon.
With picks all under $100, she recommends these 4 products and services to new podcasters. Let’s start with the products: the ATR2100X Microphone and the Logitech Camera and then, these services WOC Podcasters Community Membership and a Podcast Social Media Template for podcasters.
Alan Corey is host of Agent Upgrade, a podcast that gives you tools and tips to make you a successful real estate agent. Alan, himself is a real estate agent and investor, and also a 3X author!
When it comes to equipment to get started with podcasting, Alan recommends the Samson Q2U and the Rode PodMic for podcast newbies.
As for products under $100, all he recommends is a super stable boom arm and a great mic like the microphones listed above! Stable boom arms can be found on Amazon from multiple different brands and companies – check out this list on Amazon here.
We hope that all this podcasting gear advice was helpful to you, if not during this Prime Day, whenever you are ready to buy some podcasting gear to support your passion. If you did end up purchasing something or you have your own deals that you’d like to share, let us know over on Twitter – make sure you follow us!