The letters USB and XLR refer to the way a microphone connects to the device that's recording your words. That device could be a computer if you're recording straight into audio software, or a portable recording device like a Zoom.
Whichever way you decide to record your podcast you need to know which microphone is right for you, so you don't buy something that won't connect to anything.
So what's the difference and which one should you choose?
Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/usb-xlr-podcast-microphones/
My name is Rachel Corbett and I've worked professionally for almost two decades in radio and podcasting. I've hosted and produced shows for some of the biggest radio networks in Australia, created three of my own independent podcasts and I was Head of Podcasts for Mamamia, the largest women's podcast network in the world.
At Mamamia, I grew the podcast network from 15 to over 35 shows, the team from two to nine producers and the audience to over 1 million unique listeners a month and over 90 million downloads which is more than quadruple where it was when I started.
I've also hosted over ten podcasts with more than 2 million downloads including Lady Startup, Eligible, Before The Bump and You’ve Gotta Start Somewhere. You can find all my podcasts at rachelcorbett.com.au/podcasts.
I've taught radio and podcasting at the Australia Film Television and Radio School and have my own online podcasting course, PodSchool, so if you're looking for someone who knows what they're talking about when it comes to pods, you've come to the right place.
Podcasting guide: podcastguide.com.auOnline podcasting course: podschool.com.au
Twitter: @RachelCorbettFacebook: @RachCorbettInstagram: @_RachelCorbettWebsite: www.rachelcorbett.com
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