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Home Podcast Studio: Equipment Guide

Whether you're hosting a podcast from your home, or just want to look better on your Zoom calls or live streams, here is the gear we recommend.

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Getting your message out to the world is more affordable than ever. The problem is, you can still end up wasting a lot of money and effort if you don’t do it right. 

Our clients often ask us about the equipment and technical skills they would need to set up a modest studio setup in their home, just in case they are unable to make it into our studios.

In this post, we’ll share the gear that we recommend to our clients. When choosing your podcast set-up, this will help you to avoid wasting money on bad purchases. 

In each home studio setup, there are at least three key components:

  • A camera
  • A microphone
  • Lighting

In some packages, the camera already has a microphone, so we recommend an external mic as an optional upgrade.

If you’re just starting out, this post will save you a lot of money and headaches. 

Once you get your show started, if you’d like to take it to the next level, you can talk to us about using our professional podcast studios in Dallas, Fort Worth, and The Colony or having one of our professional producers run the technical stuff for you.

Logitech Webcam - Great for Home Podcast Studios

Budget-Friendly Home Podcast Studio

Total Cost:

$100-$200

Technical Skills Required:

This setup is low-tech: 2/5 technical skills required.

Camera:

Logitech C920 Webcam – (around $100)

Lighting:

Microphone (optional):

Samson Go Mic – (around $50)

Mid-Tier Home Podcast Studio

Total Cost:

Around $300

Technical Skills Required:

This setup is also low-tech: 2/5 technical skills required.

Camera:

Logitech C920 Webcam – around $100

Lighting:

Softbox Lighting Kit – around $70

Microphone:

Blue Yeti USB Microphone – around $100

Home Podcast Studio Lighting
Home Studio Camera - Sony a6000

Advanced Home Podcast Studio

Total Cost:

Around $1,000

Technical Skills Required:

This setup is pretty sophisticated. Non-technical podcasters may need assistance in setting up this studio. 3.5/5 or 4/5 technical skills required

Camera:

Sony A6000 Mirrorless Camera – $500 to $600

Camera Lens:

Tripod:

Power Adaptor/Dummy Battery:

Lighting:

Softbox Lighting Kit – around $70

Microphone:

Blue Yeti USB Microphone – around $100

Miscellaneous Cords and Cables

Micro HDMI to HDMI Cable – around $10