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The Podcasters' Survival Guide

Nov 2, 2015 

Josh L tells Josh A about how he traded in his AT2005 microphones for a pair of Shure SM58's for handheld podcast interviews. Below are just some of the reasons the SM58's truned out to be the better microphones for podcast interviews - where the microphones were handheld and/or passed around.


The SM58 was simply better for handheld applications. 

  • The SM58 has far less handling-noise than the AT2005 (Josh A says the ATR2100 is also pretty noisey when handled).
  • The SM58 is a tougher build, and is much more likely to take a drop, bump, spill or tug.
  • The SM58 has a much nicer XLR connector and is more resistent to Plosive P's. 


Podcasting gear used in this episode:

  • Josh L: MXL USB.009 > Audacity/Skype > Audition for post-prod.
  • Josh A: ATR2100 > Audacity/Skype > Audition for post-prod. 


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