Trying to find the best microphone for your equipment, as we have discussed before, might not be the easiest task. That’s okay. It might take some time and figuring out what particular microphone you might want, but finding the right mic is only part of the process. You have to go through a whole list of questions and requirements that you have for yourself, your podcast and your equipment. Once you do that, after you think long and hard about what you want and need, you can start surfing the web for the right microphone. Once you have the right microphone, everything else is easy–you’re roaring and ready to go. But the trick is finding the right microphone for you. But everything depends on your situation and what you want to do. It all depends on what you are looking to do with this microphone, what kind of podcast you are going to have and how much you can spend on equipment. So let’s talk about the best iOS podcast microphone that sounds the best.
Maybe your podcast is on the road, a traveling podcast where you journal everywhere that you go. It’s all audio and you just have yourself, your phone and your computer. You like podcasts and want to capture your trip and your travels. Your editing software is okay and you know how to cut and edit audio files and make a decent podcast. So far, you have been using your iPhone to record sound and while it is okay, you want to get something that will make it sound good, and make the transfer of files and information easier. So you are looking to get something that is portable, that sounds great, that is easy to use and that can be used for your iPhone.
There are tons of microphones out there that work for your iPhone. The only trick is finding the right one that works for you. And it all depends on what you are looking for. You can check out some great podcast microphones for your iPhone in this post below.
Our favorite is obviously our very own Hooke Verse. It connects to your iPhone via Bluetooth technology, records in binaural, can be used for listening, games and for hands free calling, and needs no special equipment to listen back to your recordings. It’s great for podcasting because as it records in 3D, you get to experience the actual place that you recorded the sound in. The feel of the environment transfers well through sound, and as a storyteller, getting your listeners involved and feeling the story is key in getting them hooked. Having your audience feel and hear the environment is great for getting them to really feel like they are part of the story.
Another very popular option is the Shure MV88. It’s a condenser microphone that plugs right into your iPhone or iPad and Shure promises that it delivers professional-quality sound at a reasonable price. It’s a mic that you can take on the go and records to your favorite recording app. The microphone itself sits on a hinge, has bidirectional and cardioid polar patterns, and has a great range of sensitivity because it’s a condenser microphone. It’s great for at-home recordists, vloggers and journalists on the go, and mobile podcasting to give you a crisp and clear sound that you want.
If you are looking for something smaller, something that will let you be hands free and will travel well, maybe for interviews, you might want to get a lavalier mic that you can hook onto someone’s shirt. If that’s the case, the Rode smartLAV+ is also a great option. It is great for people who might be constantly on the go and have work to do with their hands, but doesn’t stop them from wanting to talk. It plugs right into your iPhone and can be taken almost anywhere.
The choice of your microphone will really depend on what kind of podcast you are doing. Once you decide that, you can do some research and decide what kind of microphone you want. How can you choose between microphones? Is there something specific you might be missing? We cannot make that decision for you, but we can certainly help by providing you with all the information that we can.
The best iOS podcast microphone is debatable–while there are many great choices through many different companies, different people will tell you different things. Our favorite is the Hooke Verse because of it’s versatality and abilities, but some other manual options are really great too. No matter what you decide on, your choices in equipment will always come after all the priliminary decisions you have to make about your podcast. It seems silly to have equipment and not know what to do with it, right?
So just take your time and figure out the important stuff first. You can always upgrade equipment, you can always change and evolve. There will always be content to create and there will always be new tech available for you. Just take it one step at a time.
Keep on creating and keep listening,