Our recommended gear list (hardware and software)

Samson Technologies Q2U USB/XLR Dynamic Microphone Recording and Podcasting Pack

An affordable option recommended by our host Libsyn.

Shure MV7 USB Microphone with Tripod

A popular USB/XLR option with built-in headphone output, also recommended by Libsyn.

If you only need an XLR connection, check out the Shure MV7X.

Focusrite Scarlett Solo 3rd Gen USB Audio Interface

High-fidelity, studio quality recording for podcasting, music and more (requires XLR mic).

Audio & Video Podcast Hosting You Can Trust by Libsyn

We use Libsyn to host the Unstarving Musician and we love it.

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