First step to podcasting: Get a good mic

My goal for a while now (since November 2006 — yes, its March 2009 now) has been to be to start a podcast. Or two. Or a network of podcasts. Lofty goals, but a man has got to dream, no?

I’ve now made the first step into getting that started. I purchased a Samson C01U USB Studio Condensor Microphone. Its a great mic – and it works as advertised. Just plug it in, adjust the sound levels, and its recording just fine in GarageBand or Audio Hijack Pro. I didn’t but the shockmount (aka “spider”) from Samson, as I found a cheaper, metal one, for RM90.

Finding recording gear isn’t the simplest. I ended up having to go to Pasar Road to get the item (from Instraco). It seemed more convenient than having to order it in from overseas.

The following reviews had been helpful as well: MacInTouch as well as the comparison with the C03U as well (costs a bit more, good for recording many instruments, but definitely not what I require).

So, what will I be podcasting about? Something free & open source related, naturally. At least for starters. Another one for startups, entrepreneurs, and so on, I’m sure of (it doesn’t have a name, or a domain).

Update: A link to the product sheet, as it has a very interesting video about how the C01U and C03U work, and how to position it, and so forth.


  1. davidlian says:

    How about these as well:

    1. A gadget / tech related podcast on the local scene.
    2. Social media podcast covering social media coverage of real-life Malaysian news (like politics, social issues etc.)

    Let me know if you need guests!

  2. Prabu says:

    Need help with podcasts ?, I was thinking about starting one too really long time ago but now could work eh. Let me know :).


  3. James says:

    Apparently Røde make good mics (and in Australia too).

  4. James says:

    Apparently Røde make good mics (and in Australia too).