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Replacement Podcast Studio Monitor Speakers: JBL 305P MKII

SP describes why he purchased a new pair of JBL 305P MKII studio monitor speakers, describes the differences between the JBL LSR305 and the JBL 305P MKII, and discussed some of his initial thoughts after using the new speaker for a couple of weeks.  

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When Creating Extra Video Content For Your Podcast Goes Into Overtime

Nearly every podcaster wants to help grow their show’s reach. As we discussed on Better Podcasting episode #217 a good way to help advance that goal is to create additional supplemental content. But as a hobby podcaster you are busy. You go to school full time or have a full time job or three and…

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AKG K240 Semi-Open Studio Monitoring Headphones Review

This is a review video for the AKG K240 Semi-Open Studio Monitoring Headphones with comparisons to other sub-$100 studio monitoring headphones including the Sony MDR-7506 and the Audio Technica ATH-m40x.

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SP’s New Video Gear Rundown: JK Mic-J 044 Lavalier Microphone

In this video SP demonstrates his new filming gear: his new iPhone 8 Plus and a new-to-him JK Mic-J 044 Lavalier microphone. Referenced demonstration video:

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XM1800 vs ATR-2100 and Others

In this quick shootout (inspired by a recent Reddit conversation) Stargate Pioneer compares 4 sub $100 USD hand-held dynamic cardioid microphones. Behringer XM1800s vs Audio Technica ATR2100 vs AKG D5 vs Blue Encore 100.

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Audio-Technica BPHS1 vs MANY Dynamic Handheld/Large Broadcast Microphones

In this quick shootout (inspired by a recent Facebook conversation) Stargate Pioneer compares the Audio-Technica BPHS1 against the Knox Podcast Microphone, the Blue Encore 100, the Sennheiser E935, the Sennheiser MD46, the Rode Procaster, the Electro-Voice RE320 and the Audio-Technica BP40.

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Zoom Handheld Record (H5 and H6) Capsule Comparison

In this Better Podcasting Extra, recurring Better Podcasting contributor Emily Prokop runs down a variety of capsules available for the Zoom H6.

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Knox Podcast Microphone Review (Knox KN-UM01 vs ATR2100 vs AT2005 Comparison)

In this Knox KN-UM01 Podcast Microphone Review, I’ll give you my thoughts about the Knox XLR/USB Dynamic Microphone, as well as give some audio samples comparing it to both the Audio-Technica ATR2100 and the Audio-Technica AT2005 microphones. I’ll also share with you the response from Knox about it’s similar look.

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Recovering Zoom H6 Audio Data Using Audacity Raw Import

If you’ve ever been in such a rush that after you finished your podcast you forgot to hit stop on your Zoom H6 recorder and took the SD card out before the file had a chance to save, this Audacity Raw Import Technique might help save your data. This technique may also work for other…

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