DIY Home Podcast Studio – My YouTube & Podcast Equipment, Podcast Microphone & Home Studio Equipment

How to build a professional sounding home podcast studio on a budget! This video reveals my home studio equipment used in my audio studio! From the best podcast microphone to the required podcast equipment that makes it all work, you learn exactly what it takes to create a pro level home podcast studio on a budget here!

The full equipment list from the home podcast studio build is here:

Whether you are starting a new podcast or taking your audio quality to the next level for your existing podcast by building a home studio, this video shows you exactly what you need.

My wife and I have been creating and selling .mp3 files for nearly 10 years now. Over the past couple months, moving into this new home we just built out a home audio studio that would double perfectly as a dedicated podcast studio.

Additionally, I just built a YouTube studio (my office set with the whiteboard) from scratch in a VERY challenging acoustic space… My office is an echo chamber!

This process took me a couple months to dial in and I purchased many pieces of audio equipment I didn't need or that didn't work, to come up with this exact setup!

You will learn about the best podcast microphone for home use that I'm also using for all of my YouTube videos and my YouTube live streams.

We work our way back to the other devices required to make a home audio studio work, down to the cables and whether you want to use your laptop or not.

Finally, we look at the actual space and how to ad audio acoustic treatments to increase the quality of the audio we are producing. This eliminates the reverb or echo that is so common in sub-par home studios.

I found a couple of amazing options for the acoustic treatments that eliminated the echo instantly and has helped us increase the audio quality of our products, podcasts and YouTube videos to a new level we've never achieved before!!!

If you want to see the budget and travel friendly options we use to create our audio and video content while traveling, check out this video next:

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18 Responses to “DIY Home Podcast Studio – My YouTube & Podcast Equipment, Podcast Microphone & Home Studio Equipment”

  1. tadhg harrington

    Feb 19. 2018

    #BADASS

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  2. Ehab M

    Feb 19. 2018

    How on earth did you know I was looking for a video like that today? Are you reading into your audience’s minds? Amazing 😀

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  3. Sensible Nomads

    Feb 19. 2018

    #badass. Great vid Miles!

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  4. Learn How

    Feb 19. 2018

    I’m rolling with my XBOX Rock Band microphone for my podcast haha

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    • Miles Beckler

      Feb 19. 2018

      That is awesome! You jumped in and got started with what you had… Most people don’t have the guts to just go, so good for you! This is probably version 6 or 7 of our recording setup… Steps on a path!

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    • Learn How

      Feb 19. 2018

      Yeah that was the only USB mic I had and it works for now! haha BTW your episode is going live tomorrow at 7:00 am MST! Super stoked to share it!

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    • Miles Beckler

      Feb 20. 2018

      Be sure to email me a link when it is live

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  5. Justin D

    Feb 19. 2018

    Thanks for sharing your results on the sound blankets. I had been wondering how much difference there was between the heavy weight moving blankets and the task specific sound blankets. 👍🏼

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    • Miles Beckler

      Feb 20. 2018

      Ya, the ones I use are made by a moving blanket company with the specific intent to be a sound blanket… So this obscure moving blanket manufacturer realized they could retool their factory to hit this other niche and they are like 70% cheaper than the big-name audio brands! Not all moving blankets work well, I found… But this one in particular is fantastic.

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  6. Darshan Shanti

    Feb 19. 2018

    This is fantastic Miles. Thank you soooooo much.

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  7. Gareth Busby

    Feb 20. 2018

    Hey Miles,
    Love the insight, you mentioned this in a previous video and I’ve been looking forward to it, I’m an ex- sound engineer (got tinitus, so had to change career) so, here’s my 2 cents…

    Sound absorption is very similar to heat treatment, you can make some panels out of Rockwool, cover them in a thick fabric and hang them off the walls, this in my experience is more effective than buying blankets. This is because it treats the middle as well as the treble range.

    Also, sound travels in waves, thin absorption objects treat short waves, thick stuff treats long waves. Short waves are the treble, bass sounds come from the long waves, that is why when you have a party next door it doesn’t sound close to you, it’s more a vibration/ bassy. In a small room the sound waves will bounce across the walls and create standing waves, these double at every level, say 60hz, 120hz, 240hz, 480hz etc… So, a small closet can sound boomy and if you concentrate on treating the treble range soley, the boomy bass can ruin your sound, so do both (which is harder in a small environment).

    Best way to understand a room is by clapping and listening to the echo, depending if it sounds undefined (treble), tinny (middle) or bassy (bass) treat accordinly.

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    • Miles Beckler

      Feb 20. 2018

      Ya, that seems to be the consensus on forums and with pro audiophiles… But for me and my audience, SPEED of implementation and getting it to good enough FAST so they can get back to producing content is the biggest key.

      I almost went down the DIY rockwool panels, but just don’t have time… And what I came up with here is 99.999% better than the room was originally and is more than most home podcasters need. Plus can be ordered online, delivered in 2 days, hung up in an hour and boom!

      I do appreciate the pro level opinions, read a TON of them on forums (and many arguments about which way was the ‘right’ way) and ultimately it is about getting it good enough to be proud of and confident in to get back on the content creation wagon!

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  8. Mark Duemmel

    Feb 20. 2018

    #BADASS – nice job my friend. I was in a heavy metal band for over 12 years when I was younger and understand the importance of quality recording devices. Definitely don’t skimp on equipment if you are serious about recording – it can definitely make or break a good sounding recording!

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    • Mark Duemmel

      Feb 20. 2018

      I can’t begin to tell you some of the horror stories regarding bad cables during live performances! I’m sure you get the picture!

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