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- Podcasting Setup – My studio setup includes the ATR2100 Dynamic Microphone, Rode PSA1 Studio Arm, On Stage Foam Ball-Type Red Windscreen and MY420 Studio Shock Mount.
- Audacity – is a powerful audio recording and editing software. If you’re on a budget, this is a great place to start. Adobe Audition is another great one but you have to pay for that.
- Levelator – is the desktop audio tool that brings your levels up to a satisfactory gain on a .wav file. It is like a granddaddy but it is not as sophisticated as Auphonic.
- DraftIn – allows you to draft your work and collaborate with other writers. Love writing? this is for you. I use it to save my frequently used writing templates. It works really well.
- Feedly – is my RSS feed reader. After Google Reader shut down I needed something else and Feedly made a lot of changes and openly welcomed all of the Google Reader folks.
- Google Docs – the office suite by Google, where my show notes are done and looked at while I’m recording. I use the word app more than anything else. It works really well.
- Hotshots – I usually cut my own pics when I’m setting up a featured image, and its with this screen capturing tool right here.
- MP3 Skype Recorder – is my Skype recording software and it exports in MP3 only. It is my default Skype recording tool.
- Pocket – allows you to save articles and read them later. I typically use Pocket for somewhat evergreen content that I plan to revisit.
- Pocketcasts – this one is more for the listening end of things. Pocketcasts is the app that I use to catch up on all of the shows that I subscribe to.
- Skype – is the communication tool when I have guests on my show. Skype works well, just make sure you do a Skype test call to get the best upstream before you record.
- Uber Conference – allows you to make conference calls for free. You can even have the option to record the call as mp3 by completely filling out your profile.