I started out podcasting with the USB Blue Snowball microphone, something I would never recommend knowing what I know now. I can still remember sitting in my classroom and podcasting behind the big white orb in front of me. Some of you know what I am talking about. I made the decision through a series of events to start podcasting without recording directly into my computer. When I did this, my Snowball became obsolete. In most cases you can’t plug a USB microphone into a regular mixing board.
If the Audio-Technica ATR2100 would have been around when I started podcasting, I could’ve saved myself a little bit of expense, plus I would have sounded a little bit better. I would not have had to buy a completely new microphone when switching from a USB recording setup to an XLR recording setup. The Audio-Technica ATR2100 hooks up to both a USB port and an XLR port making it the ultimate versatile microphone. And perfect for the portable studio.
John Wilkerson from The Wired Homeschool Podcast is back with me this week to talk about how he uses the Audio-Technica ATR2100 Microphone
for his portable studio. He uses it as an XLR microphone in my studio and you can clearly hear how awesome it sounds. And the price is right.