A podcaster’s studio requires resourcefulness [daily podcasting photo #15]

Wood block and coupons to hold up mic boom arm We don’t have thousands of dollars to build a professional sound studio for podcasting. Sometimes, we have to be a little tacky.

I present my tacky solution to firmly holding my mic overhead boom arm. The block of wood is actually one I broke in my black belt test and it helps protect the particleboard desk from damage from the clamp.

The couple coupons are there to give a little extra balance to keep the mic boom completely vertical and prevent it from drifting. This is actually my cohost’s mic, which is at the back of my podcasting desk, so the surface is a not completely level.

What tacky solutions have you found that work perfectly for you?


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As an award-winning podcaster, Daniel J. Lewis gives you the guts and teaches you the tools to launch and improve your own podcasts for sharing your passions and finding success. Daniel creates resources for podcasters, such as the SEO for Podcasters and Zoom H6 for Podcasters courses, the Social Subscribe & Follow Icons plugin for WordPress, the My Podcast Reviews global-review aggregator, and the Podcasters' Society membership for podcasters. As a recognized authority and influencer in the podcasting industry, Daniel speaks on podcasting and hosts his own podcast about how to podcast. Daniel's other podcasts, a clean-comedy podcast, and the #1 unofficial podcast for ABC's hit drama Once Upon a Time, have also been nominated for multiple awards. Daniel and his son live near Cincinnati.

2 comments on “A podcaster’s studio requires resourcefulness [daily podcasting photo #15]

  1. I bought a third microphone and a guest used it one day with a small desktop mic-stand from Target. They kept moving it though and it made horrible noise. To isolate it but keep it mobile on the desk, we cut a side of a tennis ball into three pieces. It works really well and was a clever solution.

    Picture: http://plus.google.com/u/0/103163894873322469147/posts/ZYJ9rH1mvoX

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