Inexpensive Nady SP-1 for podcasting

Nady SP-1 mic stand and XLR cable

The Nady SP-1 dynamic mic is a great starting or add-on mic for any podcaster with mixer. The mic has decent sound, on/off switch, and easily fits in a podcaster's tight budget.

You can get the Nady Starpower-1 mic by itself for a really low price:

But you can also get a kit that includes the Nady SP-1 mic, an on-stage mic stand, and XLR cable:

About the Author
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.

13 comments on “Inexpensive Nady SP-1 for podcasting

  1. For our studio, we bought this 3-pack of Behringer microphones, so it’s a little more than the kit price, but it comes with 3 mics, so it’s about the same individually.

    1. About $13 per mic isn’t bad at all! How do you like the quality you get out of these mics?

  2. Keeper Dan says:

    I’m really happy with my Nady mic. I want to update most of my other gear, but the mic is perfectly fine as is.

    1. That’s exactly why I encourage modular hardware. You can upgrade your mixer and not have to throw away your mic!

  3. Purchased two of these after mistakenly buying a couple of condenser mics and not being able to figure out why they were so stinking sensitive. Thanks for the recommendation.

    1. How to you like the Nady mics compared with your former condenser mics?

    2. I’m glad these are working well for you. Have you seen my YouTube video with some audio comparison between these and the Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB?

  4. Tony Elam says:

    Thinking about doing this kit and a behringer 802 for about $50. I understand that I may have to upgrade mixers later, but do you think this is an ok start? Trying to keep a budget, but I did a podcast for a wile with a Logitech headset and a snowball, and I don’t want to go that route again when I get back into it.

    1. Yes, that’s definitely a good, modular route. But I also recommend that you look at the Audio-Technica ATR2100. It’s USB so you can plug straight into your computer without a mixer. And it’s also XLR so you can plug it into a mixer.

      1. Tony Elam says:

        Thanks! I just picked up the ATR and a mixer. Should be here Tuesday!!

  5. Michael says:

    Daniel, the link that you have here for the kit isn’t to the Sp-1. It is to the MSC-3 kit. They are close to similar, but the SP-1 has a higher quality kit. I have bought both.

    1. Thanks for letting me know, Michael! I updated the embeds, now that I’m also using a better Amazon affiliate-link maker.

  6. I have a bunch of these nady mics for my podcast at I like them.

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