Microphones! Whats New, Why You Need One, and Why You Should Never Buy a Yeti

It’s a microphone filled episode as Marcus actually plugs in a Yeti and gives it a try for the start of the episode, which obviously makes Molly cringe. We’re talking what’s new in the microphone world and most importantly, why everyone needs one in today’s work from home world. And to be fair, not just microphones if you’re really in a position where you need good audio and why investing in the right equipment can provide tremendous value.

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Highlights with time stamps:
0:00 Intro
0:30 Molly, Marcus and Adam talk about Riverside, the iOS app that’s in process and how their journeys has been working with Riverside
1:48 Marcus talks about the Blue Yeti Pro Microphone and practically demonstrate how it sounds
5:16 Marcus also talks about talks about the Blue Yeti Pro Microphone also being a stereo microphone and talks about the teardown of the microphone having three capsules on the top
6:54 Molly, Marcus and Adam talk about why most people buy microphones even if some are bad and why you need the knowledge when going to buy one
7:54 Adam talks about the RODE NT-USB Mini Podcast Microphone, the specs that the microphone has, its capabilities and if he’d recommend it to someone
10:50 Adam talks about RODE Connect software that RODE came up with, what it is and how you can use it with the RODE NT-USB Mini Podcast Microphone
12:45 Adam talks about if someone can use the RODE Connect software with another microphone such as the SM7B
15:50 Molly, Adam and Marcus talk about why the microphone companies need to be considerate of the people’s needs when making the microphones
17:28 Molly, Adam and Marcus also explains why it is important for a content creator, coach or a business coach or a motivational speaker need to have a good microphone
19:37 Molly and Marcus explain why most podcasters that record videos don’t use a microphone and why they should use them
20:21Molly and Marcus talk about the proper microphone techniques and why people should always use these techniques
21:34 Adam and Molly share their thoughts on why they think if Blue came out with a podcast microphone that they would make other microphone companies go out of business
22:40 Marcus shows practically how to use a Blue Yeti Pro Microphone and how you should position it while talking to it and also talks about the Omni mode
27:08 Molly talks about the importance of investing in quality sound equipments to sound better if you are a podcaster or public speaker
29:53 Adam talks about Facebook also deciding to jump into the audio game and how they are going to do it
33:01 Adam and Molly talk about the lack of the connection to the main marketing mediums in the podcast world and how Facebook entering the audio and podcast world will impact it
38:13 Molly talks about Resonate, what it is and the services that they offer to their clients and the app that they are coming up with
39:46 Molly talks about why a lot of marketing sometimes is bad for your business especially a small and growing one and also why she thinks Riverside might crush
41:34 Molly, Marcus and Adam talk about the Podcast Business Journal and why they think the board should have people who know the industry of podcasting very well
45:03Marcus talks about why he feels that Libsyn is not only in the podcasting world to make money but it also has the interests of podcasters at heart at some point

Blue Yeti teardown: https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Blue+Yeti+Disassembly/111262 (photo of the capsules inside attached)

Equipment Mentioned:
Marcus’s Microphone : http://heartcast.biz/3gLTjyG
Molly’s Set Up : http://heartcast.biz/38tHHO0
Blue Yeti: https://heartcast.biz/2Qu1pTE
SM7B: https://heartcast.biz/3qRDOsg
SHURE MV7: https://heartcast.biz/2QUbskL
RODE NT-USB Mini Podcast Microphone: https://heartcast.biz/3sLzwUr
ZOOM PodTrak P4: https://heartcast.biz/3rUjIj1
ZOOM PodTrak P8: https://heartcast.biz/3cAKkyt
AKG D5 Vocal microphone: https://heartcast.biz/3gyWb3G

Shows Mentioned:
Riverside: Locally recorded, separate audio and video tracks included. It got up to 8 persons per recording. It’s the easiest way to record podcasts and video interviews in studio quality from anywhere.

RODE Connect is a simple and powerful software solution for podcasting and live streaming with the NT-USB Mini. Offering the ability to connect up to four NT-USB Minis to a single computer, RODE Connect is perfect for anyone who wants to create professional-quality podcasts the easy way.

Sales UpRising is committed to the success of the solopreneur! Each one of my clients is not just in business for the money, but for the Freedom to be their best

Facebook, Inc., is an American technology conglomerate based in Menlo Park, California. It was founded by Mark Zuckerberg, along with his fellow roommates and students at Harvard College, who were Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes

Zoom is a videotelephony proprietary software program developed by Zoom Video Communications. The free plan provides a video chatting service that allows up to 100 concurrent participants, with a 40-minute time restriction. Users have the option to upgrade by subscribing to a paid plan.

Discord is a VoIP, instant messaging and digital distribution platform designed for creating communities. Users communicate with voice calls, video calls, text messaging, media and files in private chats or as part of communities called “servers”.

Resonate is a comprehensive podcast editing services company. It provides producer services, editing, hosting and more.


Podcast Movement is the world’s largest podcaster community. Welcome to the hub for podcasting news, resources & the best podcast events.

Libsyn is an online podcast hosting platform that enables its users to share podcasts.

Quotes Mentioned:
“Riverside is the truth.”
“Where there’s a will, there’s a way.”
“People need an affordable.”
“I very much appreciate when someone like goes backwards and make something way more useful than it was previously.”
“There’s not much better than a RODECaster as a thing yet.”
“RODE Connect is only compatible with the NT-USB Mini.”
“If you’re not making money off your content, don’t buy a microphone.”
“People think that louder means better.”
“People don’t actually listen to their own content and they can’t hear themselves.”
“Microphones only work if you put them up to your face.”
“If I cannot see the microphone in your shot, you are not using your microphone properly.”
“As much as Libsyn have their hands in so many things in the industry, they do care about podcasting.”

Recorded on Riverside.
Get hooked up today: http://www.riverside.fm/?via=molly

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