9 Must-Haves to Record Audio Remotely  

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Take the guesswork out of podcast equipment. 

The options are endless when it comes to recording gear. From hundreds of podcast mics to an infinite variety of headphones, it can be daunting and time-consuming to research everything you need for high-quality remote interviews.  Thankfully, through trial and error with our own podcast productions, we have discovered the best equipment with the best value that has helped shows like The Real Heal with Alicia Silverstone and A Matter of Degrees record excellent podcasts 100% remotely. 

This curated guide shares exactly what to add to your Amazon cart to ensure excellent audio quality for your remote recordings. Easiest podcast shopping spree ever. 

This guide features affiliate links, meaning we will receive a small commission when you click the links and it leads to a purchase. However, rest assured that we only recommend products we have used for our productions and fully believe in. 

1. Zoom PodTrak P4

Zoom’s podcast-specific portable recorder brings some of our favorite features together in one device. This comes at an affordable price without sacrificing functionality and ease of use, making it a great tool for beginners or pros.


2. SanDisk Extreme SD Card (16GB – 256GB)

Perfect for recorders that use an SD Card, with transfer speeds fast enough to keep up and minimize issues. 


3. SmartQ C350 USB C SD Card Reader

This SD Card reader is perfect for transferring your files from your SD Card to your CPU or desired device. 


4. Power for Zoom PodTrak

This SD Card reader is perfect for transferring your files from your SD Card to your CPU or desired device. 


5. Shure MV7

Our go-to when we need to ship equipment to hosts or guests. This mic provides excellent quality at an affordable price while being lightweight and compact. The USB microphone is a huge plus – you can plug it straight into your device. 


6. Neewer Foldable Iron Mini Desktop Microphone Tripod Stand

An affordable, lightweight, foldable, height-adjustable solution that doesn’t sacrifice stability or quality. 


7. LyxPro Quad Series (3ft – 300ft)

A great mix of quality and value! Optimized for low noise. Lyx is one of the few companies that makes XLR cables in different colors. This is a game changer if you have multiple mics and want to color code.


8. HROEENOI JZ02 Over-Ear Headphones

A hidden gem on Amazon whose quality and comfort can’t be beat at this price point. Not using it for your show? Take these on the go and enjoy their Bluetooth and noise-cancelation features.


9. Riverside FM

Riverside is a must-have for anyone who intends to do any remote recording without compromising quality and keeping it simple. We use it religiously to keep our interviews sounding crisp. 


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