My New Podcasting Equipment and a Short Recording

So, I’m playing around with my new podcasting equipment, and I thought to myself, why don’t I just do a short recording and post it for my readers. So…here it is.

Really, it’s nothing special. I just wanted to familiarize myself with my new toys, and see what it’s like to record something and post it online. I’m really excited about starting some sort of podcast in the future, and here you are witnessing my very first recording. Yay! I’m glad I could share it with you today.

I have a long way to go. I gotta start somewhere though!

I’ve also included a picture of my equipment. Please excuse my dirty room, and my messy hair. It’s 3:00am right now:

I’m using a Samsung C01U USB Mic. It’s seriously plug and play – no mixers, no software, it works just right out of the box. Awesome. The mic is on a desk stand, with a shock mount and a pop filter. And I’m just recording directly on garageband on my iMac. I love new toys.

Will this become some form of income in the future? Who knows. Really, it’s just fun for me right now, and I’ll have to do some more research on what topic I should podcast about that I have an interest in, and also how to monetize it and all that stuff.

I hope you enjoyed this little podcasting preview. Until next time…

  • Eric Sterling

    Sounds Great!
    Glad to be part of the 1st 100 of the “tribe” (a la Seth Godin) going into 2009 and am absolutely looking forward to your podcasts! ( No pressure or anything 😉 )
    Thanks Pat, Have a wonderful holiday with your family!!

    PS – You already have your “voice” just let it flow, let it flow, let it flow.

    • Pat

      @Eric Sterling, Thanks Eric! No pressure. Hehe!

  • Erica

    I used to do a podcast called Career Mom Radio, it was surprisingly easy and fun.

    I recently bought a flip digi cam, I’ve done a few videos, but it’s hard getting over the self-consciousness.

    I think there’ll be lots more multi-media in 2009 :)

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  • Jen Brister

    Awesome..I stumbled you.

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  • Curtis

    What do you envision your first podcast being about? Make it relevant and interesting and it won’t be the bore that so many others are. Ha Ha.

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  • Cyn

    AWESOME, Pat! I was going to get myself one of those for Christmas, but decided on an iPhone 3G instead. I’m thinking Valentine’s Day…. :)

  • WriterGig

    Nice job, Pat, I think your voice is great for podcasting! Here’s to a great 2009 for us all!

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  • Pat

    Thanks everyone for your comments and inspiration. I’m a little more confident now that I can do fairly well if I put some of my time into a PodCast. I’ll be sure to keep you updated =)

    Happy New Year!

  • Vik Dulat

    How much was that Pat? I am thinking of going into podcasting as well.

    • Pat

      @Vik Dulat, the mic cost about $80.00 on Amazon, and the stand and pop filters were an extra $30 bucks. A very reasonable price in my opinion. Let us know when you start one up, i’d be interested in listening! Good luck!

  • Dustin Stevens-Baier

    Looks like you finally got around to creating your podcast. It is starting to sound really good. Keep up the good work!

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  • D

    Hey Pat,

    How do you get the audio file into the blog post – is it externally hosted?



  • Warren

    That has got to be the coolest microphone I’ve ever seen! LOL
    I have the snoball blue which reminds me of an antique (it’s not, it’s what Frank Kern has) and I’m almost embarrassed to have it on my desk with my hi tech multi-monitor setup! :)

  • Steven Leconte

    I used to have the Genius Desktop Microphone and replaced it with the Snowflake Mic which is a lot better. That’s why I use to do my Youtube videos and my podcast.

    I’ll be looking at upgrading it in the future but there a few more toys that I’d like to get first.

  • Ferb

    Hi Pat, you sound great, keep it up. Just be normal when recording, like talking in real live. By the way, I can’t afford those expensive equipment. KEEP IT FRESH!

    Thank you – Ferb

  • Tim Moon

    I always enjoy your work, so keep doing the podcast, Pat. The audio sounds really clean. Niiiiice.

  • Craig

    Hey Pat, long time listener. I was wonder what cam you use for video blog entries. I am looking for something a little smallish that I can carry with me. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.


  • Patrick Matherne

    Hey Pat,
    Loved the music. I think the rock style fits you best.
    Also do not change your voice. I think that is one of the selling points. YOu do not have one of the more mainstream and boring voice. Also do not try doing the “wet Maryiln Monroe” style, well unless you are tying for “Fifty Shades of Pat”

  • Sajan Elanthoor

    Excellent Pat. Perfect sound mix. Thank you for revealing the Samsung C01U USB Mic:). I was testing some mics but not all satisfied with the quality. Now let me try this:)

  • Amir Rimer

    Love your podcasts Pat, keep up the good work!

  • Flora Morris Brown


    Your voice and presence are perfect. Thank you for sharing your journey into podcasting with us.

  • Wayne Rasku

    Well, Pat, I guess you figured out what you would talk about. It has been quite a ride for you. You are an inspiration to many of us who are trying to make it in the online world.. keep podcasting!

  • Justin Lewis

    We just started our podcast and I can definitely give some kudos to you. Seeing your podcast back in 2008 is really inspiring. I started back in 2010 and seeing how far you’ve come since you started really pushes me even further. Thanks dude.

  • Martin Carlton

    I can’t find the audio clip. Did you take it down already?

  • Ben Moreland

    Hi Pat, I can’t see the audio clip either. Is it still on the page?

  • Kevin Bond

    You should start your podcast LOL

  • Oscar Pellus


  • Anna

    I can’t find the clip either :(

  • Peetu

    There’s no audio clip here.. :/

  • Jon Bowes

    Pattttttttt, where’s the audio?

  • Ana Avila

    Where is the audio? :(

  • Crystal Foth

    Yes, I too would love to hear that vintage audio! 😉

  • Tom

    Today i found the mp3.

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