In this video we show you exactly how to setup the a podcast the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface, a Shure SM58 and Rode PodMic.

How To Record A Podcast With Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface

Total Time: 5 minutes

Connect Audio Interface to Computer

Use a USB C Cable:

Connect Microphone To Audio Interface

Connect Cloud Lifter (or other inline preamp) (optional)

This will provide additional gain for dynamic mics, if necessary.

Turn on Phantom Power (+48v) (optional)

If you’re using a condenser mic or inline preamp.

Connect Headphones (optional)

You may also require a headphone splitter if you have multiple guests who want headphones.

Increase Microphone Gain Until Green Ring Blinks Regularly

Avoid Yellow and Red if possible.

Open Garageband

Or whatever audio software you wish to use.

Assign Channels

Assign input one of the audio interface to channel 1 in Garageband
Assign input two of the audio interface to channel 2 in Garageband

Record Your Session

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Topics Covered In This Video

  • 0:00 – Introduction
  • 2:04 – Connect Microphones To Interface
  • 2:45 – Connect Headphone Splitter & Headphones
  • 3:12 – Connect Scarlett 2i2 to Computer
  • 4:35 – Testing Microphones & Gain Setup
  • 5:30 – Cloudlifter vs No Cloudlifter
  • 7:30 – Sound Check, Recording, Exporting
  • 10:54 – Final Thoughts