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

Time needed: 5 minutes.

  1. Connect Audio Interface to Computer

    Use a USB C Cable: https://geni.us/zbSBho

  2. Connect Microphone To Audio Interface

    Use a XLR Cable: https://geni.us/YmA0yK

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

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

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

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

  5. Connect Headphones (optional)

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

  6. Increase Microphone Gain Until Green Ring Blinks Regularly

    Avoid Yellow and Red if possible.

  7. Open Garageband

    Or whatever audio software you wish to use.

  8. 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

  9. Record Your Session

Equipment Featured In This Video

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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

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Jordan Kettner

I consider myself to be half entrepreneur and half A/V geek. I am never content to settle for what is expected or determined by others to be the “industry standard”. Instead, I work extremely hard to break new ground and deliver value to whoever I meet.

My passion for the audio visual industry drives me to create content that will help others learn the best tools and techniques to learn how to setup their home studio.

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