• Kristie Calhoun

Receive a FREE USB mic when you sign up for a year of Auxbus unlimited

When it comes to starting a podcast, there are lots of elements that can be intimidating and even turn people away. Not only do you have to figure out what software you will use, where you’ll host and distribute your podcast, but you also have to make sure you have the right equipment to record. A great mic paired with great recording software will produce a high quality and professional sound.


The most common mic options for novice podcasters are the built-in mic on your computer, a mic connected to headphones, or a USB microphone. While the first two options are convenient, they don’t sound very good. To make your podcast sound better, we recommend using an external mic. There are plenty of mics on the market, with a fit for every budget. Just this simple upgrade, (combined with the Dan Radin microphone technique) will elevate the sound of your podcast to a surprising level.


Auxbus was designed to help you produce great quality audio through automatic sound tuning, levelings, and music mixing — with no adjustment needed on your part.


We want to give you the opportunity to elevate your sound even more, starting from episode one. Sign up for Auxbus Unlimited Yearly, and you will receive* a FREE Neat Widget USB Microphone. It has a built-in stand to get it in a proper position and it’s super easy to use. Plug it in, select it in Auxbus, and you’re recording — no buttons or knobs to fiddle with, or software installation!


The Widgets are creative and funky, simple to use, plug-and-play microphones that work on virtually any computer including Mac, Windows, Chromebooks, and Linux. Don’t let the whimsical design fool you, they have incredible sound quality that was verified in a blind test by our head of audio production. They are designed specifically for capturing clear, easy-to-understand speech. In case you’re wondering, all three have identical sound, and differ only in appearance.


Here is what some users had to say about the Neat Widget microphone:

“Whether you’re podcasting, providing voiceovers or Skyping, the Neat Widget series of microphones performs.” -Creative Blog
“If you want an affordable microphone that will help you make professional-sounding recordings out of the box, you can’t go wrong with the Widget.” -thenextweb.com
When you upgrade to Auxbus Unlimited Yearly, you can choose one of the three uniquely fun designs and we will send it directly to you*.


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*Microphone available to ship to addresses within the United States.