This is a complimentary list described in the book: Narrate and Produce Your Own Audiobook, A Beginner’s Guide.
This list will cost you $385*. For reference, (Audible) ACX’s recommended equipment for a first-time narrator will cost you $1,700! If you choose to follow ACX’s list, you will certainly have the right equipment, but it’s not necessary to break the bank for quality audio.
Click on the images to be directed to the Amazon purchase page. For information on how to narrate your audiobook and why I chose this equipment for my recommended list, check out Narrate and Produce Your Own Audiobook, A Beginner’s Guide.
$149: Mic, Pop Filter, and XLR Cable Bundle
$13 Mic Stand
$149 Audio Interface
$13 Interface Power Cord for the Tascam US-2×2 Audio Interface
Your setup should look like this:
$20 ~ $30 Closed-Back Headphones (Don’t need anything fancy, just what works)
$19: Laptop Cooling Stand
Optional Equipment, but still recommended
$80 External Hard Drive
$120 Kindle Paperwhite
$80+ Insulation — Treat your space and make your audio sound professional
(or just use your walk-in closet…)
Audacity is a free audio recording program, but Adobe Audition has greater functionality and performance, and is what I personally use
Have more money to burn? Get the best (used on Game of Thrones audio): Rx6 Standard ($400) or Advanced ($1,200)
*Prices in this list may fluctuate from time of publication of this post
I hope you’ve found this list useful. Happy recording!