Travel Gear for Podcasting

@Craig recently posted about his road trip and travel gear (link below). I wanted to share mine that is a little more compact. This forced me to clean out my backpack, too, so thanks! I will describe best I can, and feel free to ask questions. When I travel, I carry this and a carryon piece of luggage. You can get bigger backpacks, but I treated myself to this Tumi when I started this two years ago. It has a space in the back for my computer or iPad, depending on which I’m bringing. Two Sennheiser mics, XLR cables, Zoom H6 in an Eagle Creek padded bag I already had, and some of that other clutter fits in there as well. A little makeup back for personal items, a mask collection, a fan, a headlamp and flashlight, mic ‘condoms’ to either switch out foam covers or cover them with a fresh fabric. Two table stands, various connectors, small headphones as needed, and several bags for better storage and organization. Biz cards, a pen, something to write on (not shown), and coloring pencils just for the heck of it. I have various sizes of XLR cables, depending on what I think I’ll need. When I did the road show inside the Texas Capitol building, I didn’t take stands, so folks had to hold their own mics. I’ll often swap out things to my carryon while I fly, but swap it back once I’m where I end up. I think that covers it, and I’ll add a few more pics in the comments. Thanks, all!

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I’ll be doing a podcast recording from an audience in the future, where I can walk around and get to folks. Found this H6 hold that I may use. Just got it, so not sure I’m in love with it. Just wanted to share if it’s a help to you.


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And this is a little usb charged fan I found, and it works really great! Kinda wishing it was a different color for this picture, but, oh, well! :slight_smile:

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@AnetteCarlisle Wow! :star_struck:Thanks for the photos!!!

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You are most welcome, @JuleKucera!

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Great kit! Thanks for sharing.

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You bet, @brucedevereux!

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Great share @AnetteCarlisle - photo really helps

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Nice @AnetteCarlisle !

I used (and still carry one for use in a pinch) those sort of tiny desktop stands for a long time. I eventually wanted them to be a little taller, and I found this (and I use 2 of them on each stand— topsy wobbly but very comfortable height)

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Thanks, @Craig! I can see where that could help!

Wow, that’s a lot of gear. A bit overwhelming to be honest, but I guess that’s some of what it takes for professional sound quality.

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@AdamGreenberg, it’s really just the H6, two mics, and XLR cables when you boil it down. Stands help in most of my interview situations. It all packs up in that little backpack. I like the sound I get from the Sennheiser mics a lot, much better than the X mic that plugs into the top of the H6, but that can work.

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What a great pack! Where did you get the Orange gear bag for the Zoom H6 ?

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