This podcasting setup comes out to just around $900, but don't let cost throw you off. The Sennheiser e835s are solid, well-built high quality dynamic XLR microphones that have stood the test of time. The Zoom H6 Pro is the go-to digital recorder for many podcasters, with 4 XLR inputs, built-in compression and limiting with internal recording to an SD card. Record to individual tracks on your SD card and edit in your DAW at a later time.
I've run this type of setup plenty of times - in small rooms, at conference tables, in large, multi-purpose rooms and have always gotten a great sound. You could add in some headphones and a headphone amp if you want people to be able to monitor their audio while recording. For many it's personal preference, for others, it helps them stay on the mic during recording since they can hear themselves talking.
If you're running only 3 mics into the Zoom H6 Pro, then you have a free XLR input to run audio from Zoom, Skype or a cell phone, with the proper connectors of course.
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