In order to record professional quality podcasts or songs, you will need the right gear. The ZOOM H8 Digital Multitrack Recorder is a portable gadget that allows 12-track simultaneous recording. It has interchangeable input capsules, 4 mic inputs, and 2 XLR/TRS connectors. It has a LCD touchscreen display and is ready for podcasting, music, and field recording.
The H8 can record directly to memory cards up to 512GB. Its Podcast app comes with dedicated sound pads to trigger sound effects and music. You can use this as a USB audio interface for your iPad, Mac, and PC.