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Aug. 20, 2018

Heil Sound: How to Choose the Right Microphone with Michelle Miller Levitt

Heil Sound: How to Choose the Right Microphone with Michelle Miller Levitt


Michelle Miller Levitt Discusses Heil's Microphones for Livestreaming and Podcasting

Welcome to Episode 8 (Ep8) of the Livestream Deals podcast, I’m Ross Brand. Coming up, Michelle Miller Levitt of Heil Sound talks about how to select the right microphone for livestreaming and podcasting and explains some of the differences between Heil microphones.

I had the opportunity to broadcast live from Podcast Movement using the Heil PR 40 microphone, which did a great job of cutting through the noise and making it easy for listeners to hear the conversation. Thanks to Heil for providing the mics, boom arms, shock mounts and headphones.

I also met our guest Michelle Miller Levitt at the Heil booth, where I tested several different Heil microphones and came away quite impressed with how the PR 40, PR 35 and PR 30 worked with my voice.

Michelle Miller Levitt has been with Heil Sound for 14 of the 15 years the company has been in the Pro Audio business. Michelle serves as Heil’s Creative and Marketing Director. She’s also a talented voice over artist. Her microphone of choice is the Heil PR 35, the same microphone used by Stevie Wonder!


Heil Sound was founded by Bob Heil, who worked as a sound engineer with The Grateful Dead and The Who, developing unique touring sound systems for those bands. He is know for creating the modern template for rock music sound systems. Bob also invented the Heil Talk Box made famous in the 1970s by artists such as Joe Walsh and Peter Frampton.

Find out about all products featured on our shows at LivestreamDeals.com.


We discussed the following Heil Sound microphones and headphones in this episode:

Heil PR 40 

Heil PR 35

Heil PR 30

Heil PR 77D

Heil Pro Set 3 Headphones


In addition to Michelle Miller Levitt of Heil Sound, August’s #LivestreamDeals show also included Chris Curran of the Podcast Engineering School, Laura Petersen, author of Permission to Write a Brand Building Book for Podasters and Armel Beaudry Kimbe, CEO and founder of tremble.fm, which makes it easy to distribute your short-form audio content to smart devices. You can view the full #LivestreamDeals episode below. Learn more about the featured products at https://LivestreamDeals.com.


Not sure where to start when it comes to livestreaming and podcasting gear or need a recommendation for a specific product? Our Livestream Universe Resources page (http://LivestreamUniverse.com/Resources) has my recommendations for gear, books, courses, software and more.


Livestream Deals has been a monthly Facebook Live show hosted by Ross Brand of Livestream Universe. Each of those episodes features 4 products or services for live streamers… as well as products of interest to podcasters and online content creators. On the podcast edition, we will focus on one product per episode. Some content will come from our livestream shows and some will be exclusive to the podcast. You can learn more about products featured on the show at https://LivestreamDeals.com.




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Michelle Miller Levitt

Heil Sound

Michelle Levitt has been a musician, an artist, and the CEO of her own podcast studio. She’s also been the Marketing Director for Heil Sound for the last 17 years.