Tagged: headphones

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Turn Headphones into a Lavalier Microphone for iOS, Android Devices

I have created a new series for podcasters – Podcast Hacks is here to help you podcast on a budget. These hacks are different ways to help you create better content. From modding old items into new, programs to help you podcast better and more. Subscribe to Podcast Hacks Turn iPhone Headphones into Lavalier Microphone If you use your iPhone, iPad, Andriod phone or tablet and want to create a cheap microphone lavalier for it, here’s what you do: Get an older headset – whether an old iPhone headset or maybe something you bought down the road. Simply cut off...

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MXL’s Mobile Media to Bring Podcasters Awesome Microphones

I got a chance to talk with Perry Goldstein of MXL Microphones and their newest direction — mobile media. They wanted to put out a line of microphones for podcasters and videographers that will connect to any mobile device and give you high-quality sound. Analog vs. Digital connector Perry noted they couldn’t focus on digital connectors, due to the fact each device is different. They wanted to have a microphone that will connect and work every time. Therefore, they chose to use the 3.5 mm (1/8″) 3-pole headphone jack to connect the microphones up. Along with audio capture apps, this...

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Audio Technica ATR 2100 USB/XLR Hybrid Microphone

A few weeks ago on the Podcasters Community, I was hearing about this microphone for podcasting. At first glance I blew it off, but with more podcasters talking about it, I thought I would get the microphone and check it out. I am talking about the Audio Technica ATR2100 microphone. About the Audio Technica ATR2100 USB/XLR Hybrid Microphone At first glance, it is a standard cardioid mic. No different than any dynamic stage microphone. However, when you turn the microphone around, you start to see the difference and the multi-use of this mic. Simply put, the bottom houses a XLR...

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Cheap vs. Expensive Microphones: Which to Use for Podcasts

As a lifelong musician I’ve played through a lot of instruments, used a lot of microphones, recorded on a ton of devices and listened through a plethora of headphones. From those dollar store specials to items costing upwards to $2,000 – especially microphones (As I did an article on the most expensive microphones a few months back). Any budget will tell you that sometimes you have to cut a corner. The biggest question I get asked is if they should go cheap or expensive. There are microphones you can get for $30-40 that have a good sound to them for a...

Listen, Critique and Apply to your podcast 0

Day 1: Listen to Your Podcast – Find the Problems [How To]

Welcome to day 1 of the Podcast Madness – 31 days to improve your podcast. Today, we’re going to keep it simple. More important – we’re going to make sure you know your strengths and weaknesses in your show. The only way to improve your podcast is to understand your podcast. Sit Down and Listen to Your Show with NO DISTRACTIONS I am shocked to find out how many podcasters have never listened to their own shows. Either that or they listen to the first 2-3 minutes and turn it off. I try to make a habit of listening to...

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Podcaster Sound Effects Board for iPad

Last week on my show iPad365 I talked about the Podcaster Sound Effects Board for iPad. This is an iPad app that adds different sounds to your show. Created by Eric Timmer, the Podcaster Sound Effects board features cowbells, alarms, train whistles and more. If you need a live studio audience this app will help get you applause and laughter. The Podcaster Sound FX Board features 2 pages of 25 effects (50 in all). There is even a section to show you how to connect an iPad to your sound mixer. You will need to use the headphones to monitor. Otherwise...

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How to Record Podcasts on Your iPad

When we started this crazy podcast thing, we had bulky microphones, big computers and clunky software. Times have changed. Now, we have iPads and all the means to record a podcast with it. My iPad Podcast – Hotel Walkthrough Whenever I go on a trip, I do a hotel walkthrough. Before it was a lot of work. Now, I can pick up my iPad and walk around a hotel taking video and mixing it down to upload. I purchased iMovie for iOS which allows me to create video, mix together and even put music behind. I can do a hotel walk-through in...

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Do You Listen to Your Own Podcast?

You spend time prepping for the show. You spend time recording the show. You spend even more time uploading and posting the show. But do you listen to your own Podcast? More often than not, I get people asking me what they should do to change their show. I also go on the newsgroups, and see people say “Why can’t I get more listeners?” Every time I’ve been approached with this question, I ask them: “Do you listen to your own show? The WHOLE show?” More than not, the answer is “no”. Why not? Why are you not your best...

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Sonomax eers Custom Fitted Earplug Molds at Great Prices

About a year and a half ago at CES, I ran into this company. At first, I thought it was another headphone company, but upon closer inspection, these in ear headphones included custom fitted earplugs within minutes. How can they make custom molds in a 10 minute sitting? The name of the company is called Sonomax. They are comprised of musicians and warehouse workers who needed custom molding earphones to isolate certain sounds while enhancing others. Years ago, if you wanted custom mold earphones, you would have to go to a special ear doctor that would make the molds. That...

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Should You Buy a Podcasting Pack? We Look at 3 Podcast Rigs

You are planning to podcast. You don’t have any microphones or mixers, so you start looking at podcast packs. But are these really a good deal, or a waste of money. We take a look a couple packs and review their contents. I then put together a rig that is for the serious beginner podcaster. Behringer Podcaster Firewire Bundle Behringer Xenyx 802 8-input mixer Behringer C1 Microphone Behringer FCA202 Firewire converter Behringer HPS3000 headphones Behringer is an OK brand. For 200 dollars, this would be comparable to getting your child that student model trumpet for violin for band class. If you become...