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Monoprice 8-Channel Mixer

[slider] [/slider] Over on Geekazine I talked about the Monoprice 615808 mixing console. This is a sub – $100 8-channel mixer that is small enough to be portable and good for any home podcaster. The mixer has an auxilary output that will turn channel 5/6 or 7/8 into an effects channel. The Monoprice 615808 mixer also has phantom power to +48 for any microphone that needs it. I used my MXL FR-351 microphone to capture some room recordings to it. With a compressor/gate, you can get some really good results. I also talked about the USB port in the mixer...

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Corporation for Public Podcasting Pt 2: A Good Company Invests in their Podcast

In CPP Part 1, I talked about getting the podcast started. I discussed getting a position description and setting rules and expectations to the show. The guidelines are one of the most important parts of putting the podcast together. So now we move onto the 2nd important part – getting your company invested in the podcast itself. Make the Job Invest in this Podcast Last week I heard of a person who is making a podcast for their job. They are packing up their own equipment, then setting up shop at the job to podcast. Once done, they pack their...

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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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Use Multiple USB Microphones to Record [How to]

When I consult podcasters that want to use 2 or mor microphones for podcasting, I recommend a mixer like the Alesis MultiMix 8. Sometimes the podcaster doesn’t want to deal with anything more than what a USB mic has to offer. So they ask if you can connect more than one USB mic to your computer to record. The answer is you can  with a little bit of work at the beginning How USB Microphones Work Normally by plugging in a USB microphone you are turning that sound device into the primary. The secondary or tertiary sound source is not...

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Alesis MultiMix 8 USB FX: for All Your Podcast Needs [Review]

If you have a podcast where you use two or more mics, then might use a mixer. Recently I have been asked on the Podcasters Community about certain types of mixers. I have suggested the one that I actually have used for over 5 years now. Their latest one I might have to get for their upgrades. Alesis Multimix 8 The Alesis MultiMix 8 is part of the Multimix series. Mixers from 6 to 16 channels, you can get one to fit your need. Multimix 8 comes with 4 XLR inputs and 4 1/4 inch (TRS) inputs in shared channels....

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Shure Lavaliere 183 with RPM 626 XLR In-Line Preamp

Sometimes I do one-on-one interviews with people. While holding a microphone does work, I like to make the experience hands-free. That is why I have 2 lavaliere microphones in my podcast rig. The Shure 183 and 185 with in-line preamp. Shure 183 This lavaliere mic is great for getting the voice without having to stick the mic up by the mouth. The 183 is used on Shure’s wireless microphone pack but I got a deal on just the microphones (which I couldn’t pass up). The microphone has a TA4F connector because it needs to be pre-amped before it can be sent to...

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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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Correcting Audio, Video After the Podcast is Recorded

I have equipment that helps with audio and video when I record the podcast. Some times I look at that video or audio and realize it’s not looking as great as I wanted it to. For instance, I just recorded an episode of iPad365, and the video was not level. That is when you have to use your eyes and ears to make those ever slight changes to your video and audio. These changes will give final depth and feel to what you are getting across. Making these changes are also a reason why I like using a video and...

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Can These Expensive Microphones Give You the Best Quality?

So you want to take your podcast to the next level. You plan a budget to get only the best gear – mixer, cables, and of course, the microphone. However, some of these microphone prices can cost more than the rest of the rig. It can become very confusing – should you get something expensive, or a lower-cost alternative? I am going to show you a few microphones that could break the bank. I’ll explain why it’s so pricey, and ultimately, should you buy for podcasting. USB Microphone: MXL UR-1 $499.99 Let’s start with one of the most expensive USB Microphones out there....

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MXL 770 with Shock Mount Brings Cheap Solution to Podcasts

Looking to increase your audio podcast? You bought a mixer, you bought a compressor. Now it’s time for the microphone. That radio shack special is not cutting it anymore. That is where the MXL line of microphones comes in. MXL 770 is a great Cardioid microphone that you can use to record podcasts and get a great sound out of it. Cardioid microphones are great for speech, and have a uni-directional pattern. This means if you were on the back side of the microphone, your voice would not pick up as well. Think of an apple being put in front...