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Podcasting Equipment

By Daniel Brusilovsky

Anniversary logoMy last posts were guest posts here were about podcasting in What is Podcasting, Issues of Podcasting, and Starting your Podcast. This time I will be talking in-depth about the equipment need to podcast.

To start, you need something to record the audio. If you own a Mac, GarageBand is included, and is a great program. Since I own a desktop for podcast, I use Audacity. Audacity is easy to use, you can export as MP3, WAV and AUP files. This is how you record the audio, but how do you get the audio in? A Microphone. When I first started podcast, I was using a computer microphone, but since I have gone more into podcasting, I use a Pro Microphone.

Now to get the mic sound into the computer, I use a mixer. A mixer is a great podcasting tool, because I can play all the music live, and it is really easy to use. I use a Behringer Mixer. To connect to my computer, I use the output to the mic jack, and than to get the audio in, I use the second channel. Once you get the correct cable, you are ready!

Of course, headphones are very nice to have, so think about buying that. If you really want to go of the hook, this kit that I use is at grand total of USD $180.00.

If you have any questions about podcast, visit my blog and ask!


Daniel Brusilovsky blogs and podcasts covering Apple computers and technology. Daniel recently started a new podcast! He is a sophomore at Aragon High School in California and co-President of the technology club, Mousesquad.

2 Comments

  1. Posted August 27, 2007 at 11:16 pm | Permalink

    I hope this really helps all you podcasters! Apple Universe is on episode #40 now! And I just started a new podcast called Tech today!

  2. Posted August 28, 2007 at 7:42 am | Permalink

    Great information, Daniel.

    So you don’t use headphones when recording? What about when interviewing? How do you hear the other person without feedback pickup through the microphone?

    And do you use a wind shield or spit guard or whatever it is called, the screen that goes between the microphone and the mouth to soften the harsh consonants?

    And what do you mean by “live music”. I assume that means you can add recorded music while you are recording live. Right?

    This is great info. Thank you!


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