Podcasting has become an increasingly important medium of expression since its inception, due largely to the simplicity of its creation and complete creative freedom offered to its producers. The main difference between a Podcast and Streaming or Webcasting is that Podcasts are immediately made available in an online archive, allowing for offline listening once downloaded to the listeners device (although they are often made available to stream on demand). Despite the name deriving from an amalgamation of iPod and Broadcast, Podcasts are not affiliated with any particular manufacturer, and can be created and enjoyed on virtually any digital device.
The DV247 Podcasting Beginner Bundle 01 provides a complete solution for those wishing to get started with a Podcasting production whilst remaining within a budget. This package is particularly useful to those who intend to be mobile podcasters.
To remain mobile during recording, lightweight and study equipment is a must and the PreSonus AudioBox USB Audio Interface fits this description perfectly. As a 2x2 USB recording system, the AudioBox USB has excellent audio handling. Included are two dual-purpose front-panel input channels, each with high-quality mic preamplifiers, along with two combo mic/instrument inputs. A mixer control is included that blends the input signal with the computer playback stream for zero-latency monitoring. Finally, to capture the desired audio, the AudioBox USB ships with a copy of PreSonus Studio One Artist digital audio workstation. This full version of Studio One Artist provides all the most important elements for fast production of high quality audio and file management. You’ll also have access to over 4GB of virtual instruments, plug-ins, loops and samples.
A versatile microphone such as the Samson Meteor Portable USB Microphone is an essential addition to any mobile podcasting production, as it plugs directly into any computer with a USB input. The Meteor Mic produces a rich audio recording with a condenser diaphragm, cardioid pickup pattern and smooth frequency resolution.
The Music Store MS 300 Headphones are designed for a comfortable and accurate monitoring experience. These stereo headphones feature a cushioned headband with large padded ear pads.
The rest of the bundle deals with the essentials: a Music Store Standard Microphone Cable 3m to connect your equipment together. Happy casting!
The main features of the DV247 Podcasting Beginner Bundle 01 include:
- Samson Meteor Portable USB Microphone
- PreSonus AudioBox USB Audio Interface
- Music Store MS 300 Headphones
- Music Store Standard Microphone Cable 3m