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 Intermediate Bundle provides a complete solution for those wishing to quickly get moving with a podcasting production whilst remaining within a budget. This package is particularly useful to mobile podcasters and those recording in the field.
To remain mobile during recording, lightweight and study equipment is a must and the Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 2nd Gen USB Audio Interface fits this description perfectly. As a small 24-bit/192kHz interface, the Scarlett 2i4 has excellent audio handling with super-low latency and offers cue mix switching with four analogue outputs. Along with this, this audio interface has two natural-sounding Scarlett mic preamps, and two newly-designed instrument inputs. A headphones output is included with gain control. Finally, to capture the desired audio, the Scarlett 2i4 2nd Gen ships with a copy of Pro Tools | First and Ableton Live Lite allowing you to get started recording straight away. These software versions are designed for beginners, yet still sophisticated enough for experienced users to quickly record, edit and mix audio files.
A microphone such as the Behringer C-1U USB Studio Condenser Microphone is a useful addition to any mobile podcasting production, as it has a large-diaphragm design with a built-in USB interface. This microphone has a cardioid polar pattern, with a pressure-gradient transducer and shock-mounted capsule.
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: the Music Store MS-1 Table Mic Stand, a lightweight, durable and above all, portable desktop microphone stand with detachable legs; a Fame PF PRO Pro Microphone Pop Filter that is highly durable and effective at suppressing pop noise; and a Music Store Standard Microphone Cable 3m to connect your equipment together. Happy casting!
The main features of the DV247 Podcasting Intermediate Bundle include:
- Behringer C-1U USB Microphone
- Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 2nd Gen USB Audio Interface
- Music Store MS 300 Headphones
- Music Store MS-1 Table Mic Stand
- Fame PF PRO Pop Filter
- Music Store Standard Microphone Cable 3m