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 Tascam MiNiSTUDIO Personal US-32 USB Audio Interface fits this description perfectly. As a 24-bit/96kHz USB recording system, the Tascam MiNiSTUDIO Personal US-32 has excellent audio handling. Included are two XLR/TRS combo inputs with phantom power, and three self-lighting and velocity-sensitive PON trigger pads. This interface gives you a complete desktop online broadcast studio with a number of unique real-time effects.
A versatile microphone such as the Rode Procaster Broadcast Quality Dynamic Microphone is an essential addition to any podcasting production, as it offers a professional broadcast quality dynamic solution. This microphone has a tight polar pattern and tailored-for-voice frequency response, make it ideal when superior ambient noise rejection is desired – such as during a podcast.
The Audio Technica ATH-M20X Headphones are designed for a comfortable and accurate monitoring experience. These stereo headphones feature a circum-aural design around the ears for excellent sound isolation in loud environments.
The rest of the bundle deals with the essentials: the Samson MD5 Microphone Stand, a slim, durable and above all, portable table-top microphone stand; and a Music Store Platinum Microphone Cable 3m to connect your equipment together. Happy casting!
The main features of the DV247 Podcasting Intermediate Bundle include:
- Tascam MiNiSTUDIO Personal US-32 USB Audio Interface
- Rode Procaster Broadcast Quality Dynamic Microphone
- Music Store Platinum Microphone Cable 3m
- Samson MD5 Microphone Stand
- Audio Technica ATH-M20X Headphones