By | January 31, 2007
Iâ€™m gonna take a detour from our normal format this week, cause I wanna give you a heads up on some equipment that I ran across. I was looking for a new digital piano for my daughter and I headed over to American Music Supply which is just one of the places I get some of my music equipment.
On the front page they had a bundle that looked real nice for someone thatâ€™s wanting to get into podcasting and doesnâ€™t have any equipment except for the computer. It even included software for recording. Now, I havenâ€™t used this equipment myself, but itâ€™s put out by BEHRINGER and for the most part, I like their equipment. The best part is, the whole package is $179 and it gives you everything that you have to have to get started.
Iâ€™d consider this a major step up from a cheap mic recorded through a stock sound card. Letâ€™s look at what you get, and I have no connection with BEHRINGER or AMS, so this isnâ€™t a paid advertisement OK? I just saw a great deal and figured Iâ€™d help out those of you that are on a tight budget buy silagra 100 mg.
The mixer itself has 8 inputs and stereo outputs. Itâ€™s a small mixer, but itâ€™s way more flexible than a typical podcaster is gonna need. Two of the inputs are XLR which means you have two places for XLR mics, just in case youâ€™re gonna do interviews.
The EQ section is typical for something like this, three bands Hi â€“ Mid â€“ Low. The thing is firewire too which is a very nice feature. Itâ€™s kinda like the mixer IS the sound card, so youâ€™re gonna get pretty quiet operation.
It comes with a large diaphragm condenser mic, again Iâ€™ve never used it but I can pretty much guarantee itâ€™s better than anything youâ€™d buy at Wal-Mart.
You get a pair of headphones and it even comes with a windscreen for the mic, and all the cables you need to hook everything up. Really, for somebody getting started, this is a turn-key solution and would work great for a portable setup with a laptop.
It looks like it comes with a special version of Abelton Live and it also looks like theyâ€™re giving you Audacity, which is pretty much free but that means thereâ€™s a good chance theyâ€™ve at least tested it or they probably wouldnâ€™t distribute it.
Again, the whole dealâ€™s $180 at American Music Supply, check it out. Definitely let me know if you get one and what kind of experience you had with it.