View Full Version : setting up a podcast
12-13-2006, 01:58 AM
I have been watching diggnation for a long time now, and i have decided to create a podcast. I of course watched the systm ep. on podcasting, but i have a few questions that hopefully someone on here can answer. My budget is mid range (100-300)
1. Which soundblaster sound card should i buy, since that systm ep. is sort of dated, idk what is affordable and quality these days
2. Can that sound card handle 3 mics? I'm looking to have 3 mics for the podcast.
3. Any additional info on a mixer and/or preamp would also be helpful
4. finally, can audacity handle 3 usb mics at the same time
All replies I thank ahead of time.
12-13-2006, 02:00 AM
Yay...Someone listened to me for ONCE
+1 For Klitzy
Joel, lunchbox...Give this kid some advice
12-13-2006, 02:04 AM
My set up is not real fancy. I have a piece of shit sound card, and one mic. I use audacity. How ever I do have my own hosting.
My advice, just use the basics until your podcast takes off, then go for some up grades.
12-13-2006, 04:02 AM
the only thing is..i'm using this for my senior project and i gotta get this thing up and running by the new years...so the main thing is support for 3 people
12-13-2006, 06:51 AM
Have you thought of using Quicktime Pro? Only 30 bucks and it says you can use it for podcasting.
Hope that helps.
12-13-2006, 09:10 AM
If all three of you are at the same table, then I would suggest this. (http://www.amazon.com/BLUE-MICROPHONES-Microphone-Snowball-Bundle/dp/B000EOPQ7E/sr=8-1/qid=1166004114/ref=pd_bbs_1/104-4166895-3016732?ie=UTF8&s=electronics) For less than a hundred bucks, it seems it is all you might need. I've heard good things about it, and want one myself. Looks cool, too.
All the audio on my vidcast comes straight from my video camera to my Mac via firewire, so I'm not up on soundcards. Can't help there.
12-13-2006, 06:20 PM
I can't find anything that supports multiple usb mics, because they have their own "soundcard" built into them, so it's like having multiple soundcards on your computer. It doesn't work on Audacity or anything else I can find. If anyone knows of something that would help me out a ton.
12-13-2006, 06:33 PM
If you are serious about this, you really need something like a Behringer UBxxxx mixer. They can be picked up via ebay pretty cheaply, then the output from the mixer is fed to the sound card for editting using something like Audacity.
As an alternative, Behringer also have a "pod studio in a box (http://www.behringer.com/PODCASTUDIO-FIREWIRE/index.cfm?lang=ENG)" type deal. MSRP is something like $270, but can be picked up for about $170 if you hunt around.
12-13-2006, 06:57 PM
Yeah we (the internet radio station where I work) have the Behringer Eurorack UB1202FX, and it's works pretty good. Well until it died 2 weeks ago. We also just ordered a podcast package thing like the one you linked to but different company I think. Lately we have been doing everything with some Plantronics .Audio 510 usb headsets and they sound great, but the problem is we can only use one at a time on one computer, which we didn't know until it was too late.
12-13-2006, 06:59 PM
I'm very curious of your updates, keep up the good work. I'd like to do a podcast someday.
12-14-2006, 03:28 AM
hey badger, i checked out that mic that u linked to the page, and it looks pretty legit. Before i buy it, i want to verify that it would be ideal for sort of a roundtable of people (like 3 that i said before.) Do you or does anybody else know if it would work to pick up everyone ok?
12-14-2006, 11:46 AM
Listen to this real world review (http://ia300119.us.archive.org/1/items/Review_Your_Rig_1__Blue_Snowball_Usb_Conderser_Mic rophone/FDA_review_your_rigg_1.mp3), (direct link to mp3 podcast) the guy switches between modes so you can hear what each one does. The "omni" mode is for roundtable, or full room recording.
The amazon link above goes to a "bundle" but I'm not sure what is in the package. Originally you had to buy a mic stand and usb cable separately.
12-15-2006, 04:36 AM
hey thanks a lot, that is exactly what i was looking for. After hearing that i'm going to buy it tom.
1 last thing can u post the link for the site
12-16-2006, 02:34 AM
1 last thing can u post the link for the site
Well, This is the main site (http://digiaudio.blogspot.com/), but I had to backtrack from my google search "snowball mic" to find it.
This is the main site of the manufacturer (http://www.bluemic.com/)
good luck, and post your podcast here, or on the What's Your Blog/Site sticky thread when it's done. Curious to see what you are up to.