Monday, January 29, 2007 

Microphones for first time buyers

Direct link to the mp3

Dynamics vs. Condensers

Omnidirectional vs Cardiod

A non-comprehensive list of microphones we have experience with or know to be well regarded:

Usb mics:
Plantronics usb headset approx. $35 US

Samson Q1U $49
Samson Co3U $129
Samson CO1U $80
Blue Snowball $99
MXL Usb 006 $130
Rode Podcaster $200

Usb mic shoot out at podsqod: hear 3 usb mics compared

Usb - no way to add voice processor, preamp, noise gate - a bit of a dead end but good way to get started on a low budget

Mics under $100
MXL 990 $59 at
Shure SM58, SM57
Sennheiser MD 42
Audio-Technica AT2020-M20 $99 at BSW

Kel Audio HM-1 mic

Shure 55sh
Shure Beta 57

Rode NT1A
AKG C 1000 S
Rode Podcaster (usb)
Studio Projects C1
Audio-Technica AT3035 $199 BSW
Heil PR20 $199 BSW

$300 plus
Heil PR40
Electrovoice RE20 ($400)
Shure SMb ($350)

Saturday, January 20, 2007 

Blue Snowball on sale on eBay

I am putting my Blue Snowball usb condenser mic for sale on eBay:

It still works great, I just decided to upgrade to a different mic.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007 

Big Al Wagner

Direct link to the mp3

Big Al Wagner of the Project Studio Network Podcast joins us to talk about gear and recording tips.

Productions mentioned:

Presonus TubePre microphone preamp
Mbox Mini
Studio Projects microphones
MXL Microphones
Rode Microphones


Saturday, January 06, 2007 

Recording Skype Calls and Double Enders with Audio Hijack Pro

Direct link to the quicktime movie.
Peet Sneekes has created an excellent tutorial on how to record Skype calls and double-enders with Audio Hijack Pro. Check out his site and podcast at Enjoy!