As of today I used my new microphone and setup to record the latest Global Geek Podcast, number 8! It went really well and I thought I would share a little about how I have all this stuff set up to record the show on a weekly basis and do all the other voice stuff I am trying to get into doing.
First of all the microphone (see picture) is a Behringer B-1 Studio condenser mic and is extremely sensitive and accurate. It’s really great sounding, just check out our latest show to hear how it sounds! The microphone is mounted on a desktop stand that is a little annoying sometimes but you get used to it. The great sound makes up for being a little uncomfortable.
The mic would be useless without power (phantom power), and that comes from the thing that makes all this possible, the mixer. I bought a Behringer UB1002FX mixer as it is very popular to podcaster, Dave has one, and it’s very easy to setup and its got cool slidy things. The coolest thing about the mixer besides that fact that it actually does everything to make recordings from the mic, is that little suffix on the model name FX. FX means this mixer has the ability to make me sound like just about anything with the turning of a dial. The Devil, One of three blind mice, a cave, a borg, it’s all at your fingertips with this rack.
So now I have explained what we use to record the podcast on a weekly basis and how we manage to get the sound we do even though we record through Skype from England all the way to Australia, and back again, each time we say something. It’s really incredible we get the message the same minute let alone the next couple of seconds. Check out some of the pictures to see how the setup goes on a desk and of course you can see your favorite podcaster 😉 Diet Coke get some free advertising!
So if you are going to get into podcasting or webcasting, or you want to become more serious you should really invest in a good set of audio equipment. The stuff I have talked about here today is reasonably affordable and really pays for itself in the quality you get.