Inexpensive but quality setup for a live podcast
September 8, 2013 6:10 PM Subscribe
We're getting ready to do a weekly podcast, recorded live in a retail environment in front of an audience. I'm trying to build the gear kit. Can you help?
posted by jbickers to computers & internet (3 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
The room itself is fantastic, I just need the tech. The panel will consist of 2-4 people, so I'm thinking 4 lavalier microphones. I know we'll need a basic laptop, and I'm good with Audacity. What about a mixing board - which one is the best for the money, with the simplest interface into the laptop? Are there any out-of-the-box kits that work well for a setup like this? Any missing pieces I'm not thinking of? What other essentials should we have on hand?
(I know that there are good omindirectional mikes out there, but that's not really what I'm looking for - given the shape of this physical space, the four speakers are not going to be physically close enough for that to work.)