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What tools do you use to create the your podcast?

by scott_wilder / February 1, 2006 10:05 PM PST

Hey everyone,

Just wanted to start a thread to see what tools everyone is using to create their podcasts.

I do a podcast for my church where every episode is that week's sermon.

I'm a Mac guy. My tools are:

G4 Powerbook
Audacity to record the sermon and export down to mp3
Cast Easy to create the podcast
.Mac to host the podcast

It's called Faith Church Weekly Word

or search for Faith Church in iTunes

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Already covered
by AndyInTN / February 1, 2006 11:29 PM PST

There was a posting about podcasting earlier, but, I will go ahead and tell you what I use in this one as well.

PC w/:
AMD Athlon XP 1700
1 gig RAM
Audacity, export into MP3 at 96 kbps
Use ID3-TagIT 3 for ID3 tags
FeedSpring for creating XML feed.

If I'm away from that system, I sometimes use my laptop which only has 32 megs of RAM and a 200 MHz Intel. It works great for recording. It is nice and quiet too, compared to when I record at the faster computer since it is noisy.

I do however transfer the final exported file over to my other computer for ID3 tagging and FTPing to the net.

You don't need a lot for a podcast, just an idea and a passion.

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Don't know if I ever answered
by acedtect-20196213851867054973637995818137 / February 2, 2006 5:27 AM PST
In reply to: Already covered

I do my own podcast at home separate from Buzz Out Loud and I use the following

ThinkPad laptop with 1 Gig of RAM
Record the file onto my iPod (as an external drive - just to save space on my laptop hard drive ) to host the file
feedbruner for the feed
Just ordered a mixer and mic so we can have better audio.

It's a Bheringer mixer
And a cheapo Shure mic

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by comppsyco / February 4, 2006 5:31 AM PST

tell me if you like to mixer. I'm thinking of ordering one of those myself

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by scott_wilder / February 4, 2006 10:38 AM PST
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I have yet to use any behringer mixer where crosstalk (sound from one channel leaking on to another) wasn't a major issue.


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So far I love it
by acedtect-20196213851867054973637995818137 / February 4, 2006 11:01 AM PST
In reply to: mixer

I've tested it a few times and haven't had any crosstalk issues (yet) but I will keep an eye out for it (see other post in this thread). Not that it matters *too* much when I'm just doing two voices.

I plan to road test it for real Sunday night and will report back. What I love about it so far is that it's compact enough to take on the go, has XLR and 1/4-inch inputs, eq, gain, volume and tape out. And all that half the size of my laptop.

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Works great for the money
by acedtect-20196213851867054973637995818137 / February 5, 2006 1:07 PM PST
In reply to: So far I love it

Just finished the test run with the new equipment. For my home level of production it's a fine. The Shure Mic puts my old Realistic much to shame. The mixer worked fine.

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by AndyInTN / February 4, 2006 11:33 AM PST

I didn't know you could get a mixer for that cheap. I thought mixers were something only rich people could have.

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shure mic
by comppsyco / February 4, 2006 1:57 PM PST

Also, could you tell me how the crummy shure mic is? I assume that it's a C606W or an 8900W. I was going to get an $80 audio-technica mic, (the Pro 63) but if that one works fine, I might go for that and save 40 bucks.

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Crummy Shure Mic not that crummy
by acedtect-20196213851867054973637995818137 / February 5, 2006 5:31 AM PST
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I've used those
by comppsyco / February 5, 2006 9:03 AM PST

I've used those before. Not fantastic, but they do sound quite good for the price.

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IBM Laptop and M-Audio MobilePre
by gregthomson / February 4, 2006 9:36 AM PST

I bought the M-Audio MobilePre (USB) pre-amp which came with Ableton Live v4 - works great and the sound quality for what I do (interviews/spoken word) is great.

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