1 Reply Latest reply: Feb 8, 2013 12:30 AM by Roger Wilmut1
djmitchcraven1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hey everyone, I am new to all this Podcasting stuff and have no idea where to start or what I need. Right now I have A microphone, my computer, and Garage Band. Iv heard so many things about needing audio interfaces, microphone filters, finally I just decided I would post and see what everyone has to say. As far as Audio interfaces go, I am in the middle of setting up a little in home production studio (I am a music producer) I also have a pair of speakers coming as they are part of my studio. If I need an Audio Interface, I would life to have one that I could have my microphone and the speakers all connected into one. If anyone has any sepcific audio interfaces that they use or know of if you could post the names would be a great help. Like I said I am new to a lot of this, still learning a lot and theres so many opinions and items out there I would just prefer to have some people with experience give me their straight up input. Thanks in advanced everyone, it means a lot to me!


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  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (71,270 points)

    Your best bet is to have a mixer to handle your inputs and routings to speakers and outputs, and feed its main output to an audio-to-USB interface - Roland make a range of these (they took over Edirol and I've used a couple of their interfaces for years, but those specific models are no longer availabl).

     

    There are also mixers from Alesis and Behringer which have a direct USB connection, which would save you one box.

     

    This page lists some interfaces:

     

    http://www.bulletsandbones.com/GB/Interfaces.html

     

    If you want to ask more about the the best place is the GarageBand forum - there are a number of people there who can advise on current equiptment.

     

    As to podcasting itself, you may find it helpful to read my page here:

     

    http://rfwilmut.net/pc