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John and I have decided it is time to get back into podcasting.  To do so, we needed more equipment.  Our major focus this time around will be live events and interviews with speakers and committee influncers.  We will be traveling to South Carolina in September for Code Camp and then in October we will be heading to the Heartland Developers Conference in Omaha.  Yesterday we visited Musician's Friend and Guitar Center to pick up the equipment we needed.  Here is a list of what we got:

  • Marantz PMD670 Solid State Recorder - This is for portable podcasting so we don't have to break out all the equipment to record a simple podcast.  We will be using this one during the travel time of the Code Camp event.  I still haven't quite configured this one correctly.
  • AKG Headphones and Amp Kit - Final we decided to have the same headphones and get a headphone amp to let everyone set the volume they are comfortable with instead of one for all.  Plus we have 4 mics so we need 4 headphones and this pack fits that scenerio perfectly.
  • dbx266XL Compessor/Gate/Limiter - To get rid of the background noise of events like announcements and chatter around the recording area, we need another on of these to fill the 2 other mics we are configuring.  This is a very simple device to get setup and rackmount then forget.   With the Mackie mixer it takes a little getting used to.
  • Odyssey 24 Space Saver Flite-Ready Pack - Yeahhhhhhh, this purchase sucked and I am taking it back today.  The photos on the site show this rack as having covers to protect the front and back of the unit, not so.  The second problem we had was the fact that they forgot to pack the screws to put it together, not good.  We picked this up at the Musician's Friend warehouse directly since it is located in KC and we will be taking it back there today as well.

Over the next few weeks, we will be revamping the site and setting up our first shows.   Tune in here for more information.

Posted on Friday, August 25, 2006 5:08 AM | Back to top

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