Can You Hear Me Now?
Are you ready to jump into the world of podcasting? From listening to others podcasts to creating your own, podcasts can open you and class to the world of publishing.
Podcasts can perform so many functions:
What to consider:
Here is a great list of questions to use for interviews from storycorp: Great Questions
Literally giving my students a voice in this project allowed them to learn on so many levels, gave their families a role in the learning, and gave the opportunity to create a keepsake to cherish for a very long time. ~ Trisha Sanchez on assigning her students a personal narrative in the form of a Podcast.
Give your students a voice with AudioBoom
Digital is the simplest way to go with USB mics that are plug an play. Using Audacity, GarageBand or other recording programs, you can simply plug in and start recording.
iRig HD Microphone $99
For doing recordings on an iOS device like an iPad or iPhone with a lightening connection.
Pop Filter $8
Microphone Suspension Boom $13
Microphone boom to hold the microphone for correct positioning. Works well with the Audio-Technica microphones listed above.
Analog is a great way to incorporate multiple lines and adjust audio volumes live and record them at one level. I wanted to use a mix-minus set up so I can add audio from a soundboard or video to enhance our topic we happen to be covering. What is a mix-minus and how to set it up?
Behringer XENYX 1202FX $99
Audio mixer to combine all audio inputs together as on audio output to the computer. Capable for 4 XLR microphones and 4 other inputs.
1/8" to 1/4" Cable $11
This cable takes the audio from the mixer to the input of the computer.
Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB $70
Brian uses this mic when recording Check This Out.
Behringer Ulravoice Microphone $20
Inexpensive XLR microphones to use for recording. I have 4 of these microphones.
XLR Cable $6
Cables for the Microphones, One cable for each
Microphone Suspension Boom $13
Microphone boom to hold the microphone for correct positioning.
Microphone Windscreen $6
Microphone cover to help eliminate wind and popping sounds.
3.5 mm to Dual 1/4 inch Stereo Breakout Cable $6
This cable is used as an audio input to achieve a mix-minus recording while using Google Hangouts or Skype. This cable is run from the headphones port of the computer into the mixing board as a separate input. What is a mix-minus and how to set it up?
Behringer HPS3000 Studio Headphones $28
Headphones to use when monitoring the recording.
3.5 mm TRS to Dual 1/4 inch TS Stereo Breakout Cable $6
This cable is used as an audio input for the use of an iPad for another source of input like the use of a soundboard.
Bossjack Studio App $10
This app is fabulous to use as a sound board for a podcast. Record a podcast while triggering intros/outros, bumpers and background music all on-the-fly
Behringer Microamp $25
To use multiple headphones to monitor while recording
Tascam Digital Recorder (optional) $99
As an audio back up to record show digitally
Tools of the trade
Who To Listen To...
DIY Porta Booth
At FallCUE we spoke about ideas how to record in a room full of students and the ambient noise. David Theriault(@davidtedu) suggesting the tri fold folders students use as privacy folders. Julie Garrett (@GarrettJ33) shared this article with us about how to create your own sound studio: The Harlan Hogan "Porta-Booth" ®