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>Ok folks I am doing some research and would love to have raw hardware and
>software list so that I can build a list of tools everyone is using.
Hm I think I just wrote a lenghtly thing about that and deleted it because
it did not fit into the article *grr*
(1 Euro is about 1.3 dollar)
I started of with a headseat for 20 Euro. I wanted one anyway for skyping
and did my first pods with it. But it has a kind of metalical sound to it
which I did not like (yes I am picky about how my voice sounds and want it
to be better than that *g*)
As I have fried who has a very very costly studio setup because he is
musican plus kind of producer I have my personal consultant - and some
things I have from there which I have not paid but have to return one day.
After finding "yes I would like to make this more often) I decided to
invest some money. As I do also a radio show (and sometimes have to
rerecord some bits), soundfiles for telephone systems and my website, the
quality from my headphone was not good enough.
While thinking about the uses _I_ would probably have, I discovered these
- I won't need a mixer as I don't do much sound in my podcast and
if I do, i edit it into the soundfile
- I want recording of skype but I don't have the mixdown because I
have a built in soundcard
- usb would be nice
I did by myself a little tascam usb-122 because I figured that my voice
will be best recorded with a studio mic - and they usually do have XLR
sticker and need phantom power. It is usb powered.
The studio mic I use is a 30 Euro mic but has no label on it - it's just a
basic studio mic. I agree on the mic but Jimmy Jett used a karaoke mic, so
there might be good mics out there with out the costly cookie recepie. ;)
Advantage with this solution:
My headset is still plugged into my computer for head / mic and my normal
headphones are plugged into the tascam - so i have do not need to change
settings for a skype session.
For editing I use an older version of Cool edit - I noticed I can do
editing best here, but that is a personal thing.
But for recording, I do use audacity. I figured that Cool Edit is 'to
precice' in recording. I am 30 cm away from my mic and you hear this when I
record in cool edit - I would need to lean toward the mic which gives me
backpain. But not in audacity.
I record in mono, split stereo in audacity and save in wav, edit this in
the mixer of cool edit and then make a mixdown in mp3.
For quality I used 32 Khz and 80 kbit but am thinking about changing it to
44 or 22 Khz because I never tried my own stuff on my palm, there seems to
be a problem with != 22/44 recordings.