[bct] Podcasting cheap, but the extras can kill you

  • From: "Eric StevenS" <sseric57@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 4 Nov 2005 13:26:11 -0500

NEW YORK (UPI) -- The cost to create podcasts via a home computer can be 
minimal for amateur U.S. podcasters, but extras can cost as much as $30,000.

Citizen podcasts are as varied as their creators -- from recordings of 
family reunions, neighborhood walking tours standup comedy routines -- and 
can be
found via a Goggle search under by topic, or by using a podcast directory 
like those on Yahoo or iTunes, the New York Times reported Sunday.

The cost can run from $10 for a microphone -- and some computers have one 
built-in -- or as much as $30,000 for a well-equipped recording studio.

"But all you really need to get started is a software program to record 
audio," said Lisa Williams, a writer and mother of two in Watertown, Mass., 
who
podcasts a tutorial on podcasting at 
itconversations.com/shows/detail626.html.

"Podcasts with a little background noise aren't bad -- they have their own 
rugged charm."


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