Audio advice needed

  • From: Jason Castonguay <jcast@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2005 00:13:58 -0500

Hello listers!

I am really wanting to start my own podcast and am looking for advice on 
what audio equipment I need.  I suppose I can use what I have now 
(computer, mic, and headphones), but I'm wanting a bit more of a 
professional setup with a mixer and related equipment.  I also am 
thinking I'll use a computer dedicated to audio production and I am not 
sure to go the Windows or Mac route.  As far as I know, there is at 
least one user on this list using a Mac successfully.

I guess I have quite a number of questions I should be asking and I am 
sure answers will spawn more questions, but here are a few for 

1)  Is it easy to produce professional audio with the Mac?  I ask 
     because I am excited to try out the Mac with Voiceover.
2)  What mixer would you recommend which is accessible and easy to use?
3)  I am not sure what to call it, but I've heard about 
     filtering/compression when it comes to finalizing the audio.  
     Should I do that on the software end or use a hardware device?
4)  I would like a mic good for talking/singing and another good for
     event recording.  What mics would you recommend?

I guess that is all I can think of at this point.  I appreciate any 
feedback that any of you have to offer.  In addition to replying to this 
e-mail, you also have the option of calling a number I've set up for 
you.  I'm thinking that it would be very nice to speak with some of you 
audio gurus in person rather than correspond via e-mail.  Sometimes, 
conversation provides for much smoother communication than e-mail.  If 
you are comfortable with this, feel free to call:


and leave a message.  I will call you back so we can talk in person.

Thank you very much for taking the time to read this somewhat lengthy 

Best regards,

"Let music echo the thoughts of your soul."

                --  Jason Castonguay <jcast@xxxxxxxx>

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