For those of you who may be interested, and to document the progress of our project, I wanted to document what hardware, software and services we are using to record the podcast. I’ll do new posts if and when we upgrade what we are using.
- Blue Snowball Microphone – This microphone is great. We recorded our first few podcasts using it. I didn’t realize how good it was at capturing audio until I recorded the first minisode on a different microphone and had to deal with all the problems this microphone seems to handle. I couldn’t recommend it more highly. This microphone is solely responsible for the great sound we get out of our simple setup.
- Microsoft Surface Pro 3 – Probably my favorite laptop to date.
- Skullcandy Ink’d 2 Earbuds with Microphone – I use these for monitoring as I record. They are good quality headphones, though I’d like to have something a little more comfortable, with better audio. I use these all the time though, and buy them up wherever I find them on sale.
- Audacity 2.3.2 – It’s free and it does a great job. I may not feel the same if I get my hands on some other software, but for now, it does everything I can think to do.
- WordPress – Solid free blogging platform that I use to manage our site
- Blubrry PowerPress – A plugin for WordPress that helps you set up blog posts as podcast post complete with audio player.
- GoDaddy Economy Linux Hosting with cPanel – The cheapest level of hosting I could get from them that would do the job. From what I’ve read, hosting your podcast audio files directly on your website host is a bad call. That said, it’s what I’m doing now, so I guess I’m committed to learning this lesson the hard way.
You can find our podcasts here.