The Love Bug (thelovebug) wrote,
The Love Bug

New kit for podcasting...

Last night, I made a purchase with a company called Dolphin Music (as recommended by Ste from Dalecast) for some equipment for my podcasting set up. For the last 18 months or so, I've been using a headset with my laptop to record my shows. I covered this off in some detail in this post.

So, I bought a Behringer Xenyx 802 mixer, two Behringer C-1 mics, a Behringer UCA202 USB audio interface, two mic stands, and cables to connect everything together. You'll notice that the 3 major products are all Behringer... I believe this to be fate.

I was already looking at that mixer, as I saw one in use at a wedding reception that we went to earlier this year, and also Mark from The Random Three confirmed that he had the same one. The mics I found as a result of some information I was given regarding condenser mics, and these ones came out as the top result in the search. The USB interface came about by accident as I realised that I had no way of connecting the mixer to the laptop - no line-in, you see. So I visited the Linux USB Project to find a device that would let me add a line-in to my laptop, and wouldn't you believe it that the UCA202 was one of the devices that worked well with Linux. So I figured I might as well go all-in with Behringer - and the price was extremely good.

Add to all of this, that I spoke to Grant Mason from the Three From Leith podcast earlier in the week, asking him about what audio processor he used on his show, as he'd mentioned it a couple of times... and yes, it was a Behringer. So that really solidified my belief that Behringer was right for me.

The order is still awaiting a security check, so it's doubtful that it'll be with me this week. Still, it gives me something to look forward to.

And if you're wondering why I'm getting two mics, and you haven't looked at the previous post on this, it's because Caroline will be featuring more on The Bugcast in the future :o)

Behringer Xenyx 802 Mixer
Behringer Xenyx 802 Mixer

Behringer C-1 Condenser Microphone
Behringer C-1 Condenser Microphone

Behringer UCA202 USB Interface
Behringer UCA202 USB Interface

Tags: behringer, bugcast, caroline, dolphin music, fate, new kit, podcast, tfl, the random three, three from leith, trt
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