Our Casting Stations.
There are a lot of things that go into producing a podcast. You might think you can just hope into a Google Hangout and start talking. We tried. You can’t. There is a lot of planning that goes into a podcast. There is also a basic set of equipment you need to produce a podcast. Below are the things we need to do our jobs producing a weekly podcast.
We all record locally to our computers using Audacity (free, open-source), except Jake who records double, also to an external recording device (see list below).
Most recordings are coordinated over Discord (free) and we use Google Drive to share files and write show notes.
Mixing and editing is done using:
Podcast episodes are then chapterized using Podreel (paid, Windows) and compiled into XML using a custom helper tool.
Jeff (Co-host, Site Admin)
- Microphone – Blue Yeti and Blue Snowball
- Pop Filter – Dragonpad USA Pop Filter
- Headphones – Sennheiser HD-558 or Status Audio CB 1
- Recording / Editing Machine – iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015)
- Keyboard – Logitech G710 (blue)
- Mouse – Logitech Performance MX mouse
- Camera – Logitech C920
- Monitors – 2 x Dell 24″ UltraSharp U2415
Jake (Co-host, Producer)
- Microphone – Audio-Technica ATR6550
- Headphones – Status Audio CB-1
- Headphones – Apple EarPods
- Mic stand – Samson MK-10 Microphone Boom Stand
- External audio recorder – Zoom H1 (1/8″ input)