The Behringer Podcastudio USB is package that you really need to have if you are audio blogging or pod casting from home. I have been using this for years and run a little online sports talk radio station with it. It has far exceeded my expectations and is everything I needed. I had no idea what I really needed to get started with this type of stuff because it was my first time running a talk blog from my computer. So I thought that I would do it with a regular mic but for some reason I went out and bought this package and I am 100 percent happy with my decision to go with the Behringer Podcastudio. All of my listeners really say that everything sounds great compared to what I was using before I got this. So I think by having the podcastudio it brought me some more listeners because of how good the quality actually was. I purchased this for 89 dollars from a seller on eBay and it was brand new. I think retail its around 100 dollars so I got a 10 dollar discount and im very happy .
The little interface that comes with it is one that Behringer also sells stand alone. Which is one of the reason that I purchased this package because I already had the interface by behringer and it works great so I knew for a fact that I can trust Behringer to put out a Podcasting system that would work great. You will love the Behringer Pod cast studio I suggest you get this for the cheap price that it is and don’t waste your time buying everything separate like I was going to. I would have ended up paying way more money than 89 dollars if I would have did it that way.
First, let me get this off my chest and out of the way. There are a fair about of bad review on the product, most people complaining at the audio quality is not professional. Well, that is not the intent of the product it was never meant to replace your semi producer or budget recording set up that consists of the following
*Condenser Mic $200-500
*Mic preamp $100-300
*Pop Filter $10-60
*Recording Booth $200-1,000
*Studio headphones or Monitors $70-300
Now seriously do you think you are going to get the same quality or flexibility from a package that only cost $99?
I feel this is a very good purchase for those that are looking to get their feet wet with podcasting and voice over work. To be honest one can get good quality if they understand what they are doing...
I purchased this little setup for my daughter (or that's what i keep telling myself) she wanted to make recordings for her blog. I thought it was a good idea and started using it myself for video tutorials when traveling to visit family or if I'm somewhere where I can only bring a laptop.
Here are some tips you can use to get quality recordings from the this budget rig
1. Buy a pop filter or make a pop filter they are inexpensive
2. Make sure you are recording in silent room
3. Always route the audio you are overdubbing to play through your headphones this way the sound is less likely to be picked up by the mic
4. learn eq and gating plugins (there are a bunch of free ones out there. These will be used to clean your vocals
I've never needed to clean my vocals using this setup but if you do i would suggest downloading a free program called Audacity as well as it's lame mp3 encoder. Once again there are a lot of vocal cleaning plugins you can download legally for free and use within Audacity
5.Practice recording and use the mic, understanding how the mic picks up your voice will help you understand how loud you will need to be and from what distances.
6.Basic mixing, search the internet for basic level or mixing tutorials this will help you mix in your vocals making them sound more professional
7. Remember you don't have to record everything all at once. You can do them in segments
This podcasting package comes with the following
it really can't be beat for it's price. I will be honest the only other podcasting package I've tried were the ones I've put together myself but again that all consist of professional recording gear so it's not a fair comparison.
If I had an extra $100.00 and a friend told me their kid was interested in getting into recording or they themselves were looking into it. I'd purchase this package for them
The Behringer Podcastudio USB is a great package to get so you can record your podcast or your radio shows right from the privacy of your own home. Behringer always delivers great products that work great and are built to last. The best part about it is, Behringer develops these products at a very affordable price that you can get by any other company that makes pro audio gear.
The Behringer Podcastudio USB connects right to your computer and gets up and running right away. No need to read all of the instructions because you will be able to work your way through it all without a problem.
The mic that comes with this package isn’t the best mic, and wont sound great if you try to use it for anything other then a home podcast, but if you use it just for your podcast or internet radio station it will work great and your voice will be crystal clear for all of your listeners to hear. I have had no bad experiences with not only the Behringer Podcastudio but when any of the Behringer products that they produce.
I am very happy with my decision to go with the Behringer Podcastudio USB package, it was a great investment and I still use this package all the time. I have been using this for about 5 months or so and have nothing bad to say about it. I have tried other PodCast packages out there but this one is the best by far. The price is unbelievable, whereas most other packages have a low price but the quality of the product isn’t anywhere as good as it is with Behringer. Give this one a shot if you are running your own podcast or radio show online. You will be up and running in no time at all.