Alesis have introduced two new podcasting kits - bundling mic, mixer and software together.
Available in either USB or FireWire versions, the new Alesis podcasting bundles provide all the necessary hardware and software required to create audio files that can be posted to and downloaded from the Internet. The idea, according to Alesis, is to provide a breakthrough, intuitive package enabling musicians to record their music, distribute it, and promote their musical activities online.
Alesis tell us they are taking the guesswork out of podcasting by bundling the right tools for the job into two easy-to-use packagesâ€”one for computer users using a USB audio interface, and another for those using FireWire.
The two podcasting kits are identical in every feature except for the included audio mixer used for recording the music and dialogue.
For computer users who prefer using USB for their audio interface, the USB podcasting kit contains the Alesis MultiMix 8 USB mixer with two channels of simultaneous record capability.
For those who prefer using FireWire, the FireWire podcasting kit contains the Alesis MultiMix 8 FireWire mixer, with eight channels of simultaneous record capability.
Both MultiMix mixer models include 4 high-gain mic/line (XLR and quarter-inch balanced) inputs with phantom power, 2 stereo balanced quarter-inch line inputs, an aux send that can send to onboard or external effects, and a stereo aux return. The mixers also include a generous assortment of onboard effects, and 3-band EQ per channel with high/low shelving and mid bandpass/reject.
Besides the audio interface, these systems both include a dynamic microphone with a desktop microphone stand and a mic cable. Also included is Steinbergâ€™s Cubase LE general purpose recording software to compose any music, along with a comprehensive podcasting application for the creation and management of oneâ€™s podcasts. More From: