â€˜Alesis introduced podcasting kits with conventional microphones at last yearâ€™s Frankfurt MESSE but now they have announced their USB Mic Podcasting Kit. Below is the full details in their own words from the Alesis press release:
Professional-sounding podcasting has never been simpler and more affordable than with Alesisâ€™ USB Mic Podcasting Kit. The USB Mic Podcasting Kit allows even the most inexperienced users to quickly record audio into the computer and have their podcast, whether music or interviews, heard on the Internet. Simply plug the USB microphone into your computer â€“ the microphone is a plug-and-play device, so there are no drivers to install.
The kit includes the easy-to-use Audacity software program for recording your audio and is compatible with both Windows and Mac operating systems. Once you have finished recording your podcast, the custom Alesis Podcast website allows you to easily upload your audio and will host your podcasts for free for 30 days.
When it comes to sound quality, the USB Mic Podcasting Kit provides 16 bit / 44.1-48kHz audio for superior sound quality direct to your computer, ensuring transparency and clarity of your recordings. The Audacity computer software, included with the kit, makes recording, editing and mixing your podcasts quick, efficient and fun. A desktop microphone stand and headphones are also included in the kit, for a professional and comfortable podcasting experience.
Alesis even makes distributing and broadcasting your finished product a snap: use your complimentary 30-day subscription to the www.alesispodcast.com website to upload and distribute your podcast on the Internet, so that you can share your creations with anyone, anywhere in the world. The upload procedure is quick and easy, taking all the guesswork and complicated procedures out of uploading podcasts.
Donâ€™t let a lack of professional production skills stop you from expressing your ideas any longer. Backed by the professional recording name you trust, Alesis, the USB Mic Podcasting Kit can help get your ideas, music and voice on the web within minutes. Itâ€™s just that easy.â€™ Pricing and Availability: