How To Gain Podcast Powers – Part 4
I’m so glad that we had the opportunity to feature Graham Scharf’s wisdom about podcasting microphone accessories on essistme.com.
He really covered the basics for those that want to take that first step in creating good quality audio content for podcasting.
His tips find the intersection of quality / ease / price and practicality.
Here’s Graham’s final installment of Podcast Powers:
What’s the bottom line?
If you want to record interviews or anything that a lapel/headset mic can’t do, the MityMic is a great option.
1. Price: At $34, it is just a little more expensive than Apple’s $29 headset with mic and has far more versatility.
2. Quality: If you’re a sound engineer, you’re probably still going to want to buy and use a stereo digital audio recorder that will run between $200 and $500 (or more). If you’re an ordinary podcaster, I think you’ll find the MityMic more than adequate (and the app interfaces are light-years ahead of the digital recorders interfaces).
3. Versatility: Right now it is the only mic of its type designed for the Touch/iPhone. It is great for early adopters. There will certainly be other mic companies that follow suit later. But I for one am happy to have and frequently use the MityMic.
There you have it. This series of posts on podcast powers via a great mic is a wrap.
If you are hungry for more, you can listen to two solo podcasts I’ve produced on the purpose of education and the impact of parenting on brain development. (Interviews using the MityMic will be coming soon!)
Graham Scharf is a father of two, and co-founder of Tumblon.com. He blogs on parenting, education and social change at Essential Questions and produces a podcast series for parents of young children. You can follow him on Twitter @tumblondad.