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In the first episode of this podcast I broke down a bunch of reasons why you should use a mixer if you’re going to be podcasting. I also briefly went over audio interfaces and the Zoom H6.

Here are the reasons I mentioned:

1 – For multiple co-hosts

2 – To make phonecalls easily

3 – To play audio clips

4 – To monitor your audio

5 – To record on a recorder

6 – get sounds easily off the computer (think YouTube)

7 – It’s OD cheap

Also, here are the mixers I talked about

Alesis multimix 8 usb, not usb FX – This is the mixer I use. It’s discontinued, but you can still find it on ebay.

Behringer Xenyx Q802USB ($80) – This is good for you and a co-host and it’s usb which means easy hook up to the computer.

Behringer Xenyx 1202, not 1202 FX ($80) – I bought this mixer off my guy Sammy from the Dominate Your Dollar podcast. It’s not usb so you can’t just plug it into the computer.

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Here’s an example of an audio interface:
It’s smaller, let’s you make calls and a lot of things that a mixer could do.┬áIt’s best for a solo host and someone that plans to be mobile.

Here’s the Zoom H6:
It’s VERY mobile, great audio quality and durable. It can also record all the audio on separate tracks.

Here’s the headphone amp I talked about. (I effing love this thing!)

 

Here’s the hand held recorder I use.
Yes…the audio you hear in this show was recorded on that recorder.

 

And here’s the new podcast platform I talked about: Podmio

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