We have two ways to record the show, On Location or at our “studio”.
All the audio is passed to a Mackie 1402-VLZ3 14 Channel mixing board.
From there all 8 channels of audio is passed through two Multicom PRO-XL 4 channel compressor
All of our equipment connects to a Furman M8 Merit Series Power Conditioner
From the compressor then the audio goes to our digital recorder. Marantz PMD-660 Portable Compact Flash Digital Recorder - This also what we use when we are out on the field for on location recording. We also use Lexar 1GB 4x Compact Flash Card with the Recorder. We are looking at getting a larger card later on.
M-AUDIO O2 25-Key Ultra-Thin Mobile USB MIDI Controller This is what we use at our studio for all of our sound effects with Garageband. Garageband is also what we use to make all of the intro and sounds for the show too.
We use a MacBook? Pro 17″ Core Duo 2.16Ghz, 2GB DDR2?, 250GB HD for the sound effects and store and compress the audo with mAC3dec then finally we produce the audio out as a podcast using Podcast Maker
All Participants are required to have headphones & microphones. All Microphones have a wind screen on them:
Audio-Technica ATH-M40fs Headphones
POWERPLAY PRO-8 8-Channel High-Power Headphones Distribution Amplifier
AKG Perception 200 These are our main mics
MXL 990 & 991 These are our guest mics or on location mikes
AKG KM2485 Table-Mounted Scissor Stand
These are a must to get rid of all than noise that holding a mic makes. Also frees your hands to type on the puter.
M-audio Moble Pre USB - USB powered preamped audio interface we use for skype calls
Gear Skin mixer bag to Store most of our equipment in.