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Take Control of Podcasting on the Mac, 3rd Edition by Andy Williams Affleck

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Set Up Your Studio

The format for your podcast determines the technical setup of your studio. Some people want to record while mobile. Most people pod­cast in front of a single computer with a single microphone and mix in sounds from other applications, such as iTunes, Skype, and Messages.

Choose a Mic and Supporting Hardware

The only truly essential tools for podcasting are a computer and a microphone. A breakout box might be a helpful addition: they’re designed to provide external inputs that aren’t built in to your Mac or iOS device, like connectors used in more traditional audio. Some podcasters use an external mixer to control multiple sound inputs. Let’s start with the mic, and then Decide on a Breakout Box or Mixer.

Pick a Mic

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