A few weeks ago, I wrote a post on best microphones that you can use to podcast like a pro. But that’s not the only piece of equipment you will need to produce your podcast like a pro. Having a decent mixer also helps. Whether you want to just use your mixer to produce your podcast without any effects or create a super professional podcast, that’s up to you. But having a decent mixer can help you conduct interviews, enhance your podcast, and provide more value to your listeners.
When choosing a mixer, you want to make sure you get one that gives you the biggest bang for your buck. Some mixers allow you to conduct interviews with multiple people on the line. Some allow you to record your podcasts to your iPod. Whatever the case, you want to make sure you know exactly what you need for your podcast and choose your mixer accordingly. With that in mind, here are 5 mixers that can come in handy for podcasters.
Belkin TuneStudio Portable Digital Multitrack Recorder: pound for pound one of the best podcast mixers around. It’s not only capable, it’s very portable as well. Great for the road trip.
Behringer DJX700 Professional 5-Channel DJ Mixer: a pretty affordable mixer for those who are just getting started with their podcast. Comes with 4 dual input stereo channels, 1 ULN microphone channel, and high quality audio.
Alesis iMultiMix 8USB: an innovative mixer for podcasters that let you record your content on your iPod without having to worry CDs, DVDs, and so on. Comes with 100 on-board, 28-bit studio quality Alesis digital effects.
Numark iDJ2 iPod Mixer with Scratch Control: another cool iPod mixer that lets you connect not only your hard drives but also your hard drive to record your content on the fly. It supports multiple audio formats to help you set up your podcast as you prefer.
Behringer 2442FX 24-Input 4/2 Bus Mixer: not exactly for beginner podcasters. It comes with Studio-grade 24-bit stereo FX processor with 100 awesome presets. It’s pretty affordable considering its feature set.
What’s your favorite podcasting mixer?