Anyone who creates podcasts on a regular basis, might be interested in a new piece of hardware created by TASCAM specifically designed to make the process of recording and editing podcasts even easier.
The MiNiSTUDIO Personal US-32 Audio interface created for personal broadcasting, includes a number of features including a level meter, voice effects buttons, PON Keys and On-Air button to name a few.
The system is compatible with both headset microphones and 4-pole earphones with microphones and pressing the on-air button sends the audio you are listening to directly to your computer for recording. TASCAM explains a little more :
The MiNiSTUDIO series of audio interfaces enable “audio performance” techniques that can make programs more interesting in order to grow your audience. Professional broadcasters call pre-recorded clapping, cheering and other sounds with a press of a button. With the PON function on MiNiSTUDIO Personal or MiNiSTUDIO Creator you can also add such sounds simply by pressing buttons. In addition, voice effects and reverb allow you to alter the voices of moderators and guests. This way, you can raise the level of excitement of a program.
Audio quality is another important aspect of audio performance. Providing your audience with sound that is easy to follow is also a way to make them feel more welcome. The MiNiSTUDIO series has high-quality audio circuits inherited from music creation devices, so you can capture clear sound just by connecting a mic.
In addition to supporting the Broadcast mode of the MiNiSTUDIO Personal US-32, the US-42 can be switched into the aptly named Creator mode. In this mode, the MiNiSTUDIO Creator behaves like most USB audio interfaces. This mode is recommended for production with a DAW or video editing software. The loopback feature is turned off, and the mic inputs are routed separately to the computer.
The US-32 Personal is available in the UK now, priced at £119 and the US-42 Creator priced at £159. For more information on the new TASCAM MiNiSTUDIO range jump over to the official website for details and full specifications by following the link below.