I have been planning to start a podcast (all talk, mostly interviews-my talent is a profesional who will be directing interviews of doctors on particular subjects). I was just in the investigatory phase for the equipment when my 13 y/o son described a very ambitious project involving interviewing holocaust survivors. and that he has the first interview set up for tomorrow. ok, I said. I have a pair of ATR 2100 mics which i was going to use via XLR, but we’ll use the usb capabilities and record into the macbook. I really think I need 2 mic because I don’t think the volume of either person will be too consistant. But I guess I can’t record both at the same time into Audacity? I could use Garageband, but the controls on the aggregate divice are difficult. any thoughts on how to handle this?
and, what would be my best set up to use xlr and record especially on location? The recording devices like zoom h4n seems possible, but not for 3-4 mics (if needed). I would also need a small mixer. I guess I’d need something like a Peavey PV6 or Behringer 1202, or Yamaha MG?
Seems like a waste not to have one piece of equipment do both. I looked at the Tascam DP-008 which seem to work except I think it combines the track to one? don’t I wan’t to keep each track on it’s own until I’m done editing?
and do I also need a preamp, or will these options provide enough?
I know I’m over thinking this all, but welcome to my world. I don’t mind spending a little ($4-500) but would rather not spend a lot more unless i really need it.
sorry for the rambling. thanks for any help.