@johnjohnston @andysylvester @JohnPhilpin WOW, In the Car Podcast #2 is out! I heard ICP #1 when it first hit & #2 is MUCH better! No watching 🏈 for Andy this w/end! He discovered what many of us also did here: Real Engagement AKA Live Communication, not the "Twitter experience." Something much better, on Micro.blog. 😃
@johnjohnston oh very cool.
@andysylvester thanks for the name check - not quite sure what you are looking for but I have a few posts around that I will send to you - good luck with that ebook.
Coincidentally earlier this week I concluded that I wasn’t getting going on podcasting because I was putting artificial barriers up to what I needed to do .. how can I do a podcast if I don’t have a little brand tune to start it up ... and i need to work out how to edit and what about the promotional icon ... what about that ...
Time to get off the pot.
@Ron the microphone I have is a blue yeti ... usb ... and when I started looking at plugging it into iOS ... while possible ... the price was nearly up to that of a specific mic for the phone ... which would also be smaller and more portable .... not sure if blue yeti do an iPhone only version these days.
@Ron The Blue Yeti is a USB microphone. I think you would need some kind of adapter to use it with your iPod. It would also need a way to get power. (The Mac supplies power via the USB, but I doubt the iPod touch could do that.) The microphone I use with my iPhone is the Shure MV-88, which is based on a Lightning connector. It's a lot more expensive, but it is quite amazing for the size and quality.
@Ron I can also ask around the podcasting cadres for recommendations. If it was an iPhone, I'd say just use the included ear buds/microphone. But they don't include the microphone with the iPod touch, which strikes me as chintzy. There are many apps for which you might want a microphone. It is not the greatest audio output, but it would be fine for appearing on a podcast like Micro Monday... Maybe you have something for your Android phone that would work as a mic?
@macgenie I have used the Touch built-in mic to record a few test seconds with Ferrite and it sounded okay. The MV-88 is about the same price as the Blue Yeti right now ($99), so I guess that would be better for the Touch, which I believe has a lightning connector. It came with a lightning to USB cable, which is what I use for charging it. For simple mono talk, the built-in mic might be good enough.
@mdhughes I think their idea is you'd only need a mic integrated with ear buds for phone calls & Touch is not a phone. But it could do Skype, I think, in which case the $29 would be well spent. But to just record my own monologue, I can probably use the mic on the Touch itself. Tks for your research!
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