Bundled by B&H for your convenience, this Behringer 4-Person Podcasting Kit includes almost everything you need to get started podcasting with your friends. First of all, you get the Behringer U-PHORIA UMC404HD USB audio interface, which records audio from the included microphones directly to your computer via USB.
Next you get four Samson Q2U Microphone Kits. These include dynamic handheld microphones suitable for recording, as well as foam windscreens, mic clips, cables, and desktop stands. Mount the microphones on the desktop stands, or use the included broadcast arms, which clamp to your table and give your podcasting environment a sleek, professional look. These broadcast arms are height-adjustable to accommodate everyone on your podcast team.
Also included is a 4-channel headphone amplifier, which you can route to the audio interface. Once connected, this headphone amplifier allows everyone to monitor the recording at whichever volume they prefer. The kit also provides four closed-back, over-ear headphones. Use these headphones to monitor your voice while ensuring there's no bleed from your headphones into the mic, thanks to their closed-back construction. When it comes time to breakdown all the gear, you'll value the included touch-fasteners, as they make keeping your cables organized a convenient affair.
With the interface, the microphones, the broadcast arms, the cables, the headphone amplifier, and the over-ear headphones, you'll have almost everything you need to get started crafting a podcast. All you need to bring is your own computer—that, and a bright idea for your podcast.
Behringer U-PHORIA UMC404HD - USB 2.0 Audio/MIDI Interface
The U-PHORIA UMC404HD from Behringer is a four input, four output, USB 2.0 audio interface that features MIDAS-designed preamps and an integrated interface. Powered via the included power supply, the cross platform interface includes zero-latency direct monitoring for recording, LED indicators for status, signal, and clipping, and a dedicated headphone output with volume control and a monitor A/B source select for DJ-style cueing.
Connectivity includes a four XLR/TRS combo inputs, while the outputs feature a pair of XLR, four 1/4" TRS, and four RCA phono connectors. Four 1/4" TRS inserts allow for external signal processors, such as compression and EQ. The dedicated MIDI input and output terminals provide additional MIDI connectivity for keyboards and other MIDI devices, while global phantom power is available for use with condenser microphones. A free Traction software download is available on registering the U-Phoria.
Samson Q2U Recording & Podcasting Pack (Silver)
The silver Samson Q2U Recording & Podcasting Pack includes a USB/XLR handheld dynamic microphone, a desktop tripod stand with extension tube, a mic clip, foam windscreen, USB cable, and an XLR mic cable. The Q2U Recording Pack is a cost-effective solution for the stage, rehearsal studios, and project recording applications. The microphone features both XLR and USB outputs that enable flexible digital recording to any Mac or Windows based computer workstation, while simultaneously connected to any analog mixer, preamplifier or PA system.
An on/off switch controls the signal at the XLR output, and its cardioid polar pattern eliminates noise and feedback at the off-axis sections of the capsule. The Q2U Recording & Podcasting Pack delivers clear audio quality with a wide frequency response and digital resolution up to 16-bit/48 kHz. The microphone is completely plug-and-play, and there are no drivers to load.
Pyle Pro Suspension Boom Scissor Microphone Stand (2.26')
The Suspension Boom Scissor Microphone Stand from Pyle Pro provide quick and convenient microphone placement. The table-clamp style is universal and attaches to both horizontal and vertical surfaces like a desk, table, shelf, or counter. The arm extends to a length of 2.26' and allows to position the microphone exactly where it is needed with the ability to maneuver and adjust with ease. The system includes two microphone clips, a clamp style support base, and a 9.8' XLR connection cable.
Samson SR350 Over-Ear Stereo Headphones (Special Edition Blue)
Styled in a blue color specifically issued for B&H, the Samson SR350 Over-Ear Stereo Headphones are circumaural, closed-back dynamic headphones with 35mm drivers and a 20 Hz to 20 kHz frequency range. They can be used to deliver a solid performance and effective isolation when monitoring audio for music playback, classroom listening, fitness applications, and more.
Featuring a lightweight, over-ear design and wide cushioning on its ear pads, the headphones have an adjustable headband, which provides serious comfort. The low-profile fit makes them ideal for smartphones too.
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Polsen HPA-4X2 4-Channel Stereo Reference Headphone Amplifier
The HPA-4X2 4-Channel Stereo Reference Headphone Amplifier from Polsen features a durable and compact design and can be used for a variety of professional and project applications including studio recording and stage monitoring, or any application that requires multiple headphone connections. Features include a wide frequency response of 20 Hz to 20 kHz with low distortion at high volumes, and no signal loss when all 4 headphone outputs are used simultaneously. Each of its four channels allows for independent volume control. Thanks to its Link feature, you can daisy chain multiple HPA-4X2s together to cater to your needed headphone count.
The unit features a 1/4" stereo TRS input, and stereo RCA inputs. It mono button allows for mono signal compatibility. For its headphone outputs, it features four 1/4" TRS connectors. To assure compatibility with a variety of headphones, Polsen includes four 1/8" to 1/4" adapters as well as a stereo mini cable that, when used with one of the included adapters, allows you to connect a device with a 1/8" output.
Rip-Tie Lite 1/2 x 8" Light-duty Strap (Pack of 10) (Black)
The Rip-Tie Lite 1/2 x 8" Light-duty Strap (Pack of 10) (Black) is a, re-usable one piece, double-sided, hook and loop fastener, It is used for bundling and organizing computer and network cables, home theatre and audio systems, tools, appliances and more. The strap can be re-used about 200 - 300 times for shortening or lengthening cable bundles.
This strap is 1/2 x 8.0" (1.27x 20.32cm) (WxL) in a package of 10 (Black).