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 MXL BCD-1 Live broadcast microphones. These mics are tailored for the spoken word, and sport a cardioid polar pattern that rejects audio from the sides and behind the mic, focusing the sound on what's directly in front of it. You needn't worry about microphone bleed between you and your friends if you set the microphones up properly.
Route the mics into the interface with the provided XLR cables. You can also mount the microphones on 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 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.
MXL BCD-1 Live Broadcast Dynamic Microphone (Midnight Purple)
The midnight purple BCBD-1 Live Broadcast Dynamic Microphone from MXL is an end address, professional microphone with a cardioid polar pattern that is designed for radio broadcasts, voice overs, podcasts, announcers, and more. It delivers a warm, rich tone making vocals stand out in any performance or recording. The BCD-1 features a built-in shockmount that prevents unwanted noise and vibration. The flexible BCD-1 includes a windscreen and a swivel mount that allows for perfect positioning on any mic stand.
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.
Polsen HPC-A30 Closed-Back Studio Monitor Headphones
The HPC-A30 Closed-Back Studio Monitor Headphones from Polsen are designed for monitoring audio in studio, field, mobile, and DJ applications. They feature 50mm drivers that provide a frequency response of 18Hz to 22kHz for accurate reproduction of your audio.
The ear cups on the HPC-A30 have an around-ear (circumaural), closed-back design, allowing for the increased isolation often desired while tracking or monitoring playback. Additionally, the ear cups can be pivoted for single-ear monitoring. The headphones have a collapsible folding mechanism for compact storage and transport. A padded and adjustable headband provides comfort during extended use. The 32 ohm impedance allows for ample volume when used with mobile devices. The headphones have a single-sided, 9.8-foot cable that terminates in a 3.5mm stereo connector. A 1/4" adapter is included for additional compatibility.
Pearstone HBOX-4000 4-Channel Stereo Headphone Amplifier
Designed for use in professional and home studios, the Pearstone HBOX-4000 is a compact, four-channel stereo headphone amplifier that allows four headsets to be connected to one stereo audio source at the same time, for podcast, studio recording, or band rehearsal applications.
The HBOX-4000 features a stereo 1/4" input jack and four 1/4" stereo headphone output jacks. Each channel has a dedicated volume knob with 20 dB of adjustable gain to ensure that listeners can monitor comfortably while performing or playing back a take.
The unit is equipped with a durable and lightweight metal chassis to withstand the rigors of the road. It ships with a 12 VDC power supply.
- For professional and home studio applications
- Four people can plug in their headphones and listen to the music
- Each channel has its own volume knob with 20 dB of adjustable gain so everyone can listen at a comfortable volume
- 1/4" stereo input accepts signal from any stereo line output
- Durable, lightweight, and compact metal chassis withstands the rigors of the road
- Rubber nonslip feet
- 12 VDC adapter included
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).
Pearstone PM Series XLR M to XLR F Professional Microphone Cable - 10' (3.0 m)
The Pearstone PM Series XLR M to XLR F Professional Microphone Cable (10') features 24-gauge oxygen-free copper conductors, spiral shielding to protect against EMI and RFI noise, and professional grade cast-zinc Rean connectors with silver-plated contacts. The twin conductive PVC shield reduces electrostatic noise, and distinguishes the PM series from the rest of its class.