Start recording and producing your own podcasts with the ASUS 15.6" ZenBook 15 UX534FTC Laptop with Podcasting Kit from B&H. To help you get started, this bundle includes an ASUS 15.6" ZenBook 15 UX534FTC laptop, a Rode Podcaster USB broadcast microphone, and Senal SMH-1200 studio monitor headphones. Additionally, it comes with an Auray BAI-2U two-section broadcast arm and a Rode PSM1 shockmount for setting up. Accessories aside, the ASUS ZenBook 15 features enough processing power and connectivity options to help you power through typical audio workflows. Users can also take advantage of its ScreenPad to quickly access extra functions and shortcuts for enhanced efficiency.
ASUS 15.6" ZenBook 15 UX534FTC Laptop
The ASUS 15.6" ZenBook 15 UX534FTC Laptop features a unique take on the touchpad with its ScreenPad 2.0. Like a smartphone screen, it offers plenty of functionality, but can also revert back to standard touchpad duties when needed. Its main display has a 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution complete with minimal bezels. Specs-wise, it's built with a 1.8 GHz Intel Core i7-10510U quad-core processor, 16GB of LPDDR3 RAM, and an NVIDIA GeForce 1650 graphics card. For storage, it's equipped with a single 512GB NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD. Other integrated features include an SD card reader, USB Type-A and Type-C ports, an HDMI port, and a combo audio jack. The operating system installed is Windows 10 Home.
Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
Windows 10 Home
Xbox on Windows 10
Rode Podcaster USB Broadcast Microphone
The Rode Podcaster is a broadcast microphone with a USB port and a 3.5mm headphone output with volume control. It can be used to capture audio when paired with a Mac or Windows computer (sold separately) and provide a simple and efficient system for speech, podcasting, and voice over applications.
The Podcaster microphone is built with a headphone amplifier that allows users to plug headphones directly into the microphone, eliminating the need for external mixing consoles, headphone amplifiers, or external monitoring devices. Other features include the internal pop filter, which is designed to minimize plosives sounds that can overload the mic capsule and distort the audio output. In addition, the microphone includes a sturdy RM2 ring mount and a 10' USB cable.
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Auray BAI-2U Two-Section Broadcast Arm with Internal Springs and Integrated USB Cable
The Auray BAI-2U is a two-section broadcast arm with internal springs and an integrated USB cable. This versatile and sturdy broadcast arm is great for studio as well as home use. It's ideal for broadcast, voiceover, and podcasts.
The BAI-2U broadcast arm is designed with internal springs that provide a clean and sleek look. The internal balance springs are precision engineered to support and hold in place microphones of up to 5 lb / 2.27kg. The design also minimizes handling noise when re-positioning the arm. The broadcast arm features a standard 5/8"-27 microphone stud mount that is compatible with most shockmounts and microphone clips. The angle of the microphone stud mount can be adjusted and secured with the locking knob, and the angle is maintained when re-positioning the arm. This eliminates the need to readjust it every time the arm is moved. With an extension of up to 40 inches, and the ability to rotate the arm 360°, the BAI-2U allows for precise microphone placement.
The BAI-2U also features a heavy-duty combo mount that consists of a sturdy C-clamp and a heavy-metal desktop mount. The C-clamp is capable of fastening onto desktops up to 2.3" thick. The C-clamp's slim design minimizes the clearance needed to mount it between a desk and wall. The desktop mount detaches from the C-clamp and provides the option of permanent installation to a desktop with the mounting screws (included). A 14" riser is included for adding height to the broadcast arm in order to extend over computer or studio monitors.
Rode PSM1 Shockmount for Rode Podcaster or Procaster Microphone
The Rode PSM1 Shockmount is designed to hold a Rode Podcaster or Procaster microphone. Attach it to a studio boom arm such as the Rode PSA1, or to a mic stand like the Rode DS1 (microphones, boom arms, and mic stands available separately). The shockmount provides adequate protection against noise caused by movement, vibration, noise, etc.
Senal SMH-1200 - Enhanced Studio Monitor Headphones (Onyx)
The onyx version of the SMH-1200 Enhanced Studio Monitor Headphones from Senal is tuned for accurate music reproduction and studio monitoring. With a closed-back, over-the-ear, foldable design and features like interchangeable twist-locking cables, extra deep ear cushions, and a refined musical frequency response, the SMH-1200s are suitable for both audio professionals and enthusiasts.
Using 40mm Neodymium drivers, the headphones deliver a wide frequency response of 10 to 20,000 Hz with minimal distortion, a slightly boosted low end for well-defined bass and sub-bass, a smooth and pronounced midrange, and a clear intelligible high end. The extra deep ear pads provide comfort while wearing the headphones for extended listening sessions and help passively isolate the sound from external noise.
Physically the SMH-1200s are designed to be robust and appropriate for use with professional audio equipment such as mixing consoles and headphone amplifiers. Their 58-ohm impedance can also operate with lower-power devices such as smart phones or MP3 players for mobile listening. Color-matched elements combine for an elegant look.
They come with two twist-lock detachable cables that can be easily swapped depending on the application. The coiled cable can extend from 4 to 10 feet and is intended for studio use. The 4-foot, tangle-free, fabric cable includes an in-line microphone for phone calls and a control button for operating smart phones and other mobile devices. A wide range of accessories is supported.
To ensure years of reliable operation, the earcups feature wire guides to protect the cabling and maintain the performance of the SMH-1200.