New Media Interchange

Video: 2011 Live Reading of A Christmas Carol

For your holiday enjoyment, I present this live video recording of our previous 2011 Live reading of Charles’ Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

Christmas carol 2011 thumb

 
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Filed under: Audio, Live, New Media, podcast, podcasting, Show, Video, Voiceover, YouTube

New Media Gear 22: Blue Microphones Spark Digital Studio-Grade Condenser Microphone for Apple iPad and USB 2.0

New Media Gear 22: Blue Microphones Spark Digital Studio-Grade Condenser Microphone for Apple iPad and USB 2.0

I don’t often currently have the need to record high-quality audio to my iPad or iPhone, but I know a lot of podcasters who record to their mobile devices as a matter of course. The Spark would certainly add a level of quality to mobile recording while removing the need for mixing boards, phantom power and other encumbrances that make location recording difficult. The Spark plugs directly into the data connection of both older iPads using the 30-pin connector and also newer units with Apple’s Lightning Connector.

I have always liked Blue’s products, including a Blue Snowball that I currently own, and the Spark looks like it could be another great product. 

Listen to audio samples from Blue Microphones web site

From Amazon.com…

  • Features Blue’s legendary studio condenser capsule and electronic components
  • iOS compatible with iPod touch (4th Gen), iPhone 4/4S, iPad/iPad2/iPad (3rd Gen)
  • Use the Apple Lightning Adapter (sold separately) for compatibility with iPhone 5, iPad (4th Gen), and iPad Mini
  • Work with Garage Band and other recording applications
  • Focus Control switch offers two sonic signatures in one mic, plus onboard control for volume, gain and instant mute
  • Headphone jack for zero-latency real-time monitoring

Click for more information and reviews on this product.

Blue Web Site

Previously on New Media Gear:

Filed under: Audio, Equipment/Gear, Hardware, New Media, New Media Gear, Technology, Voiceover

2012 Gift Guide: Blue Yeti Microphone

Blue Yeti Microphone

Another great USB microphone from Blue. Like the Blue Snowball microphone mentioned earlier in the Gift Guide, this mic connects directly to the USB port on your computer — either Windows or Mac. The Yeti gives a full, rich sound and is compatible with all the typical New Media uses such as video conferencing, podcasting and recording voice or music. The Yeti is very popular with podcasters and live streamers and can often be seen in these productions. I think its classic styling, unlike the futuristic look of the Snowball make it more popular for video production. Its design  harkens back to an earlier day of broadcasting.

More 2012 Gift Guide Items:

  1. Do the Work by Steven Pressfield
  2. Bulb Planting Tools
  3. Blue Snowball Microphone
  4. Seagate Backup Plus 500 GB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive
  5. Logitech C920 HD Web Cam
  6. We Are All Weird by Seth Godin
  7. Sunset Western Garden Book – New Edition for 2012
  8. The Hobbit/The Lord of the Rings
  9. Garden Mysteries by Anthony Eglin
  10. The Creative Habit/The Collaborative Habit by Twyla Tharp
  11. Moleskeine Journals
  12. Pat Welsh’s Southern California Organic Gardening (3rd Edition): Month by Month
  13. Podcasting for Dummies/Expert Podcasting Practices for Dummies
  14. Wacom Bamboo Splash Pen Tablet
  15. Radical Careering by Sally Hogshead
  16. The $64 Tomato

 

 

<strong>More 2012 Gift Guide Items:</strong><ol><li><a href=”http://welchwrite.com/blog/2012/11/08/2012-gift-guide-do-the-work-by-steven-pressfield/”>Do the Work by Steven Pressfield</a></li><li><a href=”http://welchwrite.com/agn/2012/11/08/2012-gift-guide-bulb-planting-tools/”>Bulb Planting Tools</a></li><li><a href=”http://welchwrite.com/blog/2012/11/09/2012-gift-guide-blue-snowball-usb-microphone/”>Blue Snowball Microphone</a></li><li><a href=”http://techiq.welchwrite.com/2012/11/2012-gift-guide-seagate-backup-plus-500.html”>Seagate Backup Plus 500 GB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive</A></li><li><A href=”http://techiq.welchwrite.com/2012/11/2012-gift-guide-logitech-hd-pro-webcam.html”>Logitech C920 HD Web Cam</li><LI><A href=”http://welchwrite.com/career/2012/11/09/2012-gift-guide-we-are-all-weird-by-seth-godin/”>We Are All Weird by Seth Godin</li><li><A href=”http://welchwrite.com/agn/2012/11/09/2012-gift-guide-sunset-western-garden-book-2012/”>Sunset Western Garden Book – New Edition for 2012</A><li><A href=”http://welchwrite.com/blog/2012/11/10/2012-gift-guide-the-hobbit-and-the-lord-of-the-rings/”>The Hobbit/The Lord of the Rings</A></li><LI><A href=”http://welchwrite.com/agn/2012/11/10/2012-gift-guide-garden-mysteries-by-anthony-eglin/”>Garden Mysteries by Anthony Eglin</A></LI><LI><A HREF=”http://welchwrite.com/career/2012/11/10/2012-gift-guide-the-creative-habit-and-the-collaborative-habit-by-twyla-tharp/”>The Creative Habit/The Collaborative Habit by Twyla Tharp</A></li><LI><A href=”http://welchwrite.com/career/2012/11/11/2012-gift-guide-moleskeine-journals/#”>Moleskeine Journals</A></LI><li><a href=”http://welchwrite.com/agn/2012/11/12/2012-gift-guide-pat-welshs-southern-california-organic-gardening-3rd-edition-month-by-month/”>Pat Welsh’s Southern California Organic Gardening (3rd Edition): Month by Month</A></li><li><a href=”http://welchwrite.com/cip/2012/11/12/2012-gift-guide-podcasting-for-dummiesexpert-podcasting-practices-for-dummies/#”>Podcasting for Dummies/Expert Podcasting Practices for Dummies</a></li><li><A href=”http://techiq.welchwrite.com/2012/11/2012-gift-guide-wacom-bamboo-splash-pen.html”>Wacom Bamboo Splash Pen Tablet</A></li><li><a href=”http://welchwrite.com/career/2012/11/12/2012-gift-guide-radical-careering-by-sally-hogshead/”>Radical Careering by Sally Hogshead</a></li><li><a href=”http://welchwrite.com/agn/2012/11/13/2012-gift-guide-the-64-tomato/#”>The $64 Tomato</A></li></ol><P></p>

Filed under: Hardware, New Media, podcasting, Technology, Voiceover

[Tip] Beginning Voiceover artists should/must create their own shows and opportunities…

[Tip] Beginning Voiceover artists should/must create their own shows and opportunities to showcase their talents.

For example, take my yearly reading of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol which I do with various friends. (Listen to past shows here)

Beginning voiceover artists could easily do this alone or in combination with their peers and create a showpiece and “reel” material for everyone involved.

Filed under: New Media, New Media Tips, podcasting, Tips, Voiceover

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