2 Microphone Podcasting with BossJock Studio and the iPad Air. @bossjockapp
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- Joey C+1Thanks for the video. When looking at the picture of all the wires and equipment it seemed really intimidating but the flow chart made all of it make sense.
I use a Blue Yeti when I'm recording in my office hooked up to my desktop PC but for ease of transport, the iPad with a Samson GoMic clipped to the top and running BossJock is about as mobile and easy a solution that I could find.
Obviously there's a slight trade off using one mic in between two or three podcast participants but for me the trade off between ease of use and the slight loss of quality is one I'm OK with.
BossJock is easily the best app I've ever bought as far as creating such an easy to use workflow for podcasting. The export options alone would be worth it to me. Super crazy easy.
I'm curious, is the reason you want to use the two mics because you want the very best audio and now that you have the powered usb have you ever tried plugging in a mic like the Blue Yeti which has a headphone out jack?
It just seems like so much easier to forgo the Tascam and Headphones and bang out the podcast and I'd be curious if you would find the results acceptable.
The Samson GoMic doesn't need a powered USB hub so that's what I've been using with the iPad and it also has a headphone out plug.
For me to have a mobile podcasting setup that weighs less than two pounds it's pretty frickin sweet.
You can listen to the audio from this set up we taped a couple of nights ago here- www.goodmorninggloucester.com
I guess my line of thought has been that if I needed a powered usb hub then I might as well tape using the laptop and a Condenser mic like the Blue Yeti because I'd need to be close to a power source for the powered hub anyway. But after discovering BossJock I'd much rather record on the iPad than any of my desktop recording applications because it is just that good with the ducking and export options.
Anyway after watching your demo I may get myself a USB powered hub so I can use the Blue Yeti with the powered hub and camera connection kit. But for podcasting on the go Ill stick with the ultra portable solution do the Samson GoMic which can fit in my pocket hooked up through the camera connection kit to the iPad. Less than two pounds and able to record and export a finished podcast to my blog.
That's pretty sweet!Mar 11, 2014
- Love the videoquite a few users seem to be using the Zoom with bossjock. I wonder if using something like a Mophie Juicepack could be used to power a hub and the Zoom. You could probably also use that rig to incorporate a Skype caller if you patched a phone in with an 1/8 to 1/8 inch stereo cable with a 1/4 inch adapter rather than the second mic.
Another option that seems to be gaining steam is the Art Dual Pre which gives you two XLRs to USB and is powered by a 9 volt, so that increases some of the portability. It's a $80 unit. Jury is still out on it though, especially with how road worthy it is.
Thanks for the kind words about the app. I hear nothing but great stuff about the GoMic. I just haven't got to use it myself. My go to is still the Apogee MiC for single person, or sometimes cranks the gain and use it as a room mic for a couple of people. I wonder if the Yeti could also be powered by a hub connected to a portable USB battery of some kind.Mar 11, 2014
- Hey! I have the Yeti too. Love that thing.
My original plan was to use the laptop, my Alesis mixer for multiple mics and my Yeti. When I found the BossJock Studio App it really made sense to just use the iPad and a couple of mics and be done with it.
It really is an all in one podcasting setup.
The iPad Air has very low USB power and that's my problem.
I bought the powered USB hub and the first thing I tried was the Yeti.
The iPad won't connect, even with the Yeti running through the hub.
I'm using 2 Behringer C1 studio microphones for our podcast and using the Zoom as a Audio Input to the iPad Air and that seems to work.
I can use 2 ATR 2100 USB/XLR microphones and the zoom H4 to the iPad Air for our portable set up. Which isn't bad overall.
We're pretty much committed to using a 2 microphone set up.
I may wind up with an older iPad that's not "AIR" and I would eliminate a lot of issues. I was using a Blue Mikey as a small microphone and that really isn't bad either. :)Mar 11, 2014