Dan Benjamin’s Podcasting Equipment Guide

Dan’s updated his podcasting equipment guide for 2011 and if you’ve got cash to burn and want to send me an early birthday present, I’ll take one of the following:

  • Heil PR-40 microphone ($320), with pop filter ($40), boom ($120) and desktop mount ($35).
  • Either the Mackie Onyx 1220i ($600) or 1620i ($820) depending on how many interviewees we should have on at once.
  • The JoeMeek threeQ ($250).
  • A copy of Wirecast ($450).

Total: $2,035USD+tax.

Oh, and my 2 year old iMac is ok but this would be great, amiright?

  • Two 2.4GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon “Westmere” (8 cores)
  • 12GB (6X2GB)
  • 1TB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s hard drive
  • 1TB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s hard drive
  • 2TB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s hard drive
  • ATI Radeon HD 5870 1GB
  • One 18x SuperDrive
  • Apple LED Cinema Display (27″ flat panel)
  • Magic Mouse + Magic Trackpad
  • Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad (English) & User’s Guide
  • Logic Express preinstalled
  • AppleCare Protection Plan for Mac Pro- Auto-enroll

Total: $6,415CDN+tax.

Le sigh