Podcasting in the Classroom?
M-Audio has a package available for teachers and students alike. Street price is about $300.00.
From their website:
Regardless of curriculum, class size, or instrumentation, students’ learning experiences improve when they can hear their efforts played back to them. M-Audio’s Classroom Studio gives you the same tools used by the pros to aid and document students’ lessons, performances and progress. You get two studio-quality microphones, USB computer audio interface/preamp, and powerful recording software. Now you can easily record accompaniment for your class to play along with—and optionally document students’ progress as well. You can even change keys and tempo independently according to students’ needs. And, of course, the results are ready to burn to CDs for students to take home to practice with. M-Audio’s Classroom Studio is the perfect recording aid for today’s music education.
Ableton Live Lite 4Live Lite 4 software brings much of the flexibility of traditional MIDI sequencing to acoustic recordings:
• record simple tracks or complete overdubbed productions• easy looping allows repetition of passages during practice• record multiple takes so students hear improvements• let students practice at slower tempos without changing pitch• transpose key without affecting tempo• extremely easy to use—even simpler than MIDI sequencing
MobilePre USBMobilePre USB doubles as a high-quality stereo microphone preamp and professional audio interface for your computer:
• 2 x 2 16-bit/48kHz analog I/O w/ preamps • 2 mic inputs (XLR) with phantom power• stereo microphone input (1/8” TRS)• 2 high-impedance line inputs for guitar, bass, etc. (1/4”)• 2 line outputs (1/4” @ -10dBV)• stereo headphone output with level control• zero-latency hardware direct monitoring• USB bus-powered for total mobility
NovaTwo large-capsule condensers bring professional features and quality to your stereo recordings:
• professional large-capsule cardioid condenser • 1.1” evaporated gold diaphragm• solid brass body and capsule• 20Hz-18kHz frequency response
• 2 Nova hard mounts • 2 XLR cables• 2 zippered cases• USB cable• QuickStart guide• Driver CD