I was getting set up to record the second episode of LHS tonight and thought it might be interesting for folks to see what my recording setup is like. Plus it seemed like an interesting picture to take for posterity.
To the left is a Dell Latitude D620 laptop running Windows XP. I'm using it because multiple recording sources in the Linux kernel is a bit problematic right now. We're using Skype to make the voice connection between Richard and myself. Connected externally to the laptop is a Polaroid 21" LCD HDTV which I'm using as a second monitor. Audacity is the software being used for the recording. The TV allows me to keep it visible but out of the way so I can focus on the other two screens.
In the middle is the mixing console, an Alesis Multimix 8 USB. In the foreground is my microphone, a Marshall MXL V63M condenser. It will probably be replaced at some point because the high end and midrange are a little weak and the response is not very good. But for an inexpensive condenser it's not bad.
On the right is the screen for my Dell Poweredge 400SC. It's a server computer that I'm using as a client machine. It's running Debian Sid. For the recording of Episode #002, I was using the free VMware server to have a copy of Puppy Linux (Digipup) and Knoppix (Harv's Hamshack Hack) running simultaneously. Thanks for taking a peek behind the scenes with me. On to recording the podcast.
Richard and I will be heading into the studio to record Episode #002 either tomorrow or Wednesday night. So now is the time to provide us with any additional feedback. If you have a comment about what we've already done or want to let us know how you feel, please post something here or at the Forums on Black Sparrow Media. We appreciate all feedback. And besides, it's an easy way to get your name, your call sign and your thoughts "up in lights," as the saying goes. Thanks for listening and for participating.
73 de Russ
Just a quick note to let everyone know that the Linux in the HAM Shack feed is now live at iTunes. A search for Linux in the HAM Shack, or simply "ham shack," will bring us up. So subscribe today and get us dropped into your iPod as soon as each episode is published.
73 from the Linux in the HAM Shack guys.
Although Episode #001 was purely introductory, there are a few things we can include in the show notes section:
- Russ <k5tux at blacksparrowmedia dot com> is podcasting from north central Arkansas.
- Richard <kb5jbv at blacksparrowmedia dot com> is podcasting from northeast Texas.
- We use Skype for IP telephony.
- The podcast was recorded and edited using Audacity.
- The intro and outro music was composed and recorded by Lonesome Dave.
- The podcast will focus on Debian and Ubuntu.
- The show will be released every other Tuesday, starting with October 7, 2008.
- The feed is available at iTunes. Simply search for "ham shack" in the iTunes Store.
That's all for Episode #001. Tune in next time.