On June 16th 2017, I decided that I wanted to give you more engagement with my brand. After researching and coming across Podcaster Studio I knew that a podcast would provide that free extra value to your experience online.
Shipping & Unboxing
Using Amazon Prime the Podcaster Studio was at my door before midday on June 17th, with one-day free shipping. Exciting.
The box was a filled with useful advertising about the product, what to expect when to open the box and the ease of setting it up was mentioned.
“To avoid waste and to help save the environment.” Was promptly stamped on the box. The only downside to not having software included is that you will have to log on to the manufacturer’s site to download, or hit up the free podcast hosting sites. In the future I’m going for a paid version.) Users did give their upset opinion on Amazon reviews because there was no software included, but to my knowledge and what I’ve read, Podcaster Studio did not intentionally lie to you, giving you the impression that this was a complete kit with software included.
Packing was solid, everything came undamaged with plenty of plastic covers, bubbles, and cardboard that was not hard to notice. All equipment was neatly contained within its own individual compartment and easily identifiable from the legend stamped on the outside of the box.
The instructions are a easy to read, with one exception. If you did not read that the software wasn’t included, I can see where you may have some issues deciding what to do next. Once you plug in the USB to the computer, your windows operating system will automatically download the drivers for you. Per the instructions this does not make it perfectly clear, so remember that if you decide to go for this podcast studio.
Advantages + Set Backs = 4.8 out of 5
Open the box, set it up and begin your own unique podcast in under 30 minutes.
- A recording studio “out of the box” including USB audio interface, mixer, microphone, headphones, professional audio software(downloadable) and more
- High-resolution 2 In / 2 Out USB audio interface with plug-and-play for Windows and Mac Systems
- Studio-class 5-input 2-bus mixer with premium mic preamp and 2-band “British” EQ
- Comprehensive downloadable podcasting software (Podifier, Juice, PodNova, Golden Ear) for PCs and Mac computers. Register your BEHRINGER product on our Product Registration Page
- Illustrated quick-start guide “How to Podcast”
Aside from the software not being included, If you are a total newbie you may want to get some reading material on optimizing your audio mixer. There are several knobs, inputs and outputs that can look a little daunting at first glance, they were to me. I soon realized that I all I had to play around with was the Main Mix Volument and the Headphone and Microphone on and off, for a simple podcast. Also, with the podcast software you can raise and lower the volume, make cuts and additions. Don’t allow the busy mixer to scare you from engaging with your friends and clients online. You can pick up books online for cheap, that will help you pinpoint the settings for your unique voice.
I’m here to help you in any way that you need, just let me know if you need any free sources.
Overall this is a great product if you are starting your first Podcast and not looking to spend a ton of money. With a little background reading into optimizing your mixer and XML mic for sound, uploading royalty free music, I know that you’ll be on your way to a great podcast. I only personally recommend products that I will continue to use.