tl;dr: 2 XLR Mics -> Roland Duo Capture EX battery powered USB interface -> USB to Lightning Cable -> iPhone -> Audioboom iOS App

Pontifications

Here's how we (me and the fab Dale!) as of this writing record over 40 in Vancouver, our 10 minute weekly podcast about living and being old-ish :-) in Vancouver:

  • 2 Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR mics are plugged using XLR cables into a
  • Roland Duo Capture EX USB Interface that is battery powered with 3 AA batteries and we monitor using Sony MDR7506 Professional Large Diaphragm Headphones.
  • The USB Interface is plugged into an USB to Lightning cable which is plugged into
  • an iPhone 7 Plus running the Audioboom iOS app (there's an Android app too)
  • We record using the Audioboom iOS App and upload directly to Audioboom's servers. No muss no fuss, no editing! Our 10 minute podcast is usually live in less than 1 hour (usually less than 45 minutes!) from ordering our coffee to recording to being available for your listening pleasure on the internet!
  • Future possible enhancements:
    • I'd love to use 2 bluetooth mics or some other wireless mics and get rid of the USB interface
    • I'd love to record into a simple iOS podcast recording and light editing app (not Garageband) and do some minor audio editing before uploading to Audioboom!

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