Interface manufacturer RME has created an all-in-one podcast audio bundle, the new Babyface Pro/Audio-Technica Podcast Bundle.
The selection brings together RME’s Babyface Pro audio interface and TotalMix FX mixing software with Audio-Technica’s BP40 Condenser Microphone. Also included is an On-Stage Clamp Desktop Boom Mic Stand and a Podcast Engineering School educational course.
At the heart of the bundle is RME’s Babyface Pro, an interface with multiple ins/outs allowing for a variety of podcast setups — two mic preamps, two headphone outputs for simple host/guest monitoring and the ability to configure a mix-minus as separate audio sources. The unit also allows independent adjustment of sound settings for every source, individual headphone mixes for up to six guests and compatibility with any recording software as well as Mac, Windows and iOS.
The Babyface Pro comes with a free TotalMix FX Remote iPad app which allows users to configure the mix-minus setup as separate audio sources, so podcasters can control what guests and listeners hear with no additional cables, mixer or hardware. Users can also mix multiple software applications simultaneously for adding music beds, sound effects and other audio clips to a podcast.
RME has partnered with Audio-Technica to include the company’s BP40 Condenser Microphone. Optimized for broadcast applications, the A-T BP40 offers a humbucking voice coil to prevent unwanted interference. An On-Stage Clamp Desktop Boom Mic Stand, as is a 10-foot microphone cable.
The final piece of the bundle is a Podcast Engineering School Educational Course, an online course providing an overview of the podcast production workflow using a Babyface Pro. The course covers setting up a Babyface Pro, production scenarios and tips, recording online guests, and post-production tips.
The Babyface Pro/Audio-Technica Podcast Bundle runs $1,299.