If you have been pod-casting for a while or have read a book or two on the topic, you probably know that you are going to need a good mixer if you want to conduct interviews and mix tracks for your podcast. You can always pull a podcast off without a mixer, but if you have high hopes for your work, it’s always better to invest in a mixer. There are plenty of mixers available online. Many of them cost a few hundred dollars. But my favorites by far are iPod mixers. These mixers let you user your iPod to record your work for future users. They may cost you a bit, but being able to mix tracks and back them up on an iPod has always been intriguing to me.
Thankfully, there are enough iPod mixers around to make it possible for consumers to compare and shop around. You use your iPod to listen to music, so why not use it to record your work as well. If you are looking for a mixer for your podcast, here are 5 iPod mixers you should try:
Numark iDJ2 iPod Mixer with Scratch Control: one of the best mixers around for professional pod-casters and beginners at the same time. You can connect multiple mass storage devices including additional iPods, thumb drives, and external USB hard drives through rear panel USB ports to manage your content.
Alesis iMultiMix 16 USB Mixer 16 Channel with iPod Recorder: if you want to create a real professional podcast, you are going to need one of these. Let’s you record to your iPod and supports up to 16 channels. If you are conducting interviews all day, this is going to come in very handy.
Belkin TuneStudio Portable Digital Multitrack Recorder: a great mixer for road warriors. Not only it is a great mixer and recorder, but it’s very portable as well. So if you are covering events, you can take it with you without major issues.
Mixing Console for Ipod: supports two iPods and comes with telephone lines and other connections that you need to create a killer podcast. Comes with composite video output for photo/video enabled iPod and makes it easy to manage your content via PC through its USB connection.
Cortex DMIX-300 iPod Mix Station: great for DJs. Not only allows you to create high quality content easily, it also supports iPods and other storage devices. The keyword search feature makes it easy to find songs for your podcast.
If you are looking to create a podcast and use your iPod to get the job done, the above iPod mixers come in handy. Feel free to share your favorite iPod podcasting mixers below.