Podcasting blew up overnight, and somehow keeps blowing upward. Timeshifting Television shows blew up a bit slower than time-and-place shifting radio shows. Apple’s iTunes 4.9 had a big part to do with that. What does this mean for you and I? have you listened to any podcasts out there? My experience is that 90% of them completely SUCK! College radio is better than most of the podcasts I’ve ventured out to listen to, but we are in the early stages of podcasting, right?
Yamaha thinks so, that’s why they’ve developed the *AW1600 and *AW2400 Workstations. Basically these suckers are portable studios. Multiple tracks, CDRW, motorized EQ’s, USB 2.0 for fast file transfer [Podcaster friendly], a gang of other features that I don’t understand, and of course the super cool fact that you’ve got a recording studio under your arm at any given time. It’s a dedicated computer recorder, complete with a 40GB harddrive! Maybe they’ll have a plugin so I could use it as a
Hopefully with products like these, the current podcasters who use Microsoft’s .wav recording utility will produce some listenable podcasts for able listeners like me.
*Should be out this fall