Livermore, CA (November 9, 2017)—Joey McCloud, aka Joey Mack, and podcasting partner JDub have upped their game with new equipment from Tascam, including interfaces, mics and headphones.
When they started their Gaming on Tap Podcast, the pair had no experience with audio or podcasting. “We went out and bought some USB mics,” Mack recalls. “We thought that would do the trick. We recorded two episodes, and JDub sent me the audio files. I brought them into Adobe Audition, and right away I knew they were unusable.”
Mack started researching podcasting gear online. “Tascam kept popping up in search results,” he relates. “We ended up purchasing the Tascam MiNiSTUDIO Creator US-42, TM-280 studio condenser microphone, and a pair of Tascam headphones.”
Mack is based in the San Francisco Bay Area and JDub in Oregon. “We bought two sets of each, so I have a set, and JDub has a set,” says Mack. “Now, even though we’re not in the same room when we’re recording, we have a show that sounds like we’re sitting in the same room having a conversation, which is what we wanted all along.”
MiNiSTUDIO Creator’s built-in buttons and processing enable Mack and JDub to easily add sound effects on-the-fly and apply EQ, compression, and reverb. “I like having knobs and buttons that I can use to make micro adjustments as we’re recording the podcast to make it sound exactly the way I want,” declares Mack. “I like having that kind of control right at my fingertips.”
Gaming on Tap Podcast finally sounds the way they envisioned it, says Mack. “I’m so happy with the way that our podcast is sounding these days. It sounds broadcast quality. The Tascam products make it sound like we actually know what we’re doing.”