Call it the 7-year-itch: after abstaining from podcasting for nearly seven years, I am thinking about doing some irregular podcasting and have been wondering about tools to get the job done. By, the way if you are still interested, the website for the podcast is still out there on the web. The latest resurgence in podcasting has made me think about podcasting again – though I don’t want to add clutter to a world that is already jam-packed with some great stuff. Hence, my desire to keep it a little irregular. I have found regular deadlines make my anxiety level go up!
In seven years, a lot has changed, though the biggest change is the iPhone. I find it has become my favorite creation tool — it is the easiest to use device for me, whether recording video, audio notes or taking photos. It does a great job — and if you add a nice tripod and some bells-and-whistles, it can be quite a handful. A lot of course has to do with the accessories that go with the iPhone.
And one accessory, which has gone on my must-buy list is the new Shure Motiv 88 microphone for the iPhone. Shure makes great products. I loved using their in-ear headphones. The sound was great, but they were aesthetically challenged. However, the Motiv 88 microphone looks pretty elegant and all the reviews on the web point to a great experience and a well made product. It seems like a perfect device for recording a podcast or an interview for Pi.co in hi-def audio and enhance the listener experience. It is a shame that it won’t be released till summer 2015. Too bad: Shure could have had my money now. The $150 device seems like a perfect add-on to the small pouch of accessories that sit in my bag.