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M-Audio Podcast Factory  

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        Everything you need to record, edit, and publish professional-sounding podcasts.

        The Podcast Factory includes everything you need to start podcasting: a USB interface, a broadcast microphone, and all the software necessary--including Ableton Live Lite 4. With one package you'll be creating sophisticated radio-style productions integrating speech, music, and sound effects in no time. The included software even processes your MP3 files and automates web publishing of RSS 2.0 feeds. Designed with the same M-Audio technology used in recording studios around the world, Podcast Factory gives you both the professional sound quality and creative tools to produce stellar podcasts.

        Podcast Factory USB Interface
        This professional USB audio interface upgrades your computer with both microphone and instrument inputs, plus headphone and stereo outputs--all via a simple USB cable. It can also double as a professional audio interface for most popular music software like Apple GarageBand, Sony Acid, and Magix Music Maker.

        Broadcast Microphone
        Use the included dynamic microphone with desktop stand to record broadcast-quality speech for professional-sounding podcasts--instruments too.

        Podcasting Software
        Podcast Factory includes all the software you need to record and edit your program, add music by dragging and dropping loops, and create and upload MP3 files with RSS feeds.

        Ableton Live Lite 4
        A powerful and unique DAW application, Live Lite 4 brings you much of the audio and MIDI functionality of the award-winning Ableton Live, recognized for revolutionizing the DAW experience. In this version you get 4 audio tracks, 4 MIDI tracks, looping, VST and Audio Unit support, software instruments, effects, and much more. Live Lite 4 turns your interface and your computer into a complete composition and recording solution.


        • Professional 24-bit/48kHz audio interface with preamp
        • Microphone input channel with gain control and signal LEDs
        • Switchable instrument/line input
        • Stereo headphone output
        • Stereo output jacks
        • Level control for headphones and main outputs
        • USB bus-powered for mobile operation
        • USB class-compliant (OS X 10.3.5 and higher) for plug-and-play operation
        • Dynamic broadcast microphone with desk stand
        • Includes software for recording and editing, adding music and sound effects, and web posting with RSS feed
        • Includes music loops from a wide variety of genres
        • Easy to connect and use

        This package make podcasting easy and fun with quality sound that'll keep your listeners coming back for more!


        Podcast Factory Specifications:

        • Sample rates: 44.1kHz and 48kHz
        • Dimensions: 5.5" x 4.25" x 1.75" (14 x 10.8 x 4.5 cm)
        • Microphone input:
        • Max input: -2.2dBu (0.6 Vrms), min. gain
        • Signal-to-noise: -100dB @ 48kHz (A-weighted), min. gain
        • Dynamic range: 100dB @ 48kHz (A-weighted), min. gain
        • THD + N: 0.0053%, 1kHz, -1dBFS @ 48kHz, min. gain
        • Freq response: +0.08 / -0.12dB, 22Hz to 22kHz @ 48kHz, min. gain
        • Available gain: 45dB
        • Input impedance: 1kOhm
        • Input (guitar setting):
        • Max input: +3.2dBV (1.5 Vrms)
        • Signal-to-noise: -97dB @ 48kHz (A-weighted)
        • Dynamic range: 97dB @ 48kHz (A-weighted)
        • THD + N: 0.0049%, 1kHz, -1dBFS @ 48kHz
        • Freq response: +0.00 / -0.45dB, 22Hz to 22kHz @ 48kHz
        • Input impedance: 500kOhms
        • Input (line setting):
        • Max input: +2.3dBV (1.3 Vrms)
        • Signal-to-noise: -98dB @ 48kHz (A-weighted)
        • Dynamic range: 98dB @ 48kHz (A-weighted)
        • THD + N: 0.0045%, 1kHz, -1dBFS @ 48kHz
        • Freq response: +0.01 / -0.35dB, 22Hz to 22kHz @ 48kHz
        • Input impedance: 20kOhms (bal.), 10kOhms (unbal.)
        • Line outputs:
        • Max output: +2dBV (1.2 Vrms)
        • Signal-to-noise: -105dB @ 48kHz (A-weighted)
        • Dynamic range: 105dB @ 48kHz (A-weighted)
        • THD + N: 0.0039%, 1kHz, -1dBFS @ 48kHz
        • Freq response: +0.03 / -0.15dB, 22Hz to 22kHz @ 48kHz
        • Crosstalk: -100dB, 1kHz, channel-to-channel
        • Output impedance: 240 Ohms
        • Headphone outputs:
        • Max output: (@ 32-ohms) -2dBV (0.8 Vrms)
        • Signal-to-noise: -102dB @ 48kHz (A-weighted)
        • Dynamic range: 102dB @ 48kHz (A-weighted)
        • THD + N: 0.0395%, 1kHz, -1dBFS @ 48kHz
        • Freq response: +0.05 / -0.20dB, 22Hz to 22kHz @ 48kHz
        • Crosstalk: -80dB, 1kHz, channel-to-channel
        • Output impedance: Less than 1 ohm
        • HP impedance: 32 to 600 ohms recommended
        • Compatibility:
        • ASIO 2
        • WDM
        • Kernel Streaming
        • Mac OS X Core Audio
        • Minimum system requirements (PC):
        • Windows XP (SP1)
        • Pentium III 500 w/ 128MB RAM
        • Minimum system requirements (Mac):
        • G4* 350MHz or better
        • OS X 10.2.8 or greater, 128MB RAM
        • (* native USB port required; G3/G4 accelerator cards not supported)
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