The University of Stirling Podcasting Society

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Some of the Equipment in the University of Stirling Podcasting Society Equipment Lending Library:


General Access

Mr Entertainer 6.35mm Jack Microphones (x10)

SkyTronic 173.433 6.35mm Jack Microphone (x5)

Philips SBC3020 3.5mm Jack Microphone (x2)

Unbranded 3.5mm Jack Uni-Directional Microphone (x2)

QTX 173.854UK 6.35mm Jack Microphone (x5)

Lapel/Lavalier Microphone 3.5mm Jack (x9)

Special Access Collection

Shure SM58 Dynamic Microphone (x5)

The Shure SM58 has been an industry standard microphone for over 55 years! It is the most popular live microphone in the world, although initially developed as a ‘Studio Microphone’ (SM).

The SM58’s sister-microphone the SM57 has been an instrumental microphone with unparalleled reputation, and has been used by every USA President since its introduction in 1965.

Ironically the SM57 & 58 were developed for classical music, it’s designer, Ernie Seeler, hated rock music – and yet the SM57, specifically, has been the most popular instrument microphone for the rock genre, even to this day.

The SM58 is essentially the same microphone as the SM57, but designed to cater to voices better, whether live or in the studio.

Mixers/Multi-track Recorders/Audio-Interfaces

General Access Collection

MOVKZACV V8 Sound Card Mixer (x8)

Special Access Collection

SubZero SZ-MIX08USB 8-Channel USB Mixer (x1)

“SubZero provide a great range of mixers including the mini models which are reliable and compact – great for expanding home set ups or regular gigging.

The SubZero SZ-MIX08USB 8-Channel Mini Mixer by Gear4music also has USB connectivity, making it perfect for many recording scenarios as well as live use.

The USB port allows you to record onto your computer with any recording software of your choosing and accommodates playback so you have total control over your music.” [from]

Zoom Podtrak P4 (x1)

“Compact, affordable, and loaded with features, the PodTrak P4 makes it easy to capture professional audio wherever you’re recording your podcasts.” [from]

Other Items

General Access Collection

  • 15x iYueshare Stereo Audio Adapter 3.5mm (1/8 inch) Male to 6.35mm (1/4 inch) Female
  • 8x Kenable 1/4 Jack to XLR Adapter
  • 1x Earforce XC1 Headset
  • 5x Generic Lightweight Double-Ear Headphones
  • 3x Poundland Black Headphones Over-head 1.1m cable 3.5mm jack
  • 5x Poundland White and Black Headphones Over-head 1.1m cable 3.5mm jack
  • 15x Soundlab Lightweight Stereo black Pad Headphones
  • 8x BM-04 Desktop Microphone Stand
  • 8x K&M 85050 Mic Clip 22-28mm
  • 8x Live Mic Stand and Boom

Special Access Collection

  • 5x Pro Audio Cable – XLR Male to XLR Female Lead 5m for use with Shure SM58s
  • 4x SanDisk Ultra microSDHC UHS-I Card with Adapter (32GB) – for use with Podtrak P4
  • 5x Studiospares Mic Stand and Telescopic Boom for use with Shure SM58s