Many creators have taken to the digital airwaves with podcasts as a way to expand their audience. It can open doors to new revenue and increase awareness. Anyone who has started a channel knows that the cost of necessary equipment can be prohibitive but there is power in numbers. Creator Handbook and Adorama have teamed up to offer special Group Buy pricing to help you get the right sound gear to jumpstart or upgrade your own podcast with the PreSonus AR8 USB 8-Channel Hybrid Performance and Recording Mixer with Audio Bundle. The more people that sign up, the deeper the discount.
What’s in the box
- PreSonus AR8 USB 8-Channel Hybrid Performance and Recording Mixer
- Audio-Technica AT2020 Cardioid Condenser Microphone x2
- Audix Tripod Microphone Desk Stand x2
- Audio-Technica AT8314-3, Premium 3ft Microphone Cable x2
- Audio-Technica ATH-M20x Professional Monitor Headphones x2
- PreSonus HP4 4-Ch Headphone Distribution Amplifier
- Capture Recording Software
- Studio One 3 (Artist Production Software)
- Presonus 1-Year Limited Warranty
- Total Value: $910.30
Here’s a breakdown of your potential savings:
- 1-9 sign-ups: $799.95 (12% discount)
- 10-24 sign-ups : $719.99 (20% discount)
- 25-50 sign-ups : $639.99 (29% discount)
- 51+ sign-ups: $599.99 (34% discount)
The Audio-Technica AT2020 has received near-universal praise. Indeed, for some applications it turns in better results than microphones costing several times its UK price, so it probably doesn’t take a crystal ball to predict that Audio-Technica will sell a lot of these over the coming months.
The Audio-Technica AT2020 Microphone has received near-universal praise.
Sound quality from the AT2020 is excellent. It does a fantastic job capturing voices and honestly would work quite well in a professional setup.Seth Macy, IGN.com
I don’t know how Audio-Technica did it, but this mic is well-built, comes with useful accessories, and offers solid performance at an amazing price.Garrett Haines, Recordinghacks.com
Despite its low cost, this mic actually delivers a very mature, believable sound both on vocals and on instruments.Paul White, SoundonSound.com
This bundle is specifically designed for podcasters who want a pro sound.
While actually getting your voice heard is critical, there is a huge credibility that comes with truly excellent audio. For example, there are many microphones available to the modern podcaster. Some are best for isolating sound when there is a lot of ambient noise while others are best for recording music. Make the most of your podcast with mics designed specifically for capturing the human voice. Be sure to look for specs that offer the best frequency response, dynamic range and off-axis rejection.
Pick-up patterns are especially important for podcasting because it’s usually created in one room with multiple mics and multiple voices. The Audio-Technica AT2020 Cardioid Condenser Microphone has pick-up patterns that capture the right voices in each mic even as conversation occurs. The bundle also includes the coordinating Audix tripod desk stands as well so that you’ll have the best angle on your mics.
You’ll also want to get your hands on some high-quality, comfortable headphones. Audio-Technica ATH-M20x paired with a PreSonus HP4 4-Ch Headphone Distribution Amplifier will help keep your recording troubles low. You’ll want accurate sound reproduction and good isolation. This gives your hosts and guests a great recording experience and keeps them focused on making good content without distractions.
The centerpiece of your podcast gear is a solid mixer and recorder.
Your mixer should have inputs for you, your guest and other sound sources. Having multiple input types is ideal since you never know when you might want to do something different for an episode. The PreSonus AR8 USB 8-Channel Hybrid Performance and Recording Mixer gives you flexible output and built-in recording functionality. Other features to consider are pre-amps, audio effects and signal processing controls.
Overall, this is a fantastic compact mixer with a lot on offer. You can hook up all your equipment, play music off your phone, select preset controls for your channels, and save everything to an SD card without having to go through a computer.James Mulvany, Radio.co
With the mics, stands, cables, headphones, headphone amp, mixer and recorder, there’s little more gear you need to produce a professional podcast.
Do your business a favor and get in on this deal. The price of everything if you were to buy it separately would be $910.30. Group buys give you the cost-effectiveness of bulk prices even if you only need a few pieces for your own set-up. Remember, the more people that sign up for the Group Buy before it ends, the more the bundle is discounted. The last day to sign up was September 25, 2019.
How to reserve yours
Adorama is excited to help you save a few hundred dollars while getting all of the gear you need. Complete the form below to get started with your order. We’ll send you the details to start making your podcast a reality.
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Tier 1 Price: $799.95 [ UNLOCKED ]
Tier 2 Price: $719.99 [ UNLOCKED ]
Tier 3 Price: $639.99 [ UNLOCKED ]
Tier 4 Price: $599.99 [ LOCKED ]
Current Group Buy Sign-ups
- Patrick P.
- Jason W.
- Chris W.
- William H.
- Gene W.
- Brian O.
- Elliott L. (x2)
- Elliott L.
- Thomas T.
- Rebecca W.
- Virgilio R.
- Timothy L.
- Bernie M.
- Dracc B. (x2)
- Dracc B.
- Jaton B. (x5)
- Jaton B.
- Jaton B.
- Jaton B.
- Jaton B.
- Tony H.
- Wesly C. (x2)
- Wesly C.
- Ty T.
- Chester M.
- Ed P.
- Luis M.
- Jonathan L.
Group Buy: FAQ
Is this Group Buy available to orders placed outside of the U.S.?
Unfortunately, not for this Group Buy.
Will I need to pay for shipping?
All orders placed come with free shipping to the lower 48 U.S. states.
When will my order be shipped?
All orders will be shipped out in the order that payment is received.
What happens if the maximum discounted tier is reached before the deadline?
If we reach our goal early, we will start sending out coupon codes and order instructions to everyone who has placed an order.
When will my order be shipped?
Once the group buy has ended, Adorama will fulfill your order.
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