Recording and Broadcasting with Nicecast, Skype and a Mac

Listen in to Lee Baber and Derrall's webcast audio tutorial explaining how to set- up your Mac for broadcasting and recording using Nicecast, Skype, and Sound Preferences. Both usb headsets and usb mics are addressed. 

Mac Webcasting Set Up for Nicecast

Set Up - also see Screencasts at bottom of page

For USB mic:

1) Plug the microphone and headphones in, then launch Nicecast and Skype.
2) In Nicecast's Source drawer, set the first pop-up to Audio Device and then select your microphone for the Input Source. This should be the same device selected in Skype's Audio preferences for Input.
3) Next, open the Effects window, and insert the Application Mixer plugin.

Net Neutrality Webcast - Cancelled Due to Family Illness

with Terry Freedman and Lee Baber

Terry Freedman and Lee Baber discuss the Net Neutrality issue on Wednesday 9:30 am EST -- 2:30 GMT. Please join in to add your thoughts and resources as we think of ways to best support our freedom to use the internet.

My Blog and Place for Blackboard/DOPA issues

My Blog is finally up. I have been trying to get one that I feel will do all the things I need to do for blogging (especially about DOPA and Blackboard patent issues), resume, work showcase, photos, and the like.

My elgg space is most definately the best version of a blog app I have used but I have a .mac account and want to try combining the .mac blog with the elgg using rss.

I want to keep all my stuff in one place so I can find it to share with everyone. Too many videos and audio in too many places.


Webcast Report - Lee Baber

Webcasting Setup:


  • PowerBook G4
  • Mac OS X - Version 10.4.7
  • Memory - 512 MB DDR SDRAM
  • Wireless AirPort Extreme
  • Shure SM-57 microphone
  • M-audio FastTrack


  • Nicecast - streaming and recording
  • Skype
  • WireTapPro - recording
  • Audacity
  • GarageBand

I have used a Planetronics headset with mic and mic mute/headphone volume controls, a usb LogiTech mic, and am now experimenting with an M-Audio FastTrack recording interface (mic pre-amp and digital converter) with a Shure SM-57 mic.

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