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My standard “rig” for webcasting is as follows: Hardware: iMac G4 desktop with 1Gb RAM, Logitech USB desktop Mic Software: Nicecast (for broadcasting and recording), Audacity and Garageband (editing), Skype (conference calls), iTunes (music broadcasting via Nicecast) The above rig is what I have found the most dependable to date. Even though my Mac has fairly good system specs, I find that it still tends to struggle when running Skype and Nicecast simultaneously. Using the web-based Skypecast facility definitely helps to reduce the load on system resources.
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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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