AKG introduces Podcaster essential bundle

With many of us recently having been forced to spend a little more time at home due to you-know-what, one upside has been the chance to discover new ways to express ourselves and be creative. Enter AKG whose Podcaster Essential bundle is a neat opportunistic launch. Designed to give amateurs who wish to engage in podcasting, video producing and content creating a professional edge, the AKG Podcaster Essentials bundle includes an AKG Lyra USB mic, K371 headphone, Ableton Live 10 Lite recording software, four-part Berklee Online recording class and audio cables including a headphone splitter.

The Lyra is an ultra-HD, multi-mode USB microphone that delivers 24-bit/192kHz audio quality, with four capture modes suited to a wide range of recording applications. AKG claims it’s: “the highest audio quality in its class... to deliver professional sound for any application.”

“An internal self-adjusting shock mount minimises contact noise, while a built-in sound diffuser and AKG’s proprietary Internal Element Overload Prevention automatically reduces noise, eliminates pops and improves signal levels. Plug-and-play simplicity enables creators to start recording quickly, regardless of experience.” AKG goes on to explain.

The compact, folding AKG K371 professional studio over-ear headphone has been created to suit production in a studio or location environment and comes with high-sensitivity titanium-coated 50mm drivers and a closed-back design for full sound isolation.

According to the company, the K371’s, “slow-retention foam pads and adjustable calibrated headband ensure a perfect fit and the earcups swivel 90° for single-ear monitoring. The feather-light weight of the K371 keeps ear fatigue at bay, even during the longest sessions.”

Ableton Live 10 Lite is a streamlined audio production platform – a lightweight version of the flagship Live 10 audio production software – that allows users to quickly and easily record, edit and put out podcasts like a professional.

AKG claims: “With robust, intuitive features for editing together takes, sweetening vocal recordings, adding sound effects and even creating custom theme and background music, Live 10 Lite gives podcasters everything they need to quickly and easily produce professional podcasts.”

The four-part Berklee Online course provides a broad introduction to audio production, from microphones to multi-tracking including recording gear and techniques, working with digital audio, critical listening, polishing your mixes and more.

Available to buy now for £250, you can find out more about AKG's Podcaster Essential bundle here.