Product petition: Please, develop an all-in-one solution for podcasters
I've been always fascinated by radio broadcasting. As a teenager I grew up listening to both AM and FM and, of course, I played I was in the middle of a radio show with my humble double cassette stereo and a cheap microphone. All that before the arriving of the internet, of course.
Many years have passed and I've been interested in my hobby even before the booming of podcasting. From time to time I've bought/sold gear in order to keep my hobby alive, a so is how lot of Behringer stuff has passed through my hands, mostly XENYX mixers: 1204USB, X1204USB, QX1622USB, etc. Perhaps I was even one of the first customer in purchasing Behringer's firewire Podscastudio that came out for a long, long time ago.
Nowdays I think that podcasting requieres more specific devices; having cables all around is indeed charming but not practical because you need to focus on the show and nothing else. It's not unusual that podcasters work on regular bases with mixers, external soundcards, MIDI controllers, external recorders and so on... The question arises naturally: why haven't Behringer developed a new product exclusivelly for podcasters yet, even if they have the know-how?
When I browse throughout Behringer's product catalogues, I don't see anything exclusively meant to podcasting, a niche that has grown enormously thanks to Youtube, gaming, and so on. Could it be that hard to match up the versatily of a USB mixer with the flexibility of a pad controller? I'm not even talking about great innovation per se, I'm talking about taking as starting points some of the products Behringer already have. There are other companies that have jumped into podcasting with very good results. There is a huge demand of podcasting solutions but still few companies seem to have understood consumers' need.
I only hope Behringer shortly brings to us a couple of products aiming the podcasting world, otherwise they'll be left behind I think.
Who's with me? Thumb up if you think/feel the same as me.