When we started StewedSTL oh so many months ago, little did we think we'd be Ira Glass-ing your ass so soon. But then again, we didn't think we'd have anyone listening to this shit either.
So here we are, and here is the deal. If we want to continue getting Stewed – and do it in the way that we envisioned when we started out - we're going to need to make some upgrades to the equipment we've been using.
We have had some awesome guests and some semi-decent hosts, however we often have audio problems that make the show less than fun for us to produce and ultimately for you to listen to. We’d like to fix that. We’ve taken a hard look at the tools and technology we’ve already purchased – things like audio interfaces, microphones, drives, cables, filters and sound proofing – and then focused in on the areas where improvements to our gear will have the greatest impact on the quality of our show.
This means we're going to be purchasing new equipment, things like headset microphones so the guests are always on mic. This will vastly improve the sound quality of the show. Honestly, what's the point of getting guests as awesome as Gerard Craft, Josh Galliano and Mike Emerson if you can't hear what they're saying?
We're also in need of a replacement of our a/d audio converter, a nerdy box with knobs and inputs that is the heart of our set-up. (Just nod your head if you don't understand, it's what we do when Bill tells us that we need it.) By replacing our existing converter, we'll have the capacity to do cool stuff like take phone calls and work in audio clips. These are things that will add another layer of texture to the show and get our listeners involved as well. We're pretty pumped up about this idea.
Please think about donating today, and thanks for listening.