Dean Delray, a veteran stand-up comedian who’s headlined at major clubs as well as opening for Bill Burr, Dave Chappelle, Marc Maron and more, is also an active podcaster via his “Let There Be Talk,” where he employs a TASCAM Mixcast 4 podcast station with a built-in recorder/USB audio interface, along with TM-70 microphones and TH-05 headphones.
Launched by Delray more than a decade ago, “Let There Be Talk” now has over 655 episodes featuring guests such as AC/DC, John Mayer, Josh Homme, Rob Halford, Judas Priest, and Pearl Jam. “Up until last year, I was using all kinds of different recording equipment, but once I started using the TASCAM Mixcast 4, there was no looking back,” he says. “The Mixcast 4 is so easy to use, a beginner could use it and be up and running in no time. I can easily mix and record mic inputs, internal sounds and music via the trigger pads, and external audio input from a phone or PC. That flexibility gives me a lot of creative options. Further, like everything TASCAM builds, it’s rock solid, so there’s never any worries about equipment failure.
“The Mixcast 4 is a great tool when hosting multiple guests,” he continues. “With the new Version 1.30 update that just became available, the Talkback output has been expanded to the USB, Bluetooth, and TRRS connections in addition to the headphone outputs. This new talkback function is particularly useful because it enables the me, as the host, to talk to podcast participants privately. This type of useability and ongoing improvements to their products is what I really appreciate about TASCAM.”
“I must tell you that I wish I had this equipment years ago,” Delray concludes. “My life would have been so much simpler. TASCAM has been making recording and related equipment for a long time and their experience shows. The Mixcast 4 offer a great set of features, and its operation is intuitive. This gear is a must for all podcasters.”