I have some equipment - microphones, a portable XLR recorder, studio space, ect in Boston, but I need a someone to consult with on set up. I have only done recorded podcasts in the past, but this time I want to produce a live show that sounds good and has kick.
I posted a previous job and got some good feedback below. As he mentions, I think I need someone with "extensive experience in this arena, patient and willing to help for whatever you eventually offer as a production/consulting budget. You may want to advertise for a podcast producer, and just follow his or her direction."
Advice from Michael Reaves **Thanks Mike!**:
"I do not know how valuable it is in this day and age to broadcast live, especially when you can so easily work in a controlled environment and quickly post for an audience. That said, I recommend a USB mixing interface (that you can connect multiple mics with XLR connectors to a computer running recording and/or broadcasting software) similar to this:
You can record directly to your computer - Audacity is free and pretty decent quality.
However, now you're including wanting to archive the broadcasts for later access, so you may want to rethink editing out the "ummms", "aaahs", and anything inappropriate or less than professional - coughs, sneezes, expletives, etc. Especially important as you move into cold & flu season. You can perform those edits and save the completed find as an Mp3. You may also want to look into Libsyn.com, a place you can upload your saved broadcasts and publish them simultaneously across all your associated social media platforms. Great, time-saving and inexpensive.
For hardware, what you have now is a field recorder - a decent one, but a capturing device. Not a mixer, editor, archival or broadcasting software. These things can be obtained relatively inexpensively, but a computer is your best bet as the "hub" or anchor for the production of your program. Here's some ideas:
For that matter, an inexpensive webcam and a Livestream.com account and you have the ability to broadcast live audio AND video, and archive then as well.
For consulting, just look for someone with extensive experience in this arena, patient and willing to help for whatever you eventually offer as a production/consulting budget. You may want to advertise for a podcast producer, and just follow his or her direction.
Hope this helps. Good luck with your project. "