A picture paints a thousand words, but what about this photo? Talk about nickle and diming it. I *heart* the fact those are Canadian pennies. Woot!
Just my two cents. Your mileage may vary.
The WSC podcast was recorded on a Sony Hi-MD Recorder MZ-100 with a Sony ECM-MS957 microphone and a Sennheiser HD 280 Pro head set. It was then transferred to my MacBookPro running OSX 10.5.1. The initial cut is done in PeakPro 5.21, then run through Levelator. Occasionally I use SoundSoap 2 to clean up the noise but more often then not, I just go to the final mix down which is done in GarageBand 4.1. If I can do it, so can you.