AKG debuts all-in-one Podcaster Essentials bundle

AKG has produced an all-one-home kit for content creators and podcasters. The AKG Podcaster Essentials bundle comprises Lyra USB microphone, AKG K371 headphones, requisite audio cables including headphone splitter, and recording software.

Plug-and-play simplicity enables creators to set up and start recording quickly.

“Today’s content creators need versatile, powerful audio solutions that enable them to create the highest quality productions that stand apart from the crowd,” explains Chris Hansen, Director of Recording and Content Creation, Harman Professional Solutions. “The AKG Podcaster Essentials bundle provides everything creators need to transform their computer into a professional-quality podcasting studio.”

The AKG Lyra is a multi-mode USB microphone able to record 24-bit 192 kHz audio. It features AKG’s Adaptive Capsule Array, which provides four optimised capture modes. There’s also an internal self-adjusting shock mount that minimises contact noise, while a built-in sound diffuser and AKG’s proprietary Internal Element Overload Prevention automatically reduces noise, eliminates pops and improves signal levels. 

The K371 headphones feature large 50mm titanium-coated drivers and a closed-back design for improved sound isolation in noisy environments. Niceties include slow-retention foam pads, an adjustable calibrated headband and the earcups swivel 90 degrees for single-ear monitoring.  

The provided software is Ableton Live 10 Lite, a streamlined audio production platform that allows users to quickly and easily record and edit their podcasts. Features include vocal sweetening, sound effects and tools to create custom themes and background music.

A four-part Berklee Online audio production course is thrown in for good measure.