The Cthulhu Breakfast Club is a magazine format podcast show from the creators of Yog Radio and The Silver Lodge. We cover all things Lovecraftiana, games and more while in the genteel surroundings of an English Tearoom in Baildon, Yorkshire.
This Kickstarter has been created for the very specific purpose of acquiring three additional wireless mic kits (we already have two of the necessary five - Sennheiser EW 112-P G3 GB systems). These will give the show much more audio clarity for our listeners (to be more easily audible above the general hubbub of a live working environment).
We have everything else we require (editing software, recording and processing hardware, file hosting and expertise), we just need the additional mics to make a better production that's easier for everyone to listen to.
We want to bring you the best show we can. Can you help us?
As mentioned below "Stretch Goals" are no longer needed but we do have plans for anything we might receive above our original target. These include:
Mic upgrades - we upgrade the lavalier mics (the wireless part stays the same) from the standard Sennheiser ME2 (omni) to either ME4 or MKE40 lavalier mics (cardioid, more directional, better voice clarity above the background hubbub).
Rechargeable batteries & charger - the wireless system does require a number of batteries to operate (24 of them - 20 for the mic sets and 4 for the recorder). We have quite a few batteries and a charger already but having a full set of the same batteries (and a second identical charger) would speed things up a lot.
Storage - a suitable case to carry the equipment to the tearooms (or other locations).
Extended Licenses - extensions to our wireless and music licenses to cover a longer initial period (and thereby be more economical per diem).
Stretch Goals <- No longer needed!
At £2,000 we can afford a second identical portable recorder to make sure the fifth host is automatically in time sync with the other four (a great help in saving production time). [As noted in the video, we've found a relatively inexpensive hardware expansion that means our recorder will be able to handle all five channels at once, so no need for a second device!]
Risks and challenges
There shouldn't be too many risks or challenges. We've produced audio for a number of years, including round table multi-host formats; just nothing in quite as challenging an environment as the current one (hence the need for the microphones).
Skyping-in guests can be a technical challenge, but we have done similar before.
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