Hi, Are you a podcast recorder?? Please tell me your setup : ) !!! I am telling you mine with the hope that if you see any weaknesses in it you may want to comment on them : ) !!! My podcasts only record voice and I may add a bit of music in the background. ibook G4 I may buy a USB microphone from the following list: A simple but with quality recording software like Garage Band or Audacity. If you know of another software you may want to recommend. I doesn't have to be so simple, as I am looking for quality in the recording. So it's ok if I learn to use another software. A post recording software to clean the hiss. I get quite a bit of hiss on the recording itself, when people are talking on the recording. Perhaps you know of a good software to clean the hiss) ??? Thank you very much, very kind regards, igmolinav.