From Alesis, this USB-Microphone Podcasting Kit is a complete solution for aspiring and established podcasters. The kit includes an improved USB microphone, desk stand, monitoring headphones and Audacity session recording software. The microphone connects directly to any Windows or Mac computer and Audacity software allows even novice users to record, edit and upload Podcasts with ease. The Alesis Podcasting kit also comes with 30 days of free podcast hosting. During your 30 day free trial you can post up to 500Mb of Podcast episodes with unlimited bandwidth. Features16"bit / 44.1" 48 kHz audio recording direct to your computerUSB microphone (including USB cable)Desktop microphone standEasy plug"and"play support in Windows and Mac OS XHigh"quality headphones for monitoring your recordingsFree hosting of your podcasts " 30 day subscription to alesispodcast.comHassle"free uploading of your podcasts with automatic RSS file embeddingAutomatic notification of your podcast episodes to iTunes, Podcast Alley, other podcast groups, and numerous web search enginesUSB Podcast MicrophoneThe Alesis Podcast microphone features a USB connection for direct integration with Windows and Mac computers at 16-bit, 44.1kHz or 48kHz audio quality. Recording SoftwareCubase LE software provides professional recording, editing and mixing for Mac and PC operating systems. Podcast Hosting and Uploading30 days of free podcast hosting.