Master Your Audio Equipment, from Novice to Expert
Quick & Easy
Figure out a quick & easy setup, which still delivers brilliant quality.
Recording in-person or online, how to record 2 or more people.
Mixers & Fancyness
Delving into advanced kit? Here's recorders, mixers & more!
What We Cover
RECORDING WITH MORE THAN ONE MIC
– Recording with 2 USB Mics
– Using Multiple Mics With The Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 USB Preamp
– Recording With 4 Microphones
– Recording Into Audacity With 2 XLR Mics
PODCASTING WITH A DIGITAL RECORDER
– The Zoom H1
– Using lavalier mics with the Zoom H1 to create a portable interview kit
– The Zoom H5
– Using lavalier mics with the Zoom H5 to create a portable interview kit
– Using XLR mics with the Zoom H1 to create a “mini studio” setup
SETTING UP YOUR RECORDING SPACE
– Using a boom arm or mic stand
– Using a pop filter or pop shield
– Selecting the most appropriate recording settings
RECORDING AUDIO: GETTING STARTED
– What's the difference between an XLR and a USB mic?
– What's the difference between a dynamic and a condenser mic?
– What distance should I be from the mic when recording?
– What is reverb, background noise, and noisefloor in my audio?
– Why should I monitor my recordings with headphones?
– What's the difference between a MP3 and WAV files?
COMMON CABLES & CONNECTIONS
– What do 3.5mm and 1/4″ connections look like, and where can they be found?
– What's the difference between a TS, TRS, and TRRS plug, and why does it matter?
– What are splitters, and why are they handy things to have in your studio?
– Can you plug both XLR and 1/4″ plugs into your mixer?
– What are RCA plugs/cables?
Head of Audio Production
Matthew is the head of audio production at The Podcast Host, taking care of both client podcasts and our own shows alike. He also produces audio dramas galore, and talks enthusiastically about them on the Audio Drama Production podcast every week.