Sound recording is a garbage in, garbage out process. That is, the sound quality of your final product can only be as good as the quality of the sound recordings that go into the project from the start. Too often, the words “get it in post” are uttered for things that can’t be fixed in
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Of all the common issues in recording, by far the most common problem I hear in audio from my clients is clipping. Clipping is the flattening of the top frequencies of any audio file. When you add your file into Adobe Audition or Audacity for editing, the software will be unable to create the
Events are brilliant places to capture audio for your show. Where else can you find a huge crowd of people, all in your niche, just waiting to be ambushed with a mic? Good event audio is tricky, though. You need quality kit that stays mobile. Then, add in factors like software, live broadcasting, music and
One of the many hats I wear is producing Radio Drama Revival. Frequently, host David Rheinstrom interviews guests about the medium, their process and interesting details about their lives. As a producer for the podcast and a number of show of my own, I have a number of tools for working worldwide with guests and cast
Recording on separate tracks provides flexibility and control over your podcast sound. This guide’s tips and tools can help.
It’s never been easier for hobbyists and amateur podcasters to produce a high quality show. But there will still likely be times when your audio sounds less than optimal (to put it politely). And you need to know how to deal with that. The good news is that bad sounding audio doesn’t have to mean
Knowing how to deal with signal to noise ratio can clarify your podcast audio and make it easier to engage audiences.
There are many different ways of recording audio drama. I’ve been making my own sound stories since late 2011, and without a doubt the type of setup I have the least experience with is the most traditional – getting a group of people together in a studio. It’s always good to push outside of your
Recording an interviewee or co-host remotely is one of the most common practices in podcasting. Though there are many tools and apps that can record calls online for you, some podcasters prefer to put their faith in the trusty digital recorder. So how do you record a Skype call into your digital recorder? Well, there’s
Ecamm is an excellent Skype call recorder for Mac. It lets you split both sides of the conversation before converting to MP3, so you have more control in the editing process. Here’s how to do it; When you have Ecamm installed, it will open automatically when you sign in to Skype. You’ll see this panel