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Troubleshooting audio issues

Stop! What’s That Sound: Troubleshooting Audio Issues

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

Clipping and Gain Staging

Aural Fixation: Clipping & Gain Staging

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

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How to Podcast from an Event: Live Broadcasting or Offline Recording

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

Skype Voicemeeter

Recording Skype Calls on Your PC using Voicemeeter

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

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When Is It Okay To Use Poor Sounding Audio?

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

8 Things I Learned When I Recorded in a Pro Studio

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 Skype into a Digital Recorder

Recording Skype into a Digital Recorder

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

How to Split Sides of an Ecamm Skype Call Recorder Interview

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