Basic Mic Instructions

The world of microphones can be as esoteric as Oldsmobile tail light designs from the 1940s. Those that care, really care. Those that don’t, don’t.

I see a microphone as one of a few tools I need to publish my podcast episodes. Along with a recording space, an audio editor and Auphonic, I use a digital audio recorder as my mic. I love the Zoom H2n. But for all it’s wonderful characteristics, it’s still just a fancy mic. Continue reading “Basic Mic Instructions”

External Recording Devices

Why not just record straight into your audio editor? It saves time, it’s there, right there in front of you on Audacity or Garageband or even Hindenburg. This is great, on one level, but…

Ah there’s always a but! But then you have but one version of your recording. Does this not make you feel a little uneasy? What if, and I hate the phrase, “What if?” but what if the file is corrupted? What if your laptop fried itself? Continue reading “External Recording Devices”