Tag Archives: mics

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 →

Outside Recording

Moving from a controlled recording space to the outdoors provides many challenges and opportunities.

The main challenges surround control of unwanted sound. As ever, this is a problem no matter where we are recording. Indoors we are generally not worried about wind. Outdoors, the air is rarely still. This effects microphones more than anything else. The recording gear is generally not affected by wind but rain is another matter all together. Continue reading →

Microphones and Alternatives.

Podcast Essentials ~ Recording the voice is a key part of the podcast process. This is an area when new players are confused and older ex-radio types and hi fidelity aficionados can lead the modern podcast producer astray.

Being comfortable with your mic is essential. It becomes an extension of you. Not consciously, it just happens one day and we only realise afterwards. Continue reading →