This is a topic I’ve delved into before and it has been on my mind lately. As some of you may know I’ve been on the move since the 9th of April this year (2018) from the Blue Mountains, NSW to New Zealand, USA, East Cork, Ireland, UK, West Cork, Ireland, USA, Kerry, Ireland, Sydney, Old Bar, Sydney, NSW and finally Highclere, Tasmania. It has been a year of learning and of culling down to the bare minimum. This has applied to “stuff” as well as attitudes. Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
This is an area that terrifies many potential podcasters. Who can afford to build a radio studio or music recording one in their spare room, garage or garden shed?
Here’s the good news: You DON”T need to. Continue reading →