Tag Archives: Rode

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 →

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 →