Audio recording equipment

Audio recording equipment

Lesson Details:
May 19, 2020

Video Transcription: In this video I'm going to explain how  to get really good out of your quality  for your podcast and of course even if  you ultimately have a youtube channel  you'll still need good audio so that's  gonna be useful for that as well and I'm  gonna talk about how to start for free  and then work up to more expensive  options this video is brought to you by Appy Pie’s Academy so even though it's  not recommended if you're really low in  cash you can record from your computer's  built-in microphone the problem with  your computer's built-in microphone is  that most built-in computer microphones  will pick up audio will pick up sounds  from elsewhere like if there's a siren  outside or if there's some loud bang  that's gonna creep into your audio and  it's not good you can still use it if  you have good audio recording audio  editing software and here's a free audio  editing software audacity it's free  available in Windows and Mac and this is  going to give you an ability to edit out  the sounds that you don't want from your  audio it's an editing is an annoying  process so you can cheaply hire a  freelancer on Fiverr or upwork to help  you fix this but essentially he want to  record for free you can you can it's not  advised but for free you can use the  built-in microphone from your computer  if you're able to spend a little bit  this is the microphone that I use it's  only $89 so it's under $100 the good  thing about this microphone is is it the  kind of microphone that's not gonna pick  up outside noise so for example it was a  loud siren outside I can keep talking  I'm not worried it's not gonna get  picked up because it picks up only the  things that are near it and it comes  with these headphones and it comes with  a pop filter the pop filter is useful if  you in your speech you have sounds like  or something like that it's gonna get  those ugly sounds out of your speech and  just make it sound a little better so  this will quickly improve your audio  this is what I use among many podcasters  this blue Yeti is a very popular choice  it's a little more expensive I  personally don't use it but it is a very  popular even Amazon recommended and you  can see that it has so many good reviews  and people really buy it so this is an  industry standard.

 

I don't think you  would go wrong with this but personally  it's hard for me to say because I don't  use it now of course you'll need a stand  for your microphone a blue Yeti can  stand on its own my microphone I use  actually this sort of a thing and you  can see you can screw it to the bottom  of your table with this and it's very  bendable and stretchable to any hang  almost any angle and then you fix your  microphone here and then you adjust your  microphone so that it's not far from  your face and you can easily talk into  it while you don't have to hold it -  your hands are free now this is very  cheap so for about a hundred dollars you  can get really good audio and you can  pretty much stop there and just see how  your podcast does if your podcast starts  growing it might be wise to invest in  more equipment some of the more advanced  equipment are maybe sound mixers you can  improve different aspects of your audio  audio compressors also you know this is  once you start geeking out with things  and if if you are recording elsewhere if  you're not recording your home studio  maybe an audio recorder digital recorder  if you're if you're traveling to a  location to interview someone but if you  keep on getting these pieces of  equipment some of them can be you know  $100 $200 and if you want to go up in  quality can be $300 and quickly can be a  little bit it can become expensive so I  think generally I think a very good  inexpensive middle ground is to just buy  a good microphone and if you really long  cash you just go with built-in mic in  audacity.


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