The Audacity Channel

Developing Good Microphone Technique (S2, E4)

March 22, 2023 Mike Adams Season 2 Episode 4
The Audacity Channel
Developing Good Microphone Technique (S2, E4)
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Arguably, knowing how to speak correctly into the mic you're using for the room you're in is the single biggest factor when it comes to recording good initial audio, as opposed to bad or mediocre audio. Good microphone technique can make audio recorded in a bad recording environment, sound good. On the flip side, bad microphone technique can make audio recorded in a well-treated room sound mediocre, or just downright bad. Good microphone technique is tied to the type of mic you're using and is one more ingredient to making sure our initial audio is as good as it can be. 

Here's a look at where we've been and where we're going in this season of The Audacity Channel podcast:

  • Episode 1: Recording Room Preparation
  • Episode 2: Microphone Types
  • Episode 3: Microphone Placement
  • Episode 4: Microphone Technique (This Episode)
  • Episode 5: My Recording Hardware Chain
  • Episode 6: Audio Quality: Hitting the Mark for Excellent Audio
  • Episode 7: Editing Multi-Track Projects in Audacity
  • Episode 8: Adding Realtime Effects in Audacity
  • Episode 9: How To Set The Correct LUFS Level
  • Episode 10: Exporting Our Audacity Project as an MP3

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Consistent Distancing
The Proximity Effect
Mic Proximity and Room Echo
Microphone Stands and Shock Mounts
Selecting the Proper Mic
Use Headphones
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