--- GLSmyth <George.Smyth@...
> Thanks for the link, I don't think that they are too
> technical for
> people (I also appreciate the other articles
> I am just wondering how best to measure the noise
> level. My recorder
> has indicator lights, but I don't really think that
> they are much more
> than just that - indicators.
> One of the solutions not mentioned would be (if
> possible) to move away
> from the noise. In my current show I interview a
> group - to get away
> from the noise we had to walk a block up the road
> and duck down an
> alley, and there was still competition from the
> noise (I started the
> recording as we were walking down the road - this
> was not included on
> the show - and when we entered the alley the noise
> level visually
> changed as seen by Audacity). So in a more normal
> context, if the
> microphone can be moved from the noise source (say,
> a noisy computer
> fan) then that will help.
Good point. Avoiding noise is always a better course
of action, but sometimes it is not always possible.
Which is why I posted that article. Many podcasters do
"on location" recordings, and they cannot control
certain surrounding factors.
A good way of measuring the competing noise is to use
a simple sound level meter.
You then apply what was instructed in the article.
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