Re: [podcasters] Re: podcast quality not improving
- Sorry for the slow response - I was away at the New Media Expo - very
cool conference, as always. I learned a lot!
The answer is the same for both questions - you'd always want to
achieve maximum quality at the time of recording. There are some
things that can be "fixed in the mix" and with clever editing, but
there are many things that cannot. Actually, this is largely what my
presentation at NME was all about.
Absolutely - use a really good mic, and Audacity is the simplest,
best solution in terms of freeware, for recording at home or on the
road. I'm a big fan of the Audio-Technica AT-2020USB as a great USB
mic. I reviewed it in the inaugural episode of my podcast, and even
recorded the "tech" segment of that episode with the mic. If you'd
like to hear it - this is the URL:
It's in the first episode, like I said. The better the raw recording
sounds, the more a pro editor/mixer can do with it and make the final
product sound good.
John F. McJunkin
Avalon Podcasting, LLC
480-219-8800 (in AZ)
On Aug 14, 2008, at 2:48 PM, morvenwestfield wrote:
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, John McJunkin <john@...> wrote:
> > Regarding the use of a third party to edit, mix, and encode -
> > I'm a huge fan (largely because that's what I do for a living! ;-)
> Aha! Good! Now, let me pick your brain a bit.
> If someone travels and records (like Theresa/Ma_scrub), he/she would
> still need a decent microphone and recorder to make the raw files for
> you, right?
> And similarly, if a homebody like me wanted someone else to do my
> post-processing, I'd still need a decent microphone, right? (And
> recording software, like Audacity.)
> http://podcast.morvenwestfield.com (podcast)
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