Comments on: Five Audio Mistakes Made by Vloggers and Podcasters http://chris.pirillo.com/2014/08/20/top-5-audio-mistakes-frequently-made-by-podcasters/ Geek Culture & Tech Expert: How Can I Help You Today? Wed, 25 Nov 2015 01:28:28 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 By: Anonymous http://chris.pirillo.com/2014/08/20/top-5-audio-mistakes-frequently-made-by-podcasters/#comment-116769 Wed, 20 Jul 2011 17:19:00 +0000 http://c.pirillo.com/?p=26920#comment-116769 If you’re recording yourself and a guest, record in stereo and pot one mic fully to each channel. You can eliminate a lot of noise by silencing the “unused” portion of each track before summing the final file to mono, and you also eliminate the possibility that one person’s voice will reflect off a surface and hit the “other” microphone in inverse phase – thus silencing itself when recording straight to mono. This was a frequent occurrence at a radio studio I once worked at.

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By: Mark M http://chris.pirillo.com/2014/08/20/top-5-audio-mistakes-frequently-made-by-podcasters/#comment-116768 Mon, 18 Jul 2011 18:07:00 +0000 http://c.pirillo.com/?p=26920#comment-116768 Great tips Chris! But i think you’ve misunderstood normalization. What you are describing is compression, which controls the dynamics. Normalization just makes everything louder by the same amount – it does not balance out the levels. Another tip for mic placement with regards to shotgun mics in particular is to aim the mic at your chest. This way the sound is fuller and more consistant even if you move your head around.

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By: Chris Holt http://chris.pirillo.com/2014/08/20/top-5-audio-mistakes-frequently-made-by-podcasters/#comment-116767 Mon, 18 Jul 2011 17:14:00 +0000 http://c.pirillo.com/?p=26920#comment-116767 Audio is clipped when you are shouting, you need to work on your levels. 
Mic placement is a double edged sword, you can 1. place a mic away from yourself to avoid “pops and breathing noise” and jump through hoops to soundproof your recording area.  or 2. invest in a pop filter, and turn your gain down so that background noise is all but eliminated.  This also gives your mic a bit more “headroom” since you don’t have the gain so high to record a distant subject.  If done properly with a quality mic, you get a “virtual sound booth”.  Move just a foot or so away from the mic and you can hardly be heard.
If you want to podcast with video and don’t want a mic in the shot, consider a quality lapel mic.
My references are TWiT and Diggnation.  I see and hear what works for them.

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By: Kevin  http://chris.pirillo.com/2014/08/20/top-5-audio-mistakes-frequently-made-by-podcasters/#comment-116766 Mon, 18 Jul 2011 16:59:00 +0000 http://c.pirillo.com/?p=26920#comment-116766 +1 

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By: Maranda http://chris.pirillo.com/2014/08/20/top-5-audio-mistakes-frequently-made-by-podcasters/#comment-116765 Mon, 18 Jul 2011 16:33:00 +0000 http://c.pirillo.com/?p=26920#comment-116765 Great tips, thanks! I knew about the microphone placement, but never thought about turning off the AC. Bookmarked for when I start podcasting this fall.

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