From news and entertainment to educational and informative topics, podcasting has become an increasingly popular medium for delivering captivating content. But no matter how interesting your podcasting content is, it is always vital to ensure that the audio quality is top-notch if you want to maintain your listener’s interest and engagement.
That’s where proper microphone technique comes into play. Whether you’re a seasoned podcaster or a beginner, understanding effective mic techniques will make a huge difference in the overall quality of
Highly regarded as one of the most popular dynamic microphones available today, the Shure SM7B has become legendary for its versatility and the rich sound it produces when used for the human voice. Although originally designed for professional broadcast and voice-over work, the SM7B has found a place among modern musicians, podcasters, and content creators alike. However, despite its ease of use and forgiving nature, there are
Is audio mixing not your strong suit? Then this video is for you. The team behind Audio Design Desk demonstrates how the Audio Bridge integrates with Final Cut Pro, allowing you to sync, edit, mix, and export all the sound for your video.
0:00 - Introduction
2:35 - How Audio Design Desk Works in Final Cut Pro
13:10 - Using Audio Design Desk for Films
19:53 - Adding Foley
27:10 - Adding and Mixing Music
32:00 - Exporting
34:05 - The Audio Design Desk Interface
41:12 - Audio Design Desk Plans
45:44 - Final Thoughts
Ready to mix audio like a
Join us for a discussion on microphone techniques with some of today’s most successful engineers. Our panel explores best practices for recording and mixing at home and in the studio.
0:00 - Introduction
5:41 - Favorite Microphones
13:56 - Different Mics for Different Voices
24:09 - Engineering and Knowing the Artist
29:51 - Top Budget Microphones
36:07 - Good Audio is Very Important
39:39 - Headphone Choices
47:42 - Audio Experiments
53:16 - What Garners Trust from a Brand
59:02 - Setting Your Car Speaker
1:01:23 - Final Thoughts
Peter Rosenberg (@rosenbergradio) shares five podcasting tips that every beginner needs to know when they are about to create their own podcast. Rosenberg is an American radio DJ, TV show host, as well as a professional wrestling personality. He is signed to WWE and is a one-time WWE 24/7 Champion.
0:11 - Tip 1
0:25 - Tip 2
0:48 - Tip 3
1:05 - Tip 4
1:26 - Tip 5
Small yet mighty, discreet yet powerful, lav microphones (also known as lapel mics) are perfect in studio or on location. In this video, Gabriel Richards offers general tips and tricks as he explains when and when not to use lav mics and how to set them up!
0:00 - About Lavalier Microphones
0:38 - When and When Not to Use
1:47 - How to Set Up and Use
2:43 - Lav Mic Tips
3:50 - Final Thoughts
Not sure if a lavalier or
What are the pros and cons of shotgun microphones? How far should they be placed from your subject? What mistakes should you avoid when recording? Gabriel Richards shares the best practices of using shotgun mics for streamers, YouTubers, and filmmakers.
0:00 - Introduction
0:33 - When to Use a Shotgun Mic
1:14 - Why You Should Use One
2:32 - Setup and Mistakes
3:34 - Recording
4:14 - More Tips and Tricks
Not sure if a lavalier or shotgun microphone is right for you? Check out
Join award-winning sound engineer Michael Bader as he enlightens us with tips on how to improve your at-home or in-studio audio setup. Bader also makes suggestions regarding how to hold your audience’s attention with just your voice.
0:00 - Introduction
1:05 - How to Hold an Audience’s Attention with just Your Voice
3:40 - How to Identify “Bad” Sound and Make it Working Audio
11:24 - How to Think like a Microphone, and Mic Placement
15:42 - How to Monitor the Audio from Your Mic
19:24 - What to Use to Cover the Mic
20:57 - Solutions fo
In June 2021, Apple revealed two exciting developments for music lovers: Apple Lossless and Apple Spatial Audio, each on offer for Apple Music, and each available now—provided you have the right hardware and the right OS.
What does this mean for you, the consumer? Let’s take a look.
We need to begin by defining “lossless” and “lossy.” I’ll use a mnemonic device to make it simple:
A lossless file exhibits no loss of audio quality when compared to the original master. A lossy file—such as an MP3 or an AAC—does exhibit a loss in
In 2020, an estimated 100 million people listened to a podcast each month, according to Forbes, and, if the trend continues, it’s expected to reach 125 million in 2022. It seems as though everyone I know either has a podcast, or has at least toyed with the idea of starting one. With the holidays looming, many new podcasters are sure to be on the prowl for the right gear to get them started, and if that sounds like you, you’re in the right place.
As I listen to podcasting develop as an artform, I am constantly reminded that the possibilities in
If you have a phone full of rough song ideas and recordings and are wondering what to do with them, this workshop is for you. Join 25-year music industry veteran Cliff Goldmacher as he walks you through the process, from defining a rough recording to the overall importance of why sound quality matters when capturing your ideas. Whether you’re recording just vocals or an entire song, a rough recording can help you get your ideas down before recording a song in studio!
How do you make your own rough recordings for song ideas? Tell us about it in
If you’ve never tried noise-canceling headphones before, you may be wondering how they differ from regular headphones, and with school back in session, now is the perfect time to learn how they can help you work or study. While they do bear some similarities to conventional headphones in the way that they combat background noise, they also have some key differences. Conventional headphones rely
Finding the right plectrum, as it was originally called (and still is in the UK), is a very personal endeavor. The genre of music you play, as well as your individual playing style, are both factors to consider when selecting your pick. And, I would be remiss not to mention the most important criterion of all, which would be the intangible qualities of what sounds the best for your playing style, and what simply feels the best in your hand while playing. The following suggestions
In this seminar, you will learn how to "up" your podcasting game in 2021. Whether you’re starting a podcast or are an audio professional, PreSonus Product Specialist and Content Creator Joe Glider shares his tips and tricks to help you upgrade your podcast setup, recording, and editing.
Where are you in the realm of podcasting—just getting started, or looking to boost an already-successful venture? Join the conversation in the Comments section, below!
The B&H SuperStore is not a well-known retailer of musical instruments. It’s true that our audio department has offered synthesizers, keyboards, controllers, and digital pianos for a long time, but we’re probably not the first place you think of when you’re thinking about guitars, basses, or their care and maintenance. B&H does carry a modest lineup of