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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
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While the original RØDECaster Pro was a formidable podcast-focused production studio, RØDE’s release of the RØDECaster Pro II expands on the success of its predecessor with serious enhancements in sound, connectivity, and adaptability, pushing its feature set into attractive territory for livestreamers, gamers, and musically inclined content creators. This all-in-one solution makes “advanced” effortless with fluid workflows via a large
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A bunch of my peers scoffed when the YouTube videos for Waves Clarity Vx dropped, and so did I. There was no way this simple-looking noise-reduction plug-in could compete with iZotope RX, right? Then I downloaded the plug-in to see what it was all about, and I
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No matter what audio or video equipment you lug from gig to gig, you’re likely to find an SKB iSeries hard shell case that’s perfect for your particular needs. With over 60 sizes and numerous interior options available, the iSeries line covers all sorts of storage needs, from memory cards and small personal items to decked-out cameras, expensive sound recorders, and heavy-duty stands. Plus, all iSeries cases are made in the USA to a high
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With its large touchscreen, 32-bit float resolution to avoid clipping, and tailored modes for podcast, voice, field, and music recording applications, the Tascam Portacapture X8 portable handheld multitrack recorder makes it incredibly easy to capture up to six tracks of detailed, high-resolution audio for common production scenarios. Its detachable condenser mics can be set for a wide or tight stereo image and may be used
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Online content creators, gamers, and musicians looking for a USB mic to set them apart without setting their bank accounts back should seriously consider the AKG ARA. Styled with the air of a retro radio mic transformed for the future, the ARA can be proudly displayed on-camera; it’s the type of visual element that warrants insightful Internet comments like, “Good stuff. What mic is that? Looks super cool.” Since it has high-
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It’s Food Photography Week here at B&H Photo, so our guests on this week’s B&H Photography Podcast are California-based food photographer Meika Ejaisi, and from her new studio in Boulder Colorado, Cherry Li of Cherry Food Photography. This isn’t the first food-centric show we’ve produced over the five-plus years we’ve been recording the
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On the B&H Photography Podcast, we’ve hosted several incredible music and concert photographers to talk about their craft and share stories of their iconic photos, of David Bowie, The Beatles, Lauryn Hill, Wu-Tang Clan, KISS, Johnny Cash, and many other influential musicians. Within these conversations are also insights to improve your music photography, whether that be live concert work or portraiture. Check out these five great episodes. Mick Rock: The Name Says It All Thanks to
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If you've always wanted to start a podcast, but have no idea where to begin, you've come to the right place! AB has compiled a complete guide to the ins and outs of podcasting. He guides you through gathering the equipment needed for both a solo and a multiple-microphone podcast, shares audio recording tips and software suggestions, demonstrates audio-editing software, and takes you through the final steps toward publishing your podcast.  After getting started with AB, turn to our 
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Looking to step up your podcast? AB teaches you how to be creative with your solo podcast by adding another character using pitch-shifting software! You can find more podcast tips at Podcasting for Beginners.
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It has been said through the ages that necessity is the mother of invention and, based upon the surge in interest we’re seeing in remote podcasting during these strange and uncertain times, I’m realizing that it truly is. COVID-19 has upended life as we know it for much of the US. People are cooped up in their homes, and everyone is wondering if this is the new normal. Many jobs have been lost, and if you’re lucky enough to have one, you’re working from home, doing everything you can to keep it. As many podcasters did, we scrambled to take the
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Just in time for AES, Zoom is releasing the LiveTrak Series L-8, and we at B&H are proud to welcome it into the fold. Now, the LiveTrak series has been around for a while, but never before has its feature set been so thoroughly attractive to podcasters. With six transparent mic preamps, battery power, mix-minus functionality for VoIP, and the ability to record to SD cards and computers at the same time, the L-8 is a board perfect
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Whether you do it for a living or just for fun, podcasting shouldn’t require a truckload of gear. If producing podcasts is something you do regularly, whenever you darn well please, or only in dreams, you should be able to achieve great results with a short list of wisely chosen essentials. So, let’s talk essentials, those things that qualify for a podcaster’s everyday carry kit. The Microphone Until some brilliantly crazy individual invents a throat-to-USB interface for connecting your vocal cords directly to a computer, you’ll have to rely
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AB performs a thorough and complete investigation of the new RØDE RØDECaster Pro, an integrated podcast production studio that simplifies the technical aspects of podcasting so you can focus on making great content—of mellifluous broadcast quality. Focus your powers of concentration on this video to learn about the RØDECaster Pro’s many scintillating features. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of
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Stop the presses— RØDE has released something sure to change the podcasting game. Already lauded for its industry-standard microphones, RØDE is now offering the RØDECaster Pro, a powerful podcast-dedicated production console. This is an all-in-one recorder, mixer, sound-effects player, phone-tap, and more.   This unit is jam-packed with pod-friendly features, such as built-in safety measures to keep you from mangling your podcast as