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The Best Setup For New Podcast Guests To Use For Podcasting

Did you know that there are two very easy ways to improve your podcasting recordings? To start out with, you just need to connect your computer to a router. You can do this with a wired connection. At the end of the day, WiFi is a fantastic option if you want to complete most day to day tasks, but audio calls are incredibly sensitive to changes with the throughput and even latency. The best way for you to avoid things like this would be for you to go wired. Second of all, you have to make sure that you use a pair of headphones. When you are on a call and you don’t have headphones, the volume on your own microphone will duck to try and reduce any chances of echo. If you speak when others are talking then your sentences will cut out and this will make it incredibly hard for people to understand. If you wear headphones then echo cancellation isn’t required so you can have a much more natural conversation. With 51% of adults listening to podcasts, it’s safe to say that having a great recording is vital to your success.

Can you Use Zoom For Podcasting?

Yes, you can absolutely use Zoom for podcasting. If you haven’t done it before then you’ll be glad to know that this is very easy to do and that you won’t have any issues if you’ve never even done a podcast before.

How do I make sure that my Recording is High in Quality?

It’s very easy for you to make sure that your recording is high quality. If you aren’t quite sure how to know if yours is or not then invest in good equipment and always do a test session before you begin your recording.

How do I Choose Podcast Equipment?

At the end of the day, there isn’t a single podcasting microphone out there that is suited to everyone. You have to take the time to do your research so you can make the best decisions overall.

All About Microphones

When you have been able to solve the basics, the next thing that you need to do is look at your microphone.  The main part of your microphone will pick up on vibrations in the air and all of this will be then converted into an electrical signal. At the end of the day, there are many different types of microphone available and some of them are far more expensive than others. There are also a number of different elements in your microphone, with some being far more common than others. Dynamic microphones work in the same way as a speaker does, but in reverse. Sound moves like a diaphragm and this vibrates the coil in a magnetic field. The vibration induces an audio signal in the wire. Of course, considering the frequency response is also very important. Sound waves have a frequency range and the response of a microphone ranges to when it is most sensitive and least sensitive. The human voice is around 85-255Hz, so choosing a microphone in this range is best.

Directionality

Microphone directionality is the variation in the overall sensitivity of the microphone. It’s relative to where the sound is coming from. This sometimes refers to the polar pattern.  An omnidirectional microphone picks up on the sound in all directions. This makes it great for picking up audio from a group but they also pick up on background noise too. Polar pattern microphones pick up noise from the front but they reject anything that may come from behind.

Other Considerations

As well as the microphone itself, you will need a structure to mount it on. The closer the microphone is to your mouth, the better the recording will be. Some microphones come with built-in stands. It’s possible for you to use a tripod if you want, but you should know that it isn’t height adjustable. Next up, you have a shock mount. A shock mount is an attachment and it connects the microphone to the stand by using a cat’s cradle mechanism. This helps to isolate the microphone from sources of transmitted noise, including vibrations when you are typing. Pop filters sit between your mouth and the microphone you are using. They are ideal for reducing popping sounds, such as the “p” in “pie”. These cause a rush of air to hit the microphone and it generates rather an unpleasant click sound. You can get pop filters that clip onto your microphone stand if you want, and they are very good for helping you to get the best result out of your recording. They are also ideal if you want to give your guests the best podcasting experience possible.

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