The Importance of Podcast Audio – PCI 256
As sound is the main part of your show, the podcast audio can make or break a podcast sometimes. The importance of podcast audio can not be understated, it affects the show in many ways and can also be managed in many ways. We discuss how to get certain sounds and why it's so important in the first place.
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Question: What’s the best way to cut down on background noise/extra sounds when you don’t have an official sound booth?
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Do your best to record in a quiet place or a quiet time of the day.
You can try some of these things:
Use a dynamic microphone. Condensers are for a ‘soundproof booth’ Dynamics are for the rest of us.
Turn off any noise makers you don’t need. Such as heat, A/C, fans, laptops, or anything else that makes noise in the room.
Use the noise gate function if your setup has one.
You can turn down the gain of your mic and get much closer.
Edit the levels and add noise gate in post production (editing).
Don’t worry about them and call it ambiance :)
The noise filters in most audio editing software are not great. Most will make you sound underwater if you use it too much.
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