Re: podcasting, any tips?


r yes just got a windshield for my shure sm58 mic.
has anyone ever used a shure SM7B?
and if so what can u say aboute the mic as i am thingking aboute getting one.

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From: "Brian Olesen" <>
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Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 9:42 PM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] podcasting, any tips?

And a wind shield.

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Emne: Re: [all-audio] podcasting, any tips?

Hello David,

Your recordings will sound better if you give a little thought to damping
audio refections. It is amazing what a few cushions and a blanket draped
over a door can do. Your fan is probably being recorded because there are
plenty of hard surfaces to bounce the audio around. Introduce plenty of soft
furnishings to stop the sound from being reflected. Also change the angle of
hard surfaces if you can. Because if you have 2 parallel surfaces sound just
bounces backwards and forwards and is amplified. By having a door half open,
will reflect the sound in a different direction. There are many DIY acoustic
hood youtube videos. From a simple cardboard box to things a lot more
elaborate. Sound also bounces from floor to ceiling. Stand on a soft rug or
something to stop the bounce. A cardboard box tippled up on its sided with
your bed pillow inside and against the back of the box will have a dramatic
change to the recording.

It is a lot easier to stop it being recorded in the first place than to
remove it..



On 16 Feb 2021, at 20:25, David Mehler <> wrote:


Thanks. I can do a segment of just the background fan audio. It's a
standard box fan on the high setting if that helps.

I can do a segment, how long, and when I have just that segment what next?


On 2/16/21, JM Casey < <>>
Hey David.

Sorry, EQ is just short for "equalisation", which I should have used.
It just means applying an equalizer to the tracks to bring out the
desired frequencies. You may not need it, depending on how yours
sounds after you record.
What kind of background noise is it? It's easy to remove hums and
steady machine-like sounds. You should record a section of nothing
but the noise, then apply a noise reduction thing to reduce that
particular noise/set of frequencies. I record on my desktop and the
fans are fairly noisy -- the noise reduction filter drops that out pretty

For podcasting, consider another microphone -- a unidirectional one
that will just pick up your voice/what's directly in front of it.
That said I don't use one of those currently, but one of those
snowball mics -- it does pick up sound from all around it, but it's
quiet around here as it's just me in this place, so it works ok.
Still, a more studio-oriented mic would be ideal.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of David
Sent: February 15, 2021 07:24 PM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] podcasting, any tips?


Thanks for your reply. What I did with my first go was to make the
podcast then use goldwave's maximize volume option to get the volume
to zero db without clipping.

I have been reading, and listening to tutorials and presentations
since my first podcast and have learned about vst plugins, that's
where I wondered about a compressor. I've also got some background
noise that my phone microphone picks up. It's from another room about
ten feet maybe 15 feet away I'm actually surprised the mic got it, if
possible i'd like to filter that out.

Can you explain EQ?


On 2/15/21, JM Casey <> wrote:
Crazy volume differences are one of my pet peeves listening to
podcasts. I like to listen to them while doing stuff around the
home, with my desktop PC broadcasting to my bluetooth headphones. It
works great until someone inserts an audio clip from somewhere, or
there's a guest on, whose volume is so different from that of the
main host -- either loud enough to burst my eardrums or so quiet I
have to crank it and then quickly turn down again when the clip is over.
Anyway, you say you're already using plugins and doing
post-processing. Is that not working out for you? What are you doing
to the audio exactly?
Noramlising audio volume?
For your speaking voice, a bit of compression might be nice, but I
think eq is maybe the most important thing to apply -- in my opinion
you want to bring out the higher frequencies of the human voice a
bit, to make things like sibilances clear and well-defined but not
so sharp that they're distorting (this shouldn't happen so much with
a good microphone, anyway).

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of David
Sent: February 15, 2021 06:43 PM
Subject: [all-audio] podcasting, any tips?


I'm dipping in to podcasting. I've made and submitted one, but think
I could do better. The podcast is a demo which is recorded on my
s10+ using amazing
mp3 recorder, and demoing features of the phone so it's also talking.

One thing I've noticed is sometimes the audio isn't right, it's
either to loud or not loud enough, I've maximized volume. I am using
goldwave6 with some added-vst-plugins for post-processing. The files
are recorded as wav files then saved as 44.1Khz 64Kbps mp3 files.

I thought about giving a compressor a go to make my voice crisper
and the phone volume more even as well, but don't want to smash
things to soundly.

I'd appreciate any tips.



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