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music for podcasts

David Mehler
 

Hello,

Quick question, does anyone who makes there own podcast use music for
it? If so where did you get the music? I'm looking for something I
know not what until I hear it, that I can use for intro and outtakes.
I'm needing something creative commons.

Thanks.
Dave.


Re: podcasting, any tips?

frank cuta
 

Limiters do have their place. One good example is taking live calls during
a podcast. Basic podcasting mixers such as the Zoom Podtrak P4 that do
not even have built in equilization still offer a limiter. When you are
live its harder to ride the gain.

Frank

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Joyce
Sent: Friday, February 19, 2021 12:56 PM
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Subject: Re: [all-audio] podcasting, any tips?


Hello Stewart,

I said it needs no additional cables, it is inline. You can read more from:

https://www.tritonaudio.com/fethead

I note that someone pasted an Amazon US link, I struggled to find it on
Amazon UK. The site given above can point you to a UK dealer, if you are in
the UK.

It sounds like you need to learn how to use your mixer. Or get a mixer that
you can manage. It is pointless buying amplifiers and limiters if you don't
need them and know how to wire them up correctly.

Or is it at the software level that you are not configuring correctly.

Regards,

On 18 Feb 2021, at 20:05, stewartross via groups.io
<stewartross=sky.com@groups.io> wrote:

hi ok how do u connect the fethead to the mic and the mixer if it needs no
cables.
re limiting
i wanted to put a little bit of limiting for the mic, that goes in to the
mixer.
where canu get a fethead from, what make and model do i need.
if anyone noes of anywhere where i can obtain a limiter for my mic, that
would be most helpful.
regards
stewart
----- Original Message ----- From: "Georgina Joyce" <gena@gena-j.me.uk>
To: <all-audio@groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2021 7:55 PM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] podcasting, any tips?


Hello,

My understanding is that there are very few mixers that can amplify the
signal enough on the quiet mics like the SM7B. Many will go high enough but
all the amp noise and hiss is awful. So you could use a cloud lifter or a
fethead. I have experience with a fethead which are neat devices. The
advantage with a fethead is that it is an inline device so no additional
cables are required. I understand the cloud lifter is a box with XLR sockets
which means you need 2 leads to use 1 mic. I think it requires a power
source too. The fethead requires fantom power turned on.

Regards,

Gena



On 17 Feb 2021, at 10:30, stewartross via groups.io
<stewartross=sky.com@groups.io> wrote:

hi so do i need to by something extra with the shure SM7B? and if so what
do i need to by.
i have of something called cloud, what does this do and wat one do i get?
regards from stewart

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<mailto:gena@gena-j.me.uk>>
To: <all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>>
Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 9:02 AM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] podcasting, any tips?


Hello,

Be careful as there are a number of fakes around. It is the Michael
Jackson preferred mic. It needs very good mic gains as its output is low. So
the mic gains have to be turned up.

Regards,

On 17 Feb 2021, at 07:07, stewartross via groups.io
<stewartross=sky.com@groups.io> wrote:

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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<mailto:brian@blindkom.dk><mailto:brian@blindkom.dk
<mailto:brian@blindkom.dk>>>
To: <all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>
<mailto:all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>>>
Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 9:42 PM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] podcasting, any tips?


Hi,
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..

Regards,

Gena

On 16 Feb 2021, at 20:25, David Mehler <dave.mehler@gmail.com
<mailto:dave.mehler@gmail.com>> wrote:

Hello,

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?

Thanks.
Dave.


On 2/16/21, JM Casey <jmcasey@teksavvy.com
<mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com><mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com
<mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com>><mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com
<mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com><mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com
<mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com>>>>
wrote:
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
nicely.

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.



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Sent: February 15, 2021 07:24 PM
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<mailto:all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>>
Subject: Re: [all-audio] podcasting, any tips?

Hello,

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?

Thanks.
Dave.


On 2/15/21, JM Casey <jmcasey@teksavvy.com
<mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com><mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com
<mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com>>> 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).


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Sent: February 15, 2021 06:43 PM
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<mailto:all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>>
Subject: [all-audio] podcasting, any tips?

Hello,

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.

Thanks.
Dave.




















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Re: podcasting, any tips?

stewartross
 

hi ok i do no how to use a mixer,
it would just be nice to have a bit of compretion on the mic,
i have 2 mics
shure sm58
and
AKGD202
thanks for the link you provided,
ill take a look.
some of the mixers i have used, have on the mic faiders, a send and return aspect,
so if the base and treble nobs on the mixer are not enough,
you can put an extra eq board inline.
regards from stewart.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Georgina Joyce" <gena@gena-j.me.uk>
To: <all-audio@groups.io>
Sent: Friday, February 19, 2021 8:55 PM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] podcasting, any tips?


Hello Stewart,

I said it needs no additional cables, it is inline. You can read more from:

https://www.tritonaudio.com/fethead

I note that someone pasted an Amazon US link, I struggled to find it on Amazon UK. The site given above can point you to a UK dealer, if you are in the UK.

It sounds like you need to learn how to use your mixer. Or get a mixer that you can manage. It is pointless buying amplifiers and limiters if you don't need them and know how to wire them up correctly.

Or is it at the software level that you are not configuring correctly.

Regards,

On 18 Feb 2021, at 20:05, stewartross via groups.io <stewartross=sky.com@groups.io> wrote:

hi ok how do u connect the fethead to the mic and the mixer if it needs no cables.
re limiting
i wanted to put a little bit of limiting for the mic, that goes in to the mixer.
where canu get a fethead from, what make and model do i need.
if anyone noes of anywhere where i can obtain a limiter for my mic, that would be most helpful.
regards
stewart
----- Original Message ----- From: "Georgina Joyce" <gena@gena-j.me.uk>
To: <all-audio@groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2021 7:55 PM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] podcasting, any tips?


Hello,

My understanding is that there are very few mixers that can amplify the signal enough on the quiet mics like the SM7B. Many will go high enough but all the amp noise and hiss is awful. So you could use a cloud lifter or a fethead. I have experience with a fethead which are neat devices. The advantage with a fethead is that it is an inline device so no additional cables are required. I understand the cloud lifter is a box with XLR sockets which means you need 2 leads to use 1 mic. I think it requires a power source too. The fethead requires fantom power turned on.

Regards,

Gena



On 17 Feb 2021, at 10:30, stewartross via groups.io <stewartross=sky.com@groups.io> wrote:

hi so do i need to by something extra with the shure SM7B? and if so what do i need to by.
i have of something called cloud, what does this do and wat one do i get?
regards from stewart

----- Original Message ----- From: "Georgina Joyce" <gena@gena-j.me.uk <mailto:gena@gena-j.me.uk>>
To: <all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>>
Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 9:02 AM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] podcasting, any tips?


Hello,

Be careful as there are a number of fakes around. It is the Michael Jackson preferred mic. It needs very good mic gains as its output is low. So the mic gains have to be turned up.

Regards,

On 17 Feb 2021, at 07:07, stewartross via groups.io <stewartross=skycom@groups.io> wrote:

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.

----- Original Message ----- From: "Brian Olesen" <brian@blindkom.dk <mailto:brian@blindkom.dk><mailto:brian@blindkom.dk <mailto:brian@blindkom.dk>>>
To: <all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io> <mailto:all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>>>
Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 9:42 PM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] podcasting, any tips?


Hi,
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..

Regards,

Gena

On 16 Feb 2021, at 20:25, David Mehler <dave.mehler@gmail.com <mailto:dave.mehler@gmail.com>> wrote:

Hello,

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?

Thanks.
Dave.


On 2/16/21, JM Casey <jmcasey@teksavvy.com <mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com><mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com <mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com>><mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com <mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com><mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com <mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com>>>>
wrote:
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
nicely.

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.



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

Hello,

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?

Thanks.
Dave.


On 2/15/21, JM Casey <jmcasey@teksavvy.com <mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com><mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com <mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com>>> 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).


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Subject: [all-audio] podcasting, any tips?

Hello,

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.

Thanks.
Dave.




















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Re: podcasting, any tips?

Georgina Joyce
 

Hello Stewart,

I said it needs no additional cables, it is inline. You can read more from:

https://www.tritonaudio.com/fethead

I note that someone pasted an Amazon US link, I struggled to find it on Amazon UK. The site given above can point you to a UK dealer, if you are in the UK.

It sounds like you need to learn how to use your mixer. Or get a mixer that you can manage. It is pointless buying amplifiers and limiters if you don't need them and know how to wire them up correctly.

Or is it at the software level that you are not configuring correctly.

Regards,

On 18 Feb 2021, at 20:05, stewartross via groups.io <stewartross=sky.com@groups.io> wrote:

hi ok how do u connect the fethead to the mic and the mixer if it needs no cables.
re limiting
i wanted to put a little bit of limiting for the mic, that goes in to the mixer.
where canu get a fethead from, what make and model do i need.
if anyone noes of anywhere where i can obtain a limiter for my mic, that would be most helpful.
regards
stewart
----- Original Message ----- From: "Georgina Joyce" <gena@gena-j.me.uk>
To: <all-audio@groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2021 7:55 PM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] podcasting, any tips?


Hello,

My understanding is that there are very few mixers that can amplify the signal enough on the quiet mics like the SM7B. Many will go high enough but all the amp noise and hiss is awful. So you could use a cloud lifter or a fethead. I have experience with a fethead which are neat devices. The advantage with a fethead is that it is an inline device so no additional cables are required. I understand the cloud lifter is a box with XLR sockets which means you need 2 leads to use 1 mic. I think it requires a power source too. The fethead requires fantom power turned on.

Regards,

Gena



On 17 Feb 2021, at 10:30, stewartross via groups.io <stewartross=sky.com@groups.io> wrote:

hi so do i need to by something extra with the shure SM7B? and if so what do i need to by.
i have of something called cloud, what does this do and wat one do i get?
regards from stewart

----- Original Message ----- From: "Georgina Joyce" <gena@gena-j.me.uk <mailto:gena@gena-j.me.uk>>
To: <all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>>
Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 9:02 AM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] podcasting, any tips?


Hello,

Be careful as there are a number of fakes around. It is the Michael Jackson preferred mic. It needs very good mic gains as its output is low. So the mic gains have to be turned up.

Regards,

On 17 Feb 2021, at 07:07, stewartross via groups.io <stewartross=sky.com@groups.io> wrote:

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.

----- Original Message ----- From: "Brian Olesen" <brian@blindkom.dk <mailto:brian@blindkom.dk><mailto:brian@blindkom.dk <mailto:brian@blindkom.dk>>>
To: <all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io> <mailto:all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>>>
Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 9:42 PM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] podcasting, any tips?


Hi,
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..

Regards,

Gena

On 16 Feb 2021, at 20:25, David Mehler <dave.mehler@gmail.com <mailto:dave.mehler@gmail.com>> wrote:

Hello,

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?

Thanks.
Dave.


On 2/16/21, JM Casey <jmcasey@teksavvy.com <mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com><mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com <mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com>><mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com <mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com><mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com <mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com>>>>
wrote:
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
nicely.

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: all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io> <mailto:all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>> <all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io> <mailto:all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>>> On Behalf Of David
Mehler
Sent: February 15, 2021 07:24 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io> <mailto:all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>>
Subject: Re: [all-audio] podcasting, any tips?

Hello,

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?

Thanks.
Dave.


On 2/15/21, JM Casey <jmcasey@teksavvy.com <mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com><mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com <mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com>>> 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: all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io> <mailto:all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>> <all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io> <mailto:all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>>> On Behalf Of David
Mehler
Sent: February 15, 2021 06:43 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io> <mailto:all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>>
Subject: [all-audio] podcasting, any tips?

Hello,

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.

Thanks.
Dave.




















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Re: podcasting, any tips?

tim cumings
 

As i said before, I don't think you need a limiter if you set your levels correctly.

On 2/18/2021 6:27 PM, stewartross via groups.io wrote:
hi thanks for the link ill take a look
i use my mixer for radio broadcasting.
any idea where i can get a limiter from  that can go inline from mic to mixer.
regards
stewart
----- Original Message ----- From: "tim cumings" <thcumings@comcast.net>
To: <all-audio@groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2021 9:02 PM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] podcasting, any tips?



Here's the amazon link to the fethead.
TRITON AUDIO FetHead in-Line Microphone Preamp
https://www.amazon.com/TRITON-AUDIO-FetHead-Microphone-Preamp/dp/B06XDPTDN5/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=fathead&qid=1613681831&sr=8-1
All you need is a standard xlr microphone cable to connect to the microphone on one end and between the fethead and the mixer on the other end.
I would not bother putting a limiter in line with your microphone. I would adjust the levels onyour mixer so that you are not clipping whenyou record.
On 2/18/2021 3:05 PM, stewartross via groups.io wrote:
hi ok how do u connect the fethead to the mic and the mixer if it needs no cables.
re limiting
i wanted to put a little bit of limiting for the mic, that goes in to the mixer.
where canu get a fethead from, what make and model do i need.
if anyone noes of anywhere where i can obtain a limiter for my mic, that would be most helpful.
regards
stewart
----- Original Message ----- From: "Georgina Joyce" <gena@gena-j.me.uk>
To: <all-audio@groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2021 7:55 PM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] podcasting, any tips?


Hello,

My understanding is that there are very few mixers that can amplify the signal enough on the quiet mics like the SM7B. Many will go high enough but all the amp noise and hiss is awful. So you could use a cloud lifter or a fethead. I have experience with a fethead which are neat devices. The advantage with a fethead is that it is an inline device so no additional cables are required. I understand the cloud lifter is a box with XLR sockets which means you need 2 leads to use 1 mic. I think it requires a power source too. The fethead requires fantom power turned on.

Regards,

Gena



On 17 Feb 2021, at 10:30, stewartross via groups.io <stewartross=sky.com@groups.io> wrote:

hi so do i need to by something extra with the shure SM7B? and if so what do i need to by.
i have of something called cloud, what does this do and wat one do i get?
regards from stewart

----- Original Message ----- From: "Georgina Joyce" <gena@gena-j.me.uk <mailto:gena@gena-j.me.uk>>
To: <all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>>
Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 9:02 AM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] podcasting, any tips?


Hello,

Be careful as there are a number of fakes around. It is the Michael Jackson preferred mic. It needs very good mic gains as its output is low. So the mic gains have to be turned up.

Regards,

On 17 Feb 2021, at 07:07, stewartross via groups.io <stewartross=sky.com@groups.io> wrote:

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.

----- Original Message ----- From: "Brian Olesen" <brian@blindkom.dk <mailto:brian@blindkom.dk><mailto:brian@blindkom.dk <mailto:brian@blindkom.dk>>>
To: <all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io> <mailto:all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>>>
Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 9:42 PM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] podcasting, any tips?


Hi,
And a wind shield.

-----Oprindelig meddelelse-----
Fra: all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io> <mailto:all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>> <all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io> <mailto:all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>>> P� vegne af Georgina Joyce
Sendt: 16. februar 2021 22:02
Til: all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io> <mailto:all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>>
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..

Regards,

Gena

On 16 Feb 2021, at 20:25, David Mehler <dave.mehler@gmail.com <mailto:dave.mehler@gmail.com>> wrote:

Hello,

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?

Thanks.
Dave.


On 2/16/21, JM Casey <jmcasey@teksavvy.com <mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com><mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com <mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com>><mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com <mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com><mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com <mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com>>>>
wrote:
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
nicely.

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: all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io> <mailto:all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>> <all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io> <mailto:all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>>> On Behalf Of David
Mehler
Sent: February 15, 2021 07:24 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io> <mailto:all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>>
Subject: Re: [all-audio] podcasting, any tips?

Hello,

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?

Thanks.
Dave.


On 2/15/21, JM Casey <jmcasey@teksavvy.com <mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com><mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com <mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com>>> 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: all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io> <mailto:all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>> <all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io> <mailto:all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>>> On Behalf Of David
Mehler
Sent: February 15, 2021 06:43 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io> <mailto:all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>>
Subject: [all-audio] podcasting, any tips?

Hello,

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.

Thanks.
Dave.




















Georgina


Call: M0EBP
DMR ID: 2346259
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Locater: IO83PS















Georgina


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Re: podcasting, any tips?

stewartross
 

hi thanks for the link ill take a look
i use my mixer for radio broadcasting.
any idea where i can get a limiter from that can go inline from mic to mixer.
regards
stewart

----- Original Message -----
From: "tim cumings" <thcumings@comcast.net>
To: <all-audio@groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2021 9:02 PM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] podcasting, any tips?



Here's the amazon link to the fethead.
TRITON AUDIO FetHead in-Line Microphone Preamp
https://www.amazon.com/TRITON-AUDIO-FetHead-Microphone-Preamp/dp/B06XDPTDN5/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=fathead&qid=1613681831&sr=8-1
All you need is a standard xlr microphone cable to connect to the microphone on one end and between the fethead and the mixer on the other end.
I would not bother putting a limiter in line with your microphone. I would adjust the levels onyour mixer so that you are not clipping whenyou record.
On 2/18/2021 3:05 PM, stewartross via groups.io wrote:
hi ok how do u connect the fethead to the mic and the mixer if it needs no cables.
re limiting
i wanted to put a little bit of limiting for the mic, that goes in to the mixer.
where canu get a fethead from, what make and model do i need.
if anyone noes of anywhere where i can obtain a limiter for my mic, that would be most helpful.
regards
stewart
----- Original Message ----- From: "Georgina Joyce" <gena@gena-j.me.uk>
To: <all-audio@groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2021 7:55 PM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] podcasting, any tips?


Hello,

My understanding is that there are very few mixers that can amplify the signal enough on the quiet mics like the SM7B. Many will go high enough but all the amp noise and hiss is awful. So you could use a cloud lifter or a fethead. I have experience with a fethead which are neat devices. The advantage with a fethead is that it is an inline device so no additional cables are required. I understand the cloud lifter is a box with XLR sockets which means you need 2 leads to use 1 mic. I think it requires a power source too. The fethead requires fantom power turned on.

Regards,

Gena



On 17 Feb 2021, at 10:30, stewartross via groups.io <stewartross=sky.com@groups.io> wrote:

hi so do i need to by something extra with the shure SM7B? and if so what do i need to by.
i have of something called cloud, what does this do and wat one do i get?
regards from stewart

----- Original Message ----- From: "Georgina Joyce" <gena@gena-j.me.uk <mailto:gena@gena-j.me.uk>>
To: <all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>>
Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 9:02 AM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] podcasting, any tips?


Hello,

Be careful as there are a number of fakes around. It is the Michael Jackson preferred mic. It needs very good mic gains as its output is low. So the mic gains have to be turned up.

Regards,

On 17 Feb 2021, at 07:07, stewartross via groups.io <stewartross=sky.com@groups.io> wrote:

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.

----- Original Message ----- From: "Brian Olesen" <brian@blindkom.dk <mailto:brian@blindkom.dk><mailto:brian@blindkom.dk <mailto:brian@blindkom.dk>>>
To: <all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io> <mailto:all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>>>
Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 9:42 PM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] podcasting, any tips?


Hi,
And a wind shield.

-----Oprindelig meddelelse-----
Fra: all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io> <mailto:all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>> <all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io> <mailto:all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>>> P� vegne af Georgina Joyce
Sendt: 16. februar 2021 22:02
Til: all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io> <mailto:all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>>
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..

Regards,

Gena

On 16 Feb 2021, at 20:25, David Mehler <dave.mehler@gmail.com <mailto:dave.mehler@gmail.com>> wrote:

Hello,

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?

Thanks.
Dave.


On 2/16/21, JM Casey <jmcasey@teksavvy.com <mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com><mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com <mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com>><mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com <mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com><mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com <mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com>>>>
wrote:
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
nicely.

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: all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io> <mailto:all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>> <all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io> <mailto:all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>>> On Behalf Of David
Mehler
Sent: February 15, 2021 07:24 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io> <mailto:all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>>
Subject: Re: [all-audio] podcasting, any tips?

Hello,

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?

Thanks.
Dave.


On 2/15/21, JM Casey <jmcasey@teksavvy.com <mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com><mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com <mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com>>> 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: all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io> <mailto:all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>> <all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io> <mailto:all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>>> On Behalf Of David
Mehler
Sent: February 15, 2021 06:43 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io> <mailto:all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>>
Subject: [all-audio] podcasting, any tips?

Hello,

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.

Thanks.
Dave.




















Georgina


Call: M0EBP
DMR ID: 2346259
Allstar: 52178
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Re: podcasting, any tips?

tim cumings
 

Here's the amazon link to the fethead.
TRITON AUDIO FetHead in-Line Microphone Preamp
https://www.amazon.com/TRITON-AUDIO-FetHead-Microphone-Preamp/dp/B06XDPTDN5/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=fathead&qid=1613681831&sr=8-1
All you need is a standard xlr microphone cable to connect to the microphone on one end and between the fethead and the mixer on the other end.
I would not bother putting a limiter in line with your microphone. I would adjust the levels onyour mixer so that you are not clipping whenyou record.

On 2/18/2021 3:05 PM, stewartross via groups.io wrote:
hi ok how do u connect the fethead to the mic and the mixer if it needs no cables.
re limiting
i wanted to put a little bit of limiting for the mic, that goes in to the mixer.
where canu get a fethead from, what make and model do i need.
if anyone noes of anywhere where i can obtain a limiter for my mic, that would be most helpful.
regards
stewart
----- Original Message ----- From: "Georgina Joyce" <gena@gena-j.me.uk>
To: <all-audio@groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2021 7:55 PM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] podcasting, any tips?


Hello,

My understanding is that there are very few mixers that can amplify the signal enough on the quiet mics like the SM7B. Many will go high enough but all the amp noise and hiss is awful. So you could use a cloud lifter or a fethead. I have experience with a fethead which are neat devices. The advantage with a fethead is that it is an inline device so no additional cables are required. I understand the cloud lifter is a box with XLR sockets which means you need 2 leads to use 1 mic. I think it requires a power source too. The fethead requires fantom power turned on.

Regards,

Gena



On 17 Feb 2021, at 10:30, stewartross via groups.io <stewartross=sky.com@groups.io> wrote:

hi so do i need to by something extra with the shure SM7B? and if so what do i need to by.
i have of something called cloud, what does this do and wat one do i get?
regards from stewart

----- Original Message ----- From: "Georgina Joyce" <gena@gena-j.me.uk <mailto:gena@gena-j.me.uk>>
To: <all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>>
Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 9:02 AM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] podcasting, any tips?


Hello,

Be careful as there are a number of fakes around. It is the Michael Jackson preferred mic. It needs very good mic gains as its output is low. So the mic gains have to be turned up.

Regards,

On 17 Feb 2021, at 07:07, stewartross via groups.io <stewartross=sky.com@groups.io> wrote:

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.

----- Original Message ----- From: "Brian Olesen" <brian@blindkom.dk <mailto:brian@blindkom.dk><mailto:brian@blindkom.dk <mailto:brian@blindkom.dk>>>
To: <all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io> <mailto:all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>>>
Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 9:42 PM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] podcasting, any tips?


Hi,
And a wind shield.

-----Oprindelig meddelelse-----
Fra: all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io> <mailto:all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>> <all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io> <mailto:all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>>> P� vegne af Georgina Joyce
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Til: all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io> <mailto:all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>>
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..

Regards,

Gena

On 16 Feb 2021, at 20:25, David Mehler <dave.mehler@gmail.com <mailto:dave.mehler@gmail.com>> wrote:

Hello,

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?

Thanks.
Dave.


On 2/16/21, JM Casey <jmcasey@teksavvy.com <mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com><mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com <mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com>><mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com <mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com><mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com <mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com>>>>
wrote:
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
nicely.

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: all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io> <mailto:all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>> <all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io> <mailto:all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>>> On Behalf Of David
Mehler
Sent: February 15, 2021 07:24 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io> <mailto:all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>>
Subject: Re: [all-audio] podcasting, any tips?

Hello,

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?

Thanks.
Dave.


On 2/15/21, JM Casey <jmcasey@teksavvy.com <mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com><mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com <mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com>>> 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: all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io> <mailto:all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>> <all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io> <mailto:all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>>> On Behalf Of David
Mehler
Sent: February 15, 2021 06:43 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io> <mailto:all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>>
Subject: [all-audio] podcasting, any tips?

Hello,

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.

Thanks.
Dave.




















Georgina


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Georgina


Call: M0EBP
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Locater: IO83PS









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Re: podcasting, any tips?

stewartross
 

hi ok how do u connect the fethead to the mic and the mixer if it needs no cables.
re limiting
i wanted to put a little bit of limiting for the mic, that goes in to the mixer.
where canu get a fethead from, what make and model do i need.
if anyone noes of anywhere where i can obtain a limiter for my mic, that would be most helpful.
regards
stewart

----- Original Message -----
From: "Georgina Joyce" <gena@gena-j.me.uk>
To: <all-audio@groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2021 7:55 PM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] podcasting, any tips?


Hello,

My understanding is that there are very few mixers that can amplify the signal enough on the quiet mics like the SM7B. Many will go high enough but all the amp noise and hiss is awful. So you could use a cloud lifter or a fethead. I have experience with a fethead which are neat devices. The advantage with a fethead is that it is an inline device so no additional cables are required. I understand the cloud lifter is a box with XLR sockets which means you need 2 leads to use 1 mic. I think it requires a power source too. The fethead requires fantom power turned on.

Regards,

Gena



On 17 Feb 2021, at 10:30, stewartross via groups.io <stewartross=sky.com@groups.io> wrote:

hi so do i need to by something extra with the shure SM7B? and if so what do i need to by.
i have of something called cloud, what does this do and wat one do i get?
regards from stewart

----- Original Message ----- From: "Georgina Joyce" <gena@gena-j.me.uk <mailto:gena@gena-j.me.uk>>
To: <all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>>
Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 9:02 AM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] podcasting, any tips?


Hello,

Be careful as there are a number of fakes around. It is the Michael Jackson preferred mic. It needs very good mic gains as its output is low. So the mic gains have to be turned up.

Regards,

On 17 Feb 2021, at 07:07, stewartross via groups.io <stewartross=sky.com@groups.io> wrote:

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.

----- Original Message ----- From: "Brian Olesen" <brian@blindkom.dk <mailto:brian@blindkom.dk><mailto:brian@blindkom.dk <mailto:brian@blindkom.dk>>>
To: <all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io> <mailto:all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>>>
Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 9:42 PM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] podcasting, any tips?


Hi,
And a wind shield.

-----Oprindelig meddelelse-----
Fra: all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io> <mailto:all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>> <all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io> <mailto:all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>>> P� vegne af Georgina Joyce
Sendt: 16. februar 2021 22:02
Til: all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io> <mailto:all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>>
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..

Regards,

Gena

On 16 Feb 2021, at 20:25, David Mehler <dave.mehler@gmail.com <mailto:dave.mehler@gmail.com>> wrote:

Hello,

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?

Thanks.
Dave.


On 2/16/21, JM Casey <jmcasey@teksavvy.com <mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com><mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com <mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com>><mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com <mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com><mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com <mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com>>>>
wrote:
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
nicely.

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: all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io> <mailto:all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>> <all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io> <mailto:all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>>> On Behalf Of David
Mehler
Sent: February 15, 2021 07:24 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io> <mailto:all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>>
Subject: Re: [all-audio] podcasting, any tips?

Hello,

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?

Thanks.
Dave.


On 2/15/21, JM Casey <jmcasey@teksavvy.com <mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com><mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com <mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com>>> 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: all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io> <mailto:all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>> <all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io> <mailto:all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>>> On Behalf Of David
Mehler
Sent: February 15, 2021 06:43 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io> <mailto:all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>>
Subject: [all-audio] podcasting, any tips?

Hello,

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.

Thanks.
Dave.




















Georgina


Call: M0EBP
DMR ID: 2346259
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Locater: IO83PS















Georgina


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Locater: IO83PS









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Re: re looking for a limiter

Georgina Joyce
 

Hello,

What do you want to limit?



On 17 Feb 2021, at 10:36, stewartross via groups.io <stewartross=sky.com@groups.io> wrote:

hi i am trying to find a limiter that would go between the mic and my mixer,
any suggestions and where i can get one from.
the mics i have is the shure sm58, and a AKGD202
regards stewart




Georgina


Call: M0EBP
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Re: podcasting, any tips?

Georgina Joyce
 

Hello,

My understanding is that there are very few mixers that can amplify the signal enough on the quiet mics like the SM7B. Many will go high enough but all the amp noise and hiss is awful. So you could use a cloud lifter or a fethead. I have experience with a fethead which are neat devices. The advantage with a fethead is that it is an inline device so no additional cables are required. I understand the cloud lifter is a box with XLR sockets which means you need 2 leads to use 1 mic. I think it requires a power source too. The fethead requires fantom power turned on.

Regards,

Gena



On 17 Feb 2021, at 10:30, stewartross via groups.io <stewartross=sky.com@groups.io> wrote:

hi so do i need to by something extra with the shure SM7B? and if so what do i need to by.
i have of something called cloud, what does this do and wat one do i get?
regards from stewart

----- Original Message ----- From: "Georgina Joyce" <gena@gena-j.me.uk <mailto:gena@gena-j.me.uk>>
To: <all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>>
Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 9:02 AM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] podcasting, any tips?


Hello,

Be careful as there are a number of fakes around. It is the Michael Jackson preferred mic. It needs very good mic gains as its output is low. So the mic gains have to be turned up.

Regards,

On 17 Feb 2021, at 07:07, stewartross via groups.io <stewartross=sky.com@groups.io> wrote:

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.

----- Original Message ----- From: "Brian Olesen" <brian@blindkom.dk <mailto:brian@blindkom.dk><mailto:brian@blindkom.dk <mailto:brian@blindkom.dk>>>
To: <all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io> <mailto:all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>>>
Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 9:42 PM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] podcasting, any tips?


Hi,
And a wind shield.

-----Oprindelig meddelelse-----
Fra: all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io> <mailto:all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>> <all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io> <mailto:all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>>> P� vegne af Georgina Joyce
Sendt: 16. februar 2021 22:02
Til: all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io> <mailto:all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>>
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..

Regards,

Gena

On 16 Feb 2021, at 20:25, David Mehler <dave.mehler@gmail.com <mailto:dave.mehler@gmail.com>> wrote:

Hello,

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?

Thanks.
Dave.


On 2/16/21, JM Casey <jmcasey@teksavvy.com <mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com><mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com <mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com>><mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com <mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com><mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com <mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com>>>>
wrote:
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
nicely.

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: all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io> <mailto:all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>> <all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io> <mailto:all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>>> On Behalf Of David
Mehler
Sent: February 15, 2021 07:24 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io> <mailto:all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>>
Subject: Re: [all-audio] podcasting, any tips?

Hello,

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?

Thanks.
Dave.


On 2/15/21, JM Casey <jmcasey@teksavvy.com <mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com><mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com <mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com>>> 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: all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io> <mailto:all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>> <all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io> <mailto:all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>>> On Behalf Of David
Mehler
Sent: February 15, 2021 06:43 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io> <mailto:all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>>
Subject: [all-audio] podcasting, any tips?

Hello,

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.

Thanks.
Dave.




















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Georgina


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re looking for a limiter

stewartross
 

hi i am trying to find a limiter that would go between the mic and my mixer,
any suggestions and where i can get one from.
the mics i have is the shure sm58, and a AKGD202
regards stewart


Re: podcasting, any tips?

stewartross
 

hi so do i need to by something extra with the shure SM7B? and if so what do i need to by.
i have of something called cloud, what does this do and wat one do i get?
regards from stewart

----- Original Message -----
From: "Georgina Joyce" <gena@gena-j.me.uk>
To: <all-audio@groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 9:02 AM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] podcasting, any tips?


Hello,

Be careful as there are a number of fakes around. It is the Michael Jackson preferred mic. It needs very good mic gains as its output is low. So the mic gains have to be turned up.

Regards,

On 17 Feb 2021, at 07:07, stewartross via groups.io <stewartross=sky.com@groups.io> wrote:

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.

----- Original Message ----- From: "Brian Olesen" <brian@blindkom.dk <mailto:brian@blindkom.dk>>
To: <all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>>
Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 9:42 PM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] podcasting, any tips?


Hi,
And a wind shield.

-----Oprindelig meddelelse-----
Fra: all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io> <all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>> P� vegne af Georgina Joyce
Sendt: 16. februar 2021 22:02
Til: all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>
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..

Regards,

Gena

On 16 Feb 2021, at 20:25, David Mehler <dave.mehler@gmail.com> wrote:

Hello,

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?

Thanks.
Dave.


On 2/16/21, JM Casey <jmcasey@teksavvy.com <mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com><mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com <mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com>>>
wrote:
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
nicely.

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: all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io> <all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>> On Behalf Of David
Mehler
Sent: February 15, 2021 07:24 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [all-audio] podcasting, any tips?

Hello,

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?

Thanks.
Dave.


On 2/15/21, JM Casey <jmcasey@teksavvy.com <mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com>> 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: all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io> <all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>> On Behalf Of David
Mehler
Sent: February 15, 2021 06:43 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>
Subject: [all-audio] podcasting, any tips?

Hello,

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.

Thanks.
Dave.




















Georgina


Call: M0EBP
DMR ID: 2346259
Allstar: 52178
Locater: IO83PS















Georgina


Call: M0EBP
DMR ID: 2346259
Allstar: 52178
Locater: IO83PS


Re: podcasting, any tips?

Georgina Joyce
 

Hello,

Be careful as there are a number of fakes around. It is the Michael Jackson preferred mic. It needs very good mic gains as its output is low. So the mic gains have to be turned up.

Regards,

On 17 Feb 2021, at 07:07, stewartross via groups.io <stewartross=sky.com@groups.io> wrote:

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.

----- Original Message ----- From: "Brian Olesen" <brian@blindkom.dk <mailto:brian@blindkom.dk>>
To: <all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>>
Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 9:42 PM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] podcasting, any tips?


Hi,
And a wind shield.

-----Oprindelig meddelelse-----
Fra: all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io> <all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>> P� vegne af Georgina Joyce
Sendt: 16. februar 2021 22:02
Til: all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>
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..

Regards,

Gena

On 16 Feb 2021, at 20:25, David Mehler <dave.mehler@gmail.com> wrote:

Hello,

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?

Thanks.
Dave.


On 2/16/21, JM Casey <jmcasey@teksavvy.com <mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com><mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com <mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com>>>
wrote:
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
nicely.

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: all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io> <all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>> On Behalf Of David
Mehler
Sent: February 15, 2021 07:24 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [all-audio] podcasting, any tips?

Hello,

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?

Thanks.
Dave.


On 2/15/21, JM Casey <jmcasey@teksavvy.com <mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com>> 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: all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io> <all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>> On Behalf Of David
Mehler
Sent: February 15, 2021 06:43 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io <mailto:all-audio@groups.io>
Subject: [all-audio] podcasting, any tips?

Hello,

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.

Thanks.
Dave.




















Georgina


Call: M0EBP
DMR ID: 2346259
Allstar: 52178
Locater: IO83PS















Georgina


Call: M0EBP
DMR ID: 2346259
Allstar: 52178
Locater: IO83PS


Re: podcasting, any tips?

stewartross
 

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.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Brian Olesen" <brian@blindkom.dk>
To: <all-audio@groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 9:42 PM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] podcasting, any tips?


Hi,
And a wind shield.

-----Oprindelig meddelelse-----
Fra: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> P� vegne af Georgina Joyce
Sendt: 16. februar 2021 22:02
Til: all-audio@groups.io
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..

Regards,

Gena

On 16 Feb 2021, at 20:25, David Mehler <dave.mehler@gmail.com> wrote:

Hello,

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?

Thanks.
Dave.


On 2/16/21, JM Casey <jmcasey@teksavvy.com <mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com>>
wrote:
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
nicely.

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: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of David
Mehler
Sent: February 15, 2021 07:24 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] podcasting, any tips?

Hello,

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?

Thanks.
Dave.


On 2/15/21, JM Casey <jmcasey@teksavvy.com> 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: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of David
Mehler
Sent: February 15, 2021 06:43 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: [all-audio] podcasting, any tips?

Hello,

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.

Thanks.
Dave.




















Georgina


Call: M0EBP
DMR ID: 2346259
Allstar: 52178
Locater: IO83PS


Re: podcasting, any tips?

stewartross
 

hi what is the best audio aspect to use to take pops and clicks from vinal. and remove tape his, without making it sound to worbley.
from stew
also i am looking for an audio limiter or a compresser to go inline with my mic to my mixer.
so i would have a lead from the mic going to the limiter and than a lead going to the xlr socket on the mixer.
from stewart

----- Original Message -----
From: "JM Casey" <jmcasey@teksavvy.com>
To: <all-audio@groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 7:20 PM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] podcasting, any tips?


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 nicely.

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: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of David Mehler
Sent: February 15, 2021 07:24 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] podcasting, any tips?

Hello,

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?

Thanks.
Dave.


On 2/15/21, JM Casey <jmcasey@teksavvy.com> 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: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of David
Mehler
Sent: February 15, 2021 06:43 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: [all-audio] podcasting, any tips?

Hello,

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.

Thanks.
Dave.











Capturing audio/using virtual audio cable

Sajid Ali <sajidaliuk@...>
 

Hi everybody,
Thank you very much for allowing me to join the group. I’m Sajid from the United Kingdom. I do have an interest in recording with audio. I hope this question is not too long winded for you. I’m very keen to use my phone to capture audio in conjunction with my computer. Basically I would like to copy the audio of my phone onto my computer but also be able to talk at the same time. I’m hoping in the future to use Skype/zoom for a similar purpose but I’m wondering what program should people suggest as it’s all quite new for me but I hear that virtual audio cable is a favourite of a lot of people. I would like to learn how to use this and have somebody explain to me how it works and if there is a good tutorial out there. I’m always up for trying different methods of recording.I did hear about USB mixers, but I don’t know how well I’d be able to do that. I am prepared to learn and understand it better.
Hope somebody can help
All the best
Many thanks, Sajid.


Re: podcasting, any tips?

JM Casey
 

I forgot to add, if you are going to play around with noise reduction and the noiseprint analysis thing, the sample of noise doesn’t have to be long -- just a couple of seconds maybe.

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of David Mehler
Sent: February 16, 2021 03:26 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] podcasting, any tips?

Hello,

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?

Thanks.
Dave.


On 2/16/21, JM Casey <jmcasey@teksavvy.com> wrote:
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 nicely.

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: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of David
Mehler
Sent: February 15, 2021 07:24 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] podcasting, any tips?

Hello,

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?

Thanks.
Dave.


On 2/15/21, JM Casey <jmcasey@teksavvy.com> 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: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of David
Mehler
Sent: February 15, 2021 06:43 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: [all-audio] podcasting, any tips?

Hello,

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.

Thanks.
Dave.




















Re: podcasting, any tips?

Brian Olesen
 

Hi,
And a wind shield.

-----Oprindelig meddelelse-----
Fra: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> På vegne af Georgina Joyce
Sendt: 16. februar 2021 22:02
Til: all-audio@groups.io
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..

Regards,

Gena

On 16 Feb 2021, at 20:25, David Mehler <dave.mehler@gmail.com> wrote:

Hello,

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?

Thanks.
Dave.


On 2/16/21, JM Casey <jmcasey@teksavvy.com <mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com>>
wrote:
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
nicely.

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: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of David
Mehler
Sent: February 15, 2021 07:24 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] podcasting, any tips?

Hello,

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?

Thanks.
Dave.


On 2/15/21, JM Casey <jmcasey@teksavvy.com> 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: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of David
Mehler
Sent: February 15, 2021 06:43 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: [all-audio] podcasting, any tips?

Hello,

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.

Thanks.
Dave.




















Georgina


Call: M0EBP
DMR ID: 2346259
Allstar: 52178
Locater: IO83PS


Re: podcasting, any tips?

JM Casey
 

A good practical answer. I should try to be a bit more acoustically mindful,
myself.

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Georgina Joyce
Sent: February 16, 2021 04:02 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: 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..

Regards,

Gena

On 16 Feb 2021, at 20:25, David Mehler <dave.mehler@gmail.com> wrote:

Hello,

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?

Thanks.
Dave.


On 2/16/21, JM Casey <jmcasey@teksavvy.com <mailto:jmcasey@teksavvy.com>>
wrote:
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
nicely.

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: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of David
Mehler
Sent: February 15, 2021 07:24 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] podcasting, any tips?

Hello,

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?

Thanks.
Dave.


On 2/15/21, JM Casey <jmcasey@teksavvy.com> 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: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of David
Mehler
Sent: February 15, 2021 06:43 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: [all-audio] podcasting, any tips?

Hello,

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.

Thanks.
Dave.




















Georgina


Call: M0EBP
DMR ID: 2346259
Allstar: 52178
Locater: IO83PS


Re: podcasting, any tips?

JM Casey
 

Hey David.

You said Goldwave, right?
Take your sample of noise, and put it on the clipboard. Then select the entirety of the audio, go to effects, filters, noise reduction. Change the preset to "clipboard noise print", and process. See what happens.
You could try experimenting with the other presets, or set all the parameters yourself if you really know what you are doing/have time to really play around with frequency analysis and such.
You could also try going to the band pass/stop filters and applying the voice hum/hiss removal filter. Actually maybe try this one first as I think it's a "gentler" sort of filter. Be careful applying too many effects at once or you will eventually get something degraded/you don't want -- one at a time is best.
Even better though -- reduce the noise altogether. Maybe turn the fan off next time you are recording. Since using the desktop is far more convenient for me than trying to get properly set up on my noiseless laptop, the computer hum is just something I have to contend with -- but I always make sure to turn my air conditioner off, for instance.
You can do a lot of cool stuff "in post", obviously, but it's always best to try and fix problems at the source rather than trying to use digital magic to remove them afterwards.
So if you're not getting good sound, the first thing to consider is your recording environment, and your microphone.

-----Original Message-----

From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of David Mehler
Sent: February 16, 2021 03:26 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] podcasting, any tips?

Hello,

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?

Thanks.
Dave.


On 2/16/21, JM Casey <jmcasey@teksavvy.com> wrote:
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 nicely.

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: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of David
Mehler
Sent: February 15, 2021 07:24 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] podcasting, any tips?

Hello,

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?

Thanks.
Dave.


On 2/15/21, JM Casey <jmcasey@teksavvy.com> 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: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of David
Mehler
Sent: February 15, 2021 06:43 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: [all-audio] podcasting, any tips?

Hello,

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.

Thanks.
Dave.



















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