Monday, 11 May 2015

Talking tech for May 12 2015

In the show today we would like to go through some recording and editing tips for recording lectures or meetings, and recording podcasts: plus some devices with which to record and two recommended PC and Mac software to get you started.

 

Recording lectures,  meetings or training sessions

 

Don’t use the internal Mike in a laptop, use an external microphone or a device which has recording capabilities,

If there is going to be a bit of noise on the surface where the mike is, put on another surface to stand,

Do a test record before hand,

Try and get the recording device as close to the person speaking as possible,

if you are able to, pause the recording when you don’t have to record what is going on,

if its for others, edit the recording to take out any material that doesn’t need to be in there.

 

Recording a podcast:

 

Be mindful of where you are doing the recording (stay away from rooms that echo, and any external noise sources, 

Have notes on what you are going to do a podcast on,

Don’t use the internal Mike in a laptop, use an external microphone or a device which has recording capabilities,

If there is going to be a bit of noise on the surface where the mike is, put on another surface or  stand,

Do a number of test records before hand,

if you are recording speech, has speech same volume as your voice and a nice easy to listen speed,

Using a mixer is great for recording a device with speech and your own voice,

Make sure you edit the recording before posting or giving to others, taking out noisy breathing, odd noises etc.

Post the podcast: usually uploading to a host, giving it a title, description, categorising and then publishing.

 

Recording devices that I have used:

 

Lectures etc

 

iPhone - voice memo,

Mac air  with Yeti USB microphone.

 

Podcasts

 

Mac air with mixer,

Mac air with UsB Yeti microphone.

 

Recording software

 

Pc - Studio recorder from American Printing House (APH).

 

http://tech.aph.org/sr_info.htmMac - Amadeus pro or Sound Studio. 

 

Mac: Amadeus Pro.

 

http://tech.aph.org/sr_info.htm

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