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|What I used in the past and will still|
use to monitor broadcast audio
One of the things I observed in my past recordings was my audio quality was not what I wanted it to be. I also don't have a huge budget to turn my office office into a studio, but I did make some investments to try to improve the quality of the sound. About $280 later this this is what i have:
|The New setup|
- A new microphone
- Nady MPF-6 6-Inch Clamp On Microphone Pop Filter
- Samson C01 Large Diaphragm Vocal Condenser Microphone
- On Stage DS7200B Adjustable Desk Microphone Stand, Black
- Samson SP01 Shockmount Spider Mount for Condenser Mics
- A new mixer and headphones
- Behringer Xenyx 802 Premium 8-Input 2-Bus Mixer with Xenyx Mic Preamps and British EQs
- Audio Technica ATHM40FS Precision Studio Headphones
- USB Audio Interface
- And the cables needed to hook it all up.
I have now done some test recordings, and I really pleased with the quality of my voice. If I were only doing an audio podcast I would have a near perfect setup. But with a good microphone comes some problems, related to the acoustics of the room, I now can hear the keyboard, mouse, the squeaky chair, the fan on the computer, and a slight echo. I also can hear the kids if they are talking in the room next door. To get the audio in my office where I would want it would be another $400-$700 not something I am going to spend any time soon.
So some tricks I have learned: A laptop keyboard is much quieter than my desktop keyboard so I most likely will be presenting on it instead of my desktop. Strategic placement of hung blankets helps with the Echo of room which reduces other noises. I suspect some WD-40 on the chair will help with the squeak or I will just switch chairs. If I am recording noise reduction will remove most of the noise from the computer fan. This but it won't help with the live presentations, so I might pull out the longer cables I have. to isolate the computer, as I still need it even if I am not typing 100% of the time on it.
Overall I hope that future live and recorded sessions of mine will have better audio for everyone. Even if I am the only one that may notice the difference in the end .