Podcast recorder, please tell me your set up, I tell you mine ; ) !!!

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by igmolinav, Aug 20, 2009.

  1. igmolinav
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    Hi,

    Are you a podcast recorder?? Please tell me your setup : ) !!!

    I am telling you mine with the hope that if you see any weaknesses in it you may want to comment on them : ) !!!

    My podcasts only record voice and I may add a bit of music in the background.

    ibook G4

    I may buy a USB microphone from the following list:

    A simple but with quality recording software like Garage Band or Audacity.
    If you know of another software you may want to recommend. I doesn't
    have to be so simple, as I am looking for quality in the recording. So it's ok if I learn to use another software.

    A post recording software to clean the hiss. I get quite a bit of hiss on the recording itself, when people are talking on the recording. Perhaps you know of a good software to clean the hiss) ???

    Thank you very much, very kind regards,

    igmolinav.
     
  2. salientstimulus
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    You mentioned Audacity, which I think is a good choice. There's an adaptive noise filter in there that is really handy for hiss removal: you select a silent region (where it's only hiss) and take a profile, then you can pull out hiss from the entire recording.
     
  3. zimv20
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    post-production cleanup will never work as well as not recording the problem in the first place. how bad is this hiss? what's causing it?
     
  4. polaris20
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    You might want to get a decent but cheap USB interface along with a decent condenser mic, or perhaps something like the Blue Snowball. That's a kit with the mini stand. It'll have a lot better sound quality with no hiss than a mic plugged into the Mac's audio input, or worse, the built-in microphone.
     

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