I want you to have awesome, amazing, and high quality sound on your podcast. So, over the last few weeks, I’ve been sharing proven ways to help you to improve your sound. We’ve already discussed the basics of recording, your room and we’ve talked all about gear. If you haven’t checked out those episodes yet, I urge you to do so. In this episode, we cover the last two ways to improve your sound: recording techniques, mixing and mastering.
In this episode, you’ll hear:
- The importance of warm-up (and it’s not just warming up your voice)
- Microphone placement technique
- Pop filters: what they are and their purpose
- All about what I like to call the “Goldilocks Zone” and headroom
- Quietness, notifications and other annoying noises
- Some mixing and mastering plug-ins: high pass filter, de-esser
- Basic EQ and the various kilohertz you can apply to: warm up sound, reduce nasality, and more
- Compression: what it is, why it’s important and some settings to use
- Auphonic: an audio mixing and mastering tool
Note: some of the items I share in this episode (specifically related to mixing and mastering) are technical in nature. Don’t feel bad if they seem complicated. If they do seem overwhelming or it’s an area you don’t even care to understand at all – I can help you with the post-production work of your podcast. Visit Emerald City Productions to view packages and services. You don’t have to go on your podcasting journey alone.
[On Your Recording Level] “I like to shoot for what I like to call the “Goldilocks Zone”, because it’s just right.”
[On Mixing and Mastering – Human vs. Auphonic] “Humans have emotion, they can hear what’s going on in the episode and can tweak things in mixing and mastering that Auphonic just can’t figure out.”
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