Why does it seem like the audio quality for videos, especially internet video, is crappy even when the audio looks great? Every day video capability is improving, pictures are getting sharper, technology is getting faster and almost everything is high definition or three dimensional. When recording your own videos, it turns out that it is…… See More
Home Recording Tips and Techniques
These are posts tagged as "Tips and Techniques" to help you improve the quality of the audio you record from your home studio.
I received an e-mail yesterday from someone in country rock band who wanted to augment their live performances with instruments they don’t typically have for live shows, such as fiddle and banjo. He has the midi files for the parts already. The problem is that the instrument sounds being played by the midi tracks for…… See More
You can break up a single long audio file into several smaller files very easily using an audio editing program such as Adobe Audition. Other programs may have other ways of doing the same thing, but this article will focus on the tools in Audition. So are you ready to save a little life? Read…… See More
The key to professional sounding audio, especially in home recording situations, is to keep as much noise out of the audio as possible. The less noise (hum, buzz, hiss, lawn mowers, computer drive noise, etc.) you have mixed in with the sound you’re trying to record, the better. Prevention is best. That’s my story and…… See More
Here’s one suggestion on how to record a voice over. Ready to land your next voice over job? Here is a fairly detailed step-by-step guide for creating a pro quality voice over using Audacity (the free audio software). The steps here will work for any mic, but you should use at least a decent USB…… See More