It's been a while since this has been asked, and I think more folks than me would benefit from it (hence me doing a MeTa rather than using the contact form): Could the podcast team talk about their current setup, hardware and software-wise?
posted by jbickers to MetaFilter-Related at 9:24 AM (17 comments total)
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I've launched a podcast at my job, and two episodes in I'm frustrated by what I'm getting in terms of sound quality. It's four of us on a Skype audio-only call, with good bandwidth all around. But I'm having a helluva time getting levels normalized throughout - they seem to spike and disappear all over the place - and my headset seems extraordinarily sensitive to background noise (air conditioner).
So, how do you guys get the quality that you get? Headset mikes, or table-based podcast mikes with separate headset? How do you record? (I'm using the $20 Call Recorder plugin for Skype.) Any other tips, or things you've learned from doing the podcast for so long?