- This is what we used in class
- Do not opt for the Tascam DR05, this does not allow for you to plug in the variety of external microphones/connections we discussed
- This is a great step up from the Tascam DR-40
- More external input options
- A bit easier to use, a bit more expensive
- Must have for portable recorders
- The slightest wind can ruin a field recording
- This will keep your outdoor recordings sounding great.
- When you have control over the recording environment, moving beyond built-in mics on a mobile recorder will greatly improve your sound.
- This is a fantastic entry level upgrade.
- It is very forgiving since it rejects sound from the sides which is good if your recording space is not the best environment.
- For about $6 less you can get the mic alone.
- Sounds good.
- Can be used with XLR connections as well as a UBS microphone plugged directly into your computer.
- When used as a USB microphone, you are limited to just that one microphone.
Movo LV-4-O2 Lavalier
- Lavalier Microphones to attach to the clothing of speaker
- Great middle ground between built-in mics on mobile recorders and handheld microphones.
- Will focus on the speaker and reduce room sound.
Closed back Headphones
- Used to monitor what you are recording in real-time
- Used when editing to hear small nuances like breaths
- Sony MDRV6 is an industry standard. You can get less and more expensive, just be sure they're Closed Back Headphones
- Used for getting audio from a cellphone or a computer for Skype or other VOIP calls.
- NOTE this works for cell phones that are PRE-iPhone 7/8
Pop Filter / Windscreen
- Helps reduce "P" sounds that can ruin a recording
- This is what we showed in the class
- Professional level functionality
- Free trial - great buy price
- Windows and Mac
- Apple iOS
- Allows basic functionality
- Widely used, but a bit difficult to understand at first
Class Audio Files
- Here are the audio files we recorded in class
- Feel free to download and practice editing
- Note the differences in sound between Cell Phone, Tascam, and Studio audio
- Podcast 101 Files on Dropbox
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