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Understanding Audio Cables: Do You Know Your RCA From Your Elbow?

Understanding Audio Cables: At-a-glance They might not be the most glamorous part of your recording setup – but they are a vital part of it. Some folks use USB (digital) mics, whilst others use XLR (analog). Other types of audio cables range from RCA, to phone cable and speaker wire. In this article, we talk …

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Ten Tips to Tame that Tripping Tongue: Vocal Exercises for Podcasters

Everybody stumbles from time to time. But if you find yourself stumbling more frequently, or if you’d just like a few more tricks to tighten those vocal chops, here’s ten tried-and-true tips to training that tongue tendon. Note: I know it’s a frenulum, but that doesn’t roll off the tongue… so to speak. TW: Alliteration …

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What Are the Benefits of Double-Ender Recording?

Double-ender Recording: At-a-Glance A double-ender is where both participants record their own sides of a remote conversation. These are then synced together in post-production. It can make you sound like you’re in the same room as your guest, even if you’re recording on different continents. Double-enders also offer an extra layer of security, should your …

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How Loud Should a Podcast Be? Dynamic Range & Podcast Volume Levels

‘How Loud Should a Podcast Be?’ is guide to podcast volume levels, put together by our resident audio engineer Matt Boudreau. It is aimed at intermediate-level podcasters who’ve been working with audio for a while now.  If you’ve started to find your feet with your content and the general logistics of podcasting, and are now …

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Best Studio Monitors: How to Monitor Your Sound When Recording & Editing

If you’re recording audio, and you can hear what’s being recorded, as it’s being recorded, then you are monitoring your sound. Anything that enables you to do this (namely, headphones or speakers) can be referred to as “studio monitors” – even if you’re not recording or editing in an actual studio. If you don’t monitor …

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