4 DIY Pop-Filters to Enhance Audio Quality for Free (Using Home Supplies)

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What if I told you that you could use a household object to make your audio sound even better before editing?

What We Cover In This Video:

00:00 - Introduction

00:29 - Have you ever heard of a pop filter?

01:11 - Household items as pop filter

02:42 - The paper

03:30 - The placemat

04:15 - The paper towel

04:41 - The microfiber rag

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In this episode of the Record Edit Podcast, our head editor Brendan Woolwine shares not-so-secret alternatives if you don’t currently have a pop filter and explains the pros and cons of each item to help block plosive sounds.  

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Podcast Tips & Tricks from 10+ Years of Podcasting Full-Time (Justin McElroy | MBMBAM)

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Justin McElroy (@JustinMcElroy), together with his brothers Travis and Griffin and their dad Clint, combine forces for a campaign of high adventure in The Adventure Zone

What We Discuss with Justin McElroy:

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 01:31 What kept Justin McElroy busy before podcasting
  • 06:12 Doing it for the 13 years
  • 09:14 Running The Adventure Zone show is mostly improvised
  • 14:46 Tools used to edit the episodes
  • 18:47 For promotion, ask the audience to help grow the show 
  • 27:20 The rhythms you develop with your co-host
  • 30:42 Writing the book aims to help people
  • 33:10 Some of the biggest mistakes when you first started out
  • 35:47 Diversity in a family podcast remains a challenge
  • 39:50 Think about a guest that would really serve the show  

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BEST Podcast Microphone & How to Clean Up ANY Audio Recording Easily

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What if I told you that the best podcast microphone is the one you already have, would you believe me? AND that you can make ANY audio recording sound great with 1 simple trick?

What We Cover In This Video:

00:00 - Introduction

00:21 - Before you spend money, what’s wrong with the microphone you already have?

01:23 - Best practices for recording a podcast on your phone

02:41 - How to capture a noise print and use noise reduction to clean up audio

05:25 - Before & After + Recap

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In this episode of the Record Edit Podcast, our head editor Brendan Woolwine debunks the myth of the “Best Podcast Microphone” & explains why the best microphone for anyone starting a new podcast is already in your pocket. He...

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REP #003 - SquadCast on recording remote interviews for professional podcasters

 

In the past, recording podcasts remotely has been an over-complicated & anxiety-ridden experience...and that’s putting it politely.

That’s where SquadCast comes in.

We talk about some of the common methods of recording remotely, what the best practices are, and how to avoid some of the common issues like audio drift.

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3 Reasons why you should wear headphones while recording your podcast

To headphones, or not to headphones...that is the question...

Here’s 3 reasons why you should at least consider wearing headphones during your podcast.

1 - Technique

This first reason is more for your guests than it is for you, but I’ve seen hosts struggle with this too. Most podcasts are an hour long and so it’s hard to sit still for that long.

A few minutes in, what usually ends up happening is people begin fidgeting around in their chairs or sit back to get comfortable. Next thing you know they’re a foot away from the microphone!

Wearing headphones helps you monitor yourself (or guests!) to gauge whether or not you’re getting too close or too far away from the mic.

2 - Troubleshooting

The last thing you want to do is record a 3hr long podcast extravaganza session only to realize in post-production that you had your desk fan pointed directly into your microphone and there was a really loud buzzing sound you didn’t know about.

Literally the...

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