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Getting the best from a portable recorder

Using a portable voice recorder can take some practice, and sometimes you may find the results disappointing. Here’s a question on this subject from Samson: “We bought one lS-11 last year for our lectures in African but the recording didn’t … Continue reading

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USB Microphones and Latency Problems

Thanks to site visitor Andy for submitting the following question: “Hi. I have been using an XLR mic, a mixer and PC with Audacity to record myself playing sax. I was able to use a backing track, record and monitor … Continue reading

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Convert Audio Cassettes to MP3

Thanks to site visitor Steve for posing this one: “How do I convert my old audio cassettes into the digital age?” Old Audio Cassettes? If, like our team, you have boxes of old audio cassettes stashed away somewhere, you might … Continue reading

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Setting Up ISDN for Voiceover Work

Thanks to Johnathan Turner for getting in touch with this question: “I’m looking to get ISDN for my voiceover work,  but don’t know where to start!  I’ve been turned down for work because I don’t have a ISDN connection. How … Continue reading

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Olympus Linear Portable Recorders

If you’re looking for  a portable and flexible recorder, you might want to consider the Olympus LS range. The guys behind this website own three of these, and for the price, they’re great. The range, including the Olympus LS-3, LS-5, … Continue reading

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Home Audio Acoustic Solutions

There are two key factors to consider if you’re going to be using microphones in a home environment: The dangers of background noise The “sound” of your recording room If you’re suffering from either of these, you may find that … Continue reading

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How to reduce background noise in home recordings

If you’re recording audio in the home environment, background noise can be a big issue. There are expensive fixes, and cheap fixes. Thanks to Mark Kerridge, who asked the following question to kick off this article: “Listening back to my … Continue reading

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Software: Adobe Audition

On this page, we look at Adobe Audition, an ideal software package for those looking to record, edit and mix from home What is Adobe Audition? It’s a fully-featured audio editing package that’s available for the PC or Mac. It … Continue reading

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Software: Audacity

If you’re looking to edit and mix audio, and you’re on a budget, then Audacity is hard to beat… as it’s free. What is Audacity? It’s a free audio editing and multitrack package that’s available for Windows, Mac OS and … Continue reading

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Microphones for home recording

Selecting the right microphone for your home recording setup is a tricky thing. Here are a few notes to help point you in the right direction: Microphone Types If you’re looking for a microphone, you’ll find there are two types … Continue reading

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