Audio Recording

Microphones and how to use them

In this blog post I will cover the different types of microphones, what the differences are, and how best to utilise them.  First off, there are two main groups that define...

Things to look out for when filming

Visuals Don’t film someone in front of a window. This will turn them into a silhouette as the camera can’t handle the dynamic range.Always try and use a tripod to film with....

How to Record Podcasts

Ever wanted to know how to record a podcast using the radio studio? Well Ben has recorded a tutorial on how to do it. Check it out:
Microphones and how to use them

Microphones and how to use them

In this blog post I will cover the different types of microphones, what the differences are, and how best to utilise them.  First off, there are two main groups that define a microphone. Dynamic and Condenser.  Dynamic -        Good for...

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Things to look out for when filming

Things to look out for when filming

Visuals Don’t film someone in front of a window. This will turn them into a silhouette as the camera can’t handle the dynamic range.Always try and use a tripod to film with. Going handheld shaky cam style just looks unprofessional and distracting. We do now have...

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How to use the Tascam DR-40

How to use the Tascam DR-40

The Tascam DR-40 is the audio recorder you will generally be using throughout you time here. Its quick and simple to get the hang of, and incredibly useful in many situations. Up to 4 recording channels2 XLR inputs 2 inbuilt condenser microphonesRecording at WAV...

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If Your Audio Recorder Has No Levels

If Your Audio Recorder Has No Levels

It's really important to check the levels of your audio recordings while recording. If you have low or no levels on the level meter, something is wrong, either: the record level is too low the input mic is set to external(meaning that the recorder is listening to the...

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Which Audio Format to Work With?

Which Audio Format to Work With?

There’s a range of audio formats available, so here’s a basic guide to the formats you’ll be coming across most often. MP3 audio is often more “compressed”, so it’s lower quality, but the files take up less space, and (as long as they’re well recorded!) they’re decent...

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Audio Recording Techniques

Audio Recording Techniques

Our recorders are professional-grade, but this isn't much use if you don't have a good recording technique i.e. if you can't use them well. The golden rules There are a number golden rules you should always follow when recording audio: 1.  Levels One of...

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