My Take on Music Recording with Doug Fearn

25 Improving Your Audio For the World of Virtual Communications

September 04, 2020 Doug Fearn Season 1 Episode 25
My Take on Music Recording with Doug Fearn
25 Improving Your Audio For the World of Virtual Communications
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My Take on Music Recording with Doug Fearn
25 Improving Your Audio For the World of Virtual Communications
Sep 04, 2020 Season 1 Episode 25
Doug Fearn

During the Covid pandemic, most of us have had to shift to the virtual world for our conversations, presentations, classes, and committee meetings.

One thing that I notice is that almost everyone has bad audio. Not just low fidelity (that’s intrinsic in the on-line medium), but audio with poor intelligibility due to bad mics, bad mic technique, poor-sounding rooms, and extraneous noise.

I compiled a few suggestions on how you can improve your virtual audio and made it into this short podcast episode. I also talk a bit about improving the video component.

None of these suggestions cost a lot of money. Some actually cost nothing.

It looks like we will be interacting with each other through Zoom and Skype (and others) for the foreseeable future, so it pays to put a little effort into making the best of this technology.

And I suspect that we will be doing a lot more of this virtual communication even after the pandemic is under control, so it is worth sharpening your skills in the realm.

Thanks for your comments and suggestions. You can always reach me at dwfearn@dwfearn.com

About half of the listeners use Apple Podcasts to listen to this podcast, and adding in the listeners who use Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and others bring that method of consuming the podcast up to about 80%. One advantage of Apple and other podcast providers is that you can subscribe to my podcast and receive notification of new episodes, and even automatically download each episode if you wish.

For those of you who prefer to be on my email list, just send me email with a request and I’ll add you to the list. I send out one email for each new episode, with a link.

I am gratified by the large number of listeners, but I suspect you know others who would like My Take On Music Recording. Please send them a link. And any mention you make on social media is also helpful.

Thanks.

Show Notes

During the Covid pandemic, most of us have had to shift to the virtual world for our conversations, presentations, classes, and committee meetings.

One thing that I notice is that almost everyone has bad audio. Not just low fidelity (that’s intrinsic in the on-line medium), but audio with poor intelligibility due to bad mics, bad mic technique, poor-sounding rooms, and extraneous noise.

I compiled a few suggestions on how you can improve your virtual audio and made it into this short podcast episode. I also talk a bit about improving the video component.

None of these suggestions cost a lot of money. Some actually cost nothing.

It looks like we will be interacting with each other through Zoom and Skype (and others) for the foreseeable future, so it pays to put a little effort into making the best of this technology.

And I suspect that we will be doing a lot more of this virtual communication even after the pandemic is under control, so it is worth sharpening your skills in the realm.

Thanks for your comments and suggestions. You can always reach me at dwfearn@dwfearn.com

About half of the listeners use Apple Podcasts to listen to this podcast, and adding in the listeners who use Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and others bring that method of consuming the podcast up to about 80%. One advantage of Apple and other podcast providers is that you can subscribe to my podcast and receive notification of new episodes, and even automatically download each episode if you wish.

For those of you who prefer to be on my email list, just send me email with a request and I’ll add you to the list. I send out one email for each new episode, with a link.

I am gratified by the large number of listeners, but I suspect you know others who would like My Take On Music Recording. Please send them a link. And any mention you make on social media is also helpful.

Thanks.