I listen to a lot of podcasts. The content is mostly great, but there are a range of problems I hear in the recording of voice. I’ve recorded hundreds of voices over a 35-year career in broadcasting, so I thought I’d publish a post with some tips. In the early days (1980s) of my career we… Continue reading Recording Voice for Podcast
This story is a reprint of the article I write for Audio Technology Magazine in 2001. There is also an earlier version published in Studio Sound Magazine in 1996. Compressors are used everywhere. There are many flavours available in both analogue and digital forms. Some are designed to produce a ‘certain’ audible effect in order… Continue reading Parallel Compression revisited
This story was originally published in the April 1996 edition of Studio Sound Magazine. The technique described here is more commonly known as parallel or New York compression. A later version of this was published in 2001. IN AN IDEAL WORLD each stage of the recording / transmission / reproduction chain would have an equally wide dynamic range capability.… Continue reading Master Class: Parallel Compression
There has been an explosion of podcasts in the last few years. Whatever you are interested in there is a podcast for it. Medieval Castles? Yep. Haute Couture music? Yep. Recruiting? Yes. I am a huge consumer of podcasts. I listen to everything from tech podcasts through to arts and much in between. It broadens the… Continue reading Stop Wasting My Time – Please Fix Your Podcast!