Setting up a Home Studio (Part 2)
So what we want, when I want to do so, we've gone over these. The two mikes with, with large attack easy usb port to plug into audio technica that's if you want to have a lava lair, mike, where you could pick up your audio, but have your your camera, whatever type of flip phone or any type of camera you want to plug that into to record your audio on. Then this is going to be for your set up at at your studio with a blue yeti and then the road podcasters, another great dynamic usb port. Now these are all just with you see the u s b drives to plug right into your microphone. What we're going to go into now is where you can set up and actually have a mixer. So this is what you're actually recording audio that you, khun it's, that the raw level that you've recorded, the audio where you have a little bit more flexibility at it, this is a much more professional set up now, I don't always suggest going out and getting all this equipment to get set up right in the beginning because you don't n...
eed it, you can get started with what you have and then grow upon that all right? Because a lot of these will all be great audio's to connect, so we have a couple different, so this was the road. This is a different, another dynamic broadcaster microphone, this is actually the r e twenty. This is exactly what the high looks like, and so what I've done is this is a little bit harder to actually demonstrate and show you step by step how to do this, but I have a bonus we'll let me hold this up, so you see how this looks. And then what I want to show you is let me go back a slide it's goingto look the exact same way as this. It'll just be mixed in with the mixer where your audio doesn't just go right into the through the usb port right into your audacity. You actually get it have closer format to the audio to mix. I'm not explaining that the bus, but let me explain how this gets up that'll help. So what happens here is that when you connect this together, it's actually very simple. You have your shock mount just like what we talked about with the broadcast with a pro broadcaster, mike. Then you want to have a pop filter or a windscreen. So what happens on these type of microphones? And even on the blue yeti, you could have a pop filter on the front that's so protecting when you talk into the microphone so oftentimes are peas or tease, things will start to pop a little bit, and that will help protect that. And also just any wind or anything that you talk now you don't want your microphone right in front of your mouth. You wanna have it spaced out a little bit because you're going to be moving around? You noticed all the gas that were interviewed that had their microphones, they haven't got a little bit in front of them. Now you're gonna want to test how this is going to be set up for you. Everybody is going to be a little bit different, and you're gonna have to play a little bit around with this type of maker phone. So you've got your your microphone here, then you've got your shock mount, you've got your windscreen, and then this is the the broadcast arms so that's where you can move it. Some people like to have that displayed if they're doing video and then have their there mike flag, which I don't have. Okay, so I'm gonna point up here. So this is your little mike flick. This is what connects into the shock mount you connecting in between here and that's where you can put your local logo for your brandy. Okay, so this will connect into here, which then connects into the this is the whole shock moments that all connects together. That's, your windscreen arm. Then you want to do this either can connect on the outside on the shock mount. Or you can have him that connect right onto the microphone just depends on how you want this is if you are, you let's say using a blue yeti, you can have this attached to your desk and just move that in front of it. Or you can have this type of winter. I'm think abel had this type of one where it's just on top of the microphone itself. So it goes for the different type of look that you wanna have. Ok, then this is the broadcast arm. The the boom. Oh, that's. What actually allows you to move your microphone around? Okay, so this would connect to your desk, and then you connect your shock mount in teo, the broadcast arm right here. Okay, thes air the cables, then that are going to connect your computer and then connect into your mixer. So I have a document that walk step by step through this so you don't miss any step it's gonna walk you through this to go exactly what needs to be connected to wear with the links of how to actually get the right microphones and the right chords and the right assemblies for you. So what? I want to talk about those the quality of the the vocals that come through so obviously on the lesser expensive microphones, not going to be as protected as professional sounding, when you move up the stair step here into these type of professional microphones, it sounds like you're in in studio audience, whether you have a big a room that has, you know, all the soundproof sound perfume for you are not, so it actually can really position your microphone where you have that. So again, a lot of it's going to come down to how you talk and how you project as well, because you could have a great sounding microphone, but if you're if you're not focusing your vocals, either that makes a big play on it as well. So make sure when you're talking, you're talking into your microphone or talking through it is what I like to side okay c project your vocal quality, so it actually picks it up. So if you are on not the best microphone, you still could have great sounding mike, I I actually have done webinars with just that large attack headset, and people think I'm on a thousand dollar sound system. So it's, how you project into that and make sure it's not not like right in front of your mouth, okay, so I always say test your microphones, and then what we're going to do now is we're gonna go into actually how you actually record now I'm kind so there's a lot of different software, and, well, let me ask you, anybody have a question right now on any of this, okay, if you're doing a video podcast, you said the lab earlier there's a level ear plugs into your ipad, us that's more for different, like if you have a flip phone or differently that you want to do, I don't really teach on that as much. I just wanted given option the microphones because typically how I teach with video podcast it's people that are doing interviews and they're recording through skype. So all of these microphones that that's more if you have, if you want to do like a clip where you're actually kind of like this, like a footage right here and we want a simple microphone that can connect up okay, that makes sense so that's a lot more technical that goes into that justo get that so that's why I typically like audio because it's going to get you over the technical barrier and then once you get comfortable with that, then you're gonna want to do video. That's what happened for me? I was like, whoa, this technical stuff. Take it, step by step, and you could actually you want to move forward more. So, there's, quite a few different. This first line here is for audio for peace here. For mac, this is how you record your audio, so I'm going to train on audacity because it is the east fullest platform for everybody to record and edit. Also, it's a great starting point, because then, if you want to upgrade in tow, paid paid programs, they actually have the same type of format. You could also use garage band as well, if you're on a mac to record directly into. So adobe edition is another great one that you can actually cord's about fifty dollars a month. And it's got a lot of great features that you can separate the tracks out and really edit and have some fun with your technical technical editing now one thing I want to note here this all could be outsourced you don't have to worry that's what I love so like jason talked about like abel talked about everybody that's been on the show has talked about having systems in place so if you really want to get creative with your content I don't want you in the kitchen having to worry about all this stuff if you don't have to there's so many great places we've referenced glance over and over again five or a lot of different places where people love this this is what they love to do and they love to make you sound brilliant that you consent to for we're talking about lunch for less than not even somewhat something as I recall there less than ten dollars an episode some of them are a little bit more depends so it depends on how in depth your episodes are but you can find other people to help you with this. So if you're getting overwhelmed by any means just take a breath and I'll give you some resources to help you with that so e cam call recorder this is what I love to use for skype recordings it's twenty dollars and what it is so sky pes free obviously so when you sign it to skype, you're going to actually go to the website link to download this, and then you pay for it, like I said, twenty dollars and then what happens is it's going to be allowed you to record yourself and the person that you're interviewing? And then you can record more people on just audio calls as well. So it's a really great tool, and you can separate out audio's and videos to make it really simple for yourself. Pamela works for pc now, there's also an option like were talking about earlier having a backup plan that you can use free conference cole dot com or instant tell a seminar dot com. So free conference calls just like it, says it's free, you'll get your own toll free number that people can call into, they'll have a code, and then you can actually record that, all right? And then the only thing with this, though, with both of those, is that people are typically calling in on their cell phone so you could get some static. You could get some other other noise that you can't actually control or add it out. Just be aware of that so that's those were some options, and then for video, this is where you can record your video. Or maybe you're doing a screen capture, where you wantto use a power point. You want to do the voice over and then walk through those slides. If we're going to do a video training you can use camp tasia or you can use screen flo are, you can edit your video interviews on these type of softwares as well. They're very cost effective. If you notice here most of these air, so they're most are free, and then the ones are up to one hundred dollars. They're very cost effective to be able to use this in your business for marketing.