Five Tips for Making Your Own Recordings
- Use the best equipment you can. A good microphone and a good recorder will really help the quality of your recording. If you don’t own any equipment think about renting. We do not rent equipment but we may be able to suggest some companies close to you that do. See item 5.
- Listen. Before you start recording listen to the environment hat you are recording in. Is there a lot of background noise? Maybe there are loud Air Handlers, or traffic, or construction noise. The basic rule should be, if you can hear it, then you will probably be recording it. If there is a lot of noise think about moving to a better location, or if that’s not possible, then maybe placing your microphone closer to what you wish to record will help.
- Do a test recording. This doesn’t have to be too long, 30 seconds is probably enough. Have a listen to it and make sure it’s what you want.
- Use closed ear headphones where possible. They will block out the background noise and make it easier to hear what is actually being recorded.
- Don’t be shy about asking for help. We are happy to advise you on your recording whether you use our services or not. (319) 335 2541
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