top end - more crisp - too much makes "sybolence" too crisp, too cutting on your ears
Mids - how muddy something is
low end - take out natural bass - or add bass to enjoy pleasure of listening to the voice
Compression - 2:1 ratio
Most vocals – though of course not all – benefit from a low cut filter. If you have a EQ plugin on your podcast, try to roll off all sounds below 80Hz on all tracks.
adult male voice is 125Hz, but often you can roll off up to 180Hz without affecting the sound To reduce a nasal sound, try dipping a few dB around 1kHz, and moving the center frequency slightly up or down to find the most effective point. To treat popping P’s and T’s, cut everything below 80 Hz. For a little extra clarity and presence, try gently boosting the “vocal presence range” between 4kHz and 6kHz. For a little extra clarity and presence, try gently boosting the “vocal presence range” between 4kHz and 6kHz.
This american life:
Marantz PMD 661 and 670 digital audio recorders, set to record either 192 kbps MP2 files, 320 kbps MP3 files, or 16 bit WAV files, depending on whether we're more worried about sound quality or file size. We use the Audio Technica 835B, 8035 and 897 shotgun microphones, and a few different kinds of wireless microphones. We convert the files to WAV format, and edit on Macs using Avid/Digidesign Pro Tool
Countryman EMW wired lav AT899 countryman B6 Shure SM93
Tascam DR100 Tascam DR-05 ($90 A B configuration) Dr 07 - overdub, zoom h1 ($100 u can use it as usb audio interface! X Y configuration)
Hz - cycle
Human audible 20 Hz - 20 kHz
Lows 20Hz - 250 Hz
Mids 250 Hz - 6 kHz
Highs 5 kHz - 20 kHz
As the subject gets closer to the mic, lows get picked up more
2 types, things that concern themselves with what happens above threshold or above a threshold.
Compressor - if sound goes above a threshold, it turns that sound down by a specified ratio. - Eg. 2:1 - for every 2 db above the threshold, lower the volume by 1 Limiter - 1:1 ratio compressor - Any sound that is above threshold gets reduced to the threshold
Expander (Downward) - If a sound doesn't reach a threshold push it down by a specified ratio Gate - 1:1 ratio expander - Either sound is let through, or its not
Graph representing how sensitive a device or person is to certain frequencies.
set audio to soundflower in mac os