By Karly Nimmo of Radcasters Podcasting S’cool.
Which mic is best?
This is a question I get asked, as a voice over artist, podcaster and podcast teacher/mentor, over and over and over again.
Here’s the thing, it’s an inherently flawed question. There are way to many variables to be able to flat out answer this question correctly.
- where are you recording?
- what are you recording
- how are you recording?
- are you male or female?
- what is your budget?
Really the question isn’t ‘what is the best mic?’, it’s actually ‘how do I make my audio sound great?”, and that question comes with a pretty easy answer (which is actually another question): what is your recording space like?
While so many people are stressing about which mic is the right mic, the most important factor has very little to do with the mic you choose to use… it’s all about the way in which you use it, and the space you use it in.
As I see it, there are two key factors in creating a great sounding podcast:
- a compelling message that you are passionate about
- recording in an environment that supports great sound
In this video I’ll show you exactly WHY space should be your number one concern, above and beyond your choice of mic.
After watching the vid, I’d love to hear what changes you’ll be making to your space?
Karly Nimmo is all about about helping people find their voice, and giving them the tools and platform to get it out there. She’s a passionate podcaster, teacher and mentor at Radcasters Podcasting S’cool.