Prepping for podcasts

Olymous_micSo, we’ve been reading up on how to do successful podcasts, and discovered that good microphones are important. I have a very inexpensive USB mic on my desk, and the Olympus has built-in mics which are said to be OK, but not great.

So I ordered a new stero microphone from Olympus: at $60, it cost nearly as much as the DVR, did, but I understand it is common for good mics to be among the most expensive components of a home (or other) studio, with some costing hundreds, or thousands of dollars.

Yesterday, I just ran the DVR (Caltrain arrives Menlo Park Station) as the Caltrain arrived and I boarded. It’s pretty noisy – I’m holding the DVR in my hand, but sound-effects freaks might have fun with it. I like the recorded voice at the end saying ‘Caution, the doors are about to close”…


About Chris Gulker

Chris Gulker, a self-described Infuential Blogger, lived in Menlo Park, California with spouse Linda. He passed away in late October 2010.
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