Recording Studio in a Box Less than $599 Microphone$99 – Samson CU01 Condenser USB mic. Mic Stand $25 - The floor stand allows great flexibility. The narrator can sit or stand. Pop filter$35 - You need this to eliminate the popping of the "P" sounds. Acoustic Panels $399 - Reduce/eliminate the echoes and absorb stray sounds.
Software - Audacity It’s Free Multi-track digital recording and editing tool www.audacity.soundforge.com Wiki, Forum, other Resources VST Enabler – allows use of plug-ins. LAME MP3 Encoder –create MP3s
Tips & Tricks I Get a good microphone Changing Mic volume: Volume Options Properties In Mixer Device field, select Microphone & click OK Volume popup displays Record a sample and Listen to it Stay away from outside rooms near high traffic roads
Tips & Tricks II Vary voices. Use male and female voices for better voice texture. Save early, Save often (It’s Chicago) Backup files Make a copy of original file for editing Record first, edit second
Summary Invest in good audio hardware Find a quite place Write a script Pick your talent Use Audacity
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