I love it when I find a use for something that is useless. I haven't done a software or techie tip in a long time so here you go. I've been making some YouTube video's for my new YouTube channel and I've been struggling with the audio.
My last video was horrible in regards to audio. I had the gain set way to high (almost max) and I had an electrical hum (I have no idea what made the hum) which ruined the audio. I'm positive the Tascam was picking up an electrical noise from my laptop since it was plugged into a USB port. So, today and not feeling very good, I began working with my lapel mic, Tascam DR-05 and Sony Sound Forge to improve my audio. I use a separate audio track for my video's which I sync up at a later time. I know, you can't tell.
Here's a great video on Podcast mic comparisons -
Anyhow, I finally achieved a nice clean sound with my Olympus lapel mic, Tascam recorder and Sony Sound Forge. I'm recording voice at 16bit WAV, 48k Sample, Mono, 40hz low cut filter and 45-50 gain. It took a lot of recordings and tests to finally get to the clean voice I was looking for. Trust me, I am not an audio expert so just like everybody else, I have to Google and search YouTube to find the information I want and need.
Anyhow, this post is a techie tip. I happened to stumble across the above video while researching "affordable" lav mics. I found one I like and I'll purchase down the road with the cool name, Giant Squid Audio Lab Omni Mono mic. Their website is down until April 7th. I can't wait to purchase this lav mic because it's a lot cheaper then purchasing the Blue Yeti USB mic; Which I may still do. OK, how many of you iPhone users still have the horrible iPhone buds? What, you didn't throw them out? I never throw anything out....just ask my wife.
|My neatly organized man cave closet|
|What my wife must see! Image from Internet|
Tascam DR-05 with Olympus lav mic
Apple iPhone with DIY lav mic
Also, it's not that my diy iPhone lav mic is more sensitive but because of it's design it's more omni-directional and not focused or designed like a true lav mic is.