We recorded our second podcast over the weekend – as I had hoped, we were worried less about the technical side and more about content. And we said “Um” a lot less.
I hate to listen to my own voice – I have a deviated septum in my nose, and lots of soft tissue in my sinuses – as a result I ALWAYS sound like a have a blocked nose or a cold, and if I DARE to breathe in our out strongly through my nose the result is either a whistling gasp, or a singularly unappealing organic G’SNORK sound – as if I were trying to vacuum up a cats hwarfed up hairball using an elephants’ trunk.
On a related note, my new condenser microphone arrived today. It’s a very solid feeling large capsule cardioid mic. The reviews of it are all positive. And it was cheap as chips thanks to the miracle of auction sites!
I’m going to pick up an XLR cable for it and try it out on the mixer – can’t wait to hear how it sounds. If it works well, I’ll get another for Annette, then we won’t have to worry about all the static and mains hum and buzz that we currently have to post-process out of the podcast. Plus we can record a song if we want. And we might!
What I need now is a couple of anglepoise mic stands that we can attach to our desks, and some shock mounts for the mics, and maybe some pop filters. Woo! New Toys keep me happy, and in this case are relatively inexpensive.