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Mic and sound work for spoken word ?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: August 08, 2021 02:24PM
I’m thinking of recording some podcast like stories and probably prayer sessions for Mom so she can hear my voice while she is in the nursing home.(*) A decent microphone would probably help. Something I can use with the iPhone or the Mac … is it better to use the Mac ? Editing ?

(*) Yesterday morning I sat with her and said the Rosary. At one point she was praying along with me, which was more than she has said in a few weeks. It’s a form of meditation and very calming for her. I plan on doing one in English, one in French, and one in Latin for her.
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Re: Mic and sound work for spoken word ?
Posted by: Bixby
Date: August 08, 2021 02:32PM
You can get pretty good quality just recording with your iPhone and its built-in mic. Just make sure you're about 6" away. And be mindful of the acoustics of where you're recording - a dead space is best. Often a walk-in closet or similar works great.

If you need to do real editing, I'd use Audacity on a computer.
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Re: Mic and sound work for spoken word ?
Posted by: Acer
Date: August 08, 2021 02:45PM
Anything more than quick edits will be easier on the desktop, unless you're a millennial who grew up speaking with your thumbs.

I bought this mic for Zoom and for recording my part for my choir's youtube performances during the pandemic. It is an Amazon Basics. It's highly rated. There are cheaper, but then you are into the randomly-generated, container-ship brand names.

[www.amazon.com]
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Re: Mic and sound work for spoken word ?
Posted by: August West
Date: August 08, 2021 03:32PM
It might be overkill for some, but I always recommend a refurb Apogee Mic for USB mic requests. Double check that this comes with the stand.

Refurb mic



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Re: Mic and sound work for spoken word ?
Posted by: wave rider
Date: August 08, 2021 03:46PM
You are a good son cbelt3…



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Re: Mic and sound work for spoken word ?
Posted by: rich in distress
Date: August 08, 2021 06:32PM
Ditto on the built in, and voice memos. I’d edit in GarageBand if needed, but the project seems simple enough that a little prep re: continuity, would yield solid results.
I keep you in my thoughts.
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Re: Mic and sound work for spoken word ?
Posted by: Fritz
Date: August 09, 2021 08:48AM
a client uses this Blue USB for his podcasts.
it sounds very good.
For spoken word, any of the modern USB mics of known origin are gonna be pretty good.
Audacity is a very good and easy to learn record/edit app.



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Re: Mic and sound work for spoken word ?
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: August 09, 2021 09:09AM
The biggest issue, is controlling echo and ambient noises. I bought a recording barrier from Monoprice for my wife to use in her podcast. We also hung blankets from the walls to kill echo. There's not much I could do about the AC/Furnace or refrigerator/freezer running.

[www.monoprice.com]


I have to be honest though, she’s never used the mic isolator barrier. A pandemic kind of put an end to the podcast for now. If anyone is interested, here’s the link to her show:

[podcasts.apple.com]



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Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 08/09/2021 09:15AM by ztirffritz.
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