Better Podcasting – Episode 047 – Condenser Considerations

In this episode Stephen and SP are going to boldly go where no podcast-about-podcasting has gone before… discussing the *gasp* CONDENSER MICROPHONE. For this episode we are going to temporarily put aside our solid recommendation that you podcast using a Dynamic Cardiod Microphone to discuss some methods on how those who do use Condenser Microphones can make it the best it can be. We’ll share some personal experiences including both successes and failures we’ve had. In this week’s Better Podcasting Download we discuss International Podcast Day and how you can celebrate. Finally, we take listener feedback in this week’s Better Podback.

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This podcast was recorded on Friday, September 23, 2016 – Streamed Live to www.Geeks.Live. Audio/Video Production by Stephen Jondrew of

Audio Time Codes:
4:00 – Audio Technica AT2005 Contest Information
7:20 – The Condenser Considerations Segment begins
8:55 – Stephen and SP’s Number 1 Tip for using a condenser microphone for hobby podcasters
10:00 – Stephen discusses a reason why we are addressing this
13:00 – Placing a condenser too close can yield problems too
15:00 – Although condenser mics are sensitive, you can’t place them too far either
15:30 – Condenser microphones can be directional too
17:00 – Don’t believe what you see on TV
20:00 – Stephen’s Snap Test (TM)
26:00 – Beware of MAJOR Crosstalk
26:55 – Stephen used a Behringer MiniMic 800 to help dial things in during his tests
27:45 – Stephen’s Dinner
30:00 – Soundproofing is not always a viable answer
36:00 – Better Podcasting Download on International Podcast Day
45:15 – Better Podback – We might launch a new podcast

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