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curious editor
URGENT HELP
on Nov 20, 2007 at 1:18:29 am

How do you record audio on a MAC with a microphone? I have a microphone that is not USB and would like to record to do voice overs. Instructions please


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Ty Ford
Re: URGENT HELP
on Nov 20, 2007 at 12:23:48 pm

Good question there Curious,

Couple of questions back at you.

1. What quality level of production audio are you aiming at?
2. What mic do you have?
3. How noisy and reflective is your intended recording space?
4. How much noise gets in from outside?
5. What software do you have for recording and editing audio?

Regards,

Ty Ford

Ty Ford's "Audio Bootcamp Field Guide" was written for video people who want better audio. More at: http://home.comcast.net/~tyreeford/AudioBootcamp.html
or http://www.tyford.com


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curious editor
Re: URGENT HELP
on Nov 21, 2007 at 3:17:56 am

Sorry about the proceeding post. I actually know how to record but was sort of losing it because I wasn't able to record anything. I have 2 mics, one is a microsoft sidewinder mic and the other is a M20 no brand name mic. Anyway I have the feeling my input on my MACPRO is busted but I don't understand how my speakers function yet the mic does not.

1-film/video/internet (mainly for videos/voice overs/radio dramas)
2-explained in 1st paragraph(nothing special, I'd love to buy a -100$ mic if possible because I'm still a student and man everything in video/film/photography is expensive especially if you are not making any money and learning.
3- Don't have a recording space right now but will probably get egg cardboard foam. and surround the person speaking so there's no audio bouncing off walls.
4-Not applicable but I'm in the process of learning
5-I have soundtrack pro, adobe soundbooth/scores.


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Ty Ford
Re: URGENT HELP
on Nov 21, 2007 at 7:22:22 am


2-explained in 1st paragraph(nothing special, I'd love to buy a -100$ mic if possible because I'm still a student and man everything in video/film/photography is expensive especially if you are not making any money and learning.

Investing in good tools early is really important. If you start with crap, you'll have crap audio. There are reasons the AT 4050 costs more than the AT 2020. Having said that, there is an AT2020 video in the Video of my On Line Archive that'll let you know what the 2020 sounds like.

3- Don't have a recording space right now but will probably get egg cardboard foam. and surround the person speaking so there's no audio bouncing off walls.

Egg cardbaord foam? I've seen egg foam and cardborad egg holders, but never egg cardboard foam. Do explain. You'll need to do a lot more than put egg cartons on the walls to get good sound and they won't do anything to keep outside sounds from getting in to your audio.

4-Not applicable but I'm in the process of learning

Why not applicable?

5-I have soundtrack pro, adobe soundbooth/scores"

Soundtrack pro is a horrid program in which to edit audio. Don't know about soundbooth.

Regards,

Ty Ford


Ty Ford's "Audio Bootcamp Field Guide" was written for video people who want better audio. More at: http://home.comcast.net/~tyreeford/AudioBootcamp.html
or http://www.tyford.com


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