Tips to use a microphone

I was looking for information on Rode mics when I bumped into a video of Ken Sparkes, the famous broadcasting personality of Australia.  In the video, he demonstrates the Procaster microphone for broadcasting and then he gives a couple of very interesting tips how to use a professional microphone. Update 1 Dec 2016:  Unfortunately, the … Read more

How to connect an external microphone to my computer

You have that wonderful and rather expensive external mic with XLR connection and discovered it doesn’t work on your computer?  Yet, you bought an adapter for the XLR connection to fit into the sound board of your computer and it still doesn’t work? Chances are that your mic needs a lot of phantom power.  Professional … Read more

Do you need high definition video for iTunes or YouTube?

The immediate answer is No, you don’t need High Definition Video for podcasting on iTunes or YouTube. With a regular standard video format you can do everything on the web you want and more. However, in the not-so-distant future, I’m sure there is place for the HD format on the web, Brightcove.tv is already experimenting … Read more

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