Alright. I am going to publish this ask, but as far as recording this thing goes, mic quality does not necessarily matter to me. What matters is sound quality and I’m going to attempt to bastardize it as much as possible to get the clearest possible sound.
YOU CAN HELP ME OUT! Yee.
make sure you’re not too soft! speak loudly and clearly, and if you need to whisper, get closer to your mic. buuuuuuuut. make sure the sound isn’t distorted. if you’re too loud, you start to sound a bit megaphone-y/radio-y/telephone-y and i can’t edit that out. that’s not noise, that’s just you being too intense of an actor and your mic can’t handle it.
seriously, that’s all it is.
it’s a process called “clipping” in which your input is greater than what the processor can output.
so here’s what you can do to fix that shit.
- adjust your microphone. even built in microphones can be lowered and raised in sensitivity so that something can appear louder or softer.
- step away from your microphone. i have this problem where i can be too loud for my microphone in certain parts of my chest voice. so i’ll have to stand clear of the microphone, turn around, not face it, stand in a different fucking room.
- buy a microphone. for these purposes, you CAN use a cheap microphone that you plug into your microphone/audio port or use the built-in mic, but if you’re serious about recording music/doing vox for something else in the future, get a usb mic. there’s tons of research available as to what kind of mics you want to get (condenser with a large diaphragm is my mic of choice for my voice/piano/guitar stuff), and justrudeandginger —if you ask her—is a wealth of knowledge since she actually works in a music store. (or if any of you are in the new york area, you should just buy it from her. :D). if you give me a budget, i’m totally willing to help you look (or sell you one of mine, but i only have two, and i’m partial to one of them) for the one that suits you best.
alright. let’s get this fucking show on the road.