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Empowered by a microphone

Posted by Cyn | Posted in Geekery, Podcast | Posted on 03-09-2006

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I gave myself a gift today: a headset with my very own microphone for the podcast.

It isn't as fancy as the one that I was using, which is my partner's Very Nice (read: intimidating) microphone. That one, though, sits on the desktop on its own stand. I know this sounds pitiful, but I have trouble staying within proper range of it, because my voice is soft. I have to lean over and up from the chair I'm in, and even then I end up feeling as if I've had to nearly shout to record a podcast, which takes far more energy than simply speaking normally and is very stressful, to boot!

That removes one of the main barriers to getting podcasts out on a regular basis. The next is that Sam produces the show for me, but he has a full-time job and is much busier than I am outside the home. Do I dare release the show unedited, brain fog effects and all? What do y'all think?

Comments (3)

I real­ly quite like my head­set micro­phone. One of these days I’ll get around to fin­ish­ing record­ing “The Snow Queen”.

As for your pod­casts — Maybe record one, leave it alone for a day or two, then lis­ten to it again to decide if it’s okay to just toss it out into the ether? I find Audac­i­ty makes it very easy to basic sound edit­ing, and it prob­a­bly makes less than basic stuff easy too, I’ve just been to intim­i­dat­ed to try. 

As for being empow­ered by a micro­phone — run with what­ev­er works. Some­times some­thing as sim­ple as a piece of jew­el­ry helps me drag the day from unbear­able into being a good day.

One thing I’ve been mean­ing to do is vol­un­teer to record some books for Lib­rivox, and this makes that far more like­ly. It’s one kind of vol­un­teer work I can actu­al­ly do with my cur­rent ener­gy level.

Ooohh, that’s a neat, neat site. I might vol­un­teer some time for them.