In this section I will showcase a series of articles, tutorials, tips and advice on the best ways to record your audio. For more information on microphone technique and usage please visit the Microphone section here…
Using a PMD-666 Hard Disk Recorder
A PMD-660 is a good piece of equipment to use if you wish to do on-site recording for your podcast at a location outside of a studio or location with computer access. Here is a video tutorial on how to use and operate the PMD-660
The following PDF download outlines the steps required to enable the PMD-660 for recording
Recording with Audacity
First, before you start working with Audacity you need to download and install it. To Download Audacity for free click on the following link (Mac or PC): http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/
Some audacity resources to help you learn more about it:
- Audacity Manual – Handbook of hints for working with Audacity
- Audacity and the UTS Vocal Booths (PDF Instructions)
The following video gives a good guide on how to record audio with Audacity:
Recording with Pro-Tools
Pro Tools is a Digital Audio Workstation platform for Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows operating systems, developed and manufactured by Digidesign, a division of Avid Technology. It is widely used by professionals throughout the audio industries for recording and editing in music production, film scoring, film and television post production. Pro Tools has three types of systems; HD, LE, and M-powered. HD is the high-end package and is an integration of hardware and software.
The following is a series of video tutorials to get you started otherwise see the Pro Tools section here:
Creating A New Session & Recording
Producer, engineer & songwriter Aaron Sternke from Artist House Music has recorded a series of videos and posted them on YouTube that gives an in-depth and insightful tutorial series on Pro Tools and how to get started with using and recording with the software. Aaron cover’s everything from the differences between Pro Tools HD and Pro Tools LE, Pro Tools interfaces, how-to create a new session, and recording.