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Monday, January 16, 2006

Microphone technique -- another area for lifetime improvement in my voice acting.

I'm pretty stoked that I dug out an old Labtec USB microphone that I'd bought for some other purpose way back when, and decided to use it for voice work.

Since it's a directional mic, and the mic itself is set kind of far back in a funnel, it has a narrow cone for reception. By putting it in front of but slightly to the side of my mouth, I get a solid recording, and by using various mic techniques, I'm able to keep it pretty clean from plosive (ps, ks, etc.) sounds.

I'm not able to detach it from its desktop stand (which has the power/mute button), so I'm going to have to jury-rig a stand for it. But I'm the mother of invention, so I'll willingly tackle that one ...

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