Good microphone technique

In the Mic Technique chapter of The Screencasting Handbook a number of ways to improve your narration recording are discussed. In these two videos I’ll highlight the main points. First we cover:

  • Keeping a constant distance to the mic
  • Breath in a way that doesn’t swamp the microphone with noise
  • Use a pop filter to avoid heavy breaths
  • Avoid lip smack sounds
  • Drink water carefully

Next we look at the best way to position the mic. In this video I’m holding my sE2200A microphone to show you how the quality of the recording changes if you mistakenly use the mic back to front or at the wrong angle:


To improve your screencasting knowledge you must read The Screencasting Handbook. The author (Ian Ozsvald) also blogs.
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