It’s really hard to get sound right. You don’t want to have to set up a entire studio – and assign an entire room just for you to be able to record a few things.
Usually it’s not great to record voice in a office with wooden floor – or colleagues in the background.
So what is the secrets for great sound?
First – it’s your surroundings. So choose a place with carpets.
Any noise is your enemy. So close windows, stay away from aircon sounds. Stay away from people speaking in the background. The clearest sound I have recorded have probably been in a corner desk in the bedroom – as the conditions there are perfect.
Second – you need to choose a microphone. I have tested the Blue Mic Snowball – which I have learned to love. It’s quite big of a portable mic – but stable, clear and a good all around mic.
If you only are going for recoding your own voice, then you can take the cheap one. Are you going to record more than one person – then take the more expensive.
The expensive version have omni-directional recording – so you can sit six people around it – and still get crystal clear sound. Like if you are doing a Skype Conference or something.
Once you get started with this you will realise that when you get into these professional microphones, then it can easily sound like you are spytting out letters – and you get those not very PRO sounds.
Here you will be needing a voice filter – which can removes this. You absolutely need this! I made an entire Udemy course without – but it’s not worth it. After spending 4 days of recording – I realised that this is really needed. I was SO careful not to make these noises – but after listening weeks after publishing it – then I realised that I certainly needed it!!
Then if you use the same desk all the times, you probably want a better microphone holder than the small once it comes with (which does the job) – it’s a luxury to make your life a bit more comfortable.