I’m going to warn you up front: what I’m about to share with you is not for everyone. I’m not even sure how I came to be comfortable with using this device, but I did. And since I started using it, I’m almost never stuffed up, never at a loss to do voice work because of congestion. I’ve never been more healthy, head-wise. But…it is a little…odd. Continue Reading →
The AudioTechnica AT2020 USB Plus (+) microphone is my favorite. It has an amazing sound, amazing portability, a headphone jack, and it also plugs in nicely via the Apple Camera Adapter to your iPad, should a Mac or PC not be around.
And it’s really inexpensive.
But is it possible for it to be even less expensive? Like, just $60??
Here’s why. Continue Reading →
The number one question I’m asked about this amazing mic, the AT-2020 USB Plus (in all it’s various incarnations, including the Plus) from audio-technica, is:
“Why won’t my AT-2020 fit on my mic stand?”
I got not one, but two emails and a frantic phone call in the last couple of days, all asking the same question.
The most desperate of the calls came on Friday morning.
Leticia was beside herself. Continue Reading →
I was installing home equipment for a client recently, and as part of that experience, I led her through how to use Audacity to export an MP3 for submitting as an audition.
She was surprised to find out that I actually care a great deal, and get really picky, about how that audition MP3 file is named.
Here’s the skinny. Continue Reading →
Audacity records perfectly, even when you can’t see it.
In class the other day, I casually mentioned viewing your scripts on your screen when auditioning, rather than printing them out. And it quickly became apparent that several of the students didn’t think that was possible.
It is. Here’s how. Continue Reading →
Got this note from a client today:
I’m working with a producer on an audiobook (outside of ACX) and he wants me to send him the raw audio in what he calls 48000. What does that mean and how do I do that?
My first urge is to tell K-E to find another producer. But I won’t. Here’s the answer. Continue Reading →