Recently, I appeared on The Self-Publishing Podcast, a show about self-publishing for writers, and I had the opportunity to come face to face with a bona fide genius.
And here he was, in need of some help with his AT2020 USB Plus microphone.
I’m always happy to help a genius, especially with something that you probably have had to deal with yourself. Here’s what was wrong, and how we fixed it.
His name is Sean Platt, and, along with being an amazing writer, publisher and marketer, he also just killed it on Kickstarter with a campaign called Fiction Unboxed that raised a gazillion percent more than they intended.
Sean was interested in narrating his own books. And when he asked what mic he should use, naturally, I mentioned the AT2020 USB Plus.
He bought it.
He didn’t love it.
It didn’t sound just right.
And after listening to a sample, I knew just what to do to fix it.
And hopefully, the Skype session we recorded will be helpful to you when you need to adjust how you address, or “play” this microphone (and feel free to click/tap on the square box at the right end of the control bar at the bottom of the video to make it full screen):
[You can go full screen with this video – just roll your mouse over the video itself, and click on the box at the right end of the control bar at the bottom.]
So…45 degree angle to your mouth, talk across the mic, and be about 2 inches away to start.
After we balanced his microphone, we started talking about his performance, and I adjusted him there as well.
I’ll let you eavesdrop on that conversation next time.
Thoughts? Let me know in the comments below.
Hope this helps!