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9 Tips for recording audio for the web

1. Use the correct microphone (ex: cardioid, omnidirectional, unidirectional).

2. Take notes for reference to ensure quicker editing.

3. Don’t talk over your subject.

4. Use headphones!

5. Expensive doesn’t always mean best when it comes to recorders.

6. Leave the noisy jewelry at home.

7. Hold the mic 6 inches from the speaker.

8. Wind is your enemy.

9. Garage Band and Audacity are your friends. Your free friends.

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