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In the Corner with Dan Hughes


May 24, 2013

This week, a show for geeks only, as I describe the equipment and methods I use to produce In the Treasure Corner.

Though I use a $300 microphone, there's another mic almost as good that you can buy for $33.00.  With this USB mic and some free software you can download from the internet, you can produce your own professional-sounding podcast. 

The photo shows the audio track of the show as seen on the computer screen, my small mixer, and my microphone in its sound-isolating box.

So if you'd like to know how my shows are produced, and maybe pick up some tips on how to do your own show, give a listen to this four-minute explanation.

For a look at my book, The Metal Detecting Manual, and some free articles about treasure hunting, visit http://treasuremanual.com.

And here's the complete index to all these In the Treasure Corner shows.


Dan Hughes
almost four years ago

Amanda, here's a free program that will level out your sounds:

http://download.cnet.com/The-Levelator/3000-2170_4-143304.html#rateit

Let me know if it works for you!

James Bizzell
almost four years ago

Thanks, Dan. Interesting and good to know information. You do a great job and your voice is clear as can be. Always like to listen to your podcasts. Keep up the good work.

Amanda Hanson
almost four years ago

Hello,
My name is Amanda Hanson, and I just listened to your podcast on what equipment you use. My friends and I just started using a podcast (northernblights.com) with two mics (both condensor USB), a Mac, and Audacity. We just sit on the couch and talk. I love podcasting, but we are sometimes too loud and sometimes too soft. I guess my question to you is...is there any way to sound more professional when using two mics and Audacity? Any advice and suggestions are appreciated. Thank you for your time.