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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
four and a half 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
four and a half 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
four and a half 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.