In the Corner with Dan Hughes
124-130523 In the Treasure Corner -  A Peek Behind the Scenes

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

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

Direct download: 124behindscenes.mp3
Category:treasure -- posted at: 7:29pm CDT

  • Amanda, here's a free program that will level out your sounds: Let me know if it works for you!

    posted by: Dan Hughes on 2013-05-24 22:53:42

  • 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.

    posted by: James Bizzell on 2013-05-24 13:51:07

  • 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 ( 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 there any way to sound more professional when using two mics and Audacity? Any advice and suggestions are appreciated. Thank you for your time.

    posted by: Amanda Hanson on 2013-05-24 01:25:16

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