How to Record Perfect Audio on a Budget

In today’s online marketplace, more and more businesses and entrepreneurs are incorporating audio and video into their content. Whether it’s in the form of a Youtube channel, podcast or video tutorial with voice-over, A/V content is everywhere these days.

 

It’s easy to be intimidated by all of this amazing content. How do they produce such high quality audio? Do they work with a studio? Isn’t that expensive?

 

Well, today we’re going to show you how to record high-quality audio without having to purchase expensive equipment or work with a professional audio specialist. In fact, you can record great audio from home!

 

#1. Eliminate Ambient Noise

Perhaps the most difficult aspect of recording high-quality audio from home is reducing ambient noise. Audio professionals have the luxury of working sound-proof studios. The rest of us, however, have to work in less perfect environments where the sounds of traffic, pets, and family members can easily filter into our recordings and be distracting to our listeners.

 

Luckily, our ClearMic noise canceling microphone for Bose QC15 headphones cancels out ambient noise, making it sound as though you’re recording from a quiet office even if you’re working in a noisy setting.

#2. Easy, affordable recording accessories

There are really only a few basic elements you need to get started recording audio: a pair of headphones with a microphone, recording software (more on this shortly), a computer, and the cables and splitters to make sure all of your accessories work together. The Green Giant Headphone/Microphone Splitter for iPhone, Smartphone separates your mic and audio channels for clear sound capture.

 

#3. Best Software for Recording Audio

The last item you need to record and distribute your audio recordings is a good recording software. By far the most popular option is Audacity. Audacity is a free, cross-platform software that allows you to record live audio, edit your recordings and export to a variety of formats. For Mac users, Garage Band is a great application for recording and editing music. In a Windows environment, Sound Recorder allows you to record from different devices and also offers a selection of audio editing features.

What are your experiences recording audio? Do you have a favorite software suite or accessory? Share in the comments!

 

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