Art of Attention 034 – Producing Professional Audio
I received the following message:
On the subject of video recording, I was hoping to ask you a question about audio. I’m wondering when you record an interview, a podcast style show with two mics, do you keep both running when you edit?
For example, do you allow both tracks to overlap each other or do you silence one speaker while the other is talking to prevent echo?
I recently produced a few videos for an upcoming chat show. As I’m editing them, I notice the rode boom mic sounds way different than the lapel mic on the guest.
Is this is mainly due to the studio not really being that great for audio?
For episode 1, the spillover was barely noticeable. But for these last 2, the difference is such that I’ve had to go through and silence a speaker while the other is talking due to the echo.
But, because one mic is so echoey, when I come in just to say something like “mmmhmmm, yeah..” you can clearly hear it. It’s annoying and difficult to silence each person during moments when we speak over each other.
In this episode I share my process, different types of microphone, audio editing, and what microphone to get.