Recording and editing Two's Complement

Like so many, I started a podcast – Two’s Complement – during the pandemic, with my good friend and colleague Ben Rady.

Some folks asked how we made it sound so “professional”, and so I’m sharing here how we do it.

Microphone and setup

Most importantly: get everyone to record their audio locally. Audacity is free and works perfectly for this. Make sure you test that you can’t hear each other’s sound in the mix. Start recording, make sure the right microphone is in use by tapping it and observing the wiggly lines and then get others to make noise and ensure you hear them but don’t see the wiggly lines on your side.

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Posted at 23:30:00 GMT on 22nd March 2021.

About Matt Godbolt

Matt Godbolt is a C++ developer working in Chicago for Aquatic