An Introduction to Radio Mic Hire and Technique, Part 1
by Graham Caplin – 17th May, 2021
I was recently asked to give a short online presentation to a group of around 100 teachers on the subject of Microphone Hire and Technique. This is the first part of that presentation, written from my experiences working with schools and colleges as well as hiring equipment to amateur and professional customers.
It’s been a few weeks since we updated our recording studio in Hammermith into a Covid-19 secure environment. Like everyone coming to terms with this rather strange start to a new decade at first of all it didn’t seem real. From a busy first two months of the year suddenly, as Jeff Wayne would say in his War of The Words adaptation “Abruptly, the sound ceased”.
The UK Government has suggested that walkie talkies may be a good way to maintain social distancing in workplaces to make them COVID-Secure. We’ve been taking a look at a practical example – a garden centre.
Last week I wrote about the steps Radio Facilities is taking to help you keep functioning throughout the current Coronavirus outbreak. If you haven’t had a chance to read the article it’s available here, and we’re very grateful for all of your thoughts and comments about what we’re doing to help keep you functioning.
Here is our latest information on recording voiceovers in our studio during the coronavirus outbreak. It sets out the steps we are taking to become a Covid Secure Workplace and will be updated regularly.
Generally, most podcast studios want to get all the contributors into the studio. Not only does it make for better interaction between guests through eye contact etc, it also means that the studio has full control of the audio quality. But what happens when one of the contributors is in a different city and simply can’t travel? Andrew Hughes looks at the options.
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