002 Poet Tech Podcast – Poetry Home Recording Basics

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The Poet Tech Podcast – Episode #002


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In this week’s podcast I go over the basics of poetry home recording.  Many of the topics discussed will be the subjects of upcoming episodes, so please feel free to ask questions or offer your own personal insights.  I know many of the listeners of this podcast and readers of the blog have had experience in this area as well. Please leave a comment. Thanks!

Topics discussed:

  • Show schedule update
  • Reasons for recording
    • Share on personal blog
    • Send to a friend or family
    • Record a series of poems to sell via CD or download (future series)
    • Send in for sharing on a poetry podcast
  • How can it help you as a poet
    • Reciting a poem out loud can help you get a better feel of how the piece flows, which may lead you to revise it
    • Listening to the playback of your recital can give you a feel of how an audience member or even a reader receives it
    • Sharing audio of you poetry can help give you exposure if you are trying to promote your works
      • Play on podcasts
      • Audio samples of a CD you have for sale
  • Equipment needed:
    • Microphone
      • Internal laptop microphone
      • Web-cam microphone
      • USB microphone (cheap or expensive) ($15-400)
      • Hand-held dynamic (cheap or expensive)
    • Mixer (only if using higher end microphone)
      • $50-1,400
    • Recording device
      • Computer
      • External recorder
        • Can be used to record to without buying a mic or mixer
        • No noise from computer components (electronic noise and static)
        • No loss of recordings from software issues (mainly affects longer recordings)
  • Process
  • Other options

Thanks for listening! I looking forward to hearing your feedback and suggestions.

Will Brown

Will Brown is a poet, blogger, and a scanner of all things new. He also currently blogs at Help Desk Helps where he discusses tips and issues affecting the help desk professional.

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