How to Properly Use a Mic – Audio Guide for YouTube Videos & Twitch Streams

How to Properly Use a Mic – Audio Guide for YouTube Videos & Twitch Streams

Getting the best audio for YouTube videos & Twitch steams starts at the source, which is your mouth. Learn how to deliver a better vocal performance and how to best use your microphone to capture it.

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Table of Contents:
0:00 – Intro
0:54 – Step 1: Fix the Source, Your Voice.
1:54 – How to Improve Your Vocal Delivery & Performance
3:15 – Step 2: The Microphone
3:20 – Benefits of Cardioid Condenser Microphones
4:01 – How Shotgun Microphones Are Different
5:09 – The Importance of Having a Good Mic
6:10 – How to Speak Into a Microphone & Mic Placement
7:52 – Should You Use a Pop Filter?
9:04 – Why Closer Is Better
9:21 – What Kind of Cable to Use
9:39 – What is Phantom Power & Why You Need It
10:10 – A Few Notes on Audio Interfaces
11:00 – Step 3: How to Capture the Sound
12:08 – Pros & Cons of Recording Audio Directly into Camera
13:37 – Elite Wrap-up & What to Expect in Part 2

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