I’m teaching myself how to make an audio podcast. Unfortunately I’m having issues with my new Blue Snowball microphone. As in, it doesn’t work. Based on testing I’m pretty sure it’s just defective so I need to replace it.
Meanwhile I downloaded an app for my iPhone called iTalk from Griffin, which lets me record audio directly to the phone then easily transfer the file over wifi to my MacBook for editing. I’d tried a couple other audio apps and I was less than impressed with the sound quality (I mean- I sounded like I was talking on a phone!) so my hopes weren’t high.
But iTalk impressed me! The quality is great, in fact even when I sat the phone on my desk and spoke from about 18 inches away it still sounded clean and clear. I imported the file and edited it with Audacity. Next time I’ll try to add some music, but working with just a single track was surprisingly easy for a newbie like me. The levels are a little wonky but that’s because at one point I picked up the phone and held it closer to my mouth, and my attempt to level it all out wasn’t great. Next time I’ll be more conscious of that.
So have a listen if you like.