5 Tips That Will Make Your Microphone Sound Better

A microphone can be one of the most important aspects of your recording setup. It is the only way that sound can travel from you to your audience.

We have  5 tips that can help you get a better sound quality of microphone, and perhaps even improve the quality of your recordings. Let’s dive in and find out how to make your recording mic sound better!

Avoid Plosives:

Plosives are sounds that have a full closure of the mouth, such as "P" and "T". If you're going to record anything with these letters in it, try to speak further away from the mic so that there isn't an excessive amount of air built up in front of your mouth. This helps make your microphone sound better and hence improves the quality of microphones!

Don't Shout:

A frequent problem with beginning voice actors is shouting because they think this will give them more volume on the recording. Shouting does nothing but ruin the sound quality of the microphone and makes the recording very bad. So keep in mind to talk slowly and softly when using a microphone to make the sound quality better.

Using the Right Side:

The right side of the recording mic is called the "dead" side, which means that it does not pick up sound. This is because it is shielded from much of the sound coming from the left side.

1) Make sure that you are positioning your mouth within 7-10 inches from the microphone.

2) Give a little space between your lips and the mic, as this will help in getting a better quality of audio.

3) Don’t wear a scarf or a necklace, as these may affect sound quality.

4) Keep your nails short and file down any sharp edges on them if they are causing vibrations when you speak into the mic.

5) Breathe from your diaphragm and avoid speaking too fast as this can cause vocal strain and make you sound breathless.

Avoid Moving Around While Recording:

Keep your feet on the floor and avoid moving around while using the recording mic. This will minimise any unwanted noise from your footsteps or clothes rustling against each other. If you constantly move around from one place to another, you will notice later how easily the microphone picks up the smallest details such as the little rustling sounds, your walking sounds and so on. To avoid and get the best sound make sure to sit in one place and try to stay still when recording!

Setting Your Gain:

If your audio sounds distorted and you’re not sure why, it may be that your gain is too high. To solve this problem, you should decrease the gain setting on your microphone for windows until the audio sounds normal. Having your gain set to the right pace will make your sound quality better and even improve the quality of the microphone. Do it now for better sounds!

These 5 tips will surely change your game and make the quality of the microphone sound better!