The One Thing Podcasters Can Do for Better Sound

Marcus dePaula

As a part of my mission to make podcasts sound better, there is one mistake I hear way too many podcasters make: they are too far away from their microphone, which makes them sound thin and distant, and it makes the room echo and ambient noises more audible.

Get closer and you will:

  1. record more of your voice and less of your room noise,

  2. sound fuller with better overall tone thanks to the proximity effect,

  3. have less mic preamp hiss (lower noise floor) since you won't have to crank the gain up so high.

So if you want to sound better, no matter what equipment you have, get closer to that mic! Your listeners will appreciate it.