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Can a Microphone Make You Sound Better?

Many people report feeling unpleasantly surprised when they hear their voices in a recording, and they figure it may have something to do with the limited capabilities of the recording device’s integrated microphone. If you’re reading these lines, you might wonder whether a good-quality freestanding microphone could make your voice more pleasant to the ear. In this […]

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Is Audacity Safe to Use?

Audacity has gained widespread recognition as a leading open-source digital audio workstation (DAW) ever since its launch in May 2000 on SourceForge.net, and many lauds it as one of the most reliable free alternatives to other premium audio recording/editing software due to the impressive number of features it harbors. Alas, a considerable portion of their user base began

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How to Change Recording and Playback Device in Audacity?

You can change both the recording device (microphone) and playback device (headphones or speakers) in Audacity through the Audio Setup menu. Your recording/playback devices won’t necessarily be the same as the current devices selected on your PC/Mac. Also, within the device list your playback/recording device might have a different name than you anticipate. If you

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How to Synchronize Video to Audio in Premiere Pro?

When recording audio and video separately you’ll have to sync them one to another to match video footage to the sound. Usually, that’s required when recording video with a dedicated camera, while audio is recorded on a microphone that isn’t plugged into the camera. Luckily, Premiere Pro has a built-in tool that allows you to

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Maono PD200X XLR/USB Dynamic Microphone Review

Maono PD200X is a dynamic microphone with lots of features and XLR/USB connection released in early 2023 by MAONO, a Chinese brand, founded in 2014. The company focuses on audio related gear and sells microphones, audio interfaces, headphones and accessories. A lot of their products are easy to install, feature RGB color effects and prices

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