Audio Engineering 101: Microphones for Beginners
What you'll learn
- Learn about the different types of microphones
- Know which microphones are best for different situations
- Optimize your environment for the best sound
- Learn about different audio recorders and which is best for you
- No prior experience needed. You'll learn everything you need in the course.
In this quick course, you'll learn about the different microphone types and the different situations each type is best in. You'll also learn about different audio recorders and sound treatment concepts that you can apply to enhance your recording experience.
This course is for beginners who don't have any prior knowledge of microphones and the audio engineering world. It's also for those who are curious about the different types of microphones and recorders.
Note that this course will primarily serve as an overview of the equipment I mention and will not be an extensive tutorial on how to use any specific piece of equipment.
Lessons will include topics on:
Large Diaphragm Condenser Mics
Small Diaphragm Condenser Mics
Mic Technique for each type
Audio Recorders: Interfaces, Mixers, & Field Recorders
Sound Treatment Concepts & Tips
Most people that enter the microphone world with no knowledge simply buy a popular microphone like the Blue Yeti microphone. This class project intends on helping you break that trend by asking you 3 crucial questions:
Which type of microphone fits your situation the best?
How can you optimize your specific recording space?
Which recording device fits your situation the best?
Each lesson is designed to help you answer these 3 questions in order. The bulk of the lessons will be for question #1. The last few lessons will help you answer questions 2 and 3.
After answering all 3 questions, record a before and after of your audio. The class project worksheet contains an organized layout of the answers if you need more guidance.
By the end of the course, you will learn everything you need to optimize your audio recording experience.
Who this course is for:
- Beginner video creators that want to optimize audio quality
- Beginner audio engineers that want to learn about microphones
- Podcasters that want to know which microphone is best for their situation
Hi! My name is Scott and I'm a video creator on YouTube. I started off creating self-improvement content and have now transitioned to more educational content on the Video Creation process.
Throughout my journey as a content creator, I've gotten to really know programs like Adobe Premiere Pro, Audition, Photoshop, and After Effects since I use them on a daily basis.
I also still have a strong connection with self-improvement and productivity strategies.
With both of these backgrounds, I hope to share the things I've learned with others who are willing to learn.