Audio and microphones

Using external microphone to improve sound quality

High-quality audio is hugely important to creating professional course videos.

It is literally half of the viewing experience, and critical to learning – if your students can’t hear you properly, they won’t understand what you’re teaching them. Good audio can be the difference between an amateur-like video and a professional one. 

The most important piece of equipment for improving your audio is, you guessed it, a microphone.

The iPhone itself comes with a pretty good microphone, but it’s designed for everyday sound rather than specifically voice. This means it tends to pick up all kinds of sounds, including annoying background noise such as traffic, whirring computer hard drives, and echo in a room. This makes the audio it captures pretty noisy, and potentially distracting.

In this lesson, you will learn everything you need to know to improve your course audio using external mics.