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Audio Tech

  • A Guide To Computer Audio Interfaces

    SBO Staff | February 12, 2021Whether you want to up your online audio presentation quality or increase your recording capabilities, this guide will help you choose from the confusing maze of choices. Read More...
  • Let’s Throw a Little Light on the Subject

    Bobby Owsinski | February 6, 2021We’ve gone over how to make your audio shine on your Zoom presentations, now let’s talk about the visual side for a bit. Although most people on a Zoom/Skype/Teams/etc. call don’t have to worry so much about how they look, it’s different for a teacher. You need your students to see you clearly so you […] Read More...
  • A Guide To Computer Audio Interfaces

    Mike Lawson | January 8, 2021

    Getting audio into and out of a computer can be confusing – not necessarily because of the actual process or software used, but because there are so many choices when it comes to actually picking an interface before you get started.

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  • The Right Signal Level for Every Situation

    Mike Lawson | December 3, 2020

    A fundamental of clean audio is setting the right level so there are no overloads. It seems like such an easy concept to those of us who’ve been recording for a while, yet until you get the hang of it, there’s most always some confusion about what works and what doesn’t. Hopefully you’ll never have to think about it again after reading this column today.

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  • The Magic High-Pass Filter

    SBO Staff | November 30, 2020A closer look at one of the most understated and overlooked controls in all of audio. Read More...
  • The Magic High-Pass Filter

    Mike Lawson | October 28, 2020

    If you recently purchased a USB microphone, or almost any mic for that matter, you might notice the little “broken leg” symbol somewhere on the body. This is the switch for the powerful high-pass filter, one of the most understated and overlooked controls in all of audio.

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  • Prepare Your Students for Your Online Class

    SBO Staff | October 21, 2020It’s all well and good that you’re expertly prepared for your online session, but what about your students? Read More...
  • Prepare Your Students For Your Online Class

    Mike Lawson | October 1, 2020

    It’s all well and good that you’re expertly prepared for your online session, but what about your students? There’s nothing worse than having someone (student or otherwise) disrupt a session because they can’t connect, can’t get their audio or video going, or has intermittent bandwidth.

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  • Your Online Class Doesn’t Have To Be Boring

    Mike Lawson | September 2, 2020

    Now that school is back in session, you’re probably in unfamiliar territory having to teach remotely. Whether you’re using Zoom, Teams, Meet, Webex, or any other videoconferencing app, there’s a way to do it where you’re at your most engaging.

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  • Get A Big Teleconference Voice With Just A Tiny Mic Tweak

    SBO Staff | August 19, 2020Has anyone ever said, “Wow, you sound great!” after your first words? Read More...
  • Get A Big Teleconference Voice With Just A Tiny Mic Tweak

    Mike Lawson | July 31, 2020

    Now that you have your fancy new USB microphone and you’ve been doing conferences via Zoom, Skype, Teams or any other of the popular streaming apps, has anyone ever said, “Wow, you sound great!” after your first words? If not, you may not be getting everything from the mic that you can, but the fix can be easier than you think.

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  • Optimizing Your Online Meeting Audio Stream

    Mike Lawson | July 15, 2020

    Thanks to the times we live in, we’re all doing a lot more online conferencing these days. Whether it be on Zoom, Skype, Teams, or Meet, the need to be heard clearly and with fidelity is greater than ever before.

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