chapter  8
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In the Studio and On-the-Go

Spaces and Acoustics Finding a good spot to record audio is often harder than finding a place for good video. Audio is finicky; there are sound-reflective surfaces and ambient noises to contend with everywhere. Without going into the science of acoustics, the ideal audio recording location will be somewhere relatively small with lots of sound deadening material and no hard and flat surfaces like glass, sheetrock, concrete or wood in the immediate area. The reason for all of this echo/ambient noise phobia is that whatever the microphone picks up is on your recording, sharing noise space with your voice, detracting from the overall quality of the production.