With most of the world locked up at home due to the Covid-19 outbreak, more and more people are looking to live stream on all the popular social networks. But, not everyone is a seasoned techie when it comes to sound and video. We have compiled 10 tips to get you started and easily improve your live streams from home! Whether that is a live gig for your followers, a book club for your friends, or a work conference call, these tips will help you improve your setup for you and your viewers.
How does a microphone work?
A microphone is a type of transducer. It converts sound pressure waves into electrical signals that can then be manipulated and amplified. Different technologies are used in different types of microphone to pickup the sound pressure wave. Some are better at picking up different frequencies compared to others and are therefore more suited to particular jobs.
There was once a bloke called Alexander Graham Bell who you may know invented the telephone? Well he also invented a unit of measurement called the Bel. A 10th of a Bel is a Decibel. A Decibel or dB is used to express the difference between two values – often a measurement and a reference value.