High quality recordings will not only result in more accurate transcriptions – with fewer words tagged as inaudible – they may also turn around more quickly, and may even be less expensive, since high quality audio does not require the Difficult Audio upgrade. Here are some tips for producing high quality recordings. A few are device specific, e.g., laptop, smartphone, or digital recorder, but we’ll start with the more general tips that may be applied to almost any device, environment, or situation.…Read more »
There are many mic brands and models out there, too numerous to review here (and there are plenty of reviews already). The only one we can personally recommend from experience is a Shure SM57 – the audio industry’s workhorse – the mic of choice for the White House press room, touring musicians and countless radio station field reporters.
If you only need one mic, it is well worth the $99 – it will last for years and years.… Read more »