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Pro Sound Recording with Mobile Devices

I've recently been very interested in how easy and affordable it is to record professional quality sound with mobile devices and not just because I released a new course on this exact topic. :)


Seriously though, it's not.


I've been using my iPhone to record YouTube voiceovers for at least the past 4 years and have been recording my podcast on my phone for 2+ years.


The best thing is you don't have to be a tech expert or an aspiring audio engineer to get excellent results.


It's a great way to go and for the life of me I don't know why more people don't do it.


My hunch is - a lot like the video side of smartphones - there are misconceptions about what they can do. Also, more than likely people don't realize what they can do.


In my professional work including YouTube I actually use the audio recording capabilities of my phone twice as much as the video.


As mentioned, I record every voiceover this way and all my podcasts. I primarily shoot video when I'm doing b-roll or insert shots. My main footage (like me on camera) is most often shot with a Sony mirrorless camera. Now don't get me wrong, the iPhone is very capable of shooting great video, but for my typical workflow and shooting scenarios I tend to shoot with a traditional camera setup.


But I routinely use my phone (along with my iPad) for all things related to audio recording.




So if you haven't tried this you definitely should.


And if you're new to smartphone audio then you just might find my course helpful. It covers apps, microphones, recording techniques and a lot more.


Either way though you really should explore the amazing and under utilized abilities of your mobile devices to record and edit professional sound.


Happy filmmaking & audio recording!

-BC

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