When HowSound’s Rob Rosenthal first started recording, he used to think that if the wind whipped up, or some other sound problem occurred, he could fix it later in the mix. Bad idea. Fixing recording mistakes back in the studio can often lead to new problems. Better to pay attention to getting the best original recording you can manage.
In this week’s episode, Rob talks with Rob Byers, from NPR’s Training Team, who has lots of great tips for avoiding basic, pesky recording problems. Definitely an education.
Produced in collaboration with the Public Radio Exchange, HowSound delves into the ins-and-outs of radio storytelling in conversations about everything from fieldwork and recording techniques to narrative and ethics.
Each episode highlights the work of producers such as Alix Spiegel, Roman Mars, Joe Richman, Kelly McEvers, and Anna Sale. HowSound also features work from new producers, including students from the Transom Story Workshop.
Host Rob Rosenthal launched and directed the radio program at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies for eleven years. He’s an audio guy through and through, producing documentaries, features, multi-media, audio tours, sound art, podcasts, commercials, and public service announcements as a freelancer.
Since the fall of 2011, Rob has been the lead instructor of the Transom Story Workshop, teaching eight-week workshops twice a year in Woods Hole, as well as weeklong workshops around the country.