Doing the podcast today

It’s late. Really, really late. Deadlines clobbered me, but I’m back on my feet now.

And I have a bunch of wonderful questions; today I’ll answer some of them. No new mic yet—the sound will be awful as usual. With luck, the content will overcome that.

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About the author: Novelist, writing teacher, on a mission to reprint my out-of-print books and self-publish my new ones.

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  • Alastair Bridgewater Nov 17, 2006 @ 0:48

    eitje: I have. You talk into the cone for the speaker, which makes the magnet at the back vibrate, moving across the coils for the electromagnet, generating a signal. Or however it works. Basically running the headphones in reverse. Works in a pinch, but the sound quality is rarely anything to write home about.

    Fortunately, crappy mics are extremely cheap, or even free if you know someone who’s been using computers for a while. Time was, any new internal modem or soundcard for a PC, or any new mac would come with a low-end microphone. Over a few years of the upgrade treadmill, one tended to either accumulate spares or throw them out with the boxes.

  • eitje Nov 16, 2006 @ 22:49

    good lord, i’ve never heard of anything like that, chassit!

  • Chassit Nov 16, 2006 @ 19:40

    Ha ha, Holly your lucky. You have a microphone. I tried my hand on a podcast the other day, but all I have is a pair of headphones–note, it is NOT a headSET, it’s a pair of headphones–that when you plug into a microphone port, they work as a microphone. THAT is seriously bad quality. Good luck on the podcast!

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