Technical tips for podcasts and screencasts

Use a good microphone

We have high quality USB microphones available for this purpose in PPLS. To enquire about borrowing them, knock on the door of 1.10 DSB, or email

Set the recording quality as high as you can

For instance, in Panopto Recorder, set the quality to Ultra:


Getting rid of background noise

This video (5 mins) explains how to get rid of background noise in an Audacity recording.