and finally, the nice mic with the acoustic foam [cw ec]
I start my new job on Monday, which I'm really excited for! but also, when I interviewed for the job, several interviewers commented on the poor video quality. turns out a lightbulb had burned out in my room and I didn't notice 😬 I recorded some audio with the headset I was using and played it back, and I didn't like ittttt
still got the job, but I never again want to feel like home office setup is limiting my ability to communicate effectively
@matthew it’s tricky. I use mine selectively – there are some meetings where people just don’t need to see me. but I also lead (or, used to lead) many meetings and had many one-on-ones, and it made a positive difference there for everyone else. I felt more present, too.
@ashfurrow Good to hear that you're getting it all sorted. New jobs are always fun once you get past the 1st day paperwork. The WFH setup is always work in progress.
A rock band mic on a mic boom has been phenomenal for me.
Podcast mic of middling quality is probably even better.
Honestly people say I sound like a radio announcer it's so clear.
@lilithelotor yessss this is what I want. also I occasionally record sining/guitar and I want this to work for that too
@ashfurrow actually that keyboard, the left monitor, and the stand, all were found in the apartment building trash room.
@ashfurrow I love in a low rent apartment building and people are throwing all this good stuff out. Some is really retro/old but some is perfectly new.
@ashfurrow sounds great. Will you be tweaking the back light? Or adding some front light to balance it out? Great setup.
@ashfurrow Honestly, it takes so little effort to just test the audio to make sure you sound human. So many people /don't/ do that.
@ashfurrow This is amazing. I am not someone that easily notice sound quality differences but this is clearly much better sound.
You don't sound as loud. Perhaps you're not projecting as much. -
BUT, if you could dim that Window or face it, it would provide your face with much better lighting.
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