A look at
- Microphone types
- Other recording hardware (mixers, effects, compressors, MIDI etc)
- DAW software
In this part of my audio research I looked into a number of different aspects of recording hardware, including microphones and sound cards, and also DAW software (digital audio workstation)
I also searched for professional microphones on eBay, receiving varying results from the £10 – £1000 range
Here is some of the reading I did on Recording hardware and software with links:
MusicRadar.com. 2012. The 15 best DAW software apps in the world today. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.musicradar.com/tuition/tech/the-15-best-daw-software-apps-in-the-world-today-238905/1.
Britannica.com. 2013. Sound card. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/1386330/sound-card.
WikiHow.com. 2013. 5 Ways to record sound produced by your sound card. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.wikihow.com/Record-Sound-Produced-by-Your-Sound-Card.
WiseGeek.org. 2013. What is a sound card?. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.wisegeek.org/what-is-a-sound-card.htm.
HowStuffWorks.com. 2012. How is sound recorded on motion picture film?. [ONLINE] Available at: http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/question413.htm.
SocialSoundDesign.com. 2010. What is a good basic mic set for recording SFX?. [ONLINE] Available at: http://socialsounddesign.com/questions/1374/whats-a-good-basic-mic-set-for-recording-sfx.
This research helped me to get a better idea of what technology is needed in order to record quality audio for sound production, as well as the price range and technical process behind producing audio for a film or game.
References: See bibliography [click here]