Martin of the BBC is offering some tips on using Skype in an on-air radio
environment in “Six Tips for Using Skype
on the Radio.”
that Skype usage increases daily and also that more stations are using the
Internet-based phone service as a substitute for telco-based phone interfacing.
increasing use is good for listeners. At its best, a contribution over
Skype can sound far clearer than a telephone or even an ISDN call.”
can be summarized as putting good sound on the air and keeping bad sound off
the air. He picks out using a good headset-based microphone and headphone
combination for getting consistent sound and keeping acoustic reflections out.
He also digs down and warns about Skype’s auto-processing and recommends
utilizing the system’s manual mic controls.
are aimed at shutting unwanted sounds down. He reminds users to turn off the
various alarms and notifications on their computer and on Skype. Not to be
forgotten is to shut down Skype’s bandwidth-devouring video arm and any other
bandwidth hogs in and around the studio. The more available bandwidth, the
better the sound.
Read it here.
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