I agree as being one of those lacking the proper equipment to make a podcast
that sounds as good as the rest, actually, I think my casts are the worst
sounding ones out there, but lary, being the saint that he is still puts
them up on the site.
Mary, I will gently take exception to what you say. I do not think an emphasis on quality can ever be overblown. We owe it to ourselves and our listeners to produce the best podcasts our budgets and skills allow. It is like writing, you are a careful writer who cares about what you write, same for podcasts, if we can make them better, it is good to do so. Obviously, budget constrains many, and this is not a problem.
My wife has very limited hearing out of one ear only, and she cannot hear the hiss present in recordings made with the Olympus units, however, if I play one such for her, then one made on the kind of machines Neal and I have, she can tell the difference, instantly, even if she cannot quantify that difference. While few should or even can afford that much for a recorder, as you note, there are ways to get a better recording out of your Olympus, like using external microphones.
I encourage people to make the best podcasts they can. This does not mean that those with inexpensive equipment and software should not try, they should and we see some very good results on the web site made with lower cost equipment. But, let's not diminish the emphasis on quality because having a goal to reach is always good.
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