Hello fellow instructors,
I think that recording studio setup is one of the most difficult subjects to get your head around. Microphones, audio interfaces, lights and sound all seem to be important. However the amount of technical details and hard decision on priorities are making studio setup quite overwhelming.
I've gone through a long journey of building home studio from $500 to $10k setup, made many mistakes along the way, bought few pieces of equipment that I almost never used, and some other pieces that I can't imagine my work without.
I decided to record a short video and describe the priorities and options for your home studio. Check it out!
How to set up home recording studio
If you're curious, here's the list of my equipment that I use for recording. Notice that videography is my hobby, so I also shoot some short films, interviews and occasionally corporate promotional videos, so this equipment set is a bit of an overkill for Udemy
Radio transmitter/receiver set for mics
Great information in this video. If you are new or you are thinking of upgrading your equipment, check out Juriy's video for some good tips.
There is no requirement for equipment and you could record your course with only a smart phone. However, the microphone on your smartphone is not going to give you great results compared to even some of these cheaper microphones on this list. Remember that students will give you some slack for lower video quality but you will get bad reviews if your audio is bad...
In the beginning, I used my Iphone 8, than I phone 10 and a simple lavalier mic via Amazon
to help with the sound.
I believe in keeping things simple and scalable.
I recently in October upgraded to a Canon with video, and a microphone for our podcast.