How To Get Decent Audio On Your Youtube Videos.

Yes, I’m not a fancy Big YouTuber, but I’m on Youtube for quite some time. Making videos on youtube is quite easy nowadays because gears are cheap. 

You might think you will need an expensive DSLR etc to start making a video, but no, all you will dedication and for the gear, you can check your Pocket. 

Yes, you can use your phone for capturing videos, and you can edit your videos on your PC using Programs like Shortcut or Da Vinci Resolve which is free and quite easy. 

But there is one more thing which is very important for you all videos which is audio. 

Audio is one of the main parts of the video because people won’t watch your video if your audio quality is bad. 

Video doesn’t matter that much, you can use screen capture (as I do) or capture the video using your phone still you will get decent video quality but for the audio, you have to work for it. 

The biggest myth is “you can your headphone for recording audio”. but no that doesn’t work. Yes, you can do that but still, the quality will be the same. 

So here you can spend some money and can get Boya BYM1 Omnidirectional Lavalier Condenser Microphone. This is the cheapest best microphone that works great. Yes, there are lots of microphones you can find on Amazon or in any other online store even much cheaper but don’t buy those. Because those never work. I tried lots of cheap microphones Rs. 200 to Rs800 ($4 to $12) but those just scams so just ignore it. 

 Boya BYM1 Omnidirectional Lavalier Condenser Microphone

The Boya BYM1 is a pretty decent microphone come with a 3.5mm jack which you can connect to your PC, Cameras, or Phones. There is Switch mode for PC and Smartphone you just need to set it. It has a long 20ft cable. 

Here are some of the videos on Youtube and I used this microphone for recording the audio. 

Then I moved into BOYA by-MM1 Universal Cardiod Shotgun Microphone. This is another Boya Microphone but its the cheapest best Shotgun Microphone for decent deep clear voice and also for noise cancellation. 

BOYA by-MM1 Universal Cardiod Shotgun Microphone.

If I compare this microphone with Boya BYM1 then there is only two difference. 

1. Boya BYM1 can capture voice much louder then Boya MM1.

2. But Boya MM1 is best when it comes to canceling background noise.

I was fine with the Boya BYM1 but the only reason for considering MM1 is for capturing very little background noise. Because my neighbor always makes noise. 

I don’t write scripts for my Youtube videos, I just plug in my microphone with a phone, start capturing screen using OBS and start talking. 

So later I edit my audios on a free program called Audacity

Mostly we know about Audacity, its a free audio editing software MAC, Windows, Linux which is a powerful tool and comes with lots of features. 

I do only 3stesps on Audacity. 

1) Reducing the Noise.

2) Make my voice a deeper little bit more. 

3) And increase the volume. 

Then I export that file, open Davinci resolve, and start editing my video. That’s it. 

It is not hard to get decent sound on youtube videos, all you need a cheap good microphone that really works, and a little bit of editing. 

Biplab Das

Biplab Das

My name is Biplab Das. I’m a writer, Blogger, Youtuber and full time IT support engineer whose childhood obsession with science fiction never quite faded. A quarter-century later, the technology that I coveted as a kid is woven into the fabric of everyday life. I’ve spent the past years to learn these technologies, I recently published a book on computer science fundamentals. People say smartphones are boring these days, but I think everyone is beginning to take this wonderful technology marvel for granted.
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