Every webcast should have broadcast quality audio. Good quality audio equipment is cheap, basic audio engineering is simple, and streaming audio codecs sound good at low bit rates. There’s no excuse for poor quality—period.
Still, to this day, many webcasts have sub-standard audio quality, which ruins the entire production. People will tolerate sub-optimal video quality if the audio is high quality—the reverse is not true.
To avoid this predicament, this chapter covers everything necessary to produce webcast audio to a high standard. Of course, we can’t teach you how to be an audio engineer in a single chapter, but if you follow the recommendations in this chapter, your audio should sound great. This chapter ...