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Some Tips for recording comedy for radio
If you are creating a piece of comedy for radio the most important thing is that it's clear what you're saying. With that in mind, here are some tips to keep in mind when you record for radio.
Whether you use a mini disc with an internal mic, or a plug-in microphone, make sure you position it at the right distance.
Less is more...
If in doubt, record it slightly more quietly. If you accidentally record your clip too quietly, you can turn the volume up when you play it back.
Remember that radio is all about sound - we have to be able to understand what's going on without seeing you.
Stick to character...
If a joke really needs a sound effect, you could try to recreate it live, or download one from the selection available on line and edit it in afterwards.
Have some fun...
Have fun with it. We've left it till last because it's the most important bit. Making radio is fun - so try to enjoy it.