How To Record Amazing Audio In Your Wedding Films!

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And now, on to your regularly scheduled blog post!

This is a big one. I’m giving all my audio secrets away! For over a year, the most requested topic for me to talk about is audio. Everyone apparently wants to know how I approach recording audio for a wedding film, the exact gear that I use to record the wedding notes, ceremony, and toasts, and how I make everything sound great. Well today is the day that I reveal it all! Strap in for almost thirty minutes of me covering all facets of recording audio for wedding films.

  • In this video I will cover:
  • Why audio is such a big deal for you and your audience.
  • The exact recorders, microphones, cables, batteries, and accessories that I use throughout the entire wedding day.
  • Who and what I record during the wedding ceremony.
  • All the ways to plug into a sound board.
  • How to handle DJs that won’t let you plug into their sound board.
  • A foolproof backup that Guarantees(!) that you will record high quality toasts audio.

Below is a full list of the Audio Equipment that I use. You can see this entire list with images and links my Kit page.

🎤 AUDIO GEAR 🎤

RECORDERS:
– Zoom h5: http://geni.us/gll7
– Zoom h4n: http://geni.us/18PZfO
– Olympus WS-822: http://geni.us/kBDT6o
– Sony ICDUX560 (cheaper than WS-822): http://geni.us/KRLvNo
– Tascam DR-10L: http://geni.us/dr10ltrecorder

MICROPHONES:
– Sennheiser G4 (the G3 was discontinued): http://geni.us/nLDdW
– Microphone Madness Matchstick Lapel: https://bhpho.to/2JAmBOY
– Rycote Stickies: http://geni.us/jagN4
– Rycote Overcovers: http://geni.us/ElWB5

CABLES:
– Hosa XLR Cable: http://geni.us/gZKH
– Hosa 1/4-inch to 1/4-inch: http://geni.us/PlT78o
– Hosa 1/4-inch to RCA: http://geni.us/zV1EFcn
– Whirlwind IMP 1×2 XLR Splitter: http://geni.us/b8xxg

BATTERIES:
– Eneloop AA Rechargeable Batteries: http://geni.us/rzbcM4I
– Eneloop AAA Rechargeable Batteries: http://geni.us/nhlLf
– AmazonBasics Battery Charger: http://geni.us/q1OM1v
– Battery Case: http://geni.us/cx0wu

MEMORY CARDS:
– Sandisk 32GB SD Card: http://geni.us/JN3jG
– Sandisk 16GB Micro SD Card: http://geni.us/DNrC6j

HEADPHONES:
– Cheap Earbuds: http://geni.us/0p4n

MISC ACCESSORIES:
– MicFX Microphone Sleeve (they now have them in black from their site, no turning inside-out required): http://www.mymicfx.com/store/p/42-BASIC-BLACK-WIRELESS.aspx

As always, if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave on below or get in touch.

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