I’ve been learning a lot about public radio storytelling and technique. There’s a page for that on the Internet: This American Life: Make Radio. It has or links off to pretty much anything you need to know to get started.
One story on Transom that looks really promising is Voice Recording in the Home Studio. It walks through turning a collapsable storage box and some pyramid acoustic foam in to a portable studio.
I’ve also been geeking out on USB mic preamps and mixers:
- Audio Technica 897 which I incorrectly call a Shure in the show.
- Audio Technica AT8035 which I also incorrectly call a Shure.
And dynamic mics: