It happened earlier this year in Inner Mongolia: my once-trusty Shure mic, which “clipped” onto the Lightning connector, decided to give it the quits. Happily, I had backups: a “traditional” iRig iMic which used the usual audio connector, and the USB variant, which I used. I grew up when Mandopop divas went onstage with a handheld mic and an extremely long cable, so to me, sound recording absolutely equated with an old school microphone you held in your hands. For a long time, I had wanted to make the audio set at home work for me.
The USB/Lightning mic I carry on me has recently been “converted” to become my podcasting-only microphone. I carry this with me in my black bag that I got from my BA Club World flight back to Beijing. I’ve tried recording without a “proper” mic and only using what my phone has: it does not sound optimal. This also means that I’ve finally, after many previous tries decades back, decided to enter the world of podcasting. The podcast I’m doing is called David Feng’s Cities. It makes sense as either I’m in cities or travelling to or away from them (or going in transit). As with all things Swiss and David Feng, this is a completely independent show.
Start by tuning in here! (Generally clean language!) ▶