Selecting and using recording equipment can be an intimidating process. The next few lessons will go over StoryCorps’ recommendations for choosing equipment, creating a recording space, tips to get the best sound possible, and some examples of what good (and bad) audio sounds like.

This section provides a first look at how to record and edit great-sounding audio. To dive deeper into any of these topics, we recommend Transom is a great resource for equipment and audio best practices.