EVP recordings can sometimes be difficult to capture clearly on tape. Use these tips to capture the best possible recording.
When you first begin to record at a location, make note of the date, time and location. Also, if you are going to be moving from room to room, or floor to floor be sure to mention it aloud. This will help you remember where you were when you process your recordings later.
Many new investigators get discouraged or frustrated by whispered or faint EVP. One thing that may (or may not) help would be to ask the spirits to please speak as loudly as they can.
When using a digital recorder, it has been found that an external microphone actually INCREASES the amount of static recorded. So, if you have a digital recorder, you may want to *avoid* using an external microphone.
Keep conversation between yourself and other members of your team to a minimum. When you talk, speak clearly and in a normal tone of voice. Never whisper. This will help you distinguish between human voices, and a real EVP audio recording.
Do NOT use the voice activation feature available on some models of recorders. It starts recording AFTER sound begins, which means an EVP can be cut off, or completely missed. Many EVP’s are too quiet to be picked up by the voice activation feature.