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Microphone Suggestions...

Post by QTFUL on Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:46 pm

I'm aware that this has been asked numerous times (I've used the search function!) but I'm still super conflicted on what microphone would be best to use for recording. I've done a lot of research and comparison's but I'm still unsure... I've read a lot of good things about the Blue Yeti but I heard it's annoying when it comes to mixing and I'm not so sure if I want to deal with that. Also heard good things about the AT2020 but my friend gave me conflicting opinions about it. 

Could anyone give me some thoughts about what microphone is great for a Utaite just starting out? I used to do covers waaaaaaay long ago but I was a teen with no money and used a cheap Logitech desk mic so I have no idea what microphone is preferred now. I'm more concerned about the overall audio quality and how clear my voice would sound. I just don't want to purchase one and it ends up being a waste of money.  Ha...ha...

Really appreciate the help!

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Re: Microphone Suggestions...

Post by WatermelonWish on Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:47 am

Ehh ello? You probably got a mic but in case you didn’t…maybe I could help ^^


Most people recommend the blue microphones. I have a friend that uses the blue snowball mic and it sounds pretty good. The blue snowball mic is prefect if you are on a budget. I’m not an expert on microphones but I’ll suggest some according to the people I know. Yeah, the audio technica mics are good too and Samson mics too. The sm58 is a pretty good dynamic mic however condenser mics are more suited for recording. Personally, I have a MXL V676 mic and it still picks up a bit of static coming from my computer I think (it’s weird, I blame my phantom power). Also, most condenser mics require a phantom power (just like mine). I didn’t know this until I did my research so you’re going to have to spend a bit more like $50+ dollars more. I recommend getting a usb mic instead (SERIOUSLY) if you’re on a budget.




TL;DR
This video is helpful if you want to know about getting a XLR or USB mic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQOU2oQlH00
Other mics (under 100 dollars) not mentioned: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yq6JHSkKdGY
 
Blue microphone Snowball – Highly recommended from everyone else I know lol
Samson Meteor Mic USB – A friend of mine has this. It’s another mic recommended for someone on a budget. Also, prefect for someone who has no experience with usb mics. Apparently, some people have problems while some don’t. Good luck to you…
AT2020 – SERIOUSLY I HEAR GOOD THINGS ABOUT THIS MIC. LITERALLY, EVERY YOUTUBE VIDEO ABOUT MICS, THERE'S ALWAYS SOMEONE MENTIONING THIS.
Rode NT-USB USB Condenser Microphone – Not the cheapest usb microphone but apparently, it’s like a “bump up” from the blue snowball mic.
 
Samson C01 Condenser Microphone – Recommended if you’re starting off with getting a XLR mic. It’s a good mic for starters ^^
AKG P120 Condenser Microphone - Another budget mic that rivals the AT2020. It's good overall but it can pick up a bit of background noises. If you're not concern about background noises, then go ahead and buy it. 
MXL 770 Cardioid Condenser Microphone – I heard good things about this mic. You can do some more research into this. It has that warm sound to it just like my mic.
AKG P220 Vocal Condenser Microphone – A friend of mine has this mic. According to their recordings, it sounds good as well.
 


Not saying that dynamic mics are bad but I have no experience with those mics. I personally don’t own one of those but if you’re interested. Shure SM57 or Shure SM58S.
 





Honestly, it really depends on you ^^ Everyone has their own taste and I don’t have the ability to help you find the prefect mic. There’s only “what works best for me” instead of “this works best for everyone”. Hopefully, this was helpful. Like I said, I’m not an expert on mics :\
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