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Microphone Advice

Postby Tiner on 09/3/2016, 9:07 am

Hey guys
Looking for some microphone advice.
It will be used for Podcast type of stuff, and singing when my girlfriend is out of the house ofc :P

I have looked at the Rode Podcaster. Im looking for that nice and punchy sound (that we all know and love, or is it just me?) and wondering if a usb mic is good enough or if i should go with a "real" mic and a external sound card/mixing board?

Flexible budget for this (which does not say anything lol)

Anyone with some microphone experience and want to share some info :)

No "let's google this" pleaase ;)
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Re: Microphone Advice

Postby Pippa on 12/12/2016, 7:01 am

The setup I use (which was mainly to avoid spending too much) is a lavalier plugged into my iPhone. I just sync up in post.
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Re: Microphone Advice

Postby plae57 on 12/12/2016, 8:21 am

I would give some serious thought to something like the Tascam 40D

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/ ... 5202454799

It's only about $150, has outstanding mics built in, and the option of two 1/4" or XLR mics. And you can run the output to the input of what ever you are recording your podcast on. Basically you can use is as a mic plugged into a different recorder, a stand alone mic and recorder, or a recorder with external mics.

This is probably the single piece of equipment I use, in a wide variety of ways, every single day. So, it's kind of a different way of looking at it, but it may work for you like it did for me.
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Re: Microphone Advice

Postby [signuversum] on 12/15/2016, 8:09 am

Rode NT-1a kits: popfilter with shock mount. Mounting arm not included, but that should be cheap.

Nice, warm sound with lots of bottom and low noise. Too sensitive for me (for home use, anyways) - with a kid, two cats and a wife in the background.

Tascam or Zoom - for recording - or an xlr inteface like http://www.m-audio.com/products/view/m-track# (or sth less noisy)
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Re: Microphone Advice

Postby Guitarboy2828 on 12/16/2016, 12:24 am

[signuversum] wrote:Rode NT-1a kits: popfilter with shock mount. Mounting arm not included, but that should be cheap.

Nice, warm sound with lots of bottom and low noise. Too sensitive for me (for home use, anyways) - with a kid, two cats and a wife in the background.

Tascam or Zoom - for recording - or an xlr inteface like http://www.m-audio.com/products/view/m-track# (or sth less noisy)


+1 on this. Rode NT-1a will be great for what you're after. I'd get an interface unless you want to do recording on the go. Can't go wrong with Focusrite Scarlett.
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