Author Topic: Daddy needs a new microphone  (Read 497 times)

I want to get into recording but the microphone I currently have is cancer. My friend suggested me this one
https://www.amazon.ca/Neewer-Professional-Broadcasting-Recording-Microphone/dp/B00XBQ8UGG/ref=redir_mobile_desktop?_encoding=UTF8&keywords=microphones&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&qid=1491721333&ref_=mp_s_a_1_5&sr=8-5&th=1
It looks good, but since I know nothing about audio equipment I have some questions. Do I need anything other then a computer with an audio jack and a USB slot or do I need an audio dock or whatever the forget they're called? Also would I need a stand for this? Would it be worth just getting this https://www.amazon.ca/HyperX-Cloud-Gaming-Headset-PS4/dp/B00SAYCVTQ
Instead of a microphone and if so how big is the mic quality difference? I like my current headphones https://www.amazon.ca/Creative-70GH022000001-Blaster-Wireless-Headset/dp/B008Y1KLME But they are falling apart and the mic quality is crap.

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good dedicated mic: blue snowball
good headset mic: hyperx cloud

good dedicated mic: blue snowball
good headset mic: hyperx cloud

So this? https://www.amazon.ca/Blue-Snowball-Microphone-Textured-White/dp/B000EOPQ7E

Is there any noticeable difference between the audio quality of the HyperX and the blue snowball?

daddy~ needs a new microphone

The Shure SM58 is a great beginner vocal mic. The condenser in the OP would work well too, if you're just doing vocals.

Do I need anything other then a computer with an audio jack and a USB slot or do I need an audio dock or whatever the forget they're called?

An interface is pretty much necessary when recording with actual microphones. I use a Behringer Q802USB for my stuff, but a 302USB will work just as well.

Also would I need a stand for this?

It helps a lot to have a shockmount and stand because it eliminates all extraneous handling noises. While I'm at it, I'd recommend getting a pop filter so as to keep your plosives out (and a stand is needed to mount this).

Would it be worth just getting this https://www.amazon.ca/HyperX-Cloud-Gaming-Headset-PS4/dp/B00SAYCVTQ
Instead of a microphone and if so how big is the mic quality difference?

I can't say for sure but my experience with mics on headsets is that in general they have a much, much smaller frequency range and the resulting audio is always tinny and thin with no bass or mids. An actual, professional microphone is going to be much better for pro-audio recording.

Also, keep in mind with audio equipment you will save a lot of money if you buy used. SM58s pretty much always go for under a $100 used, and the same with stands. Don't buy a used pop filter though, unless you want mouth herpes or something lol

Since Blue mics have been suggested I'm just gonna say I can vouch for their products, I own one and the qualitys great.

best dedicated mic for the price i'm currently aware of is the samson meteor mic
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