When it comes to filming those beautiful YouTube videos, there’s more to just having some 1080p HD or even 4K video quality. Many of those who make YouTube videos semi-pro or even professionally at times may forget about an entire half of the equation — what about the sound? Fortunately for us in this day and age, microphones for YouTube videos come at a pretty affordable price (depending on what you’re after). Since we’re mic experts, we wanted to cover the base for all YouTubers when it comes to elevating that sound quality for your videos. Let’s get into the top 10 best.
So you’ve finally grabbed the perfect microphone to begin recording or performing, but still need a specific device to power it up? The best microphone preamps in the market today come with many capabilities aside from merely providing some phantom power to allow your microphone work, and depending on which route you go, can do wonders for your current setup in terms of expansion, upgrading, and standing out from the rest. Today we took the time to review the top 10 best microphone preamps out there worth looking at, however come with a few extra factors when it comes to determining which is best for you.
Whether you’re on a PC or Mac, the question of what is the best computer microphone leaves you with a few options to take into consideration. It all depends on your budget, microphone type, and intended use. Our ultimate choice for a variety of uses would be the Blue Yeti; however, we know there may be others whose personal preferences may fall outside of the average user looking for a top microphone for their computer. Let’s get into the reviews and comparisons of the top 10 best computer microphones below.
The best ribbon microphone to buy really depends on a few factors, and you’ve come to the right place if you wanted some reviews and comparisons on the best in the market. Although we ultimately think the MXL R144 is one of the best ribbon microphones out there, today took the time to find 10 models to help you compare and contrast when it comes to your personal needs in a mic. Which is best for you is dependent on your budget, preference of connection, intended use, as well as additional accessories you think you may need.
As we continue to survey the best types of microphones of all shapes and sizes, a condenser microphone is a highly sought out device, especially when it comes to attaining supreme recording quality of many different instruments (including your own voice!). Condenser mics are able to follow sound waves of all frequencies more accurately in contrast to other popular types of mics. Therefore, their sound is more natural, transparent and clear in result. The best condenser microphones generally have a broader frequency response, hotter output, and a faster transient response than others, so today we found the 10 best to help your recording endeavors.
If you couldn’t tell, we obviously love microphones. They come in many different shapes, sizes and applications. Nowadays, many electronic solutions seem to be gearing more and more towards wireless capabilities. When it comes to our concern, microphones have been wireless for quite a while, but not until recently has technology allowed it to really take off when it comes to overall quality (and completely replacing wired mics when applicable). There are quite a few models out there worth looking at, so today we went through a bunch to pinpoint the top 10 best in the market to help your shopping endeavors. Let’s see what we found.
Microphones come in all different shapes and sizes. As we continue writing our microphone shopping guides, we’re presented here with one of our favorite makes of mics on the planet: dynamic. Although it really depends on your intended use (and a few other factors we list below), there are some pretty affordable dynamic mics out there that are super powerful in terms of quality and overall build. We made sure to choose ten within a broad range of price points and applications to give you some options. Let’s check out the top 10 best dynamic microphones available today.
The power of podcasting is a beautiful thing. Nowadays with technology, just about everybody with a decent computer and solid internet connection can start up their own podcast, connecting with potentially hundreds, thousands or even millions of people at a time. I remember fantasizing how it would be to run my own radio station as a kid while I sat in the back of the car while my dad listened to funny talk radio. Being able to share my opinion or passion on a particular topic to a large amount of people sounded extremely attractive and fun to me. Today, it’s easier than being hired by a radio station. Let’s get you started with the best microphones for podcasting in the market today.
As obsessed as we are with all types of microphones, whether it’s their shape, size or overall build, there’s nothing quite like a lavalier microphone. It’s their convenience, small size, discrete fit on a person and the overall quality they can provide our performances, speeches and recordings is what makes them special. For those who have not seen one as of now, you have probably noticed those small clip-on mics seen most commonly during newscasts, sports anchors and more. Although they’re recommended for those types of uses, there are many other applications lav mics can be useful for. Today we review the top 10 best lavalier microphones in the market to help your shopping endeavors.
Although it really depends on which camera you have, most of the DSLR video cameras come with decent sound quality. It’s bearable, a lot better than smart device mics, and not too noticeable to the outside world if you’re merely making some YouTube videos and what not. However, the word decent may not cut it for you. If you want to take your audio quality game to the next level, there are numerous solutions out there for your DSLR video camera. Although the most popular among the DSLR world are shotgun mics that sit atop the camera itself, which type of microphone really depends on your exact needs and how you’ll be filming what’s in front of you. Some other factors include planned use, budget, and more. Let’s take a look at the top 10 best mics for DSLR video cameras and how to choose yours.