Finding your tone on a guitar amp takes a while. That is why people refer to great tone on a guitar as “dialed in.” It takes fine adjustments on the amp, your pedals, and your instrument over several sessions to finally find that perfect sound. Once you’ve found that sound and you’re ready to record, the last thing you’ll want is a microphone or mixing setup that doesn’t communicate that sound your amp is making clearly. This guide should help you make some smart decisions about which mic to use, where to place it, and how to recreate that sound you’ve “dialed in” to your amp.
A microphone for your Android device will completely change your audio resolution, and as many are aware, is a big deal considering the stock quality really won’t cut it if you’re doing anything serious with it. We’ve seen many guides focus on microphones for iOS devices or even articles such as what we’ve written in our best smartphone microphone guide, but many out there rarely cover recommendations strictly for Android devices in particular. Today we wanted to do the hefty research for you and explain why each of these mics will be recommended, which of course will depend on what your needs individuals are.
The microphones in smartphones are unfortunately never a part of that “upgraded feature” list your newest phone creator dishes out every year or so. If you’re doing anything remotely serious with your smartphone that includes audio, you’ll 9 times out of 10 have to either use an external device completely different from your phone and sync later, or in our case today, grab a high quality external microphone to use instead of that clunky, stock “thing” that “records” audio built-in. Although we do have separate guides for each of the most popular OS out there, such as with our best Android microphone or iOS microphones article (this one blends both, but read each of those if you want an entire guide for each), today we wanted to give our readers our broad 10 best smartphone microphones for both of the major OS and smart phone types in general to help your shopping search, so let’s get going.
Not just any microphone for recording vocals will do. When searching for the perfect mic, it will take some time for you to figure out not only what your budget is, but preferences are in regards to sound, feel and energy of your vocal recordings. Today we’ve found our 10 favorite recommendations as vocal mics, and although it wasn’t easy, feel confident our selections will give you a decent range not only when it comes to price-points, but overall sound as well. You’ll first have to figure out a few of your needs before we give you our picks, so let’s get into some of the details.
Recording voice overs is a serious career and passion for many, but without the proper microphone to capture the quality needed we’re essentially at a wash. As we’ve reviewed microphones for many years now, we’ve gotten a good hang of creating guides for particular uses, so today for our voice over microphone guide wanted to give you an array of choices that span across multiple microphone types, connectivity, budgets and more. We do recommend saving up some cash if your budget is still pretty low — voice overs mainly concern sound quality, which will translate into a decent price tag but to us is well worth the investment.