If you’re putting together a home studio, its inevitable that you’re going to have to look beyond SM57s and SM58s when stocking up on your microphone inventory. The microphone market is flooded with so many different types of specialty microphones that its hard to keep track of what they’re all designed for. While the look of a microphone may change drastically, there are always some key words in the name of the microphone that will help you determine which is best for your needs. This guide will explain some of the various different types of microphones and their applications.
What are the different microphone specifications? Which mic technical terms should I be aware of? Have you ever tried to shop for a new microphone and found yourself confused by the specifications, abbreviations, and technical terms listed on the side of the box? Microphone’s have several different types and each type has its own purpose and best applications. Furthermore, each brand or model of microphone might have subtle differences in their specifications. This guide should help to define some of these terms and inform you on how to make a smart decision when purchasing your next microphone.
The world of vlogging is an amazing one, filled with many opportunities to not only share our thoughts, beliefs and lives with the world, but can also make quite a career if we’re able to stick with it. We know many successful vloggers out with there who do this full-time; however, without the proper gear, we just won’t be able to provide the standard most people watching our vlogs expect nowadays. Today we looked at some different solutions to recording our audio and compiled this list of the best vlogging microphones in the market. Below is our checklist to read through first in order to get a better feel for what exactly you need to step up that vlogging game.
Buying the best audio interface is going to help solidify both the power and overall capabilities of your studio, regardless if you’re a professional, semi-pro or even beginner starting to build your new home recording studio. For continued readers of our website, we’ve been able to help many when it comes to choosing which microphones are best; however, we have frequently mentioned the importance and necessity of phantom power and audio interfaces in our studio — not only for recording vocals with our mics but various instruments as well. Due to this, we wanted to create a guide to help those looking to power up their beloved music gear and instruments and get that sound quality we’ve always wanted. Cue in the best audio interfaces, and today we compiled some of our favorites to recommend you.
As we continue our search for the perfect microphone for your own personal needs and application(s), today we’re met with a great price-point that sits within the middle to lower-tier of budgets when it comes to recording and performing audio — $200 dollars or less. This will help us find a decently powerful and high-quality microphone solution while still saving some money at the same time. Although sifting through the different types of microphones may get a little messy for you (we understand), we’ll help spell out what kind of mic is best depending on what you’ll be using it for. Also keep in mind what setting (or settings if you intend to travel with your mic). Since it’s hard to pick just one and it’s relatively subjective when it comes to the word “best”, we chose quite a few of our favorites to give you options.