The power of podcasting is a beautiful thing, but without a podcast microphone it’s obviously not even possible to do. 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. Today, it’s easier than being hired by an actual radio station or making it big — we can do it from our own bedrooms or garages thanks to the amazing internet. Let’s get you started with the best microphones for podcasting in the market today.
If you’re a drummer, you may be aware that miking up your set can be a bit tedious at times. There are different types of mics depending on which head you want to capture, and the kind you need really depends on the frequency which drum is going to give off. Whether you’re recording in the studio or performing live, the kick drum in particular needs a special type of mic. Kicks give off the lowest frequency of the set, so you’re going to want a special build of microphone that can capture those lower waves of sound you’re attempting to convey to your listeners. We researched through the popular models and review the top choices for the best kick drum mics in the market. Let’s get into the details.
A lavalier microphone is extremely nifty, and as obsessed as we are with all types of microphones, whether it’s their shape, size or overall build, there’s nothing quite like having one in our toolbox. A question we’ve often heard is, which microphone is best for me? While we’re here, for lavs, 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. Today we review the top 10 best lavalier microphones in the market to help your shopping endeavors.
If you’re filming anything remotely serious, a DSLR microphone is a must. 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.
The best iOS microphone is going to really step up our audio quality, even if it is just for leisure or personal reasons. Nowadays they make microphones for everything, even external devices to upgrade that terrible sound quality Apple still hasn’t managed to fix in their smart devices running the iOS (is that a bit harsh?). Not to sound negative, but we can all be honest about it — if you’re doing anything more than talking on the phone or recording voice memos that others aren’t going to hear, you’re going to need a better microphone. Especially with how popular iOS smart devices are beginning to become in terms of music production, podcasting, reporting, YouTube videos, interviews, vlogging, and other more advanced uses, it’s critical we have at least something closer to studio quality audio so we don’t sound unprofessional, right? To our luck, more and more mic creators have begun to come out with a new line of ‘iOS microphones’. Even better, they’re pretty affordable too.