How to Buy the Perfect Microphone (for Recording, Singing, Guitar, Podcasting) - Best Microphones

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It can be hard to find the best microphone to buy when you aren't able to hear the microphone for yourself. In this ultimate guide, we go over everything you need to know in order to find the perfect mic for you. For recording, singing, guitar, podcasting, there are plenty of choices!

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MICROPHONES FOR PODCASTING:

SM7B -
Rode Podmic -
Rode Procaster -
Shure MV7 -
Electro-Voice RE20 -

DYNAMICS FOR INSTRUMENTS:

Sennheiser MD421 -
Shure SM57 -
Sennheiser E609 -
Sennheiser E906 -
Electro-Voice RE20 -

DYNAMICS FOR VOCALS:

Telefunken M80 -
Shure SM58 -
Shure SM7B -
Sennheiser MD421 -

CONDENSERS THAT SUPPORT HIGH END:

AKG p420 -
Lewitt LCT 441 Flex -
Lewitt LCT 440 -
Rode NT1a -
Aston Spirit -
AKG c214 -

CONDENSERS THAT SUPPORT LOW END:

Audio-Technica AT2020 -
Audio-Technica AT2035 -
Rode NT1 -
Audio-Technica AT4040 -

SUPER BUDGET CONDENSERS:

Samson C01 -
Behringer B1 -

TIMESTAMPS:

Intro: 00:00
Why This is Hard: 00:41
The “Short Cut” Mics: 01:41
Dynamics vs Condensers: 02:38
Qualities of a Dynamic: 03:37
Qualities of a Condenser: 04:21
Voiceover/Podcasting Mics: 06:03
Dynamic Instrument Mics: 06:35
Dynamic Vocal Mics: 07:13
Polar Patterns: 07:58
Frequency Response Charts: 10:09
How to Use a Frequency Response Chart: 11:51
Condensers for Higher Voices: 13:04
Condensers for Lower Voices: 13:41
Why I don’t Recommend USB Mics: 14:15
The $80 Minimum: 15:35
A Small Rant About the Audio Community: 16:15


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In case you want to know what gear I use all the time.

These are amazon affiliate links, so I get a percentage of the sale if you buy from these links, it's a nice way to support the channel!

Interface:

Scarlett 18i20 2nd Gen-

Microphones:

NT1 -
SM57 -

Synths and Controllers:

Launchpad Pro Mk. 3 -
Arturia MicroBrute -

Amp:

Boss Katana MKII-50 -

Software and DAWs

Ableton Live (Not an affiliate link)-
Avid Pro Tools -































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