Experience with a Microphone

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Jun 26, 2021, 7:14:21 PMJun 26
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I need the wisdom of the group.  The mike on my laptop for making a teaching video is limited to my speaking directly into it.  Playing a bell tree doesn’t work well.  I’m thinking about adding a microphone.  I’ve checked out Best Buy and they suggested Snowball by Blue for $69.00.  Does anyone have any experience with that?

Barb Brocker

Jason Krug

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Jun 26, 2021, 7:27:04 PMJun 26
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I recently bought this one for making bell recordings, and it works great. Ten dollars cheaper than the Snowball.



That said, I know folks who have had good results with the Snowball (I have the Blue Yeti and am happy with it), so I think it would be a good choice, as well.  

Jason


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Jun 26, 2021, 7:31:47 PMJun 26
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Thanks, Jason.  And great job today.  I marvel at how fast you compose.

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Charles Peery

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Jun 26, 2021, 9:18:00 PMJun 26
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Barbara, I have a Blue Snowball, I bought it to record harp.  It works but I don’t like it that well in terms of sound quality.  To close and the sound is unpleasant, too far away and the pickup falls way off pretty fast and I’m getting extraneous noises. I’ve had instrumentalists tell me I bought the wrong mic because it was built primarily as a podcast mic.  Who knew?

Chuck in Palm Springs

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I need the wisdom of the group.  The mike on my laptop for making a teaching video is limited to my speaking directly into it.  Playing a bell tree doesn’t work well.  I’m thinking about adding a microphone.  I’ve checked out Best Buy and they suggested Snowball by Blue for $69.00.  Does anyone have any experience with that?
Barb Brocker

Ellie Hodder

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Jun 26, 2021, 9:37:19 PMJun 26
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A good microphone is worth it. Learning how to create an optimal audio mix is transformative. It’s a partnership IMHO. Best, Ellie

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Jun 26, 2021, 9:43:44 PMJun 26
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Thanks, Chuck.  That helps a lot.

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Linda Krantz

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Jun 27, 2021, 5:23:54 PMJun 27
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I bought a Blue Yeti USB mic, and have done all my solo recording with it.  It is not a podcast mic, and it is more expensive, but I think it has worked well for me.  It is a trick to figure out exactly how far or how close the mic should be, that’s for sure.  It takes a bit of experimentation.  But once you figure it out, you’re good to go.

Linda Krantz
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Jun 27, 2021, 10:47:09 PMJun 27
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Thanks, Linda!

Centenary UMC McComb

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Jun 28, 2021, 11:02:22 AMJun 28
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Several years ago I bought an Audio Technica AT2020 USB mic. I've used it for everything from recording vocals (during my virtual voice lessons) and recording for Filmscores. It's worked very well, similar to the Yeti or Snowball. I've yet to record bells with it as we record live through our soundboard at church.

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Ellie Hodder

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Jun 28, 2021, 11:48:25 AMJun 28
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Agree. I have an Audio Tecnica 2035 which is my go-to. AND the more I learn about audio editing, the better the output. Ellie 


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Jun 28, 2021, 1:47:18 PMJun 28
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I have one of those and it is great.  Any Blue product is a good choice.

 

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