USB Microphone


#1

What would be a decent recording/voice over USB mic under $100?


#2

Answers anyone…


#3

Hey ladies, I currently use the Yeti pro USB: highly recommend it! I’ve been able to record everything from audiobook narration to DJ Tags. :slight_smile: It gets the job done, easy on the ears, superior gain, and picks up all the nuances of anyone’s voice. :slight_smile: http://bluemic.com/yetipro/


#4

Zoom H1 we use for most our orders :slight_smile:


#5

Looks like you do videos and voiceovers. If you’re going to be on Fiverr for a while, I recommend a lavalier microphone. These are superior for videos, and can easily be used for voiceovers as well. USB mics are not as versatile for use with camcorders. I use a XLR setup going into phantom power (I avoid wireless) and then connect that to the “mic in” on my computer. You can get a decent setup for under $100, and super nice for $150-$200. This will save you from having to sell and re-upgrade later on if you decide to ramp up video production.


#6

Cool tips. Do you guys setup a “sound box” or use a sound proof room? I have found the closet in a bedroom if it has carpet works very well! All those clothes really soundproof the space. I used to do training video voice overs and often was in there for hours. LOL


#7

The yeti mic reminds me of R2D2, lol. I’d totally dress it up like it.



I’d like to get a new mic someday!


#8

For the money, you really can’t beat the “Samson Go Mic” in my opinion. I have purchased many different mics and I think you will really like this one for its professional quality and the fact that it is small, but loaded with options. The mic has two sides, three settings (controlled by a switch) and clarity is amazing… especially for the price. Honestly, I can’t tell a difference from my voice overs and the professional videos. Hope this helps, I am sure Samson isn’t the only one good for the money, but this thing lasts very well and can be transported easily.


#9

Wow thank you all for the overwhelming response! @donaldjr I was actually looking at the blue yeti


#10

@oranjewebdesign I’ve never heard of the Zoom H1…


#11

@jerebro the samson go was actually on my list as well. I was looking at the avid pro vocal mic as well, too many choices.


#12

@mintyone I would like a rather decent set up but would also like something just for now to do a better quality job then maybe something more advanced as I go on. But like you said should I just go for it now. Or do a better job and have to update later.


#13

I use a Blue Snowball mic, like this one:



http://www.musiciansfriend.com/pro-audio/blue-snowball-usb-microphone?src=3WWRWXGP



I do both voiceover/audiobook recordings on it and vocals for songs. For the money, it does great work @ceceliavo.



@lparziale, I record in my library, which is on the second floor of my house in a fairly quiet neighborhood. Sometimes I have to pause for a dog or a passing car, but it does well enough. One time, though, the mic picked up a tv being played in the basement because there’s a vent! :smiley:


#14

Well I found a good price for the Yeti so I bought it…now I’m anxiously awaiting it’s arrival!


#15

Thank you all for your input! I have heard only great things about the “Blue” brand!


#16

Answers anyone…


#17

Hey ladies, I currently use the Yeti pro USB: highly recommend it! I’ve been able to record everything from audiobook narration to DJ Tags. :slight_smile: It gets the job done, easy on the ears, superior gain, and picks up all the nuances of anyone’s voice. :slight_smile: http://bluemic.com/yetipro/


#18

Zoom H1 we use for most our orders :slight_smile:


#19

Looks like you do videos and voiceovers. If you’re going to be on Fiverr for a while, I recommend a lavalier microphone. These are superior for videos, and can easily be used for voiceovers as well. USB mics are not as versatile for use with camcorders. I use a XLR setup going into phantom power (I avoid wireless) and then connect that to the “mic in” on my computer. You can get a decent setup for under $100, and super nice for $150-$200. This will save you from having to sell and re-upgrade later on if you decide to ramp up video production.


#20

Cool tips. Do you guys setup a “sound box” or use a sound proof room? I have found the closet in a bedroom if it has carpet works very well! All those clothes really soundproof the space. I used to do training video voice overs and often was in there for hours. LOL