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Lamaci says

Hello,

can anyone help me with choosing best external audio card and microphone for podcasting? I’m starting new project (video tutorials) and i want to buy these components for better recording my voice. I want to clean voice without any noise or something :).

I don’t know how to choose external audio card and microphone. Also i want pop-up filter and microphone holder (i mean this http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51kgduaxz9L._SL1180_.jpg) Budget is something around 200e or higher but i will be happy with 200e :)

Thank you very much and sorry for my english :D

Regards, Lamaci

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simaudio says

This is quite an old thread but I don’t see why it shouldn’t apply now, some good info here.

http://audiojungle.net/forums/thread/what-microphone-would-you-recommend/31312?page=1

hope it helps :)

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JHungerX says

Hey Lamaci,

Have you thought about just using a USB microphone? It might be better from an ease of use perspective and also would be cheaper than buying a separate mic/interface. One that seems to get good marks, has gain controls on the mic itself as well as its own stand is the Blue Yeti (there’s a Pro version and a standard version, but for podcasting you can probably get away with the standard version): http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Yeti/.

As far as pop filters go, Stedman makes good ones, but they’re expensive for what they are. Here’s one I saw on Sweetwater for not too much: http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/PopFilter6/. Or you can just grab some pantyhose and a wire and make one for a couple of bucks that will be just as effective (but not pretty :)).

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Lamaci says

Thank’s for fast response :)

simaudio – thank you, i check it :)

JHungerX – i want to clean voice, so i don’t care about money :). My friend told me that i can’t achive best results without external audio card so some tips about that will be good :). Do you think that ONLY microphone will be enought? Without external audio card?

Regards, Lamaci

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JHungerX says

JHungerX – i want to clean voice, so i don’t care about money :). My friend told me that i can’t achive best results without external audio card so some tips about that will be good :). Do you think that ONLY microphone will be enought? Without external audio card?

I guess it depends on what you’re looking for when you say best results, and how much you don’t care about money :). No, IMO any USB mic will not be a top of the line microphone, and will have its own converters that won’t be top of the line either. Also, I believe that the Yeti mic that I pointed to will only give you 16bit recording, which is not optimal for pro sound either (although I could be wrong. I’m pretty sure that the Pro version will do 24 bit recording, though). But you will get decent results (i.e. it’s a condenser mic and will pick up your voice clearly), whereas to get a large improvement you will be spending a lot more, and the setup won’t be as plug and play as using a USB mic.

But yeah, check out the link that Simaudio pointed to – I have a response there that would pretty much be the same as what I’d recommend here.

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Lamaci says

Thank you for your adive :). I have last question:

I have cheap audio card on motherboard, so when i plug USB microphone (YETI) it will be poor quality. Am i right? So, i need buy audio card anyway, no?

(sorry for my english)

Regards, Lamaci

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Art-of-Sound says

Not necessarily. For voice recording it should be sufficient. Microphone is the main component here.

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Lamaci says

Thank you :) i go shoping!

Regards, Lamaci

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