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  1. aleksandarwlasow4

    aleksandarwlasow4 Newbie

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    Hello, I find a studio mic for home records.

    Now I am hesitating between Rode NT USB and Blue Yeti USB Microphone

    I need an inexpensive microphone that will not make noise and wheeze on the record. The second question is whether you need to buy a professional sound card or is a good microphone enough?
     
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    I'd say go with the Yeti:like:

    ..wheez.. dafuk??
     
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    When you say "home records", I am assuming you mean home recording. It's still difficult to give the best answer without knowing what type of material or what the application is.
     
  5. boomoperator

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    If you're buying a USB mic, you can't use it with a soundcard. Those mics act as a soundcard.
    Soundcards (or audio interface as we like to call them) don't have USB inputs for mics.
     
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    Are you certain you want a USB interface? You may find some difficulties running that at the same time as an ASIO interface in many applications.
     
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    If it is for voice, in none treated rooms I am a big fan of dynamic mics. Maybe a live vocal dynamic (or live condenser) mic. In home areas I always had better results with a dynamic-Mic (Live - Mic) compared to condenser-Mic.
     
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    Yes, I need a USB, but I am ready to consider other connectors
     
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    I found a Sennheiser MD 421 II in the review https://techzelo.com/best-studio-microphones/ , 421 it seems to me that this is a good option.

    Will I have to buy a sound card with 421?
     
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    Yes, you have to buy an audio interface!
    It's a great snare mic. Love it :)
     
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    Rhode NT1 and a Interface muh man
    or if your not comfortable mixing yet i hear the NT1-A has a nice bump
     
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    The Rode NT1 is a great mic, but it's a condenser microphone which means it will pick up EVERYTHING around you. So if you want to purchase this mic be aware of your surroundings and how much noise there is. Otherwise, you should pick up a dynamic mic. XLR choices if you're on a budget would be a Shure SM58 $100 or Behringer xm8500 $20 if you want something cheaper. If you want a USB mic then an Audio Technica ATR2100 would suit you fine. Just be sure to pick up a windscreen for either one of those. Blue Yeti is the choice for streamers, not musicians.
     
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    They used dozens of 421 mics to capture almost everything at The Concert for Bangladesh. See how many you can spot in this video.



    Personally, if I was starting out and only would use one microphone it would be a Shure SM57 because it sounds good on most guitar cabinets, drums, voices and lots of other stuff. You could buy three 57s to just one 421 for the same money.

    [​IMG]post pics
     
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    That's the only mic I have since I make few recordings.One of the most versatile mic for €150.It can record everything.
    I think it's the best choice as a first mic.

    But you need an audio interface with a preamp.
     
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    you can buy good mic in allixp here scroll down to there is many options
     
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    how about AT2020
     
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    Condenser mics such as the Rode NT-1 need a pre-amp with 48v phantom power to work, DAW soft needs a low latency audio interface in order to record, so the person can perform without hearing any delay difference from what they play/sing and the audio coming from the computer.
    This is done by utilizing ASIO drivers in Windows and ASIO/Core Audio in macOS with the use of an audio interface that supports these protocols. Built-in chips such as the Realtek used in the majority of motherboards can use free virtual ASIO drivers but those chips are very bad for recording analog signals and do not support condenser mics. So, with either platform you need an audio interface (soundcard) with at least one mic pre-amp and 48v phantom power. From what you wrote i understand you budget is limited, so you should look at the lower end of external usb cards. Something like a Focusrite Scarlett Solo will do the job. Here:
    https://www.thomann.de/gr/focusrite_scarlett_solo_3rd_gen.htm
    Cheers
    PS: @Sombra is right about condenser mics, if you have a noisy environment that you can't contain, it might be safer to pick a cheaper dynamic mic because it will not pick all the external noise you may have in your room. You will still need a proper audio interface to record with low latency.
     
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