Technology What Microphones do you Use?

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  1. Andrew

    Andrew Superman Administrator

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    I personally use Rode Microphones for everything. For in person video I boom a Rode VideoMic Pro, and for my voice over work I use my Rode NT-1 :)

    What microphone(s) do you use?
     


  2. DragoNate

    DragoNate Well-Known Member TubeBuddy Star

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    Blue Snowball. It was the cheapest, yet highest quality mic I could get at the time, and I'm glad I did! I'm hoping to be able to get either the Razer Seiren mic soon, or something else of higher quality. Also really want a mic arm, shock mount and proper pop filter. This way the mic can be adjusted to go wherever and I don't have to sit so far forward :D
     


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  3. Andrew

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    I'd recommend the RODE-NT USB :D It's a great mic :) For arms I actually got a mic with an internal cable and I LOVE it so much less clutter.
     


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    Life Effects Active Member TubeBuddy Star

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    NTA1 ftw :)

    Coudn't find the clean image ^^
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    Aaron Well-Known Member Verified Professional

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    @Andrew and @Ikerot sold me on the NT-1 (Rode brand in general tbh) and I love their stuff... so its my main microphone.

    I've also got a Shure SM7B and an Astatic CTM 1500vp which are rarely used these days because of how good the NT-1 is.

    For my DSLR, my mic of choice is the Rode VideoMic Go (because I hate carrying extra batteries and if I really cared about audio quality I'd likely not use a shotgun mic personally... likely would use a handheld mic or a lapel mic.)

    EDIT: Recently picked up a Zoom H5 and Rode SmartLav+ for my DSLR.
     


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  6. Ikerot

    Ikerot Well-Known Member TubeBuddy Star

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    Currently using the Audio-Technica BP40. When I use my iphone to record, I had the Shure MV88 but I've now switched over to the Rode VideoMicro :F
     


  7. Shawn Gossman

    Shawn Gossman Active Member TubeBuddy Legend

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    For my videos I use the Rode VideoMic attached to my video camera or SLR. For live stream and podcasting, I use the Rode Podcaster Mic.
     


  8. ShuriBear

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    AT-2030 XLR mic is the mic I am currently using on a Rode PSA1 boomarm.
     


  9. DragoNate

    DragoNate Well-Known Member TubeBuddy Star

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    Hmm, thanks Andrew! I'll have to look at that one
     


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  10. Mark_LifeBeginsAt20

    Mark_LifeBeginsAt20 Newbie Member

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    Blue Yeti for my voiceover work, but a Rode VideoMicro on my camera. Both doing a fantastic job for me and no need right now to upgrade the yeti to a true professional level mic. New lenses, lighting and computer are higher on the priority list :p
     


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  11. Draconicrose

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    Honestly, I use my headset mic and it does the job. I'm looking to get a Blue Yeti as soon as I can afford to though.
     


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  12. Jay

    Jay Active Member TubeBuddy User

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    I'm with DragoNate. The Blue Snowball has done incredibly well for a cheap microphone. Once I reach 1,000 subscribers, I will think about potentially getting a new microphone. For now, I'm just going for fun!
     


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    Damon Active Member TubeBuddy User

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    Being a musician in a former life, microphones are my thing! I use a Sennheiser e835 for podcast-type work. I use a SE Electronics shot gun microphone--no longer produced--for most of my dslr camera work outside. I use a Giant Squid lavalier microphone for off axis work on my dlsr. I also have a Tascma DR 40 recorder and a Benhriger Q502 USB mixer.

    I came form the audio side and learned video. For me the audio is like more important than the video.
     


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  14. Andrew

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    People can excuse bad visual, but very rarely can excuse bad audio. Whether we realize it or not, we hear things before we see them.
     


  15. LineyDampzENT

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    I Also Use The Snowball I've Microphone I Have The White One It Does The Job.
     


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    Limitless HD Active Member TubeBuddy User

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    I just picked up a Blue Snowball for about $65. For the price its probably has one of the best if not the best sound quality.
     


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    To be honest I'm very impressed with the sound quality for the price.
     


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    Definitely. It was worth every penny. I just have to pick up a pop filter :)
     


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    I use a Razer seiren I got when I started school(computer animation) so I would have something nice to do voiceovers for animations for class. It works pretty decently. nowhere near as rough as the webcam mic i use to use.
     


  20. Ikerot

    Ikerot Well-Known Member TubeBuddy Star

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    oh yeah, I remember that mic when it came out. I never actually checked out the quality or if anybody is using it or not. How is it compared to something like the Blue Yeti?
     


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