Microphones and interfaces

What microphone should you use?

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I went through a few microphones before I settled on a Shure SM7B Dynamic Vocal Microphone https://amzn.to/49FohDq
This is the microphone that professional podcasters use to record their shows. I used lower end microphones and they sounded hollow or tinny and I didn’t want my recordings to sound like something I wouldn’t want to listen to. I am sensitive to the way things sound so I wanted it to sound rich and full and this microphone does that job well. People also seem to like the Blue Yeti https://amzn.to/3sDdHML. I tried it and it didn’t work well for the sound that I wanted, but again, everyone hears tones differently, so it’s up to your personal preference.

All that being said…There are people that are now recording on their iPhones which may or may not give you a good sound. Technology has been growing by leaps and bounds since I made my audio recording, so you might experiment with different devices to see if they work for you. There are now post production AI audio editors that will even take out a vacuum in the background. You can start out in the best way possible and not do as much post production. Or you can fix things after the fact. The choice is up to you. We are living in the future, so things can be easier than we ever thought possible!

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There is something else that you need for recording that I haven’t mentioned yet and that is a box that helps to boost the sound from your microphone to the computer. The one I use is called Focusrite SCARLETT 2I2   https://amzn.to/3MKe3bo You plug this into your computer and then you plug your microphone and headphones into it. It helps to boost the sound of your voice into the computer. It also allows you to monitor how you sound.

I needed an adapter because I have a MacBook Pro, but if you are using a PC it should be plug and play.