There are plenty of steps you can take to maximize the sound quality of your voice-overs and talk segments. Perhaps the most important step, however, is the microphone. Below is a list of five tried-and-true microphones that are highly recommended.
1. Blue Snowball iCE Condenser Microphone, Cardioid $49
The Blue Snowball iCE Condenser Microphone is easy to set up. Simply plug it in to your computer for crystal-clear, professional sounding audio -- no driver installations necessary.
2. Samson Meteor Mic USB Studio Microphone $69.99
This condenser mic is small and easily portable making it great for on-the-go broadcasts or recordings. No matter what you’re recording or broadcasting, you’ll get professional sounding results. This microphone is also ready to use right out of the box without any driver installations.
3. Blue Yeti USB Microphone $121.05
The Yeti’s three condenser capsule technology produces professional sounding audio. With a large mute button and zero-latency headphone output, you’ll have great control over your talk segments and other recorded audio.
4. Electro-Voice RE320 $295
The RE320 from Electro-Voice is great for capturing a wide variety of audio sources. It utilizes a humbucking coil technology, allowing your broadcast or recording to be free of hums and other noises found in other dynamic microphones.
5. Shure SM7B Vocal Dynamic Microphone, Cardioid $399
The SM7B features a "shield" against electromagnetic hums and other noises picked up from computer monitors and other electrical devices. It can accommodate a variety of audio, from softly spoken word to screaming rock, while still sounding clean and natural.
Updated on April 20, 2018.
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