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I just started and have a USB mic connection. It's not very good, as many of you probably know. What should I get? I do this just for fun, of course, and don't want to spend a bunch of money, can anyone advise?Thanks
I need the same advice.
I chose a fairly inexpensive vocal mic you would normally plug into an amp. This has a 1/4" connection which of course will not plug into the computer. I got an adapter at Radio Shack to reduce this plug to a 1/8" plug and then shoved that sucker in the mic hole on my sound card in the back of my computer.
Now I am wanting an even better mic but that will require me getting an effects box or mixer or pre-amp.
To keep it simple, I suggest you get a beginner vocal mic like the Audio Technica ATR30 and have the store help you select the correct cable and adapters you need.
You can also check Radio Shack. Think $30. Maybe need to watch for a sale. Decent mikes.
Here's a $20 mic with good uder reviews.
That one needs a separate cable purchase.
Thanks for the help, this will really help.
This depends on your voice. I've noticed that computer mics are better for higher pitched voices. Also, dynamic mics likewise. If you have a lower pitched male voice, I believe you'll need a large diaphragm condensor mic.
Mics are built for audio systems, and the web files also affect the sound--so I found it difficult to get any recommendations or even to test it at the store. Had to buy these and test.
I have a head set from radio shack very inexpensive Taxxi
I've noticed that some have effects on their mikes. How are able to do this? thanks Jan
Mixers, mic preamps, and virtually any effect you want can be purchased at music instrument shops.
Hello DDitte, I have experimented with 4 different Brands of Mics and to make a long story short I'm now recording on SingSnap with a $10.00 Labtec 277 Computer Mic that I bought on E-Bay. Listen to some of my recordings and see if you think a mic like that would work for you. I've recorded with expensive mics and sometimes I can't tell the difference.
Also Nannybear, your sound card may have software that creates sound effects. Creative XiFi, the one I use, uses Cubase LE to achieve this.
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