Are you looking for a Microphone for your Recordings? You can consider getting a USB Microphone instead, because they are easier to set up and you do not have to be bothered with messy cables and you do not need to get a Mixer in order to power it (most Condenser Microphones need a +48V Phantom power)
Whether you are recording your vocals for a song, doing a Pod Cast or using the microphone for your Skype calls, a USB Microphone is the easiest to setup.
With conventional microphones (Condenser or Dynamic Microphones) and a mixer, there is something else that you need to purchase in order to record your voice into your computer. You will need to purchase an Audio Interface, to get the Audio signals into your computer – and usually with these Audio Interface, you might not need a mixer to power the Condenser Microphones – but still, there will be additional cables around and you need to purchase this Audio Interface separately.
But, with a USB Microphone, you just need to plug it into your computer’s USB port – its almost Plug & Play! – No mixer needed, No additional Audio Interface needed, and no messy cables, just one USB cable into your computer.
For certain models, you might need to install some drivers – they either come with the USB Microphone or usually there will be a download link in the Instruction Manuals.
Some of these USB Microphones might come with some simple Recording software, but if have already gotten your own recording software like the GarageBand for Mac, then you could just record directly into GarageBand.
Most of these USB Microphones are quite low cost – there is actually nothing wrong with Chinese Mics or Brandless Mics, if you take good care of them and do not abuse them, they could last you for a while too!
But if you want something of a good quality, and do not mind paying the price, you might want to consider the Apogee MiC 96k Professional Quality Microphone (for Mac & Windows).
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