Podcasting Microphone

Best Mic for Recording in Noisy Environment

Recording a podcast sounds easy. It’s only when you get to the task, you realize how seemingly small things make the process difficult. One such issue is recording in a noisy environment. The best mic for recording in a noisy environment will be a direction mic with a low-cut filter. Shure SM7B and Electro-Voice RE 20 excel at this. Regardless of the used microphone, always speak directly to the mic. …

Podcasting Microphone

Do Dynamic Microphones Need Pop Filters and How to Use Them

When buying your first recording gear, it is natural to wonder do dynamic microphones need pop filters? Generally, they do, with some exceptions, but we will also answer the “why? question. Dynamic microphones need pop filters to block plosives and sibilance, as you can’t easily edit them. Some mics come with a built-in filter, so you don’t need to put anything on top of the mic’s capsule. Premium dynamic mics …

Condenser Microphone

Why is Your Condenser Microphone Too Quiet?

Many people have a common complaint about their condenser mics. They find that occasionally, their condenser microphone is too quiet. Most of us struggle with this at some point. The most common reasons why your condenser microphone is too quiet include incorrectly set gain, lack of phantom power, issues with input, or cable, mic positioning, or incorrect direct monitoring settings. All of those can be tested in 15 minutes to …

Podcasting Microphone

15 Best Budget Microphones for Podcasting & Streaming 2022

Being on a budget with an urgent need to start a podcast is not a comfortable place. Everybody talks about Shure SM7B, but you are only looking for the best budget microphone for podcasting. I know! Looking at all the available mics on the market, the best budget microphone for podcasting for under $80 is Samson Q2U. If you can spend $100, then you should pick Rode PodMic. The best …

Podcasting Microphone

How Much Does a Dynamic Microphone Cost?

I’ve worked over the years with many mics from different price ranges, and I’ve experienced some great ones and some bad ones. I will tell you exactly how does a good dynamic mic costs. Dynamic microphone cost is in the range of $20 to $1000. A good dynamic mic costs between $200-$500 (e.g. SM7B). Mics below $200 sound good if made with precision by a recognized manufacturer (e.g. Shure, Rode). …

Podcasting Microphone

What is the Average Cost of a Mic? Read & Don’t Overpay!

One of the cheapest mics in the world, Cylewet Electret mic, costs c.a. $0.7, while the most expensive mic, Brauner VM1S retails for around $10,799.00. So the average cost of a mic is a complex issue. The majority of microphones cost between $5 to $5,000. The average cost of a good quality mic is between $100-$500. This price range holds mics for various purposes. Mics above $500 are suitable only in …

Podcasting mic setup for improved audio quality

How to Setup a Microphone? 20 Tips for Pro Quality

The first time I bought a good recording mic, I struggled to get the best audio out of it. It was frustrating as the mic price was over $200. Now, after years of experimenting with many mics, I can comfortably tell you how to set up your microphone for the best quality. Your correct microphone setup will solve many potential audio issues, but I will also cover few additional parameters …

Windscreen and pop filter

What is the Difference Between a Pop-filter and a Windscreen?

I didn’t knew much about a pop-filter and a windscreen. I worked in the local radio station for a couple of months before deciding to start my podcast. Yet all that time it never occurred to me that I should understand how recording equipment works! And when I had to buy my own small recording set-up, I was overwhelmed. I was puzzled about a number of things, including pop-filters and …

Best Podcasting Microphone Stand

Best Podcasting Microphone Stand – Buyer’s Guide 2022

If you are planning to start a podcast or you already have a show, you know that most professional mics shouldn’t be handheld. To avoid vibrations and continuously changing the position of your mic, you need a reliable stand. The best podcasting microphone stand will help you with the quality of your show and simultaneously protect your gear. Podcasts are immensely popular in the USA, and more and more people …