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What type of mic do you use?
USB mic
42%
 42% [ 28 ]
wired mic
4%
 4% [ 3 ]
desktop mic
21%
 21% [ 14 ]
condenser mic
13%
 13% [ 9 ]
dynamic mic
3%
 3% [ 2 ]
karaoke mic
6%
 6% [ 4 ]
professional studio mic
10%
 10% [ 7 ]
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PostSubject: What type of mic do you use? 1st July 2012, 23:38

What type of mic do you use?
- USB mic
- wired mic
- desktop mic
- condenser mic
- dynamic mic
- karaoke mic
- professional studio mic
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PostSubject: Re: What type of mic do you use? 2nd July 2012, 03:16

usb mic for me...it's the snowball one. :] too poor to get a professional one ]:
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PostSubject: Re: What type of mic do you use? 2nd July 2012, 13:01

Haha personally I own a USB mic (Blue's Yeti, which I love to bits *w*)


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PostSubject: Re: What type of mic do you use? 2nd July 2012, 13:16

Had been toying around w the idea of getting a decent mic, but $'s a constraint. :/

How come there isn't a phone mic option? :P Most of my friends actually use their iphones to record for me and the recordings actually sound quite good~
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PostSubject: Re: What type of mic do you use? 2nd July 2012, 13:43

More than one mic here, so I can't really vote. It depends on the song situation. ^^;;

USB mic: doesn't get used much, but is best for songs where I need strong highs (very weak mids, non existent lows without EQ intervention). It gives my voice a raspy quality (good for high layered harmonies), so it works for raps as well if I decide to switch.

inbuilt laptop mic: decent highs, strong mids and lows. Good for harmonies where my lyrics and enunciation doesn't need to be very strong.

wired mic: good highs, mids, and okay lows. I use this the most. It's not as smooth in quality as the inbuilt, but it's not raspy/wispy like the USB. Has good balance and never needs EQ intervention.

Webcam mic: I'm starting to experiment with this. It's like the wired mic and has good balance, but is louder than the wired, so I'll have to play with the dynamics to prevent clipping and distortion.

Sony Walkman mic: one of my mp3 players has a built in mic. Doesn't record the best quality mp3s (160kbps) and is very sensitive (once used it to record a lecture and it caught everything: every cough, paper shuffle, outside noise, everything). It's fine if I want to record something quick and untimed (balanced like the wired), but I would have to listen to the song separate on my computer or my second mp3 player. Used sparingly because of the sensitivity and limited space I currently have (only 238Mbs left, I think).
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PostSubject: Re: What type of mic do you use? 3rd July 2012, 13:23

can someone help describe these mics for people like me? LOL XD

i use a USB mic. i mean it's connected to my laptop via USB port but the mic itself is just like the ones in karaoke...
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PostSubject: Re: What type of mic do you use? 3rd July 2012, 13:25

jiroSHExfilesTATU wrote:
can someone help describe these mics for people like me? LOL XD

i use a USB mic. i mean it's connected to my laptop via USB port but the mic itself is just like the ones in karaoke...

Hahaha! I get what you mean, that's the one I use too :P
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PostSubject: Re: What type of mic do you use? 3rd July 2012, 17:02

Jessica wrote:
Had been toying around w the idea of getting a decent mic, but $'s a constraint. :/

How come there isn't a phone mic option? :P Most of my friends actually use their iphones to record for me and the recordings actually sound quite good~

then next time use iphone to record la =P
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PostSubject: Re: What type of mic do you use? 4th July 2012, 11:16

I don't... actually... have a mic. ^^" Too poor to get one, lol. My dad won't allow me to spend money on mics.

So... I use the free earbuds that came with my iPod. ^^"
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PostSubject: Re: What type of mic do you use? 1st September 2013, 01:00

I use my iPhone at the moment... But I'm working on saving up enough money to buy a decent-quality one... Suggestions, anyone? ;o
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PostSubject: Re: What type of mic do you use? 1st September 2013, 01:19

Alisha Amy-Jane wrote:
I use my iPhone at the moment... But I'm working on saving up enough money to buy a decent-quality one... Suggestions, anyone? ;o
the snowball mic is pretty good :D that's what I use right now
it's a usb mic and i bought it with the money that i saved last year. i tried to buy a cheap one that costs $15 on amazon but it didn't work well for me ;( if you want a cheap and decent quality mic then this one would be pretty good :3
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PostSubject: Re: What type of mic do you use? 1st September 2013, 02:52

Alisha Amy-Jane wrote:
I use my iPhone at the moment... But I'm working on saving up enough money to buy a decent-quality one... Suggestions, anyone? ;o
Technically, what I'm about to suggest is a webcam, but it comes with a mic built in that's pretty good in terms of quality. You don't have to use the webcam itself to have access to the mic. You just have to set your daw to use the webcam instead of the pc mic.

Logitech Quickcam E2500 is what I use. It's outdated (XP/Vista compatible), but it works in Windows 7 and 8 (32 and 64 bit).

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=m570.l3201&_nkw=logitech+quickcam+e2500&_sacat=0

It's not expensive. I don't think I spent more than $20 getting it from Walmart, but I don't recall the exact price.
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PostSubject: Re: What type of mic do you use? 1st September 2013, 09:05

yukinaq wrote:
the snowball mic is pretty good :D that's what I use right now
it's a usb mic and i bought it with the money that i saved last year. i tried to buy a cheap one that costs $15 on amazon but it didn't work well for me ;( if you want a cheap and decent quality mic then this one would be pretty good :3
I've heard a lot about the snowball, but I wasn't sure if it was as good quality as everyone says it is... But, now I'm starting to definitely consider buying it. :3 Thankyouu

LaurenLCD wrote:
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Technically, what I'm about to suggest is a webcam, but it comes with a mic built in that's pretty good in terms of quality. You don't have to use the webcam itself to have access to the mic. You just have to set your daw to use the webcam instead of the pc mic.
Thank-you for giving me the idea, I might think about it. ^w^
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PostSubject: Re: What type of mic do you use? 3rd September 2013, 11:46

Alisha Amy-Jane wrote:
yukinaq wrote:
the snowball mic is pretty good :D that's what I use right now
it's a usb mic and i bought it with the money that i saved last year. i tried to buy a cheap one that costs $15 on amazon but it didn't work well for me ;( if you want a cheap and decent quality mic then this one would be pretty good :3
I've heard a lot about the snowball, but I wasn't sure if it was as good quality as everyone says it is... But, now I'm starting to definitely consider buying it. :3 Thankyouu
To hop on what yuki said, i have the snowball itself (along with the mini version of it i forgot what it call) but i can tell you from experience the snowball is really good. it is on the expensive side but it's worth the cost especially when you do as many collabs/covers as others. plus it makes learning new things (like mixing, recording, etc) easier. i like the fact that it has 3 different setting for you to choose from depending on your environment while you record. i think i brought mine for around $50. i can give you the site which i brought them (i brought the small one from there also). good quality and good price. :]
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PostSubject: Re: What type of mic do you use? 3rd September 2013, 13:42

phannie. wrote:
To hop on what yuki said, i have the snowball itself (along with the mini version of it i forgot what it call) but i can tell you from experience the snowball is really good. it is on the expensive side but it's worth the cost especially when you do as many collabs/covers as others. plus it makes learning new things (like mixing, recording, etc) easier. i like the fact that it has 3 different setting for you to choose from depending on your environment while you record. i think i brought mine for around $50. i can give you the site which i brought them (i brought the small one from there also). good quality and good price. :]
Thank-you for your advice. I've decided to buy the snowball. xP I think I'll buy it from eBay since it's more convenient but hopefully I'll have it soon. ~~ I'm excited now xD Been meaning to buy a decent microphone for the past 2 years. :3
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PostSubject: Re: What type of mic do you use? 3rd September 2013, 13:50

Alisha Amy-Jane wrote:
phannie. wrote:
To hop on what yuki said, i have the snowball itself (along with the mini version of it i forgot what it call) but i can tell you from experience the snowball is really good. it is on the expensive side but it's worth the cost especially when you do as many collabs/covers as others. plus it makes learning new things (like mixing, recording, etc) easier. i like the fact that it has 3 different setting for you to choose from depending on your environment while you record. i think i brought mine for around $50. i can give you the site which i brought them (i brought the small one from there also). good quality and good price. :]
Thank-you for your advice. I've decided to buy the snowball. xP I think I'll buy it from eBay since it's more convenient but hopefully I'll have it soon. ~~ I'm excited now xD Been meaning to buy a decent microphone for the past 2 years. :3
Ooh good luck. I know you will love it.
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PostSubject: Re: What type of mic do you use? 5th September 2013, 08:00

So the type I use I would say is both a karaoke mic and a usb one. The one I use comes from my PlayStation 2 American Idol game. I tried asking for another mic, but....I got First Act USB mic. I don't like First Act because of the fact that whenever I plug it, the sounds from the PC all get muted as I record. If I want to use someone's YouTube video that has an instrumental in it, (that I asked and got permission to use, but they don't have a download link) I can not record with the YouTube instrumental video in the background.
Though, First Act does have some sort of mixing program which I didn't really play around a lot because I found it to be a bit overwhelming due not really knowing much about mixing.

As for the American Idol mic, I like it because whenever I plug it in the sounds are not muted. Taking the previous YouTube statement, the exact opposite happens when I use American Idol microphone I can record with a YouTube instrumental video in the background~
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