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Best Microphone for recording professional screencast?

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  1. richestmaninbabylon

    richestmaninbabylon Junior Member

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    Hello BHW,

    I wanted to get anyone's feedback I could on a good sub-$100 microphone to record voice with during camtasia screen recordings.

    I have a $30 headset but the audio sounds horrible and it's about time I invest in a better Mic.

    I'm leaning towards to MXL - MXL 990 Large Diaphragm Condenser. It's about $86 on Amazon. I'll also make my own DIY sound diffuser with spare foam and materials I have.

    Anybody have any experience with decent Mic's?

    Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.:pray:
     
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    Sombrero Senior Member

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    Look for the Samson USB condenser.
     
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    SeoPublicist Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I have two, AT2020 and behringer C1. C1 is almost the same for $50 last time i checked. I use my AT2020 for guitar recording but
    both are pretty much the same, I just got tired of moving them from place to place and ended up snatching the C1. eBay/Amazon
    cheap pop filter, arm stand and you're good to go.
     
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    ChanzGrande Elite Member

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    I have used Logitech G230 gaming headset for voiceovers for the past couple of years(available on ebay for $30) with no real problem, but this Samson USB condenser mic should easily meet your needs as well.
     
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    tahsindse Registered Member

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    Hi mate!
    I am using AT2020 USB by Audio-Technica since three months and these are working in good manner. I've also used Alesis podcasting kit.
     
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    Lomomu Junior Member

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    I need to get a new mic myself right now, definitely keen on some good suggestions around the $200 mark.
     
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    I've tried the blue yeti pro. Didn't disappoint.
     
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    I own a Blue Yeti Pro and its quite nice. They run about $120 new. They also have different integrated profiles that you can change from the mic itself.
     
  9. Lomomu

    Lomomu Junior Member

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    I ended up getting a Samson USB Meteor mic, I'd say it's pretty good, even though it's absolutely horrible hearing yourself on the mic for the first time lol.

    Cost around $70 from the store.