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Best xlr microphone for YouTube content. (Also what is needed)

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So I like to make YouTube commentary (play video games and horror games) I got mostly everything down. Sony Vegas 16 (editing software), good gaming pc I built, audio is just one thing I want to upgrade. My blue yeti is what I want to give up on. So I’m looking for some great xlr microphones. I found a great deal for the AT2020 for 90$ off but if there’s is anything better please do tell me! Budget for microphone is 150. I also need to know what I need for it to work with my computer. I got the scarlet 2i2 solo as that’s what I need. This is my pc setup if you need to see that. 

 

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I'd go with the AT2020 and you already have a good interface to go with it. Other than your preferred audio recording software, you've got what you need for it to work. (and dont forget a popfilter)

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I used to have a small recording setup where I would record singer/songwriters, mostly college friends and used this set. (not this exact set as it was 10 years ago) but it was basically this exact microphone and set up, the usb interface is newer, microphone is basically still the same. I was impressed with how easy everything was to setup and mic quality was great. This kit will have everything you need to get it hooked up to your PC for $299.

 

https://www.musiciansfriend.com/pro-audio/tascam-us-2x2-pop-filter-package/j15723000000000

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If you want a dynamic mic rather than. A condenser mic if that suits your needs better the Shure sm 58 are really good


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i would reccommand just like @rice guru said, to use an Shure SM58. you don't need a popfilter with that because it has is built in. and these things can take some serious beating before they break, so if you act a little rough, it doesn't matter. also they sound really good. If noise from your pc is a problem, you can get the shure beta58, those are less sensitive to the sides. For more info on which you should choose, read here a little, https://www.keymusic.com/shure-sm58-vs-beta58a/ 

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
On 6/17/2019 at 12:21 AM, rice guru said:

If you want a dynamic mic rather than. A condenser mic if that suits your needs better the Shure sm 58 are really good

I think I’m gonna go with that. 

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