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Any recommendations for a USB microphone?

9 minutes ago, The Flying Sloth said:

Short answer, get one of the mics rice or I have suggested, they're good and if the USB bit ever breaks you can use them as a normal mic.

Not only that they sound better off a decent interface. So if you figure out how to make that xlr  setup of yours work for you then you have another mic to use it with.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi,

 

I have been using a mixer and microphone setup for a while and it has been nothing but trouble. Whilst I appreciate you can get better sounds etc from it. I just want to avoid the hastle. I was looking at the AT2020 usb mic. I was wondering if anyone had any other suggestions?

 

Thanks

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I have the AT2020 USB. It works great. Have had it for like 2 years. No problems with it at all.


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The ath 2020 is pretty good but if you run mechanical keyboard or are in a untreated room a dynamic mic will probably treat you better something like a Samson q2u or the one I use a at2005


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i got yeti nano a time ago before i move to canada and i liked very much. also i got samson meteor i used a lot 

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I'd suggest you stay away from pure USB mics, it's not an uncommon sight to see someone in here with a USB mic with crazy unfixable issues, especially the 2020USB, IIRC it has no gain control on it so in some usecases it constantly peaks.

Instead I'd suggest a USB/XLR mic that allows you to use it with an audio interface should you choose to upgrade to one in future, it also allows for an out if the USB circuit dies so you're not just stuck with a paperweight. Best options are the T.bone MB88U, Samson Q2U and AT 2005 but I'm sure many others are available. 

If you're looking for a little more info on studio mics and whatnot the link in my signature may be of interest to you.


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3 hours ago, The Flying Sloth said:

I'd suggest you stay away from pure USB mics, it's not an uncommon sight to see someone in here with a USB mic with crazy unfixable issues, especially the 2020USB, IIRC it has no gain control on it so in some usecases it constantly peaks.

Instead I'd suggest a USB/XLR mic that allows you to use it with an audio interface should you choose to upgrade to one in future, it also allows for an out if the USB circuit dies so you're not just stuck with a paperweight. Best options are the T.bone MB88U, Samson Q2U and AT 2005 but I'm sure many others are available. 

If you're looking for a little more info on studio mics and whatnot the link in my signature may be of interest to you.

Thanks for the info, your link is very helpful but I really am a novice when it comes to this. Is there anyway we could chat and you could give me a rundown of the basics? Or just a link to something useful etc, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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57 minutes ago, JazzzOnYourDace said:

Thanks for the info, your link is very helpful but I really am a novice when it comes to this. Is there anyway we could chat and you could give me a rundown of the basics? Or just a link to something useful etc, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Short answer, get one of the mics rice or I have suggested, they're good and if the USB bit ever breaks you can use them as a normal mic.


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9 minutes ago, The Flying Sloth said:

Short answer, get one of the mics rice or I have suggested, they're good and if the USB bit ever breaks you can use them as a normal mic.

Not only that they sound better off a decent interface. So if you figure out how to make that xlr  setup of yours work for you then you have another mic to use it with.


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Storage:x1 280 gb kingston ssd x1 1tb WD blue hdd x1 2tb seagate barraccuda 

 PSU:650 GQ Cooling:be quite! BK009 Keyboard:ducky one 2 rgb full sized Mouse:G502, Model o Operating System:win 10

Desktop audio gear: topping d10 --->  monolith Cavelli Liquid Spark---> Beyerdynamic dt 990 , Sennheiser Hd 58x, Hifiman HE4xx, AKG k240, AKG k52

Speaker Setup: Topping PA3--->Micca RB42

My portable setup: fiio Q1 mk2, fiio ubtr, fiio btr1k,fiio btr5---> whatever bud or IEM Im feeling that day

 AKG y50bt,Sennheiser HD 4.40

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Posted · Original PosterOP
8 hours ago, rice guru said:

Not only that they sound better off a decent interface. So if you figure out how to make that xlr  setup of yours work for you then you have another mic to use it with.

Awesome! Thanks for the help guys, really appreciate it

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