[LAU] Microphone advice

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Sun Apr 22 16:04:56 CEST 2018

Don't buy USB mics.

Always buy microphones that plug into an audio interface.

Unless you can guarantee you will only ever record and playback separately
(hint: almost nobody can guarantee this)

On Sun, Apr 22, 2018 at 9:45 AM, Roger <gurusonic at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 22/04/18 18:07, david wrote:
>> Good evening!
>> I currently don't have a microphone of any sort. I don't generally do a
>> lot of audio recording, but I do sing (sort of), play a Garcia Concert
>> Model 3 nylon string classical guitar, and occasionally do silly things
>> like play my collection of wind chimes ...
>> So - what would be a good, reasonably-priced mic for those uses?
>> Thanks.
>> I use and recommend the Audio-Technica AT2041SP Studio Microphone Pack.
> The AT2020 is great for vocals and the AT2021 is better for acoustic
> instruments. These are both condenser mics so you need an interface or
> mixer that can supply phantom power.
> https://www.audio-technica.com/cms/wired_mics/80a15233981be556/
> If you don't have an interface/mixer, there are two USB models available
> (I haven't used these):
> 16-bit, 44.1/48 kHz - https://www.audio-technica.com
> /cms/wired_mics/5879a6ca22e5aa7e/index.html
> 24-bit/96 kHz - https://www.audio-technica.com
> /cms/wired_mics/50c0cbe703025c75/index.html
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