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Usb microphones

Discussion in 'Microphones' started by garyhollander, Dec 6, 2007.

  1. Hello everyone i am gary and i am a singer an amateur singer and i want to record my vocals at home i am on a low budget i live in holland i am a student that's why the low budget now i have a few questions, someone told me the snowball usb mic from blue is very good quality does anyone recomend it someone also recommended usb mic mxl 006 what are your views on that one and other wise what would you recommend me buying cause i have a very normal soundcard nothing fancy thanks in advanced
  2. rockstardave

    rockstardave Active Member

    well since no one else has responded, i'll take a quick stab at it:

    most USB mics in that price range will be very similar. i'd suggest that they will be close enough so that any difference does not really matter.

    that said, the Snowball is a pretty fly mic, even for regular (non-usb) microphones.

    i have a few mxl microphones (none are the usb variety) and i've been disappointed with them. they're usually the last to come out.
  3. bent

    bent No Bad Vibes! Well-Known Member

    I've never been impressed with Marshalls myself.
    I imagine the Blue would be worth the investment.

    USB mics seem like an odd idea to me in a critical recording environment
    (webcams and multiplayer games come to mind when I think about them).
  4. Well thank you guys for answering i apreciate it ,but ia have sorta of a delema maybee one of you can help me with . I have shure mic shure 58 and y wanna record myself at home. now the problem ios i don;t have a very good sound card just avarage so the line to go in my pc is like a mini plug i have treied to buy a cable xlr to plus the shure mic in my poc to reord with that , but the volume is very low etc of the mic. So i thought maybee a usb mic would be better cause it's via usb and maybee better to record my voice like the snowball from blue , so what would you recomend buy the blue mic or stay with the other one but look for a way for it to fit, sorry if my enlgish is noit the best i am from curacao and island in the carribean thank isn advance
  5. bent

    bent No Bad Vibes! Well-Known Member

    It doesn't work like that.
    Mics don't go into soundcards.
    Nor should mics connect into a computer via a USB cable...

    Get a 1 or 2 channel preamp w/ XLR inputs - A firewire A/D preamp box, you'll be right as rain.

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