Best USB Microphones for Home Recording

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by alexvolf, Jul 7, 2019.

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    Microphone quality apart, it would be very difficult to make a useful home recording studio with just a USB microphone and a computer. This is because a USB microphone is effectively a microphone and audio interface all in one unit, and, while some USB microphones have a headphone output, there is no option to plug in a second or further microphones.

    An exception might be if all you ever wanted to do was to record vocals over pre-recorded backing tracks, but it's a very limiting set-up that you would quickly get frustrated with. If you are serious about the "studio" part of your description, then consider getting a microphone that has an XLR connector, and a separate audio interface that plugs into your computer.

    You should consider also budgeting for some acoustic treatment for the room you intend to use for recording in.
     
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