Best USB Microphones for Home Recording

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

  1. alexvolf

    alexvolf Active Member

    Jul 7, 2019
  2. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    Apr 19, 2006
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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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