Live Vocal/Piano Recording Microphone



I am a college student who performs fairly often and I would like to buy a microphone which I can use to record myself. Usually I am in a fairly small room or recital hall, I am singing either by myself or accompanied by piano. I will either plug the mic either into a recording adapter I got for my iPod or directly into my computer (macbook). Any ideas of a budget microphone which would accomplish these tasks fairly well? Keep in mind this is by no means a professional gig or anything, just something so I can get a fairly good quality recording of myself.


you might look at the Zoom h2 or h4 digital recorders. They have the built in mic. you just download the audio via USB to your computer. I believe Edirol and Korg make something similar. You can checkout the feaures on line.


Well-Known Member
Sep 26, 2005
For a struggling financially strapped college student, this is where I would suggest some of those groovy new USB microphones to plug directly into your laptop. They are all USB 1.1 so any old laptop can do the trick. Which brand? It really doesn't matter as they are all made by the finest Chinese slave children available on the sweatshop market.

No sweat, really.
Ms. Remy Ann David