Recording with a USB mic

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by Vez11, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. Vez11

    Vez11 Guest

    What's everyones opinion on recording with a USB mic? I'm looking to purchase the Blue Snowball USB mic. Just wondering if anyone had any feedback, sound quality, stuff like that.
  2. GeckoMusic

    GeckoMusic Guest

    When you buy a USB microphone you are combining the A to D with the Microphone. Even though both are mature technology, I don't know anyone that does both well. It also limits the use of the A to D and the microphone. The A to D can only be used for that microphone. From a usage standpoint, this limit part of your investment that could have been more widely utilized. The microphone can't ever be used with a pre amp.

    The only gain is ease of use. However they are not that much easier than using any XLR microphone and a decent interface.
  3. Vez11

    Vez11 Guest

    What do you mean by A to D?
  4. GeckoMusic

    GeckoMusic Guest

    A to D = Analog to Digital.
  5. majormusic

    majormusic Member

    Dec 12, 2008
    That blue mic is perfect for vocals. NOT for instruments.
  6. Space

    Space Well-Known Member

    Jun 26, 2007
    Mr. MM. While I appreciate you wanting to feed so many this time of the year with spam, I throughly do not like spam with my reading.

    I also do not think usb qualifies as an input area for anything other then a mouse or digital-to-digital transfer. Right, it is my opinion but other then an advertising campaign or two, I haven't been swayed as of yet.

    So it is with much interest that I ask this question. When you say "perfect for vocals" based on what criteria is this presented? I refuse to "google it" so maybe you can forgive a older guy for being so, what is it that I am, lacking in trust?

    Enjoy your Holidays
  7. Just a quick point but if you actually need a USB input then you can now get a device called a Micport that you can plug into any microphone and turn it into a USB mic. I have tried one and it worked very well but i dont know how much they are.

    all the best


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