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takiomail444

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I want to build small home studio and I need microphone. I like USB mics and i Can spend up to $200. Which one from this do You recommend?
https://musicsquare.co.uk/139810g_Studio-and-Recording-Gear-Microphones-USB-Microphones.html
https://www.sweetwater.com/c981--USB_Microphones/low2high
https://www.gear4music.com/Microphones/USB.html
I play mostly acoustic fingerstyle.

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I want to build small home studio and I need microphone. I like USB mics and i Can spend up to $200. Which one from this do You recommend?
https://musicsquare.co.uk/139810g_Studio-and-Recording-Gear-Microphones-USB-Microphones.html
https://www.sweetwater.com/c981--USB_Microphones/low2high
https://www.gear4music.com/Microphones/USB.html
I play mostly acoustic fingerstyle.

JeffS65

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Originally Posted by: takiomail444

I want to build small home studio and I need microphone. I like USB mics and i Can spend up to $200. Which one from this do You recommend?
https://musicsquare.co.uk/139810g_Studio-and-Recording-Gear-Microphones-USB-Microphones.html
https://www.sweetwater.com/c981--USB_Microphones/low2high
https://www.gear4music.com/Microphones/USB.html
I play mostly acoustic fingerstyle.

I can't speak to all of them but I own the Blue Yeti and it is a really good mic. Look in to it as it has a few different settings as far as what you can do with (cool but generally I don't do anything but cardoid).

Pro's - Sounds great. It captures very full sound. Like any mic situation, you need to practice your skills with it to get the optimal location/distance to get 'the sound'. That said, It never fails to do a good job. Also, very much plug-n-play. Plug it in, select the source in the DAW and you're rolling.

Cons - The round dial you use to select the mode (eg - cardoid, stereo etc) is probably the week point. Just a tish sticking switching modes so I feel like I have to be careful. That said, I never change modes so it doesn't matter to me. Also, for vocals, because it is on a stand, there is not an Ess/Pop Filter (probably) at your local store. But cheap to order.

You decide - It's really large. It doesn't bother me at all. I rather like that it is substantial. It is that; tall and weighty. But, versus other mic's, I don't need a boomstand and I can tilt the Yeti to tilt back or down. Though you still need to put it on something.

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Originally Posted by: takiomail444

I want to build small home studio and I need microphone. I like USB mics and i Can spend up to $200. Which one from this do You recommend?
https://musicsquare.co.uk/139810g_Studio-and-Recording-Gear-Microphones-USB-Microphones.html
https://www.sweetwater.com/c981--USB_Microphones/low2high
https://www.gear4music.com/Microphones/USB.html
I play mostly acoustic fingerstyle.

I can't speak to all of them but I own the Blue Yeti and it is a really good mic. Look in to it as it has a few different settings as far as what you can do with (cool but generally I don't do anything but cardoid).

Pro's - Sounds great. It captures very full sound. Like any mic situation, you need to practice your skills with it to get the optimal location/distance to get 'the sound'. That said, It never fails to do a good job. Also, very much plug-n-play. Plug it in, select the source in the DAW and you're rolling.

Cons - The round dial you use to select the mode (eg - cardoid, stereo etc) is probably the week point. Just a tish sticking switching modes so I feel like I have to be careful. That said, I never change modes so it doesn't matter to me. Also, for vocals, because it is on a stand, there is not an Ess/Pop Filter (probably) at your local store. But cheap to order.

You decide - It's really large. It doesn't bother me at all. I rather like that it is substantial. It is that; tall and weighty. But, versus other mic's, I don't need a boomstand and I can tilt the Yeti to tilt back or down. Though you still need to put it on something.