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dfath
Dec 8, 2008, 04:48 PM
Hello,

I am looking to buy a microphone to use with garage band. I am not a musician and will be using the microphone to record audio content about real estate investing that I will be selling once I turn them into CD's. I will also be using it for podcasts too.

Can you recommend an affordable microphone that will still deliver great quality for the needs I have?

Thanks
Doug



ashjamben
Dec 12, 2008, 05:27 AM
hey,

you should check out the Samson USB CO1U microphone. it's a really simple mic that just plugs straight into your usb port.

alternatively, alot of companies are selling their own 'podcast' kits which would also work fine. Behringer, Alesis and M-Audio all sell them and they may well work out cheaper, when you consider you'll need to buy a stand for your mic, maybe headphones and maybe a pop shield?

if you're in the US, the only site i really know is musiciansfriend.com

but if you're in the UK check out gak.co.uk, dv247.com or dawsons.co.uk

cheers

CalumC
Dec 12, 2008, 06:17 PM
Irrespective of what you buy in the end, you should check this article out about spoken word recording: http://www.audiocourses.com/article93.html

As far as Mic choice goes, there is a little section in the article about microphone types, however if you're not a musician it might not mean a great deal to you. The samson usb mic is probably a good recommendation, i've heard a few good things about it. All depends on budget really, if you've got money to spend on a decent mic/want to spend money on a decent mic, go for it. If you've got some budget information, we can probably help you out a bit better.

johnreelsound
Dec 14, 2008, 04:16 AM
check out all this useful review stuff on mics,plus there are some great sessions you can download and mix yourself on the Sessions page http://www.recording-microphones.co.uk/

good luck

John