Microphone for Garage Band

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by dfath, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Dec 8, 2008
    #1
    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
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    Oct 28, 2007
    Location:
    Leeds, UK
    #2
    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
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    Oct 15, 2008
    Location:
    Leeds, UK
    #3
    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.
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    Oct 19, 2008
    #4
    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
     

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