In the past, high quality vocal recording was restricted to professional recording studios.
If you or I wanted to record our voice, we would probably used a headset mic or a flimsy desktop ‘stick shaped’ thing – both of which were usually pretty awful.
Thankfully, microphones have evolved.
With high quality USB mics available at under £100, there is no reason why any serious gamer, pod-caster or aspiring voice over artist, cannot get hold of one of these. Blue have a fantastic range – and I have used just about everything they have created. Quite simply, I love them!
Until recently, I used the Blue Snowball mic. Cute, compact and terrific quality. Sit neatly on my desk and looks brilliant as well. Last week I upgraded to the Blue Yeti… amazing… Looks stunning, comes in different colours and makes me sound like I am speaking direct from a professional recording studio.
You also get the option of choosing how the microphone is set up (pattern modes):
Uses both the left and right channels to capture a wide, realistic sound image perfect for recording acoustic guitar or choir.
Well-suited to podcasts, vocal performances, voice-overs and instruments. Cardioid mode records sound sources that are directly in front of the microphone, delivering rich, full-bodied sound.
Picks up sound equally from all around the mic. Best used in situations when you want to capture the ambience of being there like a live recording of a band’s performance, a multi-person podcast or a conference call.
Records from both the front and the rear of the microphone ideal for recording a duet or a two-person interview.
Whatever your requirements, there is a sound setting that will satisfy your needs.
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