What Microphone Should You Buy For Vocals And Instruments? - TheRecordingRevolution.com

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    Wondering which microphone you should be buying for recording vocals, guitars, drums, or any other instrument?
    Have no fear, in this video I explain the two most common types of microphones as well as recommend some very specific models at affordable prices for the home studio.

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  • recordingrevolution
    recordingrevolution  Month ago +2

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  • 1EZWAY
    1EZWAY Day ago

    Perfect video really good thanks so much it give me a idea about what type of microphone to get

  • George Reizakis
    George Reizakis Day ago

    buy audio technica at2020

  • Sean Kohler
    Sean Kohler 5 days ago +1

    I am wondering what kind of mic should I use for my wife who is webcasting her fitness classes. She is mostly stationary (confined to 10x10' area) during the class and would like the mic to pick her voice as well as the music playing from a loudspeaker. Any help would be much appreciated!

  • Steven Murdock
    Steven Murdock 7 days ago

    Behringer fucking owns..Behringer gang, rise up.. I love their cheap plastic pedals.

  • Cindy Henderson Deane
    Cindy Henderson Deane 9 days ago +1

    Thanks - teaching brass online all of sudden. Is there something in a very small budget for students to buy...

  • Benoit Peeters
    Benoit Peeters 16 days ago

    what about Rode NT2?

  • Andrew Prahst
    Andrew Prahst Month ago +3

    Best mic for didgeridoos?

  • Ahmed Ajabi
    Ahmed Ajabi Month ago

    Do you recommend any particular microphones for recording tenor saxophone??

  • Driguez Ros
    Driguez Ros Month ago +1

    Can I use both condenser mic, large diagram for vocal and small diagram for my acoustic guitar?

  • Michæl Kopczyński

    Do you know any amazing-sounding USB mic around $120?

  • Lethal LaPortiaye Lush
    Lethal LaPortiaye Lush 2 months ago +1

    This vid was really informative....if U could list the devices N the description it would help out a lot as well...thanks ☺️ your vid was great.

  • hockeypunk77
    hockeypunk77 2 months ago

    Great video. I have a few of the mics you recommended. Liked and subscribed. Will be watching your content faithfully.

  • Josh Parkers
    Josh Parkers 2 months ago

    What’s a good condenser mic for under $280 mostly for guitar and experimental reverb.

  • Pat Davis 2403
    Pat Davis 2403 2 months ago

    If you want a good cheap dynamic microphone, just get the behringer xm8500. It's good sounding and DIRT CHEAP. I wouldn't bother with a shure sm57

  • Ryan Utterback
    Ryan Utterback 2 months ago +1

    I bought a Blue Yeti some years ago, it works pretty great but I'm wondering if the fact that it passes the signal over a usb cord is holding me back versus running an XLR supported mic through an interface?? There can be some minor electrical hum in my recordings, as well as some minor latency that requires me to shift the audio back a fraction of a second for it to lineup with my music on the recorded track.

    • Teezo Tarantino
      Teezo Tarantino 2 months ago +1

      Ryan Utterback The Blue yeti is great for starting out as long as u know how to mix pretty good I recently found out a way to get of the electrical hum all u need to do is turn the gain up a lil bit to about 8 o'clock and change the volume in ur settings in ur sound settings on ur computer to around 12 or 11db's nd in ur daw turn down the gain on the track to ur liking nd boom it's fixed nd if that doesnt work through a noise gate on it to or a Waves NS1 (if you have waves) nd it'll clean it right up If you have latency on a low buffer size then it normally comes from the plugins so take off any plugins u use in like Compressors or DeEssers anything that doesnt have a low latency mode nd that should solve

  • Wavyy Jynx
    Wavyy Jynx 3 months ago

    Vocals as in singing or as in any vocals (including rap)

    ASH GAMING 3 months ago

    which speaker monitor u use?

  • Lethal LaPortiaye Lush
    Lethal LaPortiaye Lush 3 months ago +1

    This was a very detailed vid...I was lost but that was just me. I’m just gettin deep N2 mics 🎙 so the names throw me 4 a lOop a bit.

  • Ruby Folsom
    Ruby Folsom 3 months ago

    This has 69 dislikes

    • The Beardo!
      The Beardo! 3 months ago

      70 now
      But I actually like this vid😉

  • Allan Murrell
    Allan Murrell 3 months ago +7

    This guy has a great clear and concise way of explaining things. Great videos.

  • Audio Test Kitchen
    Audio Test Kitchen 3 months ago

    Graham! Thank you for making your video ru-clip.com/video/log0z42L2i8/video.html about Audio Test Kitchen, where anyone can audition 300 microphones for free at www.audiotestkitchen.com. We agree microphones are arguably the most important part of your recording signal chain. Have fun! -Alex

  • Justin Wunderlich
    Justin Wunderlich 3 months ago +2

    Hey, I've been watching your channel and others nonstop to find the solution, but I'm at a loss....

    I love the sound you got from your setup, but I don't wanna hafta buy even MORE stuff when I already have invested so much into this.
    So, what about with my current setup? How do I get a great sound like you? or even how do I just get rid of the hissing i hear in the background?
    I have the sm7b into cl-1 into a mackie mixer, which I'm sending the sound via mono send out into an art interface, which records via usb into Logic.
    Somewhere along the chain I'm messing something up because I get hissing, even with very low gain.
    When you showed the wave forms in the video and they were that big I was shocked, mine are about 1/4 that size.

    Here's the stuff I use kit.co/justinwunderlich/audio-gear - I just removed the smaller 1 channel art interface from the equation.

    But basically, I do audio in logic on mac & video in premiere pro on pc. And I have the big mackie mixer so I can have both of the system sounds going into the mixer (via line 3/4 and 5/6) and have my headphones in the mixer) THEN I can hear both the mac and pc sounds from the mixer and just edit audio and video from both computers at the same time.
    I have tried recording my At2020 and my SM7B in all combinations of - mixer + big art interface, or small art interface, or both art interfaces without the mixer, and with any combination I STILL get this background hissing.
    Now, it's much better with the bigger art interface, but it's still there, so when I go to boost the gain in post, it just amplifies.
    I'm not an audio wizard so I have no clue what's going on 🤷🏼‍♂️

    I feel like this setup and doing what I've been doing has been the reason I'm not getting the best audio from my talking head portion of my videos.

    Please help lol
    Any advice is appreciated

  • Suman Chhetri
    Suman Chhetri 3 months ago +1

    Which mic do u recommend in a room without any acoustic treatment?

  • Meta Flame
    Meta Flame 3 months ago

    hi, quick question. the samsung CO1 has a large diaphragm hyper cardioid condenser version microphone available . I don’t really know what any of these words mean but he did suggest a large diaphragm microphone so would this be better ?

  • Scott Underwood
    Scott Underwood 3 months ago

    What about a trombone

  • Positive Effect
    Positive Effect 3 months ago +2

    Singstar microphone sounds amazing for basically free XD

  • r/IamVerySmart
    r/IamVerySmart 3 months ago +3

    Kondensor microphones pick up everything in the room... For vocals I would recommend a dynamic one. They are more expensive, but your recordings become so much cleaner. Note, that they only take up sound that is close to the microphone. Meaning that if you stand a few decimeters away the mic wont pick you up. The kondensor microphone picks up everything. Like if you have a TV on in the house. Or if someone flushes the toilet, or if there is a fan in the room.

    I am not super educated in the microphone area. So I would love if someone corrected me. Or if someone would voice their own opinion to challenge mine.

    • Helen Winter
      Helen Winter 3 months ago

      but what if you want to record your voice and guitar? should you still use a dynamic microphone?

  • sassieaboutchrist05
    sassieaboutchrist05 3 months ago

    Okay my daughter can’t find a good mic because of her range and how naturally loud it can get and how deep it can get. She sings more folk pop styled music with ukulele, guitar and piano. We can’t afford a lot but which mic would help her?

  • Nigo_ beats
    Nigo_ beats 4 months ago

    Is the Samson C03 better than the Samson C01?

  • Stephanie Perry Music
    Stephanie Perry Music 4 months ago +1

    If beat boxing, what mic do you recommend?

    • Saku
      Saku 4 months ago +1

      xbox 360 mic

    ÇAĞRI AVCI 4 months ago

    Just speaking poor youtuber

  • CVCS Imageminds
    CVCS Imageminds 4 months ago

    Will u please Suggest microphone for recording the flute????????

  • Rene Ruiz
    Rene Ruiz 4 months ago +1

    great video!!! can I ask a question. my daughter is 8 and she is starting to sing opera. what microphone do you recommend for practicing at home

  • Surrounded byCowards
    Surrounded byCowards 4 months ago +1

    I need an help to choose a microphone for my voice ... i have a shrill voice for singing Rock & Roll ... i do not have distorsion in my voice.
    I sing in the NT1A but i can't be near the microphone when i sing because crackles & noises start to go in any sens ... so i have to be far away ! ...
    But because of this sometime there is a room reverb on the recording track (cause of my distance from the mic).
    So sing near the microphone should be the way.
    I will probably sell the NT1A ... but what should be my next microphone ?
    I have heard that the SM7B should be this kind of mic ... but it's an old mic & not to affordable ... i don't want to pay because of his renown (M.Jackson that i like) .. this have no sens !
    Is there any microphone alternative to my (Aigue) shrill voice ?
    But, if i have to go with the SM7B, i will go there !

  • xCHASERx
    xCHASERx 4 months ago +1

    I need one for Live sessions
    Are Sennheiser mics good ?

    • xCHASERx
      xCHASERx 4 months ago

      @Thaddeus Gan there r just so many models plz recommend something decent 😅

    • Thaddeus Gan
      Thaddeus Gan 4 months ago

      xCHASERx yes sennheisers are good.

  • AbsoluteMMA101
    AbsoluteMMA101 4 months ago

    I bought a $220 one. It's coming in through Amazon I am excited I can't wait! :D

  • Jefferson Sierra
    Jefferson Sierra 4 months ago +1

    Dude your channel is the only one i trust after watching your home studio under $350 video. Nobody explains thing like you do.👍🏽

  • Luke Foster
    Luke Foster 4 months ago

    Most of these are pointlessly expensive copies of the U87. Get an MXL V67G for $60 and you have a mic that does everything the 2020 or the B1 does with more room to buy a mic stand, or mounts, or XLR chords, etc.

  • Ece Dorsay
    Ece Dorsay 5 months ago

    I have Rode S1 - would it be cool enough for a non sound proof room? for recording acoustic, vocals n clean guitar amp n sometimes bass amp.

  • Mart Bult
    Mart Bult 5 months ago

    Heyy, thanks for all your information, id you could choose which microfone would you chose: the rode nta 1 or the blue spark?

  • Music Islife
    Music Islife 5 months ago

    I've never understood why the Rode NT1 is so popular, I really don't like the sound of them :/

  • bob stark
    bob stark 5 months ago +2

    Just the information I wanted to hear, thank you.
    On a side note, regardless of topic, I wish all RU-cliprs made videos as concise and well presented as you have in this video. Thanks again!

  • Lindsay Park
    Lindsay Park 5 months ago +1

    Thank you so much!! Very useful

  • Chuu Chayy
    Chuu Chayy 5 months ago


  • Andreas Febrillianto Primawan

    Why you just to much talking?

  • Joe Steffe
    Joe Steffe 6 months ago

    How can i get the most bang for the buck on Vocal Pitch correction?? and all the set equipment will i need

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  • A D
    A D 6 months ago

    Just bought a rode nt1

  • R34L157
    R34L157 6 months ago +4

    I wonder if there will be a mic for tuvan throat singing.

    • ZN
      ZN 3 months ago

      R34L157 the Shure SM7B is a cool one because it naturally sounds dark. so i think it’ll really accentuate the voice nicely if used for throat singing

  • Dr Ritu
    Dr Ritu 7 months ago

    Dear Sir .
    I watch every time your video .
    Please tell me which audio Interface is good and mic ?
    My budget 300$

    Behringer 204 hd Audio Interface is good ?
    Behringer B2 is good ?

    • Dr Ritu
      Dr Ritu 7 months ago

      @Ranajoy Shil ok Thanks . But where from ur ?
      Samson C01 is good

    • Ranajoy Shil
      Ranajoy Shil 7 months ago

      @Dr Ritu I just ordered the Samson C01 few minutes ago and it fits in my budget, been using a cheap one for few months now and if your budget is flexible then you can surely go for Audio Technica at2020 or Rode NT1a or Lewitt LCT 400 (got 5 star in Amazon India), they are all great for the price and it's up to you.

    • Dr Ritu
      Dr Ritu 7 months ago

      @Ranajoy Shil and mic please ?

    • Ranajoy Shil
      Ranajoy Shil 7 months ago +1

      Go for focusrite or Audient, they have better pre amps, I've using Scarlett solo for more than year now and haven't faced any issues.

  • OJK
    OJK 7 months ago

    Could you make a video on phantom power cables/ the connector's for mics and pcs

  • lowerastral
    lowerastral 7 months ago

    So... just for doing Voice Over work where I am not singing, but possibly yelling or screaming, or doing loud character voices for animation... but also usually almost always just speaking in a normal tone, which microphone is the best? Also, I used to be an actor who specialized in voice-over back in the 1980s and 1990s but fell out of it as I ended up pursuing other things at the end of the1990s... and now I find myself getting back into doing voice-over work as more people and production companies are asking me to do VO work for them again. But, technology has changed a lot, and for the better. The voice-over school that I went to in Burbank, California recommended some incredibly expensive microphones, which I don't necessarily have a problem with spending the money on... at a later date when I am "raking" the money in again... but for now, since I am just getting back into this kind of work, I want to ease into it so my wallet (and my wife... who totally supports me in getting back into this) don't scream at me in pain.

    That being said, I have a relatively high pitched/toned voice... but I also do a lot of low-toned voice-over work as well. My range can go from very squeaky and mousey sounding to those deep, raspy, guttural, and deep tones.

    I like your recommendations in this video, but I don't want to have to purchase a bunch of mics to test (although, I might have to do that) and then to have to return the ones that I don't like. THAT is a pain in the neck. Anyway, any recommendations to narrow down my search would be great... that is, if you don't mind.

    Excellent video, and of course, a THUMBS UP!

  • prince sharma
    prince sharma 7 months ago

    Hi...Can I use Zoom handy digital recorders also for recording harmonica instrument?

  • Armando Martinez
    Armando Martinez 7 months ago

    Sm57 is good for metal vocals and metal guitars?

    • Michael Danner
      Michael Danner 7 months ago

      It's solid but if you have the cash get a sm7b, it is the king for uncleans, not sure about guitars

  • Handika Ramadhany
    Handika Ramadhany 8 months ago

    How if my room is just a bedroom and dont have great soundproofing,and so much noise from the outside ,so what microphone should i buy ?

    • jordan fernandez
      jordan fernandez 8 months ago

      Or you can buy those padding to put on your walls

  • Djon Smith
    Djon Smith 8 months ago +1

    Hi, I'm recording through Condenser Microphone, but it is catching all sound around me, where I live, is not so much peace, there is noise surrounding me. What I can do, please help me with that.

    • BEERFEST07
      BEERFEST07 7 months ago +1

      Use a dynamic microphone instead of a condenser microphone.

  • Eduardo Castaneda
    Eduardo Castaneda 8 months ago

    That T-Shirt tough...

  • Vincent Judah
    Vincent Judah 8 months ago

    sm57 is great for percussion ! congas , chimes etc..

  • Abdullah Matasief
    Abdullah Matasief 9 months ago +2

    Hello guys best crispy mic for singing in untreated environments??

  • Jonathan Smith
    Jonathan Smith 9 months ago +1

    What about mics for recording background singers? I have a group of singers I want to record in my home. Specifically for Gospel/Christian music

  • Rui Filipe
    Rui Filipe 9 months ago +1

    Thanks so Much for the help! Could you do an update of this video ... like a 2019 version ?! ... or your today choices would be the same ?!!!!! This vid was na amazing help for me ... Thanks from Portugal .

  • Caio S. Donini
    Caio S. Donini 9 months ago +1

    You, sir, are brilliant. Thank you for this!

    THREE FIVE 9 months ago +1

    Love your videos bro I've been watching religiously thanks for the value you provide!

  • The phoenix chant
    The phoenix chant 9 months ago

    Is any gooseneck condenser mic good for recording vocals? Or way better a standard condenser one?

  • CMG
    CMG 9 months ago

    My at202 won’t work properly it’s sucks does anyone know why

  • Film Stack
    Film Stack 9 months ago +5

    Thank you! I'm actually thinking about getting a 🎤 for my coming up singles:)

  • Dark Autumn Stories
    Dark Autumn Stories 9 months ago

    RODE NT1-A isn't super great at picking up vibrato. It kinda dulls it down a bit.

  • tin tičinović
    tin tičinović 10 months ago

    great video man, learned just what i needed to know

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  • JujiWujii
    JujiWujii 10 months ago

    why is this video so fucking long

  • Matthew Saiboonchan
    Matthew Saiboonchan 10 months ago

    what microphones would work for low brass instruments?

  • 2NationsEntertainment
    2NationsEntertainment 10 months ago

    Awesome channel!

  • Jack Funkinstain
    Jack Funkinstain 10 months ago +1

    Is it a bad idea to buy used microphones?how can you tell if a microphone is damaged, has a defect ect...?

    • Harmony Smurf
      Harmony Smurf 8 months ago

      I would be hesitant to buy used because shure mics have been counterfeited by china

  • newsbatavian
    newsbatavian 10 months ago +3

    What’s the best choice as a single mic to record a small combo live, single room mic?

  • Victor Hugo D
    Victor Hugo D 11 months ago

    At 2:46 i figure out that this is most helpful video about studio mics that I have seen on youtube. Thank you so much. Now let me finish this..

    BINNY 11 months ago

    Hey can anyone tell me if I buy AT2020 USB microphones can it connect directly to PC or it need Audio Interfaces.

    • Michael Alvino
      Michael Alvino 8 months ago

      No need interface, if u buy xlr type you have to connect to interface

  • Absurd Hero
    Absurd Hero 11 months ago

    What if I wanted to record random shit like Danny Wolf

  • Mikey Raff
    Mikey Raff Year ago

    Helpful as fuk 💪💪

  • Cd Walkman
    Cd Walkman Year ago

    Why did you recomend the samson on your other video... was it because it can do both vacals and instruments? If so are the other under 100 mics equal in capability?