Recording Mic

Meifesto

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Jan 5, 2013
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I ride a
Yamaha XT660R
So, let's discuss recording microphones.

And i don't mean the ones you use on the bike. ;)


What are the mics you guys use when you record a voice-over.
Or a stream.
Or a product review?

What are the mics to look into,
And what are the mics to avoid?


Preferably attached directly to pc ;)
 
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Teh Purp

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I ride a
SFV650, NC700x, anything im given
i have a Samsone C01U, its a direct USB microphone, it uesd to be hailed within the youtube comunity as a budget studio quality microphone, i also have a neewer NW-882, it uses an VLR to standard phono jack cable, if you already have a decent sound card that might be a better option, its cheap and usually comes in a pack with a mount n stuff, i did find it was a bit quiet for anything live or voice chat, but in post you can allways boost the levels.
 
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scooterwuf

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I’ve found even with good recordings of my voice with no to low wind sounds, I still prefer to add normalization and compression to the track. At least 9.5 times out of 10. When I’m off my bike I film footage with my iPad Pro using FiLMIC Pro while recording my voice with a lavalier mic connected to a Zoom HN4 audio recorder. The iPad Pro serves as a good back up audio track if anything went wrong with the zoom recording - battery runs out, lava falls of my shirt collar, corrupt file, etc. ...
Sometimes I can enhance the audio by combining the two tracks.

-Wolf
 
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Theodor

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if I really must do a voice over, I have used my phone. I'll just do a noise cancellation to the recording afterwards. Could probably get a much better result with my pc headset, but on the other hand, it keeps my voice more similar to the off bike recordings, I also do with my phone...
 

ADX

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Aug 21, 2020
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I ride a
Honda CBR600 F4i
So, let's discuss recording microphones.

And i don't mean the ones you use on the bike. ;)


What are the mics you guys use when you record a voice-over.
Or a stream.
Or a product review?

What are the mics to look into,
And what are the mics to avoid?


Preferably attached directly to pc ;)
I use the blue yeti for now and i have the audiotechnica 2020 XLR. both are great. Blue yeti is good for entry.
 
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YBGuy

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I ride a
2005 RC51, and a 2004 Honda CBR1000RR
I use the blue yeti for now and i have the audiotechnica 2020 XLR. both are great. Blue yeti is good for entry.
I think the Blue Yeti sounds BOSS (really good). Plus the pop filter helps. It also has lot of different sound modes on the back of it and is a USB microphone so less chance to introduce noise interference.
 

YBGuy

Yellow Backpack Guy
Aug 14, 2020
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San Francisco Bay Area
ybguy.com
I ride a
2005 RC51, and a 2004 Honda CBR1000RR
I’ve found even with good recordings of my voice with no to low wind sounds, I still prefer to add normalization and compression to the track. At least 9.5 times out of 10. When I’m off my bike I film footage with my iPad Pro using FiLMIC Pro while recording my voice with a lavalier mic connected to a Zoom HN4 audio recorder. The iPad Pro serves as a good back up audio track if anything went wrong with the zoom recording - battery runs out, lava falls of my shirt collar, corrupt file, etc. ...
Sometimes I can enhance the audio by combining the two tracks.

-Wolf
That's cool! Never though of combining two audios streams together like that.
 
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Meifesto

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Added the Blue Yeti to the research list ;)
Now to find time to do the research xD

Still have a good 2 weeks before i need to order one, as the main video i'm thinking about still requires a good 3 weeks of filming time ;)
 
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