If you're new to podcasting, or looking to take your show to the next level, you may be wondering what the best podcast microphones are. There are a lot of different microphone options out there, so it can be tricky to figure out which one is right for you.
In this blog post, we'll take a look at some of the best microphones for podcasters and discuss why they might be a good fit for your show. We'll also give you some tips on how to choose the right microphone for your needs. So without further ado, let's get started!
You can't go wrong with the Shure SM7b! This mic is a legend in its own time and will live up to all expectations. It's an amazing tool for any audiophile looking out into that wild world we call sound waves, ready to capture some magic on tape or digitally so you never have anything less than perfection when listening back home again later down the line.
While the SM7B is a great mic for those who have access to professional recording equipment, it needs perfect conditions in order not sound disappointing. It will pick up everything from your lip smacks and breathing, all of the sibilants like popping sounds.
Presuming you can do that, though, and you can afford the cost, this is one hell of a microphone.
BLUE YETI X
Blue’s mission is to make your recording experience as efficient and streamlined as possible with their USB microphones. Specifically, the Yeti X offers four-capsule technology which allows for quality a cut above your average USB mic. You may adjust the gain, and headphone output volume via the 3.5mm headphone jack. You can also view LED metering on the gain knob to make sure your volume level is good. The Yeti X’s main draw is that it makes some of the tougher parts of recording easier.
Additionally, there are four pattern modes with this mic allowing you to choose which one best suits your given situation. Cardioid is ideal for podcasts, as it allows you to record sound which is immediately in front of the mic.
Stereo mode acts as one would expect: recording sound from the left and right channels simultaneously to provide a better illusion the listener is in the room with you. Omnidirectional mode will record 360-degree sound, and bidirectional will record sound from the front and rear regions of the microphone.
Ask any younger sibling what it was like to have a big brother or sister, and they’ll likely reference how hard it was to follow in their older sibling’s footsteps. Living up to others’ expectations is a hard thing to do, and an even harder thing to do gracefully, but the Shure MV7 lives up to the SM7B microphone’s precedent.
The compact MV7 mic looks much like its elder, the Shure SM7B, but with a twist: the MV7 is a USB/XLR hybrid microphone. This dual output system simplifies the recording process and makes backup audio files compulsory.
The Shure MV7 is a great tool that captures excellent audio in any situation. Let’s see if it’s worthy of a spot on your mantle.
So there you have it – our top three podcast microphones for any budget. We hope this article has helped you to choose the best microphone for your needs and given you a better understanding of what to look for when making your purchase. Happy podcasting!