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Blue Yeti USB Mic for Recording & Streaming on PC and Mac, 3 Condenser Capsules, 4 Pickup Patterns, Headphone Output and Volume Control, Mic Gain Control, Adjustable Stand, Plug & Play - Silver
Tri-capsule array - 3 condenser capsules can record almost any situation.Multiple pattern selection - cardioid, bidirectional, omnidirectional & stereo.Gain control, mute button, and zero-latency headphone output.Perfect for vocals, musical instruments, podcasting, voiceovers, interviews, field recordings, conference calls. Signal to Noise: 100dBCompatible with Windows 10, Windows 8 (including 8.1), Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP (Home and Professional), and Mac OS X (10.4.11 or higher), and requires a minimum of 64 MB of RAM(remove existing and upload).
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u/[deleted] · 41 pointsr/The_Donald

Audio is shit. Someone get my man a good microphone. Is he recording from the toilet?

u/chikkinpocks · 24 pointsr/pcmasterrace

| Introduction | Last-Gen Crusher | Next-Gen Crusher | Value (Recommended) | Enthusiast | Kiss of Gaben |

Last Updated on October 13th, 2013


The Radeon R9 series coming out. That means it may be a good idea to WAIT on buying any parts. Existing Radeons will get cheaper, and the new ones will offer better performance. Thank you.


Here I will be explaining why I chose the parts I did in the various builds, a little information on how to assemble for those who need reference, and other important tidbits of information. Stay tuned. If you have any questions, just tail one onto this post and it will be added if it's helpful for others.

Why does no build include a display, mouse, or keyboard?

Glad you asked. Chances are, the builder already has some or all of these things. If not, you'll want to shop around for well-rated 1080p displays and well-rated mice and keyboards. Try to get a mechanical keyboard if you can, the difference really is night and day. There's also a large table below with a lot of good parts to choose from. Take a look!

Why do you only have AMD cards?

I'm working on adding both nVidia and AMD options where applicable. If you find an nVidia or AMD card that's faster and the same price as the one that's already offered, please do leave me a comment so I can add it. AMD and nVidia are pretty much the same now, so it mostly comes down to price and multi-GPU needs. It's worth noting that nVidia's SLi technology is better than AMD's Crossfire. I normally end up with AMD cards for single-GPU and nVidia for multi-GPU.

Why are you using AMD CPUs? They suck. You stupid fanboy, etc.

Reason #1: PCs are supposed to last a long time, and Intel's latest Ivy Bridge and Haswell chips have a measly 3-5 years of life expectancy before they dry out on the inside. Why do they dry out on the inside, you may ask? Because Intel decided to stray away from the industry standard "fluxless solder" they had under the CPU lid and use cheap thermal paste instead.

Reason #2: AMD FX chips are not nearly as bad as the big reviewers suspiciously made it look. It does indeed trade blows with Intel, but overall in a (real world, read: not 800x600 benchmarks) normal situation, it does better. Game streaming, straight-up gaming, and productivity all do well on the FX chips.

Reason #3: Next-Gen console ports (AKA, a chunk of all PC games for the next 8 years) are going to be built for AMD's x86 module-based architecture as well as their GCN GPU architecture. Sources: [1], [2]

Reason #4: Evolving software. When the 8-core chips were first announced in 2011, we could barely utilize 6 cores with our games and applications. It was so bad that AMD and Microsoft had to release a patch for Windows just for the things to work right. Times have changed. Developers are better at juggling cores and continue to get better as time goes on. In optimal situations with the cores being fully utilized, a $199 8350 can even land a punch on the newer $339 i7-4770k.

Reason #5: AMD's motherboards have better backwards and forwards compatibility. You can use anything as far back as an AM2 single-core Sempron up to a 2014 Steamroller. They're also generally a good bit cheaper than the Intel-based boards with comparable features.

Reason #6: Have you seen how cheap AMD's CPUs are? The FX-6300 and FX-8320 are absolute monsters. You would have to be crazy to ignore them.

Reason #7: If you really wanted an Intel chip, you could easily swap it out anyways. I just don't want to be recommending bad chips.

Why so many watts?

The extra wattage in these builds leaves room for you to grab a stronger CPU and graphics card if needed.

Why no optical DVD drive?

The DVD drive has been intentionally left out, just borrow one when you install your OS.

Why no OS?

The OS has been left out because most builders already have a disc laying around. If they don't they'll have a preference on which version and which edition of Windows or Linux they plan on using. Even if it's already been used you can still get it activated.

Why do the stronger builds include an SSD along with the hard drive?

It's worth it, trust me. I would have included them in the lower builds, but $100 extra would have really put a damper on their appeal.

I want to see some more quality parts!

The builds don't include coolers, monitors, mice, or keyboards. Here are a couple of each if you're having trouble picking them yourself.

CPU Cooler | Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler | $29.98 @ Outlet PC |
| Monitor | Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor | $147.58 @ Newegg |
Keyboard | Cooler Master Storm QuickFire Rapid Wired Gaming Keyboard | $74.98 @ SuperBiiz
| Microphone | Pyle Home PDMIKC5 Professional Table Top Condenser Microphone | $25.84 @ Amazon |
| Microphone | Blue Microphones Yeti USB Microphone - Silver Edition | $106.02 @ Amazon |
Mouse | Logitech G500 Wired Laser Mouse | $55.98 @ Outlet PC
Mouse | Logitech G9x Wired Laser Mouse | $72.98 @ SuperBiiz
Speakers | Corsair Gaming Audio Series SP2500 232W 2.1ch Speakers | $219.99 @ Amazon
Speakers | Logitech Z313 25W 2.1ch Speakers | $34.99 @ Amazon
Headphones | Audio-Technica ATH-M35 Headphones | $69.00 @ Amazon
Headphones | Sennheiser HD 380 Pro Headphones | $140.99 @ Amazon |


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u/Irideae · 20 pointsr/buildapcsales

The features seem to match up with this amazon listing of that yeti, but the dimensions are a bit off(the amazon ones could be estimates):

u/Vortax_Wyvern · 16 pointsr/HeadphoneAdvice

Wall of text ahead. Please, read only if you are really interested...

What I usually recommend when someone ask for advice about gaming headsets is: Gaming headset are crap 99% of the time. They provide very poor sound quality, and any good headphone (literally, even 40$ ones) will sound far better than expensive 300$ headsets. The question is not if headphones are better than headset (the answer is “Hell, YEAH”). The question is, are they better for you?

What are you planning to use your headphones for? Just for gaming, or for gaming and music listening?

If the answer is “just for gaming”, then ask yourself if a Hifi headphone is what you need. Usually games don’t really need high quality headphones, since they provide low quality sound, and you will be more concentrated gaming than listening. In that scenario, everything will serve you, and gaming headsets have the advantage of the integrated microphone.

So, if you want something good for gaming, and just for gaming, with integrated microphone, then the only two headsets with good enough quality sound (aka don’t suck) are:

HyperX Cloud (70$)

Sennheiser G4me One (170$)

Both are good choices. Or go with any fancy RGB headset you find (Logitech, Razer, Corsair, Steelseries, etc), you will most probably don’t notice the difference while gaming.

BUT, if you plan to use them for music listening besides gaming, then keep reading.

Hifi headphones for gaming have the disadvantage of having to deal with the micro thing. None of them have microphone incorporated, and you must either use a desk microphone like this, use a modmic like this one. or if your budget is tight, something like this. The first one requires desk space. The second and third one are detachable micro, with an extra cable you’ll have to deal with. Any of them are a nuisance. Any solution is annoying. All of them are an extra expense that must be accounted. If micro is a must and you are not willing to bother with this solutions, please, go back to HyperX Cloud or G4me One.

Ok, so, you really want some damn good headphones, that also can be used for gaming! Keep reading, please (are you bored yet?).

You can choose Closed back headphones (the classic ones you have already used. Closed back models offer good isolation and do not leak sound. This is your choice when there are people around you, or you want isolation from noisy a environment.) or Open Back headphones (Open back models offer next to no isolation and will leak sound -and allow you to hear what happens around you-, but they are the best sounding models). Open headphones achieve the best sound, soundstage (feeling that sound is coming from around you) and imaging (ability to locate the origin of one sound).

If you are here because you want to get a replacement for a gaming headset, I would recommend you Open back, but since they don’t isolate, you must choose. If isolation is required, get closed back, if that’s not a concern, go open.

Some closed back cans:

Audio-Technica ATH-M40x. 100$. Balanced headphones, very good feedback from lots of people. Typical entry level headphones to the rabbit hole.

Sennheiser HD 598Cs. 125$. Balanced, very very detailed, great instrumental separation. Comfortable as hell, Very recommended.

Beyerdynamic DT770. 160$. V-shaped signature (lots of bass and lots of treble). Great for explosions, movies, and rock. Treble can be harsh if you are sensible. Get the 32 ohm version, as the 80 (may) and 250 (do) need an amplifier to work properly.

Those are some examples of entry-mid level of closed cans. There are lots more, depending of your budget!

As for open cans:

Superlux HD668b. 40$. Those are THE CANS. The best quality for low budget you can get. Hands down. Great soundstage, Bass light. They are not too comfortable, but pads can be changed for a deluxe comfort (extra expense). You are not getting anything better at this price. For gaming in a budget, this are the headphones you were looking for,

Philips SHP9500. 80$. Mid-forward signature. Good soundstage, great comfort. Very detailed. Another amazing quality for the budget headphone.

Sennheiser HD 598 SR. 170$. Very similar to the HD 598Cs, but with open back. Wider soundstage, a little less bass. Very balanced headphones. Super-duper comfortable. Great for long gaming sessions.

Philips Fidelio X2. 250$. V-shaped signature. Those are in another league. Build quality is just.. OMG. Extreme soundstage and imaging. More comfortable than the HD 598. Bass is BOOOOOM!!!. A little pricey, and can be somewhat fatiguing to listen if you are treble sensible, due to high treble.

Well, that’s all. I have selected only headphones that don’t need an amplifier. Now is your turn to research, watch some Youtube videos, read some reviews, and give them a try.

All this headphones are GOOD. No trash here, and all them will make you open your eyes when listening your music if you are coming from standard headsets. You will notice sounds, instruments, that you never realized they were there, even if you had listened this song a thousand times before. Try them, and be amazed.

Welcome to the rabbit hole.

u/Limro · 14 pointsr/VoiceActing

Yes, you can go usb, and still use it after a couple of years. The quality is not prime, because one pays for prime.

Have a listen to an unfair comparison of $50 vs $1000.
TLDR: it's the room that does it. If you can pack yourself (and the mic) into something that absorbs the reflections, you will sound pretty good on something like the Blue Yeti. You can get cheaper mics too, or just used ones, but USB is a valid option to start on.

So what about that absorbing material? I made this, and it has done the job for quite some time.

Ask again if you have questions.

u/pdmcmahon · 12 pointsr/macsetups

Mac Mini (2018 model), named NOSTROMO

  • 3.2 GHz Hexa-Core Core i7 CPU
  • 32 GB of RAM
  • 256 GB PCIe boot volume
  • 2 TB external rotating drive for Time Machine Backups, connected via Thunderbolt 3 / USB-C
  • Dual 8 TB Western Digital Elements USB 3.0 drives for content, VOL1 and VOL2. VOL1 is replicated to VOL2, both are connected via Thunderbolt 3 / USB-C. These handy adapter cables allow you to connect a traditional USB 3.0 device into a Thunderbolt 3 port.
  • Single 4 TB SeaGate Plus USB 3.0 drive which contains the majority of my media content, VOL5. It is a "floater" drive which I always carry in my backpack to have the majority of my content with me at all times.
  • Running Mac OS 10.14.6 Server
  • Dual 27” Apple Thunderbolt Displays connected to the Mac Mini, daisy-chained off a single Thunderbolt 3 port using a Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter.
  • This Mac Mini is what I use to host all of my iTunes content to the three Apple TVs in my home

    Mac Mini (2010 model), named SPUNKMEYER

  • 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo CPU
  • 16 GB of RAM
  • 100 GB SSD boot volume
  • 500 GB traditional drive for Time Machine Backups
  • Running Mac OS 10.13.6 Server

    MacBook Pro Retina 15” (2015 model), named SULACO

  • 2.2 GHz Quad-Core Core i7 CPU
  • 16 GB of RAM
  • 256 GB SSD
  • Running Mac OS 10.14.6 Client
  • Time Machine Backups are being taken both on the 2018 Mac Mini as well as the 2010 Mac Mini

    Mac Mini (2012 model), named FERRO

  • This Mac is located at Mom & Dad’s about 1,000 miles away. It is a complete offsite backup of all of my content, it is also used for Time Machine backups of my mother’s Mac Mini and my niece’s MacBook Pro. I have both Remote Desktop and SSH access via the magic of port forwarding. Whenever I add a new movie, I place it is my Shared Dropbox folder, then about 30 minutes later it is available on the backup Mac Mini. I then move it over to VOL3, and all of my content is always in sync.
  • 2.5 GHz Dual-Core Core i5 CPU
  • 16 GB of RAM
  • 120 GB SSD boot volume
  • 500 GB traditional drive for Time Machine Backups
  • Single 8 TB Western Digital Elements USB 3.0 drive for storing and hosting content, VOL3. It is a complete duplicate of VOL1/VOL2.
  • Running Mac OS 10.14.6 Server

    Mac Mini (2012 model), named AURIGA

  • This Mac is located at my sister's house about 1,000 miles away. It is a complete offsite backup of all of my movies and TV shows, it is also used for Time Machine backups of my sister's MacBook Pro and my other niece’s MacBook. I have both Remote Desktop and SSH access via the magic of port forwarding. Whenever I add a new movie, I place it is my Shared Dropbox folder, then about 30 minutes later it is available on the backup Mac Mini. I then move it over to VOL4, and all of my content is always in sync.
  • 2.5 GHz Dual-Core Core i5 CPU
  • 16 GB of RAM
  • 256 GB SSD boot volume
  • 500 GB traditional drive for Time Machine Backups
  • Single 4 TB Seagate Backup Plus USB 3.0 drive (VOL4) for storing and hosting content, VOL4. As it is only a 4 TB volumes, it contains only the moves and television shows which are on VOL1, VOL2, and VOL3.
  • Running Mac OS 10.14.6 Server

    Both the 2012 Minis and the 2010 Mini are completely headless. Unfortunately, this means that accessing them via remote desktop gives you a measly 800x600 resolution. I use this handy little gadget on both of them to replicate a 1920x1080 display being connected. So, when I connect via Screen Sharing I get a nice big display.

    MacBook Pro (2018 model), named APLC02XV5W1JGH5

  • 2.2 GHz Six-Core Intel Core i7 CPU
  • 16 GB of RAM
  • 500 GB SSD
  • Running Mac OS 10.14.5 Client
  • This is my work-provided laptop, mostly used for remote access. It is pretty locked down, I am not a local administrator so I cannot even rename it to fit my naming scheme

    iPad Pro 10.5", named APONE

  • 2.38 GHz Apple A10X CPU
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 256 GB of storage
  • Running iOS 13.0 Public Beta

    iPhone X, named RIPLEY

  • 2.4 GHz Apple A11 Bionic CPU
  • 3 GB of RAM
  • 256 GB of storage
  • Running iOS 12.4

    LG Blu-Ray reader/writer in connected to NOSTROMO via USB 3.0, used for ripping Blu-Rays and DVDs

    Sabrent USB 3.0 Dual-Bay Hard Drive Dock, also connected to NOSTROMO via USB 3.0

    The microphone is a Yeti Blue with a Nady Pop Filter, coupled with a Logitech HD C310, used for Google Hangouts and FaceTime calls with the fam, and the occasional podcast. It is mounted on a RODE PSA1 Swivel Mount Studio Microphone Boom Arm and a RADIUS II Microphone Shock Mount.

    The mousepad is an XTracPads Ripper XXL mousepad

    The chair is a Raynor Ergohuman ME7ERG desk chair

    I use Dropbox to expertly keep my content in sync. Due to the amount of content I keep in there, it is well worth the $100 per year for a Dropbox Pro subscription.

    Additionally throughout the house, I have...
    3 Eeros for my Mesh Wireless Network WiFi System
    2 Apple TVs (4K), named ASH and CALL
    1 Apple TV (4th Generation), named BISHOP
    1 Apple HomePod, named DIETRICH
    1 Nest Hello Video Doorbell, named HELLO
    1 Nest Learning Thermostat, named NEST (yeah, original af, I know)
    2 WyzeCam Pans, named WYZE-Kitchen and WYZE-LivingRoom
    4 WeMo Smart Plugs, named WEMO-Foyer, WEMO-SpareBedroom, WEMO-MasterBedroom, and WEMO-LivingRoom
    1 Amazon Echo Plus, named ECHO-LivingRoom
    2 Amazon Echoes (First-Generation), named ECHO-MasterBedroom and ECHO-Kitchen
    2 Amazon Echo Dots, named DOT-Office, and DOT-SpareBedroom
    4 Google Home Minis
    1 Brother HL-L2395DW Wireless Laser Printer, named LV426
    1 PlayStation 3 Slim 120 GB, named HICKS

    I have a total of 31 IP reservations according to my Eero app. This makes it a lot easier to manage my network, set up port forwarding, etc.
u/Cardsfan1539 · 9 pointsr/SquaredCircle

If you're going to continue making these, which I think you should, you should absolutely invest in a better microphone and learn some sound editing. Take a look at how to do Dynamics Compression and other sound editing tips. You'd be surprised at how much that can improve the overall quality of your videos. You can find really good professional mics for under $150, my recommendation is the Yeti Blue, which they sell pretty much everywhere.

Watch some more "In Under _ Minutes" videos on YouTube, and you'll find they're talking much faster than you. Break up each line and do it as fast and as clear as you can, and pick the best ones and create a Frankenstein's monster mash up of the best takes. Since it's just audio, it won't be jarring as if it were video.

I would also add in something at the end where you recommend to the viewer to check out a specific match/matches, tell us his highest rated Meltzer match/matches or maybe even a personal favorite.

Thumbnails are also key. I know you're a new channel and they won't let you upload your own until you're verified, but that will help you out a lot. Make sure you're consistent with them and your video titles.

Other than that, very cool video and great concept! If you ever need help with them, let me know!

u/AndrewTheConlanger · 8 pointsr/conlangs

If you have the money, I'd suggest investing in a Blue Yeti or a similar condenser microphone, or one specifically tailored for podcasting. The audio quality isn't terrible, but given this already very-well edited video, the audio quality should match the video quality.

u/MuskratRambler · 8 pointsr/linguistics

TL;DR I ended up using this lavalier microphone, with the TASCAM DR-05 recorder, putting my equipment total cost at $110.

I conducted some sociolinguistic fieldwork over the summer and I researched fairly extensively to find something within my budget but with the technical specifications I required. I took extensive notes on my thought process, so here's a summary.

So, getting a bit techy here, you're going to need a microphone and a recorder. Those are two separate pieces of equipment. The microphone is what captures the sound and turns it into an electronic current, and the recorder is what turns that current into something the computer understands. Some recorders have a built-in microphone, but you don't want to use that for phonetic studies, so you'll have to get separate pieces. Also, if you have any technical requirements (Hz requirements, for example), both the recorder and the microphone will need to be able to handle that. So you'll need a good one of each.

Even though I already have a decent microphone (the popular Blue Yeti), I felt like I needed something different for several reasons. The Yeti requires a power source: it's meant to be plugged into a computer. But I didn't like that setup. Not only would it be a bit intimidating (not to mention the microphone itself is intimidating), but it's bad acoustically since the noise from my computer would surely get captured. The Yeti ideally also should be about a foot from the speaker's mouth, which, again, makes people a bit nervous. If I move it further, I could turn the sensitivity up, but it would capture ambient noise (fans, AC, fridge, etc.). I considered a setup that didn't involve my computer, but that requires a different power source and special equipment, and that's a pain (and it's expensive).

I also considered just using my iPhone as a recorder, and buying a microphone specifically designed to work with it (they exist). The quality is decent enough for most people, but not for phoneticians. Also, they are not compatible with any other piece of equipment. Either they plug into the lightning connector or the headphone jack, but the 3.5mm headphone thingie has 3 stripes instead of 2, making it incompatible as a microphone with any other recorder (that's all I know on that topic).

I decided the TASCAM DR-05 was the best recorder for my purposes. They have bigger and better ones (like the DR-22WL or the DR-40), but they were too much for me: I didn't need to record multiple tracks simultaneously, or a huge memory, or a separate iPhone app, or a guitar tuner or anything. A very similar family of recorders is the Zoom family, and the Zoom H1 is comparable to the TASCAM DR-05 and is also a very popular. I ended up turning to youtube and found this video as well as this comparison chart. It's a bit long-winded and technical, but it did help me decide on the one I wanted.

The next task was to find a microphone. I decided a lavalier would be the most unobtrusive. There are tons of cheap microphones on Amazon, but you need to look carefully at the technical specs to make sure they aren't garbage. Tip: if they don't list the technical specs, it's probably not what you want. The best video I found for comparing the lavalier mics was this one.

I'm pretty satisfied with the recording quality. I found that the microphone caught the speech pretty well while blocking out background noise. I recorded a mono track at 48kHz and 20-bits instead of the standard 44.1kHz and 16-bit. Turned out to be about a gigabyte per hour of speech. As I'm going through these though, I realize they're a bit quiet, probably because I turned the sensitivity down in an attempt to filter out background noise. Also, I noticed people would fiddle with the wire while talking, though I haven't noticed this affecting the recorder yet. It did pick up noises if people scratched their shirt near the microphone or if they had a long beard.

I will say that I brought my Yeti as a backup, and ended up using it twice. Luckily it was a very quiet room we were in, and the quality was superior than my other setup. But, the speech was a bit stilted and people were a bit more formal with me as we sat at a table with a giant microphone sitting between us. So if you're interested in a conversational speaking style, a big set up wouldn't work.

My project mostly dealt with generally-lower-middle class white folks in the US, and I'm not particularly interested in super fine-tuned phonetic information. So the setup I had was sufficient for my project, though laboratory phonologists would probably want something better quality.

I would say to do some research on technical specifications of this equipment and decide on what you absolutely need. This will depend on your research question and the field site. If you're going to be in the middle of the jungle, you'll need something to really block out background noise. If you're sitting middle-class homes, you don't need that as much. If you want discourse and conversational data, you'll want a recorder that can handle multiple tracks simultaneously so you'll need either one fancy recorders or two separate ones. Then look at the equipment available on the market, set a budget, and find out what you can get. Just don't skimp on anything because you'll regret it later.

The end. Hope that helps.

u/Clockw0rk · 7 pointsr/MensRights

More lies to keep the propaganda machine burning.

Oh no, the Black Yeti Mic on amazon is more expensive than the Silver Yeti Mic. They're clearly being racist!

Or, you know, companies have MSRPs and buying things in bulk can reduce the price. Which do you think sells more, the gender neutral scooter, or the pink one?

It's a free market, ladies. Companies wouldn't charge you more for pink shit if you didn't fucking buy it. That's not sexism, that's the difference between an informed consumer and a useful idiot.

Occam's razor is the quick death of most misogyny claims. "Is this a global conspiracy against half of the population?!" .. No, it's just you being a fucking tool.

u/AgentSmithRadio · 7 pointsr/Christianity

My dental work is finally done. Complete. Finished. I'm not going back for a while. Good riddance.

So, my church has been trying to get into streaming for the last year. Just a basic type of stream with a single camera pointing at a couch, with some live music and a reading of that week's sermon. The church board allocated $3000 to the project, their blessing, and then nothing happened for months.

A couple weeks ago, they tried their first stream. The camera "broke" so they streamed on a cellphone with a bitrate resembling pre-2000 internet videos. The next week was the same thing. Then, they got the camera "working" but the framerate was low, the image was stuttery and it was blurry like it was zoomed in and not in HD. The audio was also really echoy, and the lighting was just light coming from the pastor's office window.

I'm a media guy, and while my specialty is mostly in radio/audio tech, I've done work with streaming and video production in the past. Knowing that the budget would be tight, I came in with a list of recommendations to vastly improve the quality of the streams and to teach basic broadcasting procedures. What I walked into was a bit of a trainwreck.

The church administrator was tasked with acquiring the streaming equipment. After a false start with a video camera that couldn't stream video, he ended up getting a DSLR camera. The image quality is actually quite nice, but it has to be fully charged before the stream, whatever. He bought a USB 3.0 video link cable for the camera, which actually works brilliantly, but nobody involved knew that a USB 3.0 cable goes into a USB 3.0 slot. They were putting it into USB 2.0 slots and wondering why the video was absolutely terrible.

My church has an absolute wealth of microphones of all different styles for many different purposes. Instead of buying a cheap XLR interface or splurging on a USB soundboard, the admin bought a Blue Yeti. Aside from being useless as a room mic, it not only cost more, but the audio quality is vastly worse than even the cheapest stage mics we have on hand. I'm sure one of the pastors can find a use for this (I know that they record stuff for people), it has no place anywhere near someone's streaming setup. I have to lend/give my current XLR-interface from home to rectify this.

Speaking of audio, the office they chose to stream in has a reverb problem. I get that they don't want to spend a lot of money or convert the room into a studio (I mean, it is a pastor's office), but the echo is too distracting for the average person. If the audio sucks, nobody is going to want to watch this thing. I get to talk with the property team this Sunday to get some hooks installed along the walls to hang some old, heavy blankets from. They can hide them away when they're not filming, and it will make a massive difference to the echo issue. If we somehow don't have blankets on hand, that's probably the easiest donation to ever ask for.

When the blankets go up, I need the office window covered, because the natural lighting is absolutely terrible. It makes everyone look flat, kinda washed out, and casts shadows on people's faces. I'm gonna try to wrangle up the ~$150 required to get a basic 2-box lighting kit that can be stored when not streaming.

So, they decided to stream with OBS, which gets my approval, but there are issues. They're using a 4-year-old laptop, which surprisingly isn't the limiting factor here. Nobody knew what they were doing with settings, so they were streaming in 733p and outputting at an even worse resolution. They also couldn't figure out how to remove the camera overlay that showed up on the screen, so they had zoomed in to crop that out, and tried streaming like that. Despite using the USB mic, they were only taking in laptop microphone audio. They turned the program on, figured out how to get the camera to feed, and then hit stream. I have no other explanation.

Simply said, I am taking over this project. Everything I said here is fundamental to basic broadcasting, and is the cheapest professional-quality setup I can currently imagine that won't be total jank. I hope there's budget left, but I think the entire $3000 was spent on the streaming couch, camera, usb mic, the camera cable and other nonsense.

I've got a lot of work to do. I told people involved in the project that I'm experienced with streaming and broadcasting production and offered insight throughout, which was ignored. I can't believe how out of hand this whole thing got.

u/BobUeckerlele · 7 pointsr/podcasts

I recommend a Yeti.

It's not what I use but my setup doesn't work for what you're looking for. This is a solid mic, in my opinion.

u/NoahTheDuke · 7 pointsr/DotA2

The Blue Yeti will set him back $100 and will improve his sound to near-studio qualities. I don't know why he doesn't get one.

u/m1stertim · 6 pointsr/audioengineering

No. XLR to 3.5mm really only works for pluging 3.5mm out into a mic preamp.

But you can get a USB mic that will sound better for cheaper than that.

u/123kyran123 · 6 pointsr/buildapc

There are actually a few great ones for less than $110!

  • Samson Meteor.

  • Blue Snowball. I highly recommend this one! It's great quality and picks up your voice very nicely.

  • Blue Yeit is an excellent alternative. Better than the two above mentioned mics, but is $110...
u/ConflictNerd · 6 pointsr/Yogscast

I believe they currently use something like the sE2200a which has been discontinued. If I'm not mistaken, Lewis uses the sE2200a II and the same mic was used to record Simon's vocals on Diggy Diggy Hole (based on the live-action video).

I personally use the Badaax UM900 (not to plug, but you can find an example of me using it here) which isn't exactly studio quality, but certainly gets the job done nicely. If you're looking for something that's more entry-level, there's always the Samson CO1U, the Blue Yeti, the Blue Spark Digital, or the Blue Spark.

All of these are very good microphones, and you should be able to find various tests of them on YouTube. Hope this helps. :)

u/YoungCovii · 6 pointsr/hardwareswap

The microphone you have is a blue snowball non ice version. The Blue yeti is a completely different mic.

u/wraithtek · 6 pointsr/buildapcsales

Silver is also the same price. (Other colors are $89.)

u/ArrayoOne · 5 pointsr/podcasts

I would go with the highly recommended Blue Yeti microphone. For other podcast tips, check out it this podcast beginners guide.

u/loxi4s · 5 pointsr/esports

A major thing that instantly hit me was the recording quality. You sound a little bit 'tinny'. I'm guessing you're using your webcam for that, too?

I'd look into investing in a decent microphone set up. I've been using the Blue Yeti for years now and it's still going strong.

I know that it's something that you're probably aware of, but presentation is always gonna be key. It doesn't matter if you're hosting is perfect if people aren't completely listening to what you're saying because they're too busy thinking about how you sound bad.

Hope it helps!

u/cowsareverywhere · 5 pointsr/buildapcsales

Its above your price range but the Blue Yeti is definitely one of the best mics you can get for the price. Excellent Audio quality, tons of features and very well built.

u/RGKnott · 5 pointsr/buildapc

I'm a big fan of the Blue Yeti - one of the best microphones I've ever used. It's a little pricey, but you'll never have to buy another.

If you wanted something a little easier on your wallet, check out the Blue Snowball (my preference), or any studio-condenser microphone. For most, you'll have to be pretty close to the mic to avoid picking up any background noise, or developing white noise as you move further away. The Yeti cancels most of that out, which is why it's my preference. But, it's your budget homie!

I might also recomend the Trust MC-1200. It's far from the best quality, but it works pretty good for Skype. The cheapest of the three, you have an option for your preference. Gimmie 10 mins and I'll link you to voice samples on YouTube of them all.

Blue Yeti - My preference. Whole video is recorded with the microphone.
Blue Snowball - Decent, best I've found for average price. Dude forgot to turn the damn background music off when recording, but you can still hear his voice well.
Trust MC-1200 - Best for the price. Not a lot of background noise, but the audio is far from "good" quality.

u/shab1b1 · 4 pointsr/buildapc

I know that a lot of streamers use the audio technica microphones so here's one. There is also the Blue Yeti. In terms of budget microphones, there is the Blue Snowball and the CAD u37. You also might want to consider an audio interface as well. Here's an excellent combo, cause its awesome.

u/primalchrome · 4 pointsr/OutreachHPG

Yeti Microphone by Blue Amazon Link

Put it on an articulating arm and you will not regret it. Buy a good set of headphones and never have issues again with crappy overpriced 1337 g4m3r headsets.

u/Ramthundar · 4 pointsr/Games

Just anything that gives you good quality recordings, ie, no background noise, no extreme alterations caused by a bad mic, no "thumps" caused by P's or B's.
For example, I used a Blue Yeti, a home made pop-filter, and for my recording program to clean and edit I use Audacity, an excellent free software. I usually record in my closet to reduce background noise, and Audacity has an fantastic noise filter as well.

u/RedSky1895 · 4 pointsr/DnD

Grab a C920 or two and use Skype. You can run multiple instances easily for multiple camera angles. You may also desire an omnidirectional mic such as the Yeti for audio, but you can try a laptop built-in mic first and see if it picks up everyone at the table without noise canceling getting in the way. Of course, if the Hero 4 can be used as a webcam, then you can substitute it in place of a C920 without issue. I'm not sure how well it will work: I know the 4 is a huge improvement, but I definitely wouldn't bother with my 3 in any case.

u/mellovibes75 · 4 pointsr/battlestations

Not OP but I can help you out here. Let's break this down by component:

  1. Speakers - There are two types: active and passive. Active = amplifier built into each speaker (i.e. most dedicated "computer" speakers from the likes of Logitech, Creative, etc.). Passive = 90% of speakers out there, must be connected to an amplifier to work. Typically passive speakers will get you a better speaker for a given price for an active but you have to figure in the cost of an amplifier. For a passive speaker set up, the cheapest system recommended over at /r/audiophile is a SMSL SA-60 amp and Micca MB42X Bookshelf Speakers. If your budget is higher, ask in the daily purchase advice sticky there (read the rules/suggestions thoroughly). I don't mess around with active speakers so I can't recommend any.

  2. Microphone - For simplicity's sake, I will recommend you look into USB connecting condenser microphones as they are affordable and have good sensitivity. Something like the Audio-Technica AT-2020 or Blue Yeti are popular mics for under $100. I have the Yeti and can attest that it is a very good and sensitive multi pattern mic. They can be hooked directly up to your PC or if you want to get really fancy, check out an audio interface like the Focusrite Scarlett Solo or Scarlett 2i2. The nice thing about an interface is it allows you get a nice mic with an XLR connector (generally better than a USB connection) and it will work with your PC.

  3. Headphones - Don't waste your money on "gaming" headphones. A nice 2 channel pair of cans with a standalone mic like I listed above will hands down outperform the likes of Turtle Beach and Razr headsets. /r/headphones has a really good wiki with more info than I can provide here and headphones broken down by price range and characteristics. Plus, then you can use them both for gaming and general music listening and have a good experience, something you don't get with dedicated "gaming" headsets. The amp I listed in the speakers section is fine for headphones but Schiit makes absolutely fantastic headphone amps and DAC (digital to analog converters, check out both /r/audiophile and /r/headphones for more info on them and why they are good for your set up) with very respectable price tags.

    Hope this helps. Higher quality audio equipment can be confusing and daunting, what with all the technical details, wide price ranges, parsing through all the marketing bullshit and the sometimes snobby attitudes of some "audiophiles". I wish you luck and feel free to ask me if you have any questions.
u/Youre_An_Asswipe · 4 pointsr/ImSavingUpForThis

Here, I just saved you $50. Never buy things off the apple store :)

u/ieatfunk · 4 pointsr/audioengineering

To start this and this will do you nicely. Just plug the USB into a Mac/PC, use free software such as Audacity to record your voice. It's incredibly simple.

u/stagehog81 · 4 pointsr/gaming

Some of the more common standing mics used by streamers are the Blue Snowball and the Blue Yeti

u/Zutrax · 4 pointsr/anime

We all use different mics because a few of us live far away from one another (two of us are in different states). But we generally use decent quality ones, I personally use a Blue Yeti mic. I can't speak for the others.

When we record we just record our single tracks via Audacity, and we do a Sync test over a Skype call so editing isn't a huge pain. We should probably move past Audacity at some point, but while we are still small I feel it isn't quite needed.

u/Molvoltinein · 3 pointsr/Diablo

This is what I went with.

The blue yeti is the best bang for your buck. It has a few different settings and such that really let you get the sound you want, even if you want to record multiple people. I don't actually use it for any production use, I just really dislike sounding poorly when I play D&D online with my friends lol.

Don't forget the pop filter either. They are usually under $10 and help a surprising amount with the audio. Hope to see more content on this sub from you!

u/cappapen · 3 pointsr/podcasting

There's also the Blue Microphones Yeti USB which has an Omnidirectional mode. I agree, double check your software capability and go from there.

u/squaretangle · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

You should return it if you actually bought it for 200. Even amazon is selling it for 86 right now

u/motion_ocean · 3 pointsr/ukulele

Plugging direct into an interface works great. I also have the scarlett 2i2. It's great because it has 2 channels so you can plug your uke directly into it AND use a mic to record the natural sound of the uke. There are some great USB microphones out there as well if you just want a simple mic setup. For what you're doing, a simple USB mic sounds like the most simple option.

u/motionglitch · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Blue makes one of the best mics out there. If you really want sound Quality, the Blue Yeti is the most recommended, but it's pricey.

u/HeauBeau · 3 pointsr/podcasts

I have a Yeti, and it's pretty great. One step up from a snowball.

u/Hyabusa2 · 3 pointsr/teslamotors

People that don't make youtube videos for a living don't often own specialized recording equipment but at least be constructive enough to offer a recommendation.

The Blue Yeti for $100 seems like a pretty popular decent budget choice.

Add a $7 pop filter as an accessory.

u/sk9592 · 3 pointsr/buildapc

This is pretty much the beginner mic for anyone starting out streaming/ Youtubing:

This would be the step up from that:

u/timhillyer · 3 pointsr/makinghiphop

The Blue Yeti is great for a relatively cheap USB condenser microphone. There's quite a few good reviews on youtube on it as well

u/cj3636 · 3 pointsr/GarlicMarket

I have a Blue yeti, just the basic silver:

How much GRLC will you offer?

u/OmniscientBacon · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

The Blue Yeti is very good.

u/SilentSilhouette99 · 3 pointsr/Eve

For a first podcast i though it was really good content. Good back and forth between host. Really enjoyed the pod cast.

The first thing I would focus on is audio quality
Proto you have a great mic but you are too close or you pop filter is not working.

Kira(spelling?) she needs a better mic the quality difference is very distracting.

There are few options for pod-casting mics.

Lasting thing with the audio bump up Kira's volume she was a little bit quieter than Proto, not big but noticeable.

In the podcast description please put your social media info in it, don't forget to put guest info in as well.

Time stamps for sections are nice too but I know they are annoying

I might of missed it, but an RSS feed for pod cast apps would be nice.

u/conez4 · 3 pointsr/battlestations

Looks like the Blue Yeti to me.

u/toplessrockstar · 3 pointsr/letsplay

I don't know if this will help a ton, but here is my experience working with microphones for more than 2 people (our team is 3).

When you're recording, you only want to pick up the voices of those recording, without a ton of ambient noise. With one person it's easy. With 2 people, depending on the mic, it's not too bad. Anything more than that, and you're almost always going to get a lot of room noise.

We tried using 1 mic for our first recording session. It was a good mic (the Yeti Blue USB mic) and no matter what we did, we couldn't get good quality sound. If we used the uni-directional function on the mic, the person right in front of the mic would be super loud, while everyone else was quiet. If we used the omni-directional function, we picked up the TV a lot, and got a lot of room noise.

So, while what you're looking for isn't impossible, it will be tricky. Here is my suggestion.

Look for a mic with a bi-directional setting. That way it will only pick up audio directly in front and directly behind the mic. Make sure you're in a small room, and sound proof as much as possible. Sit your players 2 in front, and 2 behind the mic (relatively - if you turn the mic sideways, you'd have 2 on the left and 2 on the right). Try and set it up so that none of you are closer than the other to the mic.

That would be the optimal setup with one mic, I believe.

I don't have any recommendations for a type of mic, unfortunately, but I'd just look through Amazon for USB microphones with a good rating and the ability to have bi-directional recording, and you should be good to go.

I hope this helps!


Edit: I didn't include my recommendation above because I didn't think the Blue Yeti was within your price range, but it looks like it's around $100 on Amazon.

Blue Yeti USB Microphone on Amazon

This mic has a bi-directional setting (either front/back or left/right) and sounds awesome.

u/edheng23 · 3 pointsr/letsplay

Well I personally use Adobe Premiere on this but i can be quite costly (I got it off my university so it wasn't much) as for microphone, I am using a Blue Yeti with a Blue's Pop shield.


Have a good start to your channel dood

u/Assassannerr · 3 pointsr/smashbros

Our scene has grown a little more now, but when we first started we used an aux splitter connected to the gamepad to allow two people to hear the sound and then used a Blue Yeti Microphone to have duel commentating.

A little redneck/bootleg I guess, but it works.

Edit: Obviously gamepad only works for Sm4sh. But some CRTs have aux ports that would work as well if you can find one.

u/etphonedhome · 3 pointsr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

You'll be wanting to get a condenser microphone for violin playing. If you are dead set on getting a USB mic (it will be a lot cheaper of an investment), you'd want something like this.

Here is a breakdown of the difference of Dynamic and Condensor microphones and why a small diaphragm condenser (pencil microphone) is better suited for your purposes.

Check this thread out for some pics and discussions of violins being recorded (you can ignore the recommendations for using +$1000 mics for now).

for your budget and needs, I would get a mic in this price range:

with an interface in this price range:

see my previous posts for more info!

u/jfzastrow · 3 pointsr/AcousticOriginals

Thanks for listening and giving feedback! The mic is a Blue Yeti

u/LiquidDetergent · 3 pointsr/buildapc

/r/headphones can help you out! Make a submission with some information on your preferences and you'll get recommendations you can't go wrong with.

I would recommend against a headset, especially those advertised for gaming. Usually these do not deliver great audio quality. Instead, buy a standalone or attachable mic. If you're a casual user that just needs clear VOIP, get the Zalman attachable mic. If you do recording work (commentaries, livestream, etc.), invest in something like a Blue Snowball or Blue Yeti.

u/Gramma2Slo · 3 pointsr/promos

The Yeti is $90 on Amazon.

And the Blue Snowball is a cheaper option that performs at nearly the same quality.

u/HiBoy · 3 pointsr/Twitch

Can't help with the technical stuff, but if you're looking for a fantastic mic, you gotta go with the rode podcasters.

But if you're going for something more budget, a blue yeti is another great option :)

Hope this helps!

u/SafetySave · 3 pointsr/thebakery

Solution you can try for free if you are dirt broke: might sound a bit weird but if you have 0 budget you make a blanket fort and put your mic inside, making sure the blanket doesn't touch the mic, and stick your head in there to record vocals. Acoustics will improve as the blanket will absorb all the sound. It's a super guerilla-style recording booth. Won't be great, but it'll be an improvement for no money.

Still quite cheap solution: a lapel microphone - those clip-on jobbies you see on people's shirts during talk shows. As you likely know from watching TV, those mics do perfectly well with some mastering and they cost around 10 GBP on Amazon. You can plug them into your phone with some free apps, and use it like a mic pack. You can do really well for very little.

Low-end full-on computer mic: The Blue Snowball is a quite good mic for the price for vocals, though it certainly is more expensive than what you've probably got built-in to your laptop.

Standard recommendation if you've got money is the Blue Yeti. Not much to say here - it's a better desktop mic and you pay more for the quality.

You may also want to consider some homemade solutions like setting up a stand that is disconnected from your computer desk - say for instance drag a bedside-table over beside you and place the mic on it, or invest in a cheap mic arm stand to isolate ambient sound from the microphone.

You can also make your own pop-filter with a coat hanger (bent into a loop) and some pantyhose wrapped around it. If you can find a C-clamp you could just attach it straight to the boom stand.

u/Druxo · 3 pointsr/CalgaryFlames

/u/DarrenCP - Love it and thanks for doing this, great stuff.

However, I have to agree with the sound quality. If you're looking for a new mic and want to get the best bang for your buck. Try out the Blue Yeti. Great quality, easy to use, and has a USB connection for simplicity. Can't wait for the next one. Cheers.

u/queen_crumpetbum · 3 pointsr/GirlGamers

I haven't recorded any videos or streamed on youtube but I have been streaming on twitch this year. I only really stream Nintendo switch gameplay. All I needed (I already had a good pc and 2 monitors) to buy for the set up;
Elgato game capture hd60 pro which I needed to link my switch up to the pc.
logitech c920 hd webcam but webcams aren't always needed for streaming - loads of cool streamers who don't do webcam and still do well with my personal fav being dreamie pop on twitch
blue yeti microphone

That was enough for me to get started and although it can be quite intimidating and weird at the start, keep going. Especially with games like stardew because there's such a sweet stardew community on twitch. I would recommend hanging out in some of these streams when you can, get a feel for the way things work and make some friends!

u/ImmersiveAudio · 2 pointsr/gonewildaudio

>Thanks for the feedback! I really appreciate it.

We all need some honest feedback. The community of GWA is great at positive feedback but we all crave constructive feedback.

Pay it forward. Make sure you PM anything you're not comfortable saying to someone in comments. With the best intentions of course!

>I did actually cut up an old t-shirt, but the mic didn't pick up the sound very well, and I didn't want to keep wasting shirts on the experiment, so I scrapped the sound :(

I know the feeling. I almost broke down and bought a blue yeti mic just to record sound effects properly. It's really hard to capture the right ripping sound. It came at as kind of a popping sound for me.

I was thinking of playing with elastic to mimic playing with a pantyline, but I don't have any!

u/vahlkor · 2 pointsr/letsplay

if you are starting out and you cant afford an xlr set up, i will say any decent USB mic will work. I personally use Blue Yeti , fairly standard for youtubers and the trick is to do some testing with Noise gate and Noise reduction. you can do this with audacity or any other DAW programs. I am currently using audacity and i have a mechanical keyboard however i think it gets the job done with minimal clicking. I would get a shock mount and a arm bar for the mic as well.

u/FairlyAverageJoe · 2 pointsr/poetryreading

> Joe, please explain to me what this poem means to you.

For me, when I read over the words, I see a couple working together to build a better life. The two eventually becoming so close, that they are effectively one being rather than two.

Sure, the poem talks about them building and fixing a house, but it's really their lives and relationship that they are working on.

I quite liked the imagery it evoked in my mind, these two people growing old (and eventually dying) together.

> Also, did you change mics?

I did.

When I originally started making audio recordings back in September of last year, I promised myself that if I was still doing it (and enjoying it) by New Year, then I would splash out on some new equipment.

I ended up replacing my old gaming headset during the first two weeks of January, with a Blue Yeti mic. I couldn't be happier with the results, there's a night and day difference between the two microphones imo.

> Well done.

Thank you.

Also, thank you for both listening and commenting, I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed the audio :)

u/treeboi · 2 pointsr/classicwow

Get a usb mic from a real audio company. It makes a huge difference. I originally gamed with the Samson Q1U mic back in vanilla, and have since upgraded to the Blue Yeti.

The Blue Yeti is great, you can adjust the mic amp on the fly until you get it right for your room, it’s easy to mute, and it sounds great. Chances are you’ve already heard the audio quality of the mic as it’s the most common mic used on youtube, podcasters, and streamers. I got mine a few years ago for a little over $100 as I wanted a specific color, but you can regularly find the silver version for a little under $100.

My Samson mic outlasted 3 computers and I’m sure my Yeti will be similar.

That said, since you splurged on a Focusrite, I’d go with a highly rated XLR mic like the Audio-Technica AT2020, AT2035 or Blue Spark or Shure SM58.

u/StarBP · 2 pointsr/ImSavingUpForThis

FWIW, the only difference between this and the cheaper model is that this one can plug into a mixing board.

u/Rosenworcel · 2 pointsr/audioengineering

For that price range I would probably go with a Blue Yeti USB mic. Haven't personally used one but from samples I've heard they seem like one of the best USB mics you can get.

u/Razzion · 2 pointsr/battlestations

trust me, i spent months researching good mics, as a person who gets about 20 dollars a month on average, it was worth saving for the blue yeti, Heres a link to the Yeti i bought it was about 130$ wen i got it but its about 90 now, which is amazing! hope it works out! :)

u/Brawli55 · 2 pointsr/vgstreams

Hey Down! We do a 2 man cast every weeknight (and sometimes bring on extra people). If you want to catch everyone's voice, I wholly suggest you pick up a Blue Yeti Mic.

This thing is great, as long as no one talks like a mouse (and it's properly configured) it will pick up everything. As for blocking out the sound of the TV - there is no way to avoid this if sound is coming out of the TV (otherwise you'll get horrible reverb). What will need to happen is that everyone will need a headset coming from the computer. (obviously you'll need to split the connection).

As for getting everyone in frame - that depends wholly on how much space you have, how far back the camera can be and if people are willing for the camera to be in front of the TV (we play with our camera in front of the TV - you eventually get use to it). We've managed to stream before with 4 people on our couch, it was rather cramped, but the camera, a Microsoft LifeCam Studio 1080p was able to mostly get us all into the frame at a range of about 2-3 feet away from us.

If you want to see all of this in action - you can check out our profile here:

Here's a VOD of 4 people on screen using the equipment I mentioned above: (skip ahead to about the 13:35 min mark).

I Hope this helps man! Happy streaming!

u/Cluster_One · 2 pointsr/audiophile

Depending how much audio recording you will be doing and whether or not you care about the quality of the stream. Filters just filter out pops from the recording, like 'pfts', 'pop'.

IMO get a Blue Microphones Yeti, it's right above your budget, but this is a great mic. It's heavy, durable, great features, and price/performance.

you can find it new for 99 on amazon with free shipping.

or search ebay for a better deal used. try Craigslist too, they pop up once in a while.

u/Affirmcation · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Happy early birthday! I won't have internet the day you celebrate, so cheers to you. I'll be sure to take a drink just for you.

For my 16th birthday my mom rented a limo party coach bus and had about a dozen of my favorite people come along. We drove through Boston listening to music, went to the Seaquarium, and ate pizza. One of my friends bought me a leash and collar for a present. And my gaybro did a fully-clothed striptease to "It's Raining Men." People still talk about how much fun and how crazy it was. Good times.

Tell me how your 25th goes, butter pumpkin!

I'm rolling for a giftcard, preferably. I'm saving up for this microphone. My major's going to be Broadcasting and I want to start getting things I need for my computer.

If that's too lame, this cardstock, these markers, and this alcohol-marker blender would be grandiose. I love art!

Happy birthday, again!

u/brokenbirthday · 2 pointsr/FL_Studio

Okay, get a better mic and pop filter. I would recommend the Blue Yeti (it's super well-priced for the quality), and you can really use any old pop filter. Look around a bit for tutorials on cleaning up and processing vocal tracks.

Now on the actual subject. Personally, I tend to prefer dense hiphop production, à la El-P, but I can definitely recognize when it's well put together. The mixing is pretty decent actually; levels are pretty good and nothing is glaringly out-of-place. I would try to increase the stereo width a bit, but that's just me. Otherwise, the song itself is pretty good and you obviously have the technical talent. Just keep writing making music. Here's a link to a really long, but really good mixing tutorial. I highly recommend it, if you're interested.

u/zVulture · 2 pointsr/VoiceActing

There are two really good Mic's to use (both from Blue Microphones):

Blue Snowball - $50 - This is what I use and it works well for starters. The issue with it is that it has 3 Gain settings and that's it. I have found myself limited trying to record softer or louder voices by these settings.

Blue Yeti - $120 - This has a better gain control and I have found in multiple sources that it is recommended over the snowball. The 70 dollar difference though isn't a small deal though.

u/mattjames092 · 2 pointsr/letsplay

No way? Legit? Bought mine on Amazon for $100 US - Here


Apparently these are pretty good as well...if not better according to some! Audio Technica

u/TheWardylan · 2 pointsr/PKA

The yeti is only 61 euro And a good Mic

u/Taizan · 2 pointsr/de

Für alle die streamen oder anfangen wollen zu streamen: Tonor Condensor Microphone 20 € oder so oder Yeti Blue 133 €.

u/yourpantslooktasty · 2 pointsr/buildapcsales

Highly recommend the snowball.

I'll admit biasness, but I do feel that microphone is way better than any ~$75 headset.

Throw in another $50 and you'll get AMAZING sound for $100. Legit.


u/Allah-Of-Reddit · 2 pointsr/exmuslim

Most youtubers use these mics

They work with pretty much anything with a USB, they would work fine on your laptop.

u/XThatRandomGamer · 2 pointsr/aurora

Mate, Blue Yeti Microphone ! :).

Honestly worth it.

Blue Microphones Yeti USB Microphone - Silver Edition

There you go ^

u/WholesaleVirus · 2 pointsr/SmallYTChannel

I don't have a whole lot of experience in sound and microphones. With THAT being said, I've done my research. The type of mic you're speaking of is great as long as you know what you're doing.

Now what I use is a Blue Yeti, and for a USB mic it is fantastic. I know this tends to be a go to for YouTubers, because the price is great, and the quality is excellent. My audience and myself noticed an immediate difference in my audio content when I switched from my Turtle Beach headset. My best suggestion is to do your research. Do NOT buy anything with out checking many different sources for reviews. Be a smart purchaser.

u/Thr0wUhWay000 · 2 pointsr/girlsinyogapants

Probably a Blue Yeti

u/Jaspyprancer · 2 pointsr/Twitch

I use a Blue Yeti for my streams. It's slightly above what you're budgeting, but the sound quality is fantastic. That said, I imagine some of their lower end stuff would also work great for your needs.

Money can be a factor, but don't really expect to make any right off the bat. I've been streaming for more than 6 months and haven't made a dime. The donation box is there, but I view it as something that will happen if it happens. Otherwise I don't let the lack of donations bother me. I forgot about it actually...

Popular games like League are EXTREMELY hard to get noticed in, because it takes so long to make it to the bottom of the list, where you start as a new streamer. So, you end up with very few people even finding your stream in the first place.

I can't necessarily say how long it would take to reach 100 concurrent viewers per stream, but for reference, I've still not managed to break double digits. Granted, I jump game to game because my stream is mostly just about dicking around and having goofy conversation.

Partnerships are kind of an open ended thing. Twitch recommends having 500 concurrent viewers per stream before you apply, but from what I've seen and heard, that number is high. They take a lot of things into consideration when you apply for the partnership. It's not just about viewers.

If you want legit advice, don't start a stream with the intention of making it big. It takes an insane amount of work and patience. Just enjoy the process and see where it takes you.

u/SuperSonicOblivion · 2 pointsr/Songwriters

Impossible is improbable even outside our dreams

This is the first lyric I heard fully and because of that I want to hear more! The guitar at the beginning was great and the rest was chill in a beachfront kind of way. But the change from the beautiful finger picking to the chill beachfront style jolted my senses a little. Maybe a possible smoother transition, but whatever’s natural works, I’m just one opinion and I enjoyed it without hearing majority of the lyrics.

This mic hasn’t steered me wrong yet, and it can cancel out background noise with adjustments pretty well for the price. The bird sounds went well with the music though

Blue Yeti USB Microphone - Silver

u/CloudDrone · 2 pointsr/buildapcsales

Just a heads up: The seiren bundle is almost like the Beats of microphones. Okay not that bad, but still. It looks good (if you like a big razer logo on your mic). The features don't come close to matching the price though.

50% off makes it a reasonable package, but at stock price its essentially a much more expensive Blue Yeti. The reviews for the essential hardware lead me to believe this one gets a little thin if you compare it to the audio technica USB mic at the $130 pricepoint..

As for the pop filter and shock mount, as I have mentioned elsewhere, Your biggest reduction in unwanted sound will come from getting a boom mic. It reduces vibrations and, more importantly, allows you to place the microphone at a proper distance from your mouth. With the proper placement, the mic signal is hot, so you're not turning up the gain to sound intelligible, which in turn increases the ambient noise. The pop filter can be useful, but the seiren filter is needlessly expensive, for something you can make at home. Shockmounts will be relevant only if you for some reason need to adjust and move the mic stand all the time. A boom stand eliminates the need.

What I'm saying is, although you're technically getting a deal, There are other choices you can find with more bang for your buck, if all you need is a mic to record your voice for gameplay streaming or VOIP for games. If your budget is $150 dollars I would say to get either the audiotechnica (a reputable and affordable audio company) or the Blue Yeti, and buy a heavy duty boom mic stand.

Now don't let me stop you from spending the money the way you want, but I just thought I would throw out my two cents on the matter since I had the time.

[EDIT] Just throwing this out there, I would buy this mic before any of the ones we talked about:

or this:

u/Toastie88 · 2 pointsr/Guitar

There are loads of ways to record stuff, but I've recently had great success with my Blue Yeti. The sound quality is pretty great imo.

Here's a rough idea I recorded just to test the sound of my new amp (an Orange Dark Terror) through the Blue Yeti. I think it sounds pretty good.

And here is a blue yeti:

u/nicolass1101 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I personally have the Audio Technica ATH-M30x and they are really comfortable and sound really good. These are the best of the best though. For microphones, the Snowball is pretty good but I got the Yeti for $60 during black friday and its amazing

u/aeon_orion · 2 pointsr/audio

All of these will work fine for what you need them for. The Rode one would probably sound the best for talking/VoiceOver but its slightly more expensive.

USB Mics:

Blue Yeti
Rode Podcaster

Pop Filter:
Filter 1
Filter 2

Mic Stand:
Mic Stand 1
Mic Stand 2 more expensive but a good stand.

u/babydave371 · 2 pointsr/anime

The Blue Yeti. It seemed like the best cost to quality option (though I did gt it about 20 pounds cheaper than amazon has it), I'd rather not buy a shitty one and then have to buy a better one later if things work out. Even if things don't work out I still have a bloody good mic I can use for other things or resell.

I also have a boom arm and popfilter coming soon to make it extra nice!

u/Pointythings88 · 2 pointsr/animation

Yeah I could suggest a few.

[Blue Yeti] (
MXL 990 Condenser Mic
Audio Technica AT2035 I have owned all of these and they might be pricey for you, but any one of them are worth the investment. My favorite is the AT4040, but that is like $300. The AT2035 is a great alternative to that and it's what I use a secondary. Anyone of these are fine just read some reviews check out their manufacturer's webpage. It's important to get a good mic that is right for you. For example the Blue Yeti was nice, but I have a kinda high pitched voice and it was not picking up mid frequencies as well as I would have liked.

If you don't feel like spending that much a couple of good mics are:
Audio Technica ATR2500 $66 on Amazon.
MXL 770 $60 on Amazon

EDIT: Forgot to mention. We actually have pretty similar voices oddly enough as it is. Another thing I noticed was the amount of essing (the his sound while pronouncing s) and a little bit of pop on hard consonants. I would lean towards getting a mic with a good mid-range focus and a pop-filter.

u/RecklessGod · 2 pointsr/buildapc

I've used headsets for years, and have a blue yeti mic from 5 years ago. I went through 5 headsets... On the other hand my White Audio-Technica ath-m50 which I used daily with a amp for about 2 1/2 years and going. Right now the max you would be spending on this combo would be $250.

I didn't use my headphones for gaming because at first, I didn't think my Ath-m50s would sound as good as 7.1 virtual surround sound software for headsets. I thought since they were for gaming they would sound better than using headphones. After my gamecom 780 broke, I just started using my ath-m50 and it blew headsets out the water. Headsets have an irritating constant buzzing noise from their virtual surround sound. I noticed it mostly in logitech g930s and dampened in gamecom 780. Don't get headsets ever, I have spent about $450 on headsets...

As far as headphones I have right now (used with music and amp):

Sennheiser HD 598

2x White Audio-Technica ath-m50

I would go with what will last long and Sennheiser HD 598 or Audio-Technica ath-m50 headphones would be my choice.

Headsets that have broke:

Turtle Beaches x31(1 year use)

Tritton surround sound headset(6 months)

2 Logitech g930(1 year use each, but a lot of problems kept happening)

gamecom 780(1 1/2 year use with epoxy on the hinge cracks)

Also a $12 upgrade for people not saying ath-m50s are comfortable, Shure HPAEC840 Replacement Ear Cushions

u/Kimchifries · 2 pointsr/exmuslim

This mic is pretty much the standard for youtubers. Excellent quality and not as expensive as the full on pro mics.

edit: added Amazon link

u/Perverse_Masquerade · 2 pointsr/gonewildaudio

As a matter of fact, I do.

All prices in USD, and based on Amazon.

Price | Microphone | Manufacturer's Product Page |Amazon Link
$35.82 | Samson Meteorite | Samsontech | Amazon
$49.00 | Blue Snowball iCE | Bluemic | Amazon
$69.99| Samson Meteor | Samsontech | Amazon
$129.00 | Blue Yeti| Bluemic | Amazon

EDIT: I will mention that the Yeti is used by u/alwaysslightlysleepy

u/SnowblindAlbino · 2 pointsr/amazon

The Yeti was up for me a while ago...still is in fact, in black for $79. Three hours left on the deal, 37% claimed right now.

u/Mimical · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

> Is AMD as good as Intel nowadays or should I focus on Intel i5i7?

AMD's R5 series is extremely competitive to intel, I would personally purchase the R5 1600/1600x if I was building a new PC today. The Intel i7 7700k manages to beat Ryzens R7 1800x and 1700x due to its higher IPC and clock speeds. This is relevant at very high framerates such as 1080p 144FPS. At 60FPS in either 1080p, 1440p, or 4K the CPU's are pretty much the same (But with AMD having far more headroom for streaming, recording, or multi-tasking due to its superior core count). So it only really matters if you are going for extremely high refresh rates. Both are nearly equal at 90 or 120 in many titles with intel pulling away after that.

> I'd like to run dual displays do need special video cards for that nowadays? Or do most PCs have that as an option now?

Most GPU's and Mobos come with multiple display outs. So you can run both displays off your GPU. No special items needed.

> I capture gameplay using an Elgato and my Mac to capture for my PlayStation's should I get an internal card? Any recommendations?

Not really into streaming myself. Many people use programs such as OBS software as an "on the cheap" solution. Could you not also use your Elgato with your PC?

> If I didn't go Dell one other PC manufacturers are a good choice?

I am very partial to building your own PC. Today its even easier then when you were doing it! Your 1400$ could go a lot farther by building your own.

> I'd appreciate some Amazon links to any other recommendations for gear I plan on podcasting so I need some microphone stands/lighting/dual monitor stands (are mounting brackets universal now?) if you have any recommendations for this fire away

Yeti Blue - Is probably one of the most popular USB plug and play Mics for streaming. It has excellent sound quality, dead simple set up and has multiple pickup patterns depending on where you position it and how you set-it up.

If you want a bit cheaper the Yeti snowball again is very popular, If you want a bit more of a higher end mic then I would suggest the Audio Technica AT2020 XLR , which would require both a phantom power source for the cable and an interface (like the Focusrite Scarlett Solo.) Generally I wouldn't hop into these types of set-ups unless you are willing to do your research and are willing to put a section of your budget towards the audio. For 97.5% of streamers/podcasts the USB Yeti Blue / competitors at that price range will serve you well.

Most boom stands are standardised. Its just a matter if you want the table pincher or the full stand with the base. 99% of the 20-30$ ones work great.

u/IrreverentMan · 2 pointsr/SmallYTChannel

>As for the microphone, it's actually quite a good one (professional podcasters use it). The bad thing is the placement thereof. It's a little bit too far away because of practical room considerations, but I'll try to find a better home for it. That is more levelled to my face.

I have the Blue Yeti microphone, it's about 100gbp


u/lowcarb123 · 2 pointsr/Quebec

Eh vous, achetez-vous en ligne? Je trouve que l'offre et les prix y sont -- souvent, pas toujours -- nettement plus avantageux et diversifiés que chez les détaillants du Québec.

La différence semble la plus flagrante pour les produits dernier cri et tout ce qui ne se vent pas en vrac. Je prends l'exemple du microphone Yeti Blue :

  • l'offre à 120$ (souvent aux alentours de 90$)
  • BestBuy le vend toujours à 180$ (en ligne comme en magasin).

    C'est quand même aberrant de voir des gens payer entre 75 $ et 100 $ d'extras en magasin. Ils valorisent peut-être le service à la clientèle, soit, mais même ça je crois que ça laisse souvent à désirer.
u/adayinalife · 2 pointsr/vinyl

> I use a laptop and tried to search for any USB gadget for that, but no avail.

Like this?

u/e1337pete · 2 pointsr/letsplay

Hey kdmendonk, I record almost exclusively on PS4 and edit on PC.

I use an external capture card, the Elgato Game Capture HD60. It comes with it's own editing software, but it was garbage in my experience. So I only use the software for the raw recording.

For audio I use a Blue Yeti, which for the price point is a stellar microphone. I believe I got mine on sale though, so I didn't even pay full price. Although I could record the audio inside of the Elgato software, I find Audacity (free) offers much more flexibility in my recording. Two Blue Yeti mics and Audacity are all we use to record our podcast..

Unfortunately, since the Blue Yeti is such a good mic, it was picking up the audio from my headphones sometimes. So I also use a nicer pair of headphones now to stop that from happening.

For actually editing the episodes together, I use Adobe Premiere.

We did some testing with the PS4 screen recording but it would occasionally become a nightmare with the PS4 pausing recordings or not letting us capture things and getting the files over to the PC.

I hope that helps you out, let me know if you have any questions. We're just in this to have fun too.

u/ThatJamieD · 2 pointsr/podcasts

The blue yeti is alittle up there if you are buying more then one. Blue snowball maybe be the next best thing.



PS: When the podcast goes up DM me the link I would love to give it a listen cause I play Pathfinder myself and always like it when people record there sessions.

u/pm_me_yur_life_story · 2 pointsr/buildmeapc

This is a rather unconventional post for here as you don't need computer parts so much as guidance.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Power Supply | SeaSonic 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply | €146.84 @ Mindfactory
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | €146.84
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-16 23:00 CET+0100 |

Use that for the psu. Top quality and oodles of power. Next get a new hdd. You'll want to store a lot of your streams if you're serious about streaming heavily. Set up your streaming program to record the stream so that you can upload it elsewhere when the VOD gets taken down.

Monitor is really up to you. You have the gpu power to play at decent setting on 1440, but as you're streaming I'd keep it at 1080p if i were you. My advice there is get 2. Play on one, watch chat and manage stream with the other. Something like this should work:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Monitor | Asus VC239H 23.0" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor | €162.99 @ Amazon France
Monitor | Asus VC239H 23.0" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor | €162.99 @ Amazon France
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | €325.98
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-16 23:06 CET+0100 |

Mic. Mics can cost anywhere from $10 to $10000. Something like the <Blue Yeti> is great quality sound yet simple enough to be used by a (excuse the use of the word) amateur. On the cheaper side there's the <Blue Snowball>. It's a plug and play design that delivers good quality sound without needing to fuss over settings.

Headset. Whatever you like. Your audiance isn't listening through them, you are. I personally use a <HyperX Cloud> headset that while it doesn't have pro level audio delivers a good sound for gaming and is the most comfortable set of cans I've ever used. This is 100% up to you though.

I have no experience with webcams. If someone else would like to chime in about webcams please do. I know nothing.

Video editing. Step 1 get a new hhd. The software you edit with doesn't matter so much. Some people can do great things with shitty programs. I personally use Adobe premier. Its not very good but its very simple and has everything I need. Some people get away with using windows movie maker even. My advice is take a look around video editing forums/subreddits and download a free trial of a few programs. See which one you like the most and stick with it. The reason I tell you to get a new hdd is because depending on the quality you'll fill space fast. A raw uncompressed 1080p recording fills 20gb in 5 minutes. That said uncompressed is a stupid amount and data. However compressing eats cpu power and will fill space anyway. When i record I usually save as 720p30hz and that usually fills a several gb an hour. So in a month of streaming/recording you may fill that hdd and either need to get another or you'll need to edit and upload everything to make space for more footage. The only other option here is to make a large storage system. If you want to keep ALL you're footage I suggest you look into getting a small/med storage server, though I assume for your purposes just editing and uploading should be enough.

Best of luck streaming and have fun.

u/ChipsAhoyMccoy14 · 2 pointsr/youtubers

First off I really, really like the name. On your Five Nights at Freddy's 2 videos you can't distinguish one episode from the next on the thumbnail; at first I thought that they were all episode 2. On the note of thumbnails, your Shovel Knight episodes don't have any. You should also invest in a better mic, one that doesn't get all the background static (like an AT2020, a Blue Snowball, or a Blue Yeti). The commentary itself is fun and enjoyable, but it overpowers the sound of the game. You should also get an intro, I think that would help your channel alot. All in all I see some really great potential from your channel.


Blue Snowball:

Blue Yeti:

u/wideruled · 2 pointsr/nfl

a lot of folks really like this Microphone for recording:

Seems to work pretty well for a starter setup and as you get more into the routine you can upgrade if you like.

u/panik-at-the-disco · 2 pointsr/NHLHUT
u/Pyroraptor · 2 pointsr/letsplay

No problem :D Remember, that you don;t have to buy super nice mic equipment to have good audio. A lot of people like the Blue Snowball, Blue Yeti, and AT2020. They range from somewhere around $60-140. Also, you can make an isolation box pretty cheap with a foam camping mat and a box.

u/TheCarWashChannel · 2 pointsr/Monstercat

Yeti - $105

Snowball - $59

I got my Snowball off Amazon.

u/wolfofthenightt · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

My favorite headphones

A highly reviewed microphone

If you meant you cannot use amazon, let me know and ill get you different links to another trusted source

u/ZsaFreigh · 2 pointsr/hardwareswap

You can get a brand new one on Amazon for $134 right now.

I got one on Black Friday for $89

u/Markyy88 · 2 pointsr/buildapcforme

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU | Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor | $343.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler | CRYORIG H5 Ultimate 76.0 CFM CPU Cooler | $56.60 @ Amazon
Motherboard | Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard | $150.88 @ OutletPC
Memory | Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory | $59.99 @ SuperBiiz
Storage | Sandisk Ultra II 960GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $228.60 @ Amazon
Storage | Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $117.99 @ Micro Center
Case | Fractal Design Define R5 Blackout Edition w/ Window ATX Mid Tower Case | $109.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply | SeaSonic 660W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply | $126.99 @ SuperBiiz
Monitor | Acer G257HU smidpx 60Hz 25.0" Monitor | $259.99 @ B&H
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $1455.02
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-05-14 11:38 EDT-0400 |

So seeing you have a headset, the A40s. They aren't very good compared to price equivalent Of DT 990's and as well as DT 770s now I would highly suggest upgrading to a headphone and a modmic or blue yeti.


Headsets are generally really bad, the A40s/A50s are ok, they aren't great but not bad. What I would do is move to headphones and a modmic. People have made this switch and love it. The DT 990s are stupid comfy, same for the DT 880s and DT 770s and any Bererdynamic headphones. They are so comfy, huge pads, deep cuffs, comfy, so much.

Open vs closed back

Headsets are generally closed back, however they have some issues with that. They tend to have bad audio positioning in the headset. They don't give spacial awareness and such.

Open headphones leak sound, so people around you can hear. The drivers are directly exposed or slightly covered. However they offer a lot better experience, much larger sound stage, much better audio positioning, and everything better overall.


Now for headphones, they don't come with mics so you have a few options. You can get a Blue Yeti mic, a modmic, Audio Technica AT2020, or similar. I'll list a few

u/agentgruer · 2 pointsr/katawashoujo
  • I am not a voice actor for the anime, just a writer for it

    Personally, I recommend either the Blue Yeti or the Blue Snowball

    I own and use the Blue Yeti, and my work places uses them too. They are wonderful mics, but are a bit pricey. I haven't used the Snowball, but it is still a great sounding mic. A good handful of pod-casters swear by the Snowball, and Day9, the Starcraft caster, also uses it for his daily videos.
u/SirPringles · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I've started looking at buying a microphone for bedroom recordings. People have told me that I might want to get a desktop sound card instead, but I don't think that's for me. I've been looking at this microphone, does anyone know if it's any good? I'm mostly going to be recording vocals and acoustic instruments.

u/papaplintus · 2 pointsr/letsplay

When I was looking for a USB mic to buy I put the same thing into consideration. I knew that eventually I will be doing videos with my close friend and not just on my own channel alone. I was stuck between the Audio-Technica AT2020 and the Blue Yeti. I went with the Blue Yeti because of all the different channel pattern selection it has including a setting that allows only the front and back mics in the Yeti to pick up sound, which would work great for recording with 2 people. There is also a setting for all the mics in the yeti to be on so it will record everything going on the the room, which will probably work best for you. On top of that it has been on sale on Amazon for about a month now. I was lucky enough to pick up the Yeti Black for about 90 dollars a few weeks back, but it has since gone back to full price. But the regular silver ones are about $95 and I strongly recommend this mic.


u/SoundOfDrums · 2 pointsr/skyrimmods

If you ever feel like getting a good mic, a lot of people us the Blue Yeti (Amazon). It's pretty affordable. Thanks for the support!

u/TheArcheaonOfficial · 2 pointsr/letsplay

Blue Yeti this microphone can pick up multiple voices and can record single voices. It has four microphones inside of it along with Four different settings you're probably looking for an interview/podcaster microphone so yes this microphone would be perfect for you. If you need to listen to a Test they use a Blue Yeti Pro now but back in their earlier episodes they use to use the Blue Yeti.

u/mmo_eziel · 2 pointsr/destiny2

Good stuff! Check out this mic, this is what I used when I was doing guides for Tera Online 5+ years ago:

Looking forward to your commentary, because it gives perspectives that I may not have thought about.

u/ItWasInstinct_ · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

The Blue Yeti which is a really nice mic is on sale for 80 it's usually 130 so it would be worth checking out even though its a little bit out of your budget

u/Drigr · 2 pointsr/podcasting

Here's a direct link for those who don't feel like giving a spammer ad revenue and referral commissions. Blue Yeti USB Microphone - Silver

It looks like the vintage white is also at this price. Many others are also on sale but not this low.

u/Kenblu24 · 2 pointsr/gamingpc

Corsair k95 Wish they had mx blues, but dang are the k95 and k70 sexy.

Samson Meteor Mic

This is the Yeti.

Shitty lighting is because, well, shitty lighting :(

u/tehrech · 2 pointsr/Frozen

I don't know how good it is for singing but the Blue Yeti is a great microphone for its price. Also, it's 30% off on Amazon atm.

u/fodollah · 2 pointsr/Planetside

I've got a cheap steel mousepad which I don't like and want to replace also, so I'll be keeping tabs on this thread.

For mics, I bought the Blue Yeti and $6 Pop Filter. This is what I now use for all my audiophile needs. I do casts, presentations, gaming and sound effects with the Yeti.

As for streaming, can't speak to that. And for Youtube videos or machinima creation, video editing etc, happy to pass on what I've learned. I Use Adobe Premier for Editing and learning Adobe After Effects.

For audio playback hardware, I use a pair of cerwin vegas and for gaming I use this fantastic Sennheiser 595 headset which is so light and so comfortable, I often forget I'm wearing it.

u/Azrhi · 2 pointsr/Twitch

You're gonna be hard pressed to find a mic that can eliminate that completely, at least in that range, to my knowledge.

I've been informed however that this is the standard for new streamers:

It's what I use. I would recommend it.

Also, don't mind the downvotes here. Lots of people with sticks up their butts about checking faq's and such.

u/lovesthecox · 2 pointsr/startwithabill

Consider looking at guides for starting a podcast, or consider poking around the librivox forums Librivox is a site where open source books are recorded and uploaded for free by volunteers. This might be helpful

Edit: You may be in luck, the highly reviewed Blue Yeti mic is on amazon for sale for just under a bill with free shipping!

u/rayjirdeoxys · 2 pointsr/youtubers

One suggestion I have is maybe think about investing in a separate headset/microphone? As close as your headset is, there's a very distinct pop whenever you say a P or K or something similar.

Here is a microphone stand that won't break the bank entirely. I use this, this Samson Pop Filter and a Blue Yeti USB Microphone for recording my videos (Just starting, I sorta suck)

Other than that, I liked the way you described LoZ's graphics and such. :D

u/mikesxrs · 2 pointsr/battlestations

if you are on a budget get the snowball

But if you look at amazon



both have great reviews and lots of them. And I just noticed that the snowball comes in tons of colors now

u/HuevosSplash · 2 pointsr/LetsPlayCritiques

Be yourself, or maybe get a buddy to also do it with you. Sometimes an extra person tends to lighten one up and make the commentary a bit more fun. A new microphone would be great, don't know your budget but everyone always starts with a Blue Yeti, a bit pricy but good for one person commentary.

u/abowlofcereal · 1 pointr/podcasting

What you want is the Blue Yeti

Sounds great, especially if you put it on a real mic stand and not that little desk thing it comes with.

u/hibbel · 1 pointr/skyrimmods

Maybe the community could band together and buy her a decent mic, for starters.

u/Nekomii · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I use this table microphone and have a wind screen over it. It works great, I have no complaints about it and others have verified that it sounds pretty good.

u/DepressingPanda · 1 pointr/VoiceActing

It seems to be a better deal than the one on amazon Amazon. Though amazon has free shipping, I'm not sure if TechWoot's shipping price will make it more expensive than amazon.

u/Whatchamazog · 1 pointr/rpg

I think their environment might make things a little difficult, noise-wise. You might be fine with them using a laptop with decent speakers and a decent built-in mic.

Right now, I use a USB mic called a Blue Snowball. It probably works the best when we use a Bluetooth speaker across the room so we don't get feedback (we don't use headphones).
We connect on Google Hangouts because multiple people can connect that way. Hangouts works well with Roll20 also, but we don't use that. The video and audio quality would be better with Skype, but Hangouts has been very convenient.

For your situation, a decent mic for the group with them wearing headphones might sound the best.

For mics, my first choice would be the Blue Tiki, because they will be in a noisy environment.

You could also try the Blue Yeti because you can select from multiple pickup patterns in order to try to get the best sound and eliminate some of the noise from the store.

Here is a selection of headphone distribution boxes. The prices vary wildly.

u/degeneratesaint · 1 pointr/KerbalSpaceProgram

I have this mic and I love it, as long as your price range is up there I say get this one.

u/Andrews-d · 1 pointr/audioengineering
u/The0riginalneckbeard · 1 pointr/Twitch

I have a Blue Yeti, It's really good for multiple uses.
It has multiple pattern selections - cardioid, bidirectional, omnidirectional & stereo. Awesome for streaming and many other things. (Sorry for the long ugly link :/ )

u/ALLST6R · 1 pointr/Twitch

UK - Amazon: Blue Yeti Microphone £79.99

Ends in 16 hours.

I unfortunately picked mine up for £99.99 on Friday, which was discounted down from £119.99. If you need a new mic, jump on this whilst you can.

I have been using mine for Xbox since it arrived and it works great.

u/ThelemaAbbey · 1 pointr/microphones

Blue Yeti if you want something a little cheaper, Blue Snowball would work as well.

u/RudeDudeInTheMood · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

All of these ideas are amazing, I didn't even think to ask some fellow brothers for help. If you are looking for a mic though, you should look into a Blue Yeti. Best consumer microphone in my opinion.

u/Jynxmaster · 1 pointr/pcgaming

Well a mic like the Blue Yeti (~$90) with a manual gain control knob would allow you to adjust it on the fly easier, it's also a very sensitive mic.

u/jimberjam · 1 pointr/AlbertaYouTubers

If you can afford it - the Blue Yeti is fantastic, and is a gold standard for podcasters. Not sure if it's the best for gaming. - If you like that mic but can't afford it, the Blue Snowball is not bad at all.

u/blonde_treble · 1 pointr/coversongs
u/maaksel · 1 pointr/buildapcforme

Speakers, I just have these for speakers, they are a few years old. headphones I use some sennheiser noise cancelling, and I have a Yeti mic for VOIP.

u/spokkeh · 1 pointr/audio

Something like the Blue Yeti may suit. It's a multi-pattern USB microphone. If your mixer is worth its salt, you should be able to output from your computer via an audio interface or simply use a line out to a separate channel.

I personally use the Audio Technica AT-2020 XLR version (this also has a USB version) for recording a bit of vocal work, including rap and some spoken word stuff. It works great on voice and acoustic guitars. However that doesn't solve the lack of phantom power. If it picks up too much ambience (which it definitely can) ease off on the gain a bit and speak louder.

A dynamic mic like this Nady may work as well, however this type can be quite sensitive and will pick up ambient noise.

I don't know if your budget stretches this high ($430), but the Electro Voice RE20 is in my opinion the gold standard for spoken word and radio type stuff that isn't a condenser microphone. It's dynamic, so it doesn't require phantom power, it has a cardioid pattern which will help filter out ambient noise and it just sounds fantastic to my ears. Even though it is quite pricey, it will stand the test of time and providing you take care of it, it will hold its value.

TL;DR: No phantom power requirement, not too sensitive, inexpensive. Pick two.

(Just realised the Shure SM58 might also fit the bill, but it won't give you that sexy radio voice. However, you can abuse the hell out of those things and they will still work and ask for more.)

Hope I've been helpful.

u/jveezy · 1 pointr/comeonandslam

Here's the price history for the Blue Yeti for the last year. Looks like you just grabbed a good deal.

I've been recommending the Audio-Technica ATR 2100, and I got that for around $40, but even that is hovering around $60 right now. I wonder if other mics are seeing the same cost increases.

u/johnwheeler_ · 1 pointr/flask

These are sweet! Subscribed. I'm starting to do tutorials for Echo programming, so we're probably on similar wavelengths and maybe can even work together in the future if it makes sense (The Echo programming I do is based on a Flask extension I wrote).

I'm using Camtasia and a Blue Snowball mic - You can check out the audio I'm also learning a ton about nonlinear video editing. I've been checking out the more expensive Yeti mic from Blue, and the demos I heard sounds terrific (demo in reviews).

Best of luck to you Alex!

u/meginmotion · 1 pointr/podcasts

I didn't listen to the whole thing b/c I'm not super into listening to people talk about cars (unless its Top Gear), but the first thing I noticed was the inconsistencies in the volume of the speakers & the audible distance from the mic, which puts psychological distance between you & your listener. Either pick up a higher quality mic (not sure what you're using but the Blue Yeti is a solid choice) or move in closer.

Another thing you might consider is being a bit more excited/lively when recording. I worked at a radio station for a few years and initially thought it was kind of ridiculous how different the DJ's presented themselves on-air vs in person but in order for them to sound "normal" and not completely lethargic they really had to amp up their presentation on-air. I'm not saying you need to be a cartoon character but just try livening it up a bit and see how it feels/sounds.

As for the actual content -- someone else will need to comment on that topic, as I know nothing about cars & everything seemed legit (albeit slightly long winded).

u/pheelyks · 1 pointr/acting

You can grab a meh external USB mic for under $50, and a really solid one for a touch over $100 (I realize this doesn't help you right now, but it's worth the investment--especially if you want to submit for any VO work).

This is the one I use:

Also, you presumably have a mic on your camera that is decent enough (otherwise your audition wouldn't be working at all)--you'd have to record your off-camera lines separately, but any video editing software should allow you to remove the audio from a video clip and move it around. Again, these are skills worth learning.

u/LittleHelperRobot · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace


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u/Prizeless · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

This mic is similar to the Siberia one you're looking at.

If you don't mind a tabletop one the Blue Yeti is excellent.

It's kind of expensive, but if you wait long enough I've seen it drop to around 69.99.

u/MrFiskers · 1 pointr/battlestations

It is the Blue Yeti.

u/dihydrogen_monoxide · 1 pointr/DotA2

Merlini has a Blue Yeti which is like the Mercedes of microphones. He's probably setting it incorrectly.

Source: My GF uses one for recordings.

u/Malakie00 · 1 pointr/letsplay

Blue Yeti:

Sample vid:

While a bit expensive, I really like this mic. If you're just starting out or have low funds, you can easily get away with much cheaper mics while still sounding good.

u/SwordfishPlays · 1 pointr/letsplay

I use a Blue Yeti ( in all of my videos. I really like it a lot!

Here's an example:

u/ScreenLookers · 1 pointr/letsplay

The setup I use (Player 1) is a Blue Yeti Microphone with the Blue branded pop filter and recorded using Audacity on my Windows laptop.
The other person (Player 2) uses a microphone that's he's had for recording music, I'll try and find out the brand, plugged into a mac so he records using Garage Band.
We just chuck the 2 MP3's together on the video editing software and get it synced up to the video. No audio trickery, not even amplifying beforehand. We change the levels here and there inside Final Cut but aside from that, nothing.

Hopefully that helps, like I said, when I find out the name of his microphone I'll edit it in. Oh and thank you for the feedback, whenever we ask for stuff people don't usually respond so it gives us something to work with.

-Player 1 (Ben)

u/BangsNaughtyBits · 1 pointr/podcasts

First, unless you are in a very sound controlled area, you really won't get great quality unless everyone has their own mic. It will also be harder to edit and even out the recording.

Second, if you ever do get to the point that you want multiple mics, you don't want to be stuck in a USB ghetto. You should consider getting either a mic with USB and XLR connector or an XLR mic and a USB to XLR cable. There is a caveat with this later.

There are essentially two types of mics. Basically, a Dynamic mic is meant for a single person to speak into. It will tend to record less ambient sound in your environment, which for most podcasters is a good thing. A Condenser mic tends to pick up more nuanced sound and is often used with musical instruments. They are also used in studios with more controlled sound. If you insist on getting one mic to record multiple people, it will likely have to be a condenser mic. One thing to be aware of is a condenser mic with an XLR port will required 48V phantom power. If you buy a separate USB to XLR cable for one of these you must make sure it supports this.

There are different pickup patterns for differing mics. Omnidirectional will pick up sound from all directions. Bipolar mics tend to record sound from the front and back. Cardioid tend to pick up sound from directly in front of the mic. Some mics have switchable patterns.

If you insist on heading down the path of a single mic, the Blue Snowball and Blue Yeti are popular USB condenser mics with switchable pickup patterns including omnidirectional.

The Snowball is roughly $50.

The Yeti is is $117.

The Yeti Pro is a USB and an XLR mic and is $210

Most of the better condenser mics are cardioid so I won't mention them.


u/FUTURE10S · 1 pointr/youtubers

Best affordable mic is the Blue Yeti?

Blue Yeti: $116

Shure SM58: $99

The Shure is miles above the Blue Yeti in terms of fidelity, that's why they've made them for 50 years. The only issue is that it needs an interface, because it's actual audio equipment.

u/evilplantosaveworld · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I believe that is a "Blue" microphone by Yeti. I'd let you know how it works, but I don't have the right drivers yet and I've been too lazy to go get them.

u/mc_nibbles · 1 pointr/editors

Best "budget" home vocal/music recording option in my opinion is.

  1. Blue Yeti Mic - For a few bucks more than the snowball you get more options for different recording situations, which can be really handy. It's still a lot more affordable than a dedicated mic, preamp, and quality audio recording interface for your computer.

  2. DIY mic soundbox - You don't need exactly what this guy uses, but simply a box and a mattress topper to line the sides with should do the trick.

  3. Pop filter - This is to stop the wind from the explosive sounds you might make. For instance say "people" into your hand, feel that wind? That is what causes the pop, and the filter helps stop that. Always use it.

    I have used this setup many times and it works great. It's of course far from what professional voice overs are recorded with, but for about $150 you get some really awesome sounding audio.

    As for recording the sound from this setup, it should be no different than what you would do to record any audio input on your computer. Once the mic is connected and the drivers are installed, you will simply chose it as your input in the program you are recording in. As far as I know AVID recognizes Blue USB mics just fine.

u/Retromation · 1 pointr/letsplay

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u/Chief_Kief · 1 pointr/Music

how do you think it would compare to this one?

u/author124 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

If money was no problem, I would definitely be getting this, because having an awesome microphone would be great.
Your jewelry is amazing! If I win, I'd love the "Slay your own Dragons" necklace :)

u/FVmike · 1 pointr/horn

The mic I used was a Blue Yeti. It was very easy to set up, I pulled it out of the box, plugged it in, and was recording within five minutes.

u/theonlysaviorCOD · 1 pointr/roosterteeth

Well you have a choice of capture cards out there, here are links to internal capture cards (goes inside a desktop) and external cards my personal recomendation would be an ElGato Game Capture. It is a versitile card and served me well thus far, but please do you own research and find which one you think will suit you the best.

As for editing software there are many routes that you can take, if you have a mac there is imovie which is good for starters, if you have are a PC guy then there a few more options (that I know of). You can go one of two ways 1) Adobe (on sale right now) or 2) Sony. Either is a great choice, I would personally use the adobe choice because eventually it opens up the door to photoshop, premiere, and after affects which are excellent editing softwares.

For microphones I would recomend either the Blue Yeti or the At2020, again both are excellent it is a personal choice and I would say the Blue Yeti because it is more customizable.

All in all please read reviews of all of this stuff and make your own pro/con list for each choice because I cannot tell you a perfect cookie cutter thing to buy, because we all have different needs. I hope this helps, if you need any more help feel free to keep asking away!

EDIT:1: formatting was made nicer

u/42datasquirrels · 1 pointr/XWingTMG

For the budget conscious. Estimated costs for this project assuming there is a computer of sufficient power is ~$281. This will give a live interface to record the sessions.

OBS Studio for the software. Refer to this page for minimum specs for the PC check youtube for tutorial videos. It can stream to Twitch, youtube, as well as record local. Plus later on you can add the cards and pilot data as an overlay.

Grab an HP C920 or your favorite webcam. You can use multiple web cams if you want a mat+dice multiview output. There are many creative ways to mount the camera above the mat.

For general audio a Jabra 510 speakerphone is fantastic and will grab all audio in a 10-13 ft radius. For commentator audio, a blue yeti is a great start.

Those three items will get you started and provide enough quality to run for a bit. You are welcome to substitute items but that is a solid package. For edit later and post a gopro is a simple reliable package.

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u/Budzy05 · 1 pointr/Battletops

Links to the wares:

Blue Yeti -

Novation LaunchPad

I've got a 27'' Element TV that I picked up on Black Friday a few years back. Also pictured:

Logitech K811 -

Apple Magic Mouse 2 -

Apple iPad Air 2

Jawbone Mini Jambox -

Belkin Loft -

Aukey Desk Stand Holder Desktop Bed Clamp Mount for iPad -

Let me know if I missed anything! :)

u/chumbait · 1 pointr/youtubers

I think this has been said, but I think your #1 investment with this channel would be a higher quality mic.

We use this one [here] (

Perfect mix of quality and cost-effectiveness!

u/Deathbycoleslaw · 1 pointr/techsupport

YES! I'm so glad you thought of that, oh my GOD my friend typing is awful hahaha.

Yes that is a serious issue. Now, with a "noise gate" program, you can set your mic to just only pic up sound at a certain decibel level. Skype has a setting like this, but this would be for all mic programs such as in-game voice or recording programs or twitch streaming. There are several of these out there for free.

There is another one that seems to have slightly better sound quality called the Blue Yeti Pro but it's 100 extra dollars. It also has an XLR output, but you won't need that for standard computer usage. In my opinion the quality gained is not worth 100 dollars extra. There's also this mic:

all places / reviews will tell you these two are comparable. I have no idea the differences other than this mic has no settings on it to change. It's Cardioid pattern pick up ONLY, but that's PROBABLY the setting you'll use on the Yeti anyway. The yeti has bi-directional, omnidirectional, cardioid, and some other shit I never use. It's nice to have the option, but I stick to cardioid. This is just how the mic decides what direction to record from.

u/Setari · 1 pointr/letsplay
  1. You're gonna need to upgrade your rig. As much RAM as you can afford(or 12-16GB IMO, some people may disagree but I run 16GB of RAM), a good graphics card (Can't go wrong with Nvidia GTX series: HDD for video storage (at least 1TB), using Windows 10 pretty much works with everything IMO that I've played so far running from when W10 came out into 2016 and it's the latest windows as well.

  2. Blue Snowball Mic 39.99USD Blue Snowball Mic(PINK FOR THIS PRICE) or a Yeti mic if you can afford it Yeti Microphone 100USD for a quality mic like the Yeti definitely is NOT a bad deal if you can afford it, but the Blue Snowball is a great quality mic as well. (And nobody's gonna see you using a pink mic and it's the cheapest right now!)

  3. By your wording you seem to think "steam games" is just a group of games with the same requirements for all of them, and they're not. Each game is going to have its own computer specs requirement, so make sure you meet the minimums for each game before you go around and buy a bunch of games to record after you upgrade your hardware. This ain't consoles.

  4. You don't need a facecam to be successful.

    Also one last tip: If you're going to be starting your own channel instead of contributing to someone else's or something, just play whatever the hell you want. Growth will be VERY slow unless you're a SEO/Marketing wizard. Just keep putting quality content out and subs and views will come.

u/KFJ943 · 1 pointr/modelmakers

I'm really liking the video quality, although we'll have to see what your on-the-table shots look like. One thing I'd recommend that a lot of people sadly forget about is audio quality - It's almost as important as video quality! Yours seems to be alright - It's not noticeably bad by any means, just a slight echo that doesn't really get in the way of anything. What are you using as your camera setup?

Here's a few things I've learned from video editing for the past few years:

  • Don't make it too long. Model making videos tend to run pretty long, and that's fine, but there's a few videos out there that run for hours. You can cut down the length on videos without losing out on any information. These can range from doing things like speeding up the video (Like Andy's Hobby Headquarters does) or by just showing part of the process and then cutting to the finished result (Like [Games Workshop does in their tutorials.]( v=vLsteSBHEcM)) - Either one works pretty well!

  • Don't be afraid of your first few videos not looking amazing, being sloppily edited, the audio being terrible or something like that. It happens! You can fix all sorts of mistakes in post-production. Also, don't stop making videos. Learn by doing! The more content you make, the more you learn. The more you learn, the better your content becomes.

  • Speaking of post production, have you decided how you're going to do your narration? There's some folks who do it as they work, which I generally think isn't the best method in the world but it involves less editing afterwards, and it can work well if done right. I'd personally go with doing all your audio in post production. So you do all the modeling and filming first, then you record audio over the edited version of the footage. This allows you to have two separate recording setups - Your garage, which might not be optimal for audio due to the echo that comes with being in a large empty space. There's a lot of great microphones out there, I'd personally recommend either the Blue Yeti or the Blue Snowball - Both are really well priced considering how good their audio quality is.

  • Lighting is super important! A couple of desk lamps should help a whole lot.

    Sorry about the wall of text! If you have any questions, shoot! I might not have all the answers you want, but I have edited and shot my fair share of videos. It's a bit slow at first, but you become used to it when you learn to use the editing software, which is usually a lot simpler than it looks at first glance.

    Anyway, I'm really excited about your channel, and I hope my info helped!

u/TheVineyard00 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

You can get Blue Yeti for $80 less here. Now you have $200 to spend on the headset!

u/5FDeathPunch · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

AT2020 or Blue Yeti, both great quality mics for about $100.

u/MrLime93 · 1 pointr/gamingpc

I use the Blue Yeti

It's a great mic and you can use it as an output for sound as it has a 3.5mm audio jack. It has excellent sound quality and a few different options when it comes to gain control. I use a pair of Sennheiser HD25's and its a pretty great setup for Skype, podcasting, teamspeak or even recording live music.

u/apennypacker · 1 pointr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

Thanks so much for the info! I noticed that I can get a used Focusrite 2i4 for about half the price on amazon, but it is listed as the "old version". Is there any significant difference in the old and new version?

This is the one:

Also, what is your thought on something like the Yeti mics that have a built in dac? I use one mostly for voice and it sounds great to me. But it a focusrite with rode mic going to just be world away better?

This is what I was considering:

u/harris_kid · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Well theres the Yeti

The Seiren

Audio-Technica AT2020USB

Or you can get an analogue mic with an XLR output and get a 3.5mm Stereo Jack Plug to 2 x 6.35mm Mono Audio Cable Going form your PC to a Behringer Xenyx 502 mixer

Obviously these are all up to you, I'm just suggesting stuff here.

u/kilmanio · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

found these on for a pretty good price:

headphone: Sennheiser HD558

microphone: AudioTechnica at2020 usb

other mic options :

Blue Yeti

Samson Meteor

I don't know any other UK webstores, but be sure to check the ones you know so you get the best price!

u/stryftek · 1 pointr/Twitch

I love my Blue Yeti! Sounds great - decent price. There are a ton of reviews online showing it off too! (

u/Joe_Shroe · 1 pointr/audiophile

I'm looking for a mic for gaming that has good quality but also doesn't pick up background noise very well. My first mic was a $10 Zalman mic from Amazon and the quality's actually pretty good. The thing is though if it's quiet where I am then you can hear some background fuzz, or pink noise, or krrrrsssssshhhhhh, whatever it's called, whenever I talk, although not that loud.

Then I found a rather expensive mic that my brother has lying around which is a $100 Yeti mic, and this one would be a straight upgrade to the Zalman except it captures background noise too well. For example if the tv is playing or someone is talking behind me, like from 15-20 ft away, then it can be heard pretty well on the mic, but I don't want that noise to be heard while I'm talking. Especially if, say, someone is vacuuming in the same room, the Yeti mic would add a lot of noise in the background but the Zalman wouldn't pick it up as much.

So is there a mic that has both good voice quality and can also filter out background noises so it doesn't bleed into whenever I talk on the mic?

u/boringstein · 1 pointr/videography

Yeah, echoing everybody here-- just use your cell phone and get a good mic + use good headphones to monitor.

Here's my recommendation:

-get a cheap tripod + tripod mount for your cellphone ($15 each) so its steady, and shoot it in a well lit room.

-Pick up a blue yeti

-Get some solid audio editing software (if you have a mac, for your purposes, garageband should be adequate. If not, subscribe to Adobe Audition, or try Audacity as a free alternative)

-Get some good headphones for monitoring audio while you record

u/Boukish · 1 pointr/buildapc

Sorry about the late reply. Yeah, we're looking into getting her a Yeti eventually (she streams), but it's important that she has an in-line mic so that she can use the mic while she's not at her desk (i.e. using her laptop elsewhere). A standing desk mic just isn't suited to that task, hence the pickiness.

u/DireRavenGG · 1 pointr/TwitchStreamersUnited

My favorite mic is the Blue Yeti, but a good cheaper option is a mic/headset the Logitech G230. My favorite software by far is OBS.

Hope this helps. Have fun streaming!

u/SensualSternum · 1 pointr/singing

Easiest thing to do would be to get a cheap USB mic if you're not willing to invest in a proper microphone and USB interface.

The Blue Yeti and Blue Snowball are both fine USB mics, although be forewarned that they are not "studio quality."

If you are willing to get a proper microphone, I'd suggest getting either a Shure SM58 or SM7B, and a cheap but reliable interface would be a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2.

Next, you will want to get either Audacity or a DAW to record and monitor your vocals with. If you have a Mac, I would suggest starting out with GarageBand if you're really strapped for cash, or purchasing Logic Pro X if you can drop a few hundred dollars. Alternatively, you can go all-out and get Pro Tools if you want to be industry standard. I believe Pro Tools is also compatible with Windows.

For monitoring, I would suggest getting some studio monitor headphones, like the Sony MDR 7506, which will provide a pretty accurate sound for you. Alternatively, you can use any old headphones.

You won't want to be hearing yourself on studio monitors, because you will experience feedback. When you are recording vocals, monitor them on headphones.

Hope this helps.

P.S.: After a year of singing, you should be more than ready for an open-mic night, or even a full band.

u/BSGBramley · 1 pointr/elderscrollsonline

This weeks sound did sound of, And we are in a large room. We are trying to get a small changing screen to block the echo. The Mic we use it a Blu Yeti (

u/markdraws · 1 pointr/podcasting

I recommend the Blue Yeti microphone. It looks like a lot of podcasters get this one as their intro mike. I like mine a lot. Great sound and easy to use.

u/ZephyrianNick · 1 pointr/letsplay

If you're on somewhat of a budget, either a Blue Yeti or a Blue Snowball (both with a pop filter! ) are great ways to go. I use a Blue Yeti in my videos and for $100, I couldn't be happier with it. It works incredibly well, and is something I'd recommend to anybody who doesn't make a living off YouTube. (In that scenario, there are some higher quality mics and mic setups you can get, but they can cost upwind of $200 at a minimum.)

u/TheAlmightyFur · 1 pointr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

I mean, the sky is kinda the limit. For a basic introduction into this whole recording thing, you can get something like the Blue Yeti USB condenser mic. Being a usb mic, it's a little limiting because you can't plug other instruments or mics into it, but it does pretty well.

I know Julia Nunes has been using a Yeti lately for her youtube stuff, and it sounds pretty good to me.

If you guys want to get more in depth, you can get something like a Focusrite scarlett 2i2 which seems to be the big thing that's going around and is well liked, and they even have a two tiers of starter kit, the better of which comes with a mic, pop filter, mic stand, cords, a copy of cubase, and headphones.

u/UWot69 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I would really only go for the keyboard, mic, and headphones.

Keyboard- Ducky shine 4, easy. (Link-

Mic- Blue yeti, easy. (Link-

Headphones- Well, since you have roughly 1000 dollars left (I did a conversion), anything you want that is from beyerdynamic.

u/kiwiandapple · 1 pointr/gamingpc

Great, yes I know. My headphones are only 50 Ohms, so I wouldn't really need an AMP. But when you get the DAC you pretty much should get the AMP! Else the poor DAC would feel pretty lonely.

Great I also listen to classical and metal, wich my HD598s are amazing for. So that's good to hear.

As for microphone. I would not suggest the Razer Seiren as there are better options out there such as the AT2020 for a lot less. The blue yeti is as well one to consider. I do suggest to also buy a pop filter with it, this will help a good amount to make your voice even more clear.

u/01314150 · 1 pointr/gadgets

A Blue Yeti USB microphone, known for its good sound:

Suggestions: You could record podcasts, audiobooks of public domain works, sound effects for games, birthday songs for special people, a youtube channel, etc..

u/Womcataclysm · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

You should buy maybe a roccat isku for your keyboard (was thinking of a corsair KXX but since you like lots of lights this is better), maybe a g502 proteus core as your mouse, maybe a audio technica ATH-M50X for your headset and a blue yeti or blue snowball as your microphone

u/Breezyfreshh · 1 pointr/teenagers

I just ordered this nice microphone to go along with my new speaker system. It was an amazon lightning deal also!

u/TERRIBLEQUEST · 1 pointr/Twitch


"I wish to start streaming during my free time and upon asking for suggestions on about doing so, some people suggest I get a special type of mic and that my computer meet specific requirements before attempting to stream."

Yes, you don't have to have a top-of-the-line-sucks-your-dick condenser microphone. You can easily stream with a very inexpensive mic and some audio testing. Thought my personal recommendation would be one of these babies:

More inexpensive option:

Blue Yeti's are popular among streamers:

When it comes to streaming and computer specs, above anything else, streaming is VERY CPU intensive. It's highly advised a powerful/separate CPU to stream. A 2.7 dual core processor may not be enough to stream and game on at the same time, I don't know enough about your computer to say.

u/kinectking · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Best you could get depends on what end of your budget your leaning to.

If your leaning to 100 get a blue snowball and an audiophile headset such as the AKG K 81-dj

If you're leaning towards 200 get the blue yeti and audiophile headphones such as the grado prestige sr60e

Audiophile headphones with a table top mic will always be better. Table top mics allow for them to pack way more quality than gaming headset mics. Additionally, audiophile headphones are made for people who know what they're looking for in sound quality. Gaming headsets are made for those who want flashy earmuffs.

u/Sencat · 1 pointr/CasualConversation

I have a few videos up, and I just felt like sharing some of my favorite games and gaming moments.

My current favorite YouTube gamer is Nerd^3 just because he makes me laugh so much.

My set up is my computer, and the Blue Yeti Microphone.

And here's my channel.

u/mladez · 1 pointr/serbia

ubedljivo najbolji sranje i tu je negde cena, samo malčice skuplji. Jedini problem je da ga nađeš kod nas, možda pogledaj kp ili ako imaš nekoga ko dolazi iz inostranstva.

u/theGaffe · 1 pointr/LocationSound

Get four Sennheiser G3 units, save up until you can get at least those. If you simply can't wait, you can get G2 units used on eBay or something, but there are a couple downsides of course with using an older model.

Here's the G3 systems that you would buy, just to clarify:

For your podcast stuff I would just recommend the now common Blue Yeti:

Blue is a very established microphone company that makes high end professional studio microphones, and a few years back they started making consumer grade microphones. End result are affordable mics that sound better than the competition at that price range, and are designed for the sole purpose of computer audio, hence why it has a USB cable instead of an XLR cable that would need to be plugged into a mixer or audio interface. Anyway, long story short most youtubers, podcasters, etc use that mic. For recording a table you can set the polar pattern to omni mode which picks up sound in a 360 radius.

u/ParkieDude · 1 pointr/Parkinsons

Amazon link Ouch, didn't realize it was $124.95 I'd order from Amazon and start using it immediately. If it doesn't work for him, then no hassle returns!

One of my speech therapist tricks: speak with a pencil being held by your lips. It forces you to use your diaphragm and throat to speak clearly.

After speaking with a pencil in my mouth, then I do my "pencil push ups" to keep my eyeball muscles in shape.

u/CarpBros_Joe · 1 pointr/NewTubers
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u/DivideaConquer · 1 pointr/youtubers

ooooooookkkkkkkk lol well i mean you guys sounded like you had a fun time :) i thought some of it was funny. the thing is i think it would of been more funny if your audio was not so bad. ALWAYS remember that people can forgive bad video but they will never EVER forgive bad audio speeking of that your recording software it was really lagy and kinda buged me after a wile. when you colab with someone make sure that they have a good mic and sound quality otherwise it will bring your video's quality down. Here are some suggestions for equipment that could help you.


1. Blue Microphones Snowball

2. Blue Microphones Yeti

3. AT2020

Facecam: (i know you said you had already ordered a facecam but i thought i would throw this one out there for you just in case also dont forget lighting if you dont have enough light into the room you will get a really bad image.)

Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920


(i am glad to hear you have obs there are lots of youtube videos that explain how to set the settings for youtube or twitch so i would sugest looking that up also if you are going to do a face cam this is importent you need NEED to record it separate from your game capture otherwise you risk having the game video and the video of you being un synced try recording your game with OBS and your face cam with Xsplit)


And Free Edditing Software

Hitfilm 3 Express: (second only to adobe)

Gimp 2.0

this is for thumbnails i hope all this helps man :)

u/mraza08 · 1 pointr/podcasting

> Sennheiser MD46 Thanks, Can I find some stand for this like the blue yeti has
I want to start podcasting for the first time.

u/Digitaldreamer7 · 1 pointr/buildapc

No no no. That's the Blue Snowball. The yeti is this one

The snowball is bad. The Yeti is a great mic.

u/Flaqq · 1 pointr/makinghiphop

It comes with a power supply.

This one:

Also it includes every XLR cable you need. I deliver the output into Scarlett solo.

The quality is superb. The mic was the winner of Pro Audio Review's Excellence Award. But I had only three mics in my life so I lack of some comparison of other mics in the same price range.

My first mic was a yeti blue (for a only USB mic this is the best one you can get)

then rode nta-1A

u/StormKMD · 1 pointr/audiophile

I've actually never heard of that mic, so I'm not sure :/
I use a modmic and I'm very pleased with it.

Another alternative would be the Blue Yeti. Looks like Amazon has it for a great price.

u/TrentPH · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

Sennheisers but if money isnt an issue then i would suggest a good headset and a separate mic something like Audio Technicas and a USB Mic

u/The_ugly_taco · 1 pointr/buildapc

Drop down to a 1000W power supply. You don't need all the excess power.

Buy a pair of headphones, not headsets. Headphones come without a mic though but usually sound better, I recommend sennheiser HD558. Then buy a separate mic. For the mic I recommend Blue yeti (Great sound quality but pick up EVERYTHING and is 100$) Antlion modmic 4.0 (Not as good as blue yeti but better than headset mics and is 60$) or a Zalman Zm-Mic1 (Better than MOST headset mics and costs around 20$)

I wouldn't buy anything Raze because a lot of people (including me) have had problems with them, my biggest issue is the driver. It always freezes up. Anything that's razer that I bought has lasted for about half a year. Logitech is probably the longest lasting brand of anything that I've bought. I have a Logitech mouse from around 3-4 years ago that still works but I switched to an mmo mouse (Logitech g600) For FPS I recommend the G402 Hyperion Fury, for MMO I recommend the G60, and for a little bit of both I recommend the G602











u/geeked24 · 1 pointr/podcasts

Thanks /u/STGGrant for your response. Would be glad if you could highlight on a couple more things. Like, after buying the mic, let's say the Blue Yeti one, which comes with a USB, I won't need any mixer right? I'll just be able to record using Audacity, and then something for hosting the audio files. I googled and found this one for the mic. So just to make sure, just connect the mic using the USB and start recording using Audacity, right? And what do you use for editing? Looking for tips, because I'm a total beginner you know!

Thanks again.

u/CarruC · 1 pointr/letsplay

Just incase you are unaware you can buy it of they american website for £65 link

that is what i did except i bought 2

u/POUND_MY_ANUS_SENPAI · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

First of all, hats off to trying to get in on the action early.

I guess it sorta depends on your definition of a gaming setup. I'd recommend building your own desktop to get the most bang for your buck. /r/buildapc is a great subreddit for getting opinions on builds and computer components.

As far as peripherals, you'll want a decent mouse and keyboard. I love my mechanical keyboard, and have not once looked back after getting my first one. There's also a pretty good community at /r/mechanicalkeyboards who rock at giving advice and suggestions. Brands are really important, and I've come to trust Corsair, Logitech, and Steel Series. People will preach about 4K monitors...if you're streaming I'd say skip out on it, especially at your age when you don't have hundreds of dollars to dish out on a monitor alone.

As far as streaming goes, you'll definitely want to pick up a microphone. Most streamers will spread the gospel on Blue Yeti, which is an amazing microphone, but you can easily get something much cheaper for starting out. Another thing you might want to consider is a capture card, which will help alleviate the stress that streaming puts on your computer. It will help improve the quality, and will help with your framerate while gaming.

Other than that, make sure you have persistence. You won't get popular right off, you need to keep at it even when it may seem like no one views your content. If you keep at it, you'll learn. When you learn, you'll get better. That's what will start bringing people in.

Good luck! Feel free to reach out to the community again. We all love helping out!

u/Silversean · 1 pointr/letsplay

Neewer mic for $30: Neewer® NW-800 Professional Studio Broadcasting & Recording Microphone Set Including (1)NW-800 Professional Condenser Microphone + (1)Microphone Shock Mount + (1)Ball-type Anti-wind Foam Cap + (1)Microphone Power Cable (Black)

$40 off of Blue Yeti: Blue Microphones Yeti USB Microphone - Silver

However, editing your audio will almost always fix any problems you have and make it sound 10x better. I use audacity to record and edit my audio and it's free.

u/ForPoopAndCountry · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I use a crappy Sharkk mouse I got for 15 dollars from EBay. It may feel flimsy and I may have to super glue the scroll wheel to the actually wheel every couple weeks but hey it works. I mainly bought this because A) It was on sale for 15 dollars B) It has two extra buttons and C) It got dem lights.

For my keyboard I'm using a flips keyboard over [KB-0325]($(KGrHqF,!jkFD1HN61hYBROMdIB!d!~~60_1.JPG) (Not my image). I actually really like this keyboard even if it is ancient. It gets the job done and while the 4 key on the number pad messes up occasionally and types multiple 4's, I'm not sure if I would enjoy anything better. I've had it since I built my computer and its always stuck by my side through thick and thin.

Headphone wise I'm using JVC HARX700's. I actually really like these headphones and I got them as a gift so I'm happy.

I don't know if it counts but I borrowed a Blue Yeti Mic from for almost four months before returning it last month. I mainly used the Blue to record. no not another crappy lets play video, but I'm currently working on some heavier vocal stuff.

So as you see a big factor in my purchases is price. I'm not proud of my gear, but I am willing to go out on a limb and buy a cheaper rip off version and save a few bucks toward a car and the likes then spend 100 dollars on a mouse so I can feel cool. Not that expensive parts are bad, I just personally find I can get by with cheaper things and save money for other things be it cars, school, food, or my PC innards (GTX 660, 8gig Corsair RAM, 2+1tb Western Digital and Seagate HDD, AMD Phenom II x4, cheap Cooler Master Case, MSI Military Class mother board that I cant remember). I may be a penny pincher and I do know that cheap things don't last quite as long, but in my current situation cheap will get me buy.

Good luck to everyone else and thanks for the giveaway OP!

u/Gojurn · 1 pointr/podcasting

I started in a similar situation as well. I found it helpful to get a mic and just practice using it and the software together. Got me more comfortable using the tools and served as a good foundation for learning more and planning out what to do next. If you want a recommendation I'd suggest the Yeti mic. It's super simple to use (you just plug it in for the most part) and it has a wide range of basic modes you can leverage. After that, you really have all you need besides the content. As far as content goes, I guess that comes down to your reasons for podcasting in the first place and who your intended audience is.

u/Dubdubbronco · 1 pointr/ptcgo

Disclaimer: I have a degree in audio/video production and also do youtube, so my answer may be a bit hardcore. Just a warning.
My favorite brand is Blue, they aren't the cheapest on the market, but they aren't nearly the most expensive either, and you can find some of the cheaper versions in places like Best Buy etc. This is similar to the one that I have, mine is a fancy special edition one with upgrades though, but a condenser mic with many audio patterns is always the best way to go. Most even come with a simple stand and cords ready to go.

TLDR: If you are willing to be in the $80-$120 range, you can get a fantastic Blue mic, which will be cheap and amazing.

u/ladythursday · 1 pointr/GirlGamers

Steelseries headsets are pretty good in a pinch. I had the Siberta v2's with the little 7.1 sound card, and they served me really well for 2 years. I found the soundstage was a bit too open for me (the game audio sounded really far away.. if that makes sense), so I've since moved on to some Audio-Technica's and a Yeti microphone.

I couldn't be happier with my new setup, but it's not for everyone. /r/imuya is right by suggesting you get some really good cans that have the 'sound' that you like, then snagging a standalone mic. If you have access to music stores/audiophile stores in your area, they should have a selection of headphones out of the box, so go audition a few sets. You'll be surprised how different each pair behaves, and you can figure out which ones fit the best and sound the best for your ears. Pick the same song/piece of music every time you listen to a new pair.. I use the intro of this Pentatonix song so I can check out vocal clarity, and then when the low notes kick in it gives a sense of the kind of bass power I can expect.

Good luck!

u/deathmountaineers · 1 pointr/NewTubers

absolutely! wanna sound like a pro? get either this

or this

i use the latter mic but i highly recommend the spark my dude. the yeti is also very nice. either are standard youtube quality stuff and don't require a mixer!

u/Diamondandy · 1 pointr/Twitch

It all depends on budget.

Blue Yeti Microphone // c920 Webcam // Behringer Mixer

3 links to what you would need, if you have a decent budget, you might want to use an XLR microphone for your audio mixer, but then you would have to find a way to chat to people ingame (If you were playing CSGO for example).

u/artificial_doctor · 1 pointr/audioengineering

Sony ICD PX820 vs Zoom H1N - 9 year old tech vs newer audio recorder, worth the upgrade? Going into the Angolan bush for interviews!

Hi all. I’ve been using the Sony ICD PX820 since 2010 for interviews but haven’t needed to use it for a few years as I got a Blue Yeti for the improved audio quality.

Until now, my interviews have primarily been indoors but I am going on a research trip later this month into the Angolan bush to interview some war veterans and need to pack light. I was thinking of upgrading to the Zoom H1N from my Sony but I’m not sure if it is actually an “upgrade”.

Has quality in this type of technology improved all that much or should I just hang on to the Sony?

Any input will be appreciated!

u/LurkerRex · 1 pointr/buildapc

I guess it depends on what you're looking for, but I recently purchased a Blue Yeti and it is amazing. I bought the black out streamer edition on sale and made some money back from selling the game. That said, I think it's 100% worth the current price. If you are looking for something that can be mounted on your headset, I've also been recommended the ModMic. I have no personal experience but it is super popular.

u/quadsonquads · 1 pointr/audioengineering

I can't vouch for the quality, but this seems to tic all the boxes, eg. USB, <$200, multi-pattern (ie. the direction it picks up sound from) - cardioid (front), figure 8 bi-directional (front and back), omni (all directions) - you would just need to place it in between yourself and whomever you're recording (note, room acoustics and ambient noise will need to be addressed).

There are definitely better ways to record a podcast, but they're all much more expensive. But, it can definitely sound passable if you learn how to mix audio for podcasts (EQ, stacking multiple compressors, using multiband compressors, limiting, setting final loudness levels to broadcast standards). Or, reach out to the local or online community of people who are looking for experience in audio. Pay them money, or exchange services, give them credits on the show, ask them for more specific advice on how to improve the quality, as they will know best since they are tasked with optimizing your recordings.

u/ryanraspberry · 1 pointr/youtubers

I use this microphone at the moment, but there's probably cheaper options:

u/kongJPN · 1 pointr/Guitar

I'd love a quick and dirty way to record my fully acoustic guitar into Garageband without spending a lot. I record lofi stuff with my electric guitar using an iRig 2 and it sounds great. Picked up one of these and it sounds (unsurprisingly I guess) like tinny trash. I've moved it all around the guitar body too and it's no better really. Anyone found a dirt cheap (£20ish?) plug and play pickup for acoustics? Is a soundhole one going to be much better than a piezo? Should I just go back to using a USB mic pointed at my guitar and quit whining about how it takes up space on my desk? Thanks in advance

u/Thunder_54 · 1 pointr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

I'm assuming you don't really have anything other than your computer at this point, so you'll need a USB microphone. The one I bought is the CAD U37 When used properly you can get AMAZING quality from this for the price (I can provide a track recorded with it if wanted). However some others I considered were the Blue Yeti and the Blue Snowball. I went with the CAD U37 though because of its size and price. The blue yeti and snowball are awkward sizes.

EDIT: You know what screw it: How proper use treats your vocals w/ the CAD u37

All I had was a cardboard box with pillows in it for an "isolation box" I sang into that in a quiet room. I fit a thick sock over the microphone for a pop filter. Only thing I did to the vocal track was add reverb and EQ'd it to bring out the bass in my voice.

u/benfineman · 1 pointr/homesecurity

Security system seems like overkill unless I'm missing something. You just need to record audio. If you have a laptop to put in there get a Yeti: Blue Microphones Yeti USB Microphone - Silver

You could probably find something cheaper but I know this is a good condenser.

Otherwise a standalone handheld like this: Roland R-05 Studio WAVE/MP3 Recorder

Export the file to Audacity and looks for peaks in the waveform.

u/wingsofriven · 1 pointr/Headphoneporn

Ah, I'm actually not that knowledgeable on microphones beyond the ubiquitous SM58s I used for some brief broadcasting work. I'm not sure how the audio/headphones community stands on the common USB condensers that most gamers who don't use headsets own, but I can recommend the ones I've used or heard very often on Discord/TS.

I have a Samson Meteor. It was inexpensive, the sound isn't bad at all, and I like it. It picks up my mechanical a little more harshly than I'd like, but that's on me for bottoming out when I type. My friends have either the Blue Yeti or the Pro variant, or the AT2020 (not sure which model, USB or XLR!). I think between all of us we cover all the most commonly recommended microphones under $200. Hope this wasn't all old information to you. :)

u/chaklong · 1 pointr/uofu

Brand new Blue Yeti Silver Edition in original unopened packaging for $110 ($19/15% off). PM me.

u/EMCoupling · 1 pointr/battlestations

How fancy is fancy?

Something like a Blue Yeti has pretty good sound quality while being fairly affordable.

u/lazyasianstudent · 1 pointr/VoiceActing

This might be a little bit over your budget (I'm very bad with currency) but this is a great microphone to have. I use it myself and the quality is superb for what you pay for.

u/Redditor965 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace
u/PandaTheDeadMan · 1 pointr/gameofthrones

If you haven't already please consider getting a better vocal recording set up. Not only will it get rid of the obvious jump between narrators, but a well mixed voice is like another dimension to these types of videos. For absolute bare bones budget you might look at a Yeti USB mic. I can give you advice on nicer setups if you're interested.

That's just the feedback bit though. This is really well done!

u/girlswlowselfesteem · 1 pointr/Indiemakeupandmore

I don't know much in terms of cameras and junk, but definitely look into a decent microphone. The Blue Yeti seems to be a popular choice for podcasting/YouTube videos. I've been very happy with my Blue Snowball personally, which was a bit more affordable at the time. Whatever mic you get, it's a good idea to get a pop filter for it. I've seen a few decent DIY solutions to those too.

Good luck!

u/GadGamer · 1 pointr/Twitch

Well you could always just use your headset and a standalone mic. I can't think of any streamer who uses a standalone mic and speakers because the issue of feedback is kinda hard to solve. If you are set on using a standalone mic and speakers then your best bet is to get a cardioid microphone. These types of mics are designed to only pick up nearby sounds from a certain angle so you could possibly avoid feedback with one. Some good cardioid mics are the AT2020 and the Blue Yeti

u/ndork666 · 1 pointr/podcasting

My buddies and I use a Blue Yeti USB Microphone. It does the job and all of us can be heard pretty clearly when we gather around it. Eventually, we'll snag another but for now this is more than sufficient.*Version*=1&*entries*=0

u/Playinithard · 1 pointr/letsplay

First of all. It's totally unnecessary to spend a lot of money on audio equipment such as an audio mixer etc. Unless you want it.

A good starter microphone is the Blue Yeti It's a USB microphone that does all the work you need to have good audio. Everything else is just over the top.

As some already said you can use OBS to capture your games. Personally I like to use Dxtory because I want to have two audio tracks. One for game sound and one for commentary. You can use Audacity which also is free to record your commentary and OBS for game sound.

I believe there is something called Thumbnail Thursday in this subreddit were you find and request channel art.

If you want to spend money on something I recommend doing it on a good editing software. It's hard to recommend any one in particular because it's a lot about personal preferences. I use Powerdirector for example and it works for me. There is always a trial version so just try and see which suits you the best.

u/NFG89 · 1 pointr/buildapc
u/XxCLEMENTxX · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

My friend has a Snowball, it's great for Skype and such but if you can afford it I'd go all in with a Blue Yeti, a stand and a pop filter. I'm from Denmark but that ran me $170, should be a lot cheaper on Amazon or something in the US.

Yeti mic (does go on sale sometimes for pretty cheap)
My stand (you can go cheaper, and if you want something table mounted you're gonna have to shell out more cash)
And just any cheap pop filter. I use the t.bone MS 200 but I can't find it in the US. The MS 180 is even cheaper but not by much, and the MS 200 is a lot better IMO. I can post a picture of my setup if you'd like!

u/madseason_ · 1 pointr/wow

It's a blue yeti microphone(link if you're curious: I just picked it up recently and I'm really happy with the quality. Now I just need to improve my voice haha

u/kcirbaj · 1 pointr/acappella

I recommend the Blue Yeti Microphone. Great for recording live covers and rehearsals.

But if you want to record studio-quality stuff, you'll want the Rode NT1-a

u/eruwinuvatar · 1 pointr/Philippines

USB condenser mic ata kelangan mo. Yan din hanap ko ngayon eh. A quick research led me to this: Blue Yeti

u/abusementpark · 1 pointr/musicians

Don't know much about that one, but check out the Yeti. This one I do have experience with and can attest for it's price point you can't get much better.

u/sharkbound · 1 pointr/microphones

the best (and probly most used of all top-quality) i know of is the blue yeti thought most the blue yeti's mics are over 100.

these are the blue yeti's i could find on amazon that are close to 100 euro-

u/SgtMac02 · 1 pointr/beermoney

I made several other comments throughout the thread, but I'll say this. Go check out /r/recordthis, /r/VoiceActing, /r/VoiceWork etc. If you expect to make ANY money, you'd need to invest at least a little in some recording equipment. A lot of people start off with something like the Blue Yeti which is a relatively inexpensive USB microphone.

u/theWebDon · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I play ukulele and a little guitar. Hoping to get one of [these] ( soon so I can start recording some ideas I've been working on.

u/hello-everything · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I've borrowed this mic from a friend before and it was amazing! Worth every penny.

u/Jo3M3tal · 1 pointr/starcraft

My picture doesn't do it justice, the monitor is beautiful

My speakers

My mic is a blue yeti

Mouse is a g400

Keyboard is a Mega G1

Girlfriend got the mousepad at a barcraft. No idea what it is, but it is the best mousepad i've ever used

u/CaptTripz · 1 pointr/buildapc

Considering buying a PC microphone for use with gaming. I already have a pair of Sennheiser HD 598's so I'm not really in need of a separate pair of gaming headsets. Can anyone recommend a good standalone PC mic around $100 or less? It would mostly get use with gaming and skype but could also find use in some minor video production (such as voiceovers). The Blue Yeti caught my eye due to the amount of reviews. Not sure if there is better for the price point.

Edit: What about the Blue Snowball?

u/Link1017 · 1 pointr/pcgaming

> Get a good headset (I use the Logitech G930s, but just find something comfortable and decent quality)

I strongly recommend getting a nice pair of headphones and a separate mic instead of a headset. Gaming headsets tend to have poor sound and mic quality when compared to a dedicated pair of headphones and a mic.

For headphones, try /r/headphones. For the mic, you could just get a clip-on like this zalman or an antlion modmic, or you can get a full blown mic like a blue yeti or blue snowball.

u/Vorderman · 1 pointr/recordthis

I'm using a Blue Yeti and I love it. I only got it last month after me and my friend borrowed someone else's to record an advert for a wee project of his.

It has different direction options which is really handy, too. I record all my stuff next to a noisy desktop so its front facing option is really a lifesaver.

u/AltairEgos · 1 pointr/videos

Starting a channel is pretty difficult, trust me I know what it’s like! My feedback would be to maybe instead of having the entire 40 minute video, you should break it up into smaller pieces pertaining to whatever topic you were on. That way people will less likely click away from a 40 minute video, especially if they don’t know you yet. After you cut up the video into smaller segments, then go ahead and release the full video Incase anyone wants to listen/watch the entire thing. Also, I know you’re just starting out, so somewhere down the road, you might want to consider upgrading your audio quality. One mic that I highly recommend that’s not terribly expensive is the Blue Yeti Microphone. It sounds amazing! I would recommend upgrading your camera quality too, but I know it’s your first one so I’m not too concerned on that. But eventually you will need to upgrade if you’re serious about it.

Another thing is to try to sound more excited. one thing that I like to do when I’m on camera, is to be an exaggerated version of yourself. Turn everything up a notch when you’re making a video, you don’t have to turn it all the way up to 11, but just try to make things sound more exciting when your on.

Last and the most important thing is to keep going! The more content you make, the better you will become at it! I’m no big youtuber, not even close, but I would say I’ve gotten better since I first started making videos. Since you’re brand new, don’t worry about viewers. Don’t be discouraged when you see not many or sometimes no one watches. Me personally, I Enjoy making videos for myself and if anyone watches cool, if not, so what I’m still doing something I enjoy.

These are a couple of things that I’ve learned along the way, I wish you the best of luck on your journey and whatever you do, make sure you enjoy it.

u/Thandius · 1 pointr/VoiceActing
u/somethingonthewing · 1 pointr/buildapc

a really common setup is yeti blue mic with adjustable boom.

see this page that has the mic boom and pop filter

u/loonifer888 · 1 pointr/atheism

Keep on keepin' on, brotha

Glad you're going to ditch the glasses, but don't forget about the headset. I realize that'll cost a little bit of cash, but try to remember the last person with a headset that you took seriously. Headsets are for pilots and drive thru workers, not youtubers. You can get a decent USB mic like a Yeti for about 100 bucks. It's worth the investment.

u/xerograde · 1 pointr/animation
u/humanmodetech · 1 pointr/virtualreality

I've been using a Blue Yeti USB mic -

It sounds pretty good! In Streamlabs I added a little bit of gain to it. The background hiss is from a fan in the room:

I've tried using a Sennheiser wireless mic with a Zoom H6N connected to the computer via USB, but for some reason Streamlabs pitches up the audio and I sound like a chipmunk, lol. Idk why.

u/GiraffeRaging · 1 pointr/amazon

Does anyone know a way to see if any specific items I want will go up on prime day, because it seems if you are on a page of a specific item, it will tell you nothing about prime day if it's "prime day timer" hasn't started yet.

I waited for prime day to buy these items and have no idea if they will go on sale:

1 2 3 4

u/RobbieHodge · 1 pointr/Charlotte

It's quite simple to get into iTunes. A production quality mic can be had for about $100. I currently use

u/NekoGamiYuki · 1 pointr/Twitch

Ah ok, that's probably the reason. Most built in microphones will not be as good as the microphones you buy in stores/online. They pick up the sounds of your laptop fan and other noises. It's alright if you're a beginner just trying to start but it'll quickly need to be replaced as some people might not even consider following you if there's an annoying sound constantly playing.

Since I haven't heard your microphone then all I can say is that if it doesn't sound like your ears are about to bleed then feel free to use it for starters(test this with a friend or some viewers). But I suggest you get a dedicated microphone for streaming.


Microphones my friends and I have used

If you're able to buy a microphone then the ones that my friends and I have experience with are the following:

  1. Pop filters are designed to stop Plosives from being heard when recording. Plosives are puffs of air that emit when saying words that start with certain letters, such as P or B. They can ruin a recording for people that over-exaggerate the begging of some words. Pop filter Example

  2. The best way I can describe a Shock-Mount is a if the mount is a cradle for your microphone. Any bumps or small movements to a Microphone NOT using a Shock-Mount will cause it to be heard in recording, meaning you'll hear all these small sounds in the background. It's easier to just show you what a shock mount does


    There's a bit more to recording your microphone, like sound proofing, but that's for another day. I just wanted to give you a list of microphones and some tips that could help you out if you're a new to streaming/recording.

    Good Luck! As I said before, if your laptop's microphone doesn't make your ears(or a friends' ears) bleed then go ahead and use it for how ever long it takes you to save up and buy a better microphone. But I suggest you not wait too long if you have the choice.

    Edit: Markup

    Edit2: Grammar

    Edit3: Reworded the first section's title.
u/bic213 · 1 pointr/audiophile

I'm new to this subreddit, but from what it looks like, this is the best place on reddit to post this. I'm looking to get a decent microphone to last me years, and the Blue Yeti microphone seems like it has warranted a very good reputation in the places I've seen it be mentioned. I'm just wondering if for this price point of $100-$150, I could get a better microphone, or if this is the one is a really great microphone. Thanks :D

u/tempfakeusername · 1 pointr/VoiceActing

Hello friend. Honestly I have no idea what I'm doing recording wise but there's a ton of stuff like this that works.

Some microphones have headphone jacks for real time monitor as well.
Local Guitar Center will probably have some variations of these.

Does't look like Snowball Microphone has real time monitoring, but Blue Yetti is close in price:

u/mmachin8 · 1 pointr/AMA

You are making a good start!

One tip I might have for you is quality over quantity. You may not have all the time in the world to produce your videos.

(about the linked video) You might want to look into adjusting the audio levels (your voice needs to be louder than the game audio). When you get the chance buy a better microphone, (It will help tremendously in production quality).

I would recommend ( I have this mic and would definitely recommend - It's got good value for audio quality.

I hope I haven't come off as too preachy but I do like to help out people who I see trying to do their best in what they enjoy.

I wish you good luck in such a saturated market.


u/rg90184 · 1 pointr/KotakuInAction

> I'd just buy a proper mic I think

Pretty good mic that won't break the bank. I have one and use it for media projects and a lot of youtubers have the same.

u/mnemosyne-0002 · 1 pointr/KotakuInAction

Archives for links in comments:

u/AirdropNathan · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Well if you want what most big streamers/youtubers use for 120$ the Blue Yeti is for you!

If you want something a bit cheaper I use a Blue Snowball

For the Snowball I would recommend getting a wind screen and having it in a quiet room. With my experience using it, it literally picks up every single noise in a 15' radius.

u/silentcovenant · 1 pointr/Twitch

I don't know much about mics, but I just wanted to let you know my experience(s) with the mic I just bought. I picked up a Samson C01U because it's a lot cheaper than the more popular AT2020 and and Blue Yeti condenser mics.

If you're on Windows 8+ like I am, the default USB Audio Device drivers, the one that will be installed when you plug in an USB mic, isn't as good as it was on Windows 7.

My same mic performs better on Windows 7 because of the gain settings. By default the mic is set to around 50% sensitivity level(gain). If you tried speaking into it on Windows 8, you'd have to pretty much put the mic into your mouth before you can hear anything. One Windows 7, it's still pretty soft, but at least you can see something moving on your recording software.

I have mine currently set to around 96% and my voice sounds good, but it also picks up everything else.. On Win7, to have it sound similar, I can leave the levels at around 80%.

What I do to combat that issue--I've tried searching everywhere for driver help, no such luck--I just use the Noise Gate feature on OBS, or any other software that uses that mic.

Anyways, to get back to your question get a condenser mic. The Rode Podcaster is a dynamic mic, which will most likely pick up more sound than a condenser mic. What the condenser mic does is pickup sound from a 'condensed' area, usually right in-front of the mic, not above/behind/next-to it. Keep in mind, if you do decide to go with a Dynamic mic, it isn't as sensitive as a condenser mic, so it might help with the background noise assuming it isn't too loud. Although, you'd probably have to speak louder than usual for it to be clear.

Also, if your computer can handle it, you can use Adobe Audition to de-noise/de-hiss your audio and output it to your stream/chat software. I've yet to try this method, might try it tonight.

u/octaviusromulus · 1 pointr/podcasting

It sounds like you spent a lot of money for your rig. That's fine, but I didn't.

For my podcast Born Yesterday, I spent a couple hundred bucks on a USB Yeti mic from Blue along with a cheap spit guard/pop filter I've duct taped onto it. The mic itself is very solid - the sound is good, it had settings to change where it pics up sound from (360, bi directional, etc), and it's super easy to use. The pop filter was the best thirty bucks I've ever spent, too.

So yeah, it's not a professional rig, and sure if I whack the table it's sitting on it's bad news, but if I'm careful then it sounds damn good - especially for what I paid for it.

u/kh4nsolo · 1 pointr/podcasting

As a beginner for a microphone specifically I'd really suggest something like the Blue Yeti ---> (You can find it for sale if you keep an eye on it. Had gotten mine for almost 60% off during Cyber Monday).

Really simple, USB plugs in, automatically gets read Audacity or Adobe Audition, depending on your editing choice, and has some of the best sound quality for its price you can find.

u/Reanimations · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

The Blue Snowball is one of the most popular budget-friendly mics ever. It's always gotten positive reviews.

I use the Blue Yeti, another popular mic, and I can recommend it!

u/Aperson3334 · 1 pointr/buildapc

Since you're taking /u/klepperx's suggestions and saving some money, you could get a much better microphone and still stay under budget. Since you're getting a desk microphone, there's no need to get a headset (although the Cloud / Cloud II would definitely be the ones to get). What kind of fit and sound signature do you like? Do you need the headphone to be portable? What are your requirements for isolation? Here's my reccommendations at ~$100:

  • Brainwavz HM5 - Closed back, over ear, neutral sound, not easily portable due to lack of folding hinge. Can also be found as Yoga CD880 and NVX XPT 100.
  • AKG K240 Studio - Open back (provides much better positional audio than even most virtual surround, but leaks sound and provides little isolation from background noise), over ear, neutral sound, not portable due to amp requirement.
  • Sennheiser HD 558 - Open back, over ear, neutral sound, not portable due to lack of folding hinge. These are my current headphones, and I can't say enough good things about them. They're very similar to the HD598, with the main difference being the material that they're made of.
  • Sennheiser HD 598 Cs - Closed back version of the HD 598, which are virtually the same as the HD 558. I actually thought these cost more, so they're a great deal. Be aware that they will have a different frequency response (read: more bass) due to being closed-back.
  • Audio Technica ATH-AD500x - Open back, over ear, bright (mid forward), not portable due to lack of folding hinge.

    If you don't like any of the headphone recommendations, try the /r/headphones purchase advice assistant.
u/jmhannz · 1 pointr/hackintosh

Intel Core i7-6700k 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor

Corsair H100i v2 Liquid CPU Cooler

GA-Z170MX-Gaming 5 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard

Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB DDR4-3200 Memory

eVGA Nvidia 980 TI SC+ ACX 2.0

Samsung 850 Pro 256GB SSD (OS X)

FenviUS 802.11AC Desktop WiFi Bluetooth Card FV-T919A (works native out of the box no drivers)

Samsung 850 Evo 500GB SSD (Files, Games, etc)

EVGA G2 Gold 850W Power Supply Fully-Modular ATX

Corsair Air 240 MicroATX Mid Tower Case, White

LG - 27" IPS LED 4K UHD FreeSync Monitor

Logitech MX Master Mouse, Wireless

Logitech K750 Black Mac Wireless Solar Powered Keyboard

Blue Yeti USB Microphone

GLTECK XXL Large Mouse Pad

DualShock PS4 Controller White Bluetooth Game Pad :)

Mackie CR3 - 3" Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors (Pair)

Audio Technica M50X Professional Studio Monitor Headphones

u/Soycrates · 0 pointsr/Twitch

You're gonna get tired of hearing it, but if you want quality and you have a budget, Blue Yeti. Find it on sale, like here where it's 40$ off. Asking for quality means saving up for quality, so you don't have to buy a new mic in another year when you're unsatisfied with your cheap one. But if you're still not convinced, they make a lower quality microphone in a lower price range.

u/AmdGunrar · 0 pointsr/Twitch

What is your price range? For just over $113 USD you could pick up a Blue Yeti. It has an extremely sturdy base and is quite sensitive with what it can pick up. Also has the ability to be mounted on a mic boom in the future if you ever wanted to go that way.

Microphone Megathread You might want to check this out as well, its on the side bar.

u/Brettish · 0 pointsr/pcmasterrace

You can plug your headphones into the bottom of the blue Yeti. That's how I play, and it works out really nicely

u/ThanosInfinityStones · -1 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

Price: $84.95 & FREE Shipping.

Price: $104.99 & FREE Shipping.

Not exactly the same kind of price range especially with a $20 price difference and even greater depending on the retailer. Sure you may argue it is in $USD but it's similar in $CAD. Don't know where you are getting $209 from unless you are going based off MSRP.

> Move a long, and yes do more research.

Thanks but I have already and long before you even made that post.

> Your yeti isn't the be all to end all microphone, and neither is the AT2020, but a better mic it is.

See and you just made another generic statement like that. This is why I don't bother to argue on the internet because of comments like that. Don't worry I've already moved along and I won't waste my time especially since these microphones have been around for too long and fair comparisons exist.

u/shiftychuck · -2 pointsr/buildapc

What will you be streaming? Open Broadcastcaster Software (OBS) is the most used streaming software, and it's highly intuitive. I've found that the most important thing with streaming is having a good internet connection (at least 30d 5u). I have a dual core pentium G3258 overclocked to 4.2 and an R7 260x (low tier card) and I can stream with no downscaling.

You should be able to get a good computer build together for under 1k. As for the mic, I would consider something like the blue yeti. It's usb so you won't need a dedicated audio interface. I don't know much about webcams, but this looks like it would do the trick.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU | Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor | $200.00
CPU Cooler | Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler | $49.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard | ASRock Z97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard | $50.00
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory | $60.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $49.98 @ OutletPC
Storage | Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $44.99 @ Amazon
Video Card | XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card | $249.99 @ Newegg
Case | Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case | $47.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply | Corsair CX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply | $69.99 @ Micro Center
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $893.92
| Mail-in rebates | -$70.00
| Total | $823.92
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-03-12 21:29 EDT-0400 |

Here is a suggested build. Depending on what you plan on streaming it may be overkill. Good luck!