Microphones We're Using & Watching 9

Knowing what microphone to use can be tough, but here are a few at TechSmith that we like and use. *This is not an endorsement of any particular microphone
For a lower cost microphone, we thought the Snowball sounded pretty good. Definitely need a pop filter with it.
Blue Microphones Snowball Plug & Play USB Microphone Aluminum with Accessory Kit
Blue Microphones Snowball Plug & Play USB Microphone Aluminum with Accessory Kit
$80.00
The Yeti is a beast of a microphone. It sounds really good and looks great. Multiple settings make it flexible. Downside, it is big.
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
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
$100.00
We've used this mic for almost a decade and it's still great. It has good sound. Not a lot of bells and whistles and doesn't need them.
Audio-Technica AT2020USB+ Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone, With Built-In Headphone Jack & Volume Control, Perfect for Content Creators
Audio-Technica AT2020USB+ Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone, With Built-In Headphone Jack & Volume Control, Perfect for Content Creators
$130.00
We were surprised by this mic. It has a great sound. XLR only and a pit more costly. However, the difference is in the sound, and it's good.
sE Electronics - 2200 Large Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Mic with Shockmount and Filter
sE Electronics - 2200 Large Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Mic with Shockmount and Filter
$290.00
Rode Microphones NTG-2 Dual Powered Lightweight Directional Condenser Shotgun Microphone Value Kit with RODE Blimp
Rode Microphones NTG-2 Dual Powered Lightweight Directional Condenser Shotgun Microphone Value Kit with RODE Blimp
Small shotgun mic has a great sound, especially up close. Used mostly for voiceover and podcasting. Not sure how it works on a boom pole.
Audio-Technica AT875R Line/Gradient Shotgun Condenser Microphone
Audio-Technica AT875R Line/Gradient Shotgun Condenser Microphone
$169.00
Only works with an iPhone with a lightning connection. Small but I've been surprised so far with the dramatic in difference sound quality.
Shure MV88 iOS Digital Stereo Condenser Microphone
Shure MV88 iOS Digital Stereo Condenser Microphone
$119.00
Rode RodeLink FM Digital Wireless Filmmaker System
Rode RodeLink FM Digital Wireless Filmmaker System
$392.00
Zoom H4n Pro 4-Track Portable Recorder, Stereo Microphones, 2 XLR/ ¼“ Combo Inputs, Guitar Inputs, Battery Powered, for Stereo/Multitrack Recording of Music, Audio for Video, and Podcasting
Zoom H4n Pro 4-Track Portable Recorder, Stereo Microphones, 2 XLR/ ¼“ Combo Inputs, Guitar Inputs, Battery Powered, for Stereo/Multitrack Recording of Music, Audio for Video, and Podcasting
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