Microphones We're Using & Watching 7

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
$120.00
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 Recording & Streaming on PC and Mac, 3 Condenser Capsules, 4 Pickup Patterns, Headphone Output and Volume, Mic Gain Control, Adjustable Stand, Plug & Play-Silver
Blue Yeti USB Recording & Streaming on PC and Mac, 3 Condenser Capsules, 4 Pickup Patterns, Headphone Output and Volume, Mic Gain Control, Adjustable Stand, Plug & Play-Silver
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, Black, With Built-In Headphone Jack & Volume Control
Audio-Technica AT2020USB+ Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone, Black, With Built-In Headphone Jack & Volume Control
$149.00
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 SE2200 Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
sE Electronics SE2200 Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
$299.00
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 Portable iOS Microphone for iPhone/iPad/iPod via Lightning Connector, Professional-Quality Sound, Digital Stereo Condenser Mic for Vloggers, Filmmakers, Music Makers & Journalists, Silver
Shure MV88 Portable iOS Microphone for iPhone/iPad/iPod via Lightning Connector, Professional-Quality Sound, Digital Stereo Condenser Mic for Vloggers, Filmmakers, Music Makers & Journalists, Silver
$147.00
Rode RodeLink FM Digital Wireless Filmmaker System
Rode RodeLink FM Digital Wireless Filmmaker System
$399.00
Pricey, but works really well. Wireless adds a ton of flexibility and these sound great in almost every situation we've used them in.
Sennheiser EW 112P G3-A omni-directional EW system
Sennheiser EW 112P G3-A omni-directional EW system
$599.00
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
$299.00
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