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    Quote Originally Posted by GamingDay View Post
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    If you had a more expensive microphone and a more professional microphone for your youtube vids what will you gain?

    More professional mics like the ones listed are for studios. In an open room with no sound treatment they will sound terrible.

    Unless you have a treated room that is?

    Whereas a headset or lapel mic is designed for untreated spaces and designed to capture the voice and hopefully not the room and whatever is going on around you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orson View Post
    If you had a more expensive microphone and a more professional microphone for your youtube vids what will you gain?

    More professional mics like the ones listed are for studios. In an open room with no sound treatment they will sound terrible.

    Unless you have a treated room that is?

    Whereas a headset or lapel mic is designed for untreated spaces and designed to capture the voice and hopefully not the room and whatever is going on around you.
    For better quality?? Anything can be done in post production.

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    Anyway, I've decided to buy the AT2020.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GamingDay View Post
    For better quality?? Anything can be done in post production.
    No it cant otherwise everybody would buy the cheapest mic and not spend multiple thousands on the likes of a Neumann U87 and all other mics costing more than £$50.00. Also nobody would bother with studios and the multi million sound treatment businesses would all be bankrupt.

    Hope you are happy with your purchase.
    Last edited by Orson; 03-05-2019 at 21:34.

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    The Rode NTA1 is a nice budget option

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    Quote Originally Posted by onetrickbeats View Post
    The Rode NTA1 is a nice budget option
    Some say the NT-1 (no "A") is smoother? And yes, the BM-800 is a conventional electret mic that can be powered either from the 3.5mm jack of a laptop or via XLR and a phantom power. I have had two (I posted some waffle a while ago?) and, as has been said, not terrible and for the money good enough for YT work and more flexible than a USB microphone.

    Dave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onetrickbeats View Post
    The Rode NTA1 is a nice budget option
    I have one and unless room has some kind of treatment it sounds terrible.

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    A mic hears everything in its polar pattern. Some mics are limited in their frequency response while others sound bright or dull. The real decider is if the mic is sensitive to certain things and those certain things are positive or negative features. A bright mic in a bright room with an instrument that is naturally bright is a problem. I have a 2020 and it’s bright. You will like it or you won’t!

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    Quote Originally Posted by arcaxis View Post
    BM-800 is an 'analog' electret based mic that does some tricks to enable either an XLR connection with 48v phantom or via 1/8" (3.5mm) with 'plug in power' from a PC. Have not seen a USB version of this mic, but perhaps there is one I'm not aware of.

    Have a chuckle reading about it being a 'dynamic' mic ...
    Amazon.com: Excelvan BM-800 Condenser Microphone Sound Recording Dynamic + Mic Shock Mount, Ideal for Radio Broadcasting, Voice-Over and Recording Studio: Musical Instruments
    Ah, I see it now. I saw a usb cable and assume it connected directly to the mic. Turns out thatís just a crap sound card that comes with the kit lol. It was a different brand than Excelvan, though.
    "Nahhhhhhhhhhhh mannnnnnnnnnn. I ain't touching that mic. That thing's expensive."

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    Check out these mics one should work for you

    Behringer C-1U

    Samson C01U Pro

    Samson C03U

    MXL USB 006

    Just a warning Samson microphones are a little on the heavy side I have one I wish it was 4 or 5 ounces lighter.

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