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gStretch
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i want to get a microphone for recording since the lapto mic isnt that great. anyone know of a good quality mic thats not that pricey?

thanks 🙂

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Define "pricey."

Blue makes an inexpensive USB Microphone that might do.

I have a Samson C01U Studio USB Mic that I like.

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no more than $100.  hopefully less than $80.
thanks, cheese. i'll have a look 🙂

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Sure do need to define "pricey" when it comes to recording mics. I agree with HC that Blue brand mics make a couple different USB mics that seem to be pretty good. Here a page That I will link for you for low cost USB mics and read some reviews. :

http://www.musiciansfriend.com.....icrophones

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the only thing that i dont like about the snowflake is that its description is more about speech than music.

i may just have to get the snowball and deal with the price.

what about this one?

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Sa.....Id=1950242

anyone used samson mics before?

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Just out of curiosity I checked the specs of the two mics and the first one is 35 hz to 20 khz and the second is 20 hz to 20 khz so they are pretty similar assuming that the frequency response is enough to define the the audio quality but I'm not sure of that.

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I have a blue eyeball mic. Its pretty good for acoustic violin, not so good for singing though. I got mine for a little over $20 AUD from some clearance site

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Do you sing too Chinny?

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but the one who needs the least."

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No I don't. I tried but when I heard the recording of my voice I decided that it was definitely not the right path for me. I'll stick to singing in the shower/in my car LOLOLOL!

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Almost all of my recording has been done with a Samson C01U.

Guitar recording here: "Imposter"

Voice (among other things) here: "Goats in my Pants"

 

Please don't judge me too harshly…facepalm

 

roflol

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LOLOLOL the sound quality is amazing though!

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only have time to listen to "Imposter" greatness! XD XD XD

thanks for the mic suggestions 🙂

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Your funny HC..good stuff.

I've never heard of Samson mics before.

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roflol I love that "mau-mau" sound in "Imposter"!! Nice pleasant music amuse 

Great quality!! Thank you for the post, HeadCheese!!!

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Way to go HC.

Samson mics are big in Europe in any case. You mean that you never heard of the USB Samson microphones MGN? Maybe they are not that popular amongst pros.

Not really sure.dazed

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I familiar with their products but didn't know they had USB mics out. I guess everyone does now though.

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To anyone who might know:

I was wondering if anyone knew if either of these two products would be able to work with a computer?

Is there an inexpensive adapter or something for the amp jacks to plug directly into your computer? (Inexpensive= less then $10 preferably, but no more then $30)

I realize these two products are probably junk, but I think they would sound better then the mic on my headset. They also might pick up less Budgie noise in the background.

AXL Acoustic Guitar Transducer Pickup with 1/4 Jack and 9 Foot Cable

Cherub WCP-60G Guitar Pickup

On "Cheap eBay violins" … Just tell people they are like a Charlie Brown Christmas Tree.  With a little love, and some practice, they too can be made beautiful.

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For that price range you can get a 1/4 inch to 1/8 inch adapter for about $1 or get a 1/4 inch to USB adapter for about 9 bucks and you could use either of those pickups to go direct to your computer.

http://www.amazon.com/Interfac....._e_title_3

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You're awesome MGN thanks. I kept getting lost in the sea of misc. gadgets and couldn't find anything.

On "Cheap eBay violins" … Just tell people they are like a Charlie Brown Christmas Tree.  With a little love, and some practice, they too can be made beautiful.

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