“How to sound better”
If you came looking for a way to take your early morning shower concert voice and turn it into a smooth sounding factor winner type of sound; then this may not be the page for you. However many people sitting in front of their computers right now may be wondering how they can still let people hear their voices by starting their own podcasts, doing voiceovers and YouTube channels for creative purposes - This means that having the best quality sounding microphone can make a big difference in terms of how serious your audience bear and take your voice.
If you have been doing a little research into microphones you would realise that there are mainly two types of microphones that people use to get the sound needed: USB and XLR. If you are looking to buy a microphone on a budget then majority of USB microphones will do the Job.
For those looking to use the microphones for podcasts and YouTube videos then the following are some of the best affordable microphones that people have been using with excellent results:
Blue Yeti USB Microphone - The yeti has a simple but sleek look that lets the user speak without worrying too much about picking up too much background noise (regardless it would still be advised to buy a pop filter for it). There are 4 different modes you can switch from for a different sort of sound and as you may be able to tell in the image that it is not too complicated to figure out; The only possible con would maybe be the design where some may feel that the knobs holding the microphone can become too wobbly over time, other than that this is a safe bet for a good audio that many You tubers especially use for their video recordings.
Shure SM58 – This microphone looks like your traditional musical karaoke type of instrument that with its simple set up is perfect for those beginning on any podcasts or voiceovers - This was originally designed for Studio or performances. It is a dynamic microphone with cardioid pick up pattern so it should only pick up your vocals and minimal background noise. What is good about this microphone is that it has an integrated pop filter and is also available in a wireless version (great if you feel like you want to take a deep walk mid-audio); all in all this is a sound microphone that at a cheap price on amazon can be used for a range of different purposes.
Blue Snowball ICE – Upon first glance, it is not hard to see what makes this microphone so different and one would think because of its look that the price might reflect but in all honesty this is such a catch considering how unique it looks. The package comes with the ball shaped microphone, a sturdy USB cable, a microphone stand and simple manual of how to use the whole thing. The previous model,” Blue Snowball microphone”, was mainly for those who would want to record with multiple people in the room and so the extra feature of the -10db gain would normally control any spikes in audio that may occur. The ICE model has taken that feature out as it is more designed for the user looking to record on their own so the background noise seems to have been dampened so the vocals can be heard more clearly.
After looking at just some of these microphones, there should be no excuse now as to why you should not finally start that YouTube channel you’ve always wanted; or that audio podcast you have been meaning to get on with. Just remember that everyone has to start from somewhere and hopefully this will point you in the right direction as to where.