What microphone is best to record singing on a computer? I am searching for a microhphone, not too expensive, which can let me record myself singing with a great sound quality. I would like the high notes to not "scratch" or anything. A good studio microphone. What is best, a normal small microphone plug, USB plug? The big fat plug? Do I absolutely need a console for this?
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I have the Zoom H1. Very good for studio recording. Look youtube on zoom h1 for recordings. $99
example of streed music of my: http://www.freesound.org/samplesViewSingle.php?id=106008
site of Samson Zoom H1. : http://www.samsontech.com/products/productpage.cfm?prodID=2053
more info about different mics look at http://www.freesound.org/forum/viewforum.php?f=7
take your time to read befor buy...
Usually dynamic microphones will give you warm presence of your vocal. Electret mics (almost everything "multimedia", and many portable recorders) - are more "dry". Condenser mics - usually they catch everything, every single dirt in your vocal. How much money do you want to spend on your "quality"? (-;
I would go for one of the nowadays popular cheap condensers with integrated USB. No separate interface needed, just sing directly into your recording software/sequencer.
Just an example: http://www.thomann.de/gb/akg_perception_120_usb.htm. Other: Samson, T.bone, Behringer, M-audio, SE... From 50 eur all the way up.
Some large diaphragm mics have a pleasing colouring that is bringing a voice to life. Google for reviews if you want a good mic for a bargain price.
As ayamahambho said: with a condenser mic you hear every detail. Dynamic mics (Shure, Sennheiser etc) are more forgiving, and can handle a large volume more easily.