You need a special kind of mic for a live performance.Unlike studio singing, where clarity is the most important feature, when you are singing live, you need a mic that is able to ignore all the background noise and only pick up the desired audio source: your voice.This means you want a dynamic microphone. Condenser mics might sound better, but they are too sensitive for live … [Read more...] about Best Vocal Microphone For Live Performance
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Two types of singers need a microphone for home use: those who want to record a few tracks for fun and those who want professional level recordings.If you just want a mic to play around with and you don't want to spend too much, you might want to check out the best USB mics for singing, instead. They cost a lot less, don't require additional equipment and are much easier to … [Read more...] about Best Microphone For Singing At Home (And Recording Vocals)
So you wanna be a rap superstar...Sorry, couldn't resist. Cypress Hill were huge when I was in high school.Since you're here, I'm assuming you do want to be a rap star. Or at the very least, record a few tracks for fun.You can't do that without a microphone. But what mic do rappers use?The truth is: that's an impossible question to answer. Everyone favors a different mic. And … [Read more...] about Best Microphone For Recording Rap Vocals in 2017
USB microphones are incredibly easy to use and they cost less than other mics, too.But they have a glaring weakness and you need to be aware of this before buying one. They simply can't produce the same sound quality as an XLR microphone.Of course, there are great USB mics for singers that give you excellent sound quality, but they are few and far between. And even the best … [Read more...] about Best USB Microphone For Singing
USB microphones might not be right for you.Yes, they are inexpensive and convenient, but they have their drawbacks.The main disadvantage is quality. Sure, some USB mics actually produce great sound quality, like the three below. But most do not and even the best don't come close to an XLR mic.You’re probably already aware of all of this and are just looking to find the best … [Read more...] about Best USB Microphone For Rapping