The Best Microphone for Podcasting

The Best Microphone for Podcasting

Hey! What is going on guys! Pramod here
with another quick video and today I’m gonna be talking about microphones. If
you are in the market to buy a microphone then I think this video is
going to help you because I’ve got a lot of microphones and I think I have a good
understanding of what works where. So that’s the first thing I want to tell
you! Not every microphone can be used in every situation and every microphone is
designed for a specific situation so make sure you understand that well
before you buy a microphone. Today, I’m going to be talking to you about two
microphones that can be used in a variety of situations. The two microphones
that you could probably do with or even the single microphone that you could
probably with. So today I’m going to be talking about the Audio-Technica ATR
2100 (right there) and one more microphone. It’s kind of hiding. It’s the “JK mic J044” lavaliere microphone. Before we go ahead I just want to take a moment
and talk about the blue Yeti microphone. So it’s that big microphone (yeah probably leave a link to it) and I know it’s a great
microphone but it’s not the best microphone if you’re recording at home.
So here’s the deal! When you’re buying a microphone you want to know whether it’s a dynamic microphone like the audio technica or a
condenser microphone like the blue Yeti and the “JK mic J044” microphone
lavalier microphone. So the difference between a condenser and a dynamic
microphone is this. A condenser microphone is a more refined microphone ! It’s used to record vocals in studios
where they want to capture a dynamic range of sound. The problem with
that when you bring it into a room like mine or a room like yours is that
it picks up all the noises from everywhere! But not the ATR 2100. This
is why I love this mic. This is a dynamic microphone and it’s simpler microphone
and the thing about this is it’s got a cardioid pattern, which means it picks up sound only from the front. It starts like that and
goes like that! So if I speak to you from behind the microphone the sound is
going to be muffled or kind of suppressed! So here’s what we’re going to
do. I’m going to snap my fingers in front of the microphone, okay, once more,
that wasn’t a good snap, okay, I’m going to do the same thing at the back of the
microphone right now okay? 1..2… I’m sure you would have heard
a reduction in the sound. That is because this is a cardioid pattern and
this pattern is also available on the Blue Yeti but this microphone costs
about $30 on Amazon and the blue Yeti costs $100 and this does a great job, it
does a similar job. I’ve had the blue Yeti and I gave it back gave it away
actually and this microphone I’ve been sticking with this microphone for a long
time and I’m really happy so if you could upgrade to the blue Yeti but if
you’re somebody who’s just starting out we’re doing podcasting or some YouTube
videos then this is the mic that you want to go with. The second mic I want to show you is the “JK Mic J044” lavaliere
microphone. I’m going to just switch to that microphone in a moment and I’ll
get back to you right ok so right now you’re listening to me through the
lavalier microphone so as you can see this is a condensed as you can hear
sorry this is a condenser microphone and it picks up and it’s an omnidirectional
microphone which means it doesn’t have a single direction to pick up like this
ATR 2100 or the blue Yeti it has a I mean it picks up sound from everywhere
which means that it picks up my sound right from my mouth directly to the
microphone and also the reflections of my sound that comes from these walls and
everywhere so my sound is probably going to my voice sorry is probably going to
sound more hollow in this recording so as I told you in the beginning that not
all microphones are useful in all situations so this microphone can be
used if you have a wireless microphone system right now I’m disconnected but if you have a wireless system and
you’re doing some video recording and you have to be really far off from the
camera then I would suggest you go for this microphone but if not if you are
sitting at home and you’re recording podcasts or just doing some YouTube
videos or some tutorial videos then I would suggest you go with the
audio-technica ATR 2100 so totally the audio technica IDR 2100 with the stand
the stand and the and a pop filter costs me about around seventy dollars so that
I I was fully set up for my audio devices so I’m going to switch back now
because I’m sure you understand that the audio technica does a much better job
the sound is much more pleasant to cure and that’s about it so that was the two
microphones I want to review and tell you that you might want to get I’m not
really happy with this microphone I probably would give it away because when
I bought this microphone I had ideas of doing outdoor videos but it’s really hot
outside and rather just do it inside so I’m just using the audio-technica ATR
2100 all the time so I would suggest you go get it I’m going to leave some links
in the description or in the video and you can get it from Amazon keep an eye
out for if the prices drop to below fifty dollars for this microphone get it
it’s a steal so right now when I’m looking at it it’s somewhere around six
dollars but if it goes behind below 50 just get it okay so until next time take
care and keep podcasting or using the audio for something I know bye you

24 thoughts on “The Best Microphone for Podcasting

  1. Great review with a lot of information. Not only do you give comparisons but also explain how and why they pick up sound differently.

  2. i just bought a random microphone for €3,99 and it sounds like the microphone you are using.


  3. This vid was extremely helpful, specifically the bit where you spoke about dynamic and condenser mics, you deserve way more subs

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