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Best Studio Microphones For Recording Vocals

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What’s the best microphone for recording vocals in 2021?

Well, the “best” vocal mics all cost over $1,500 – plus you will need a handful of other expensive equipment to properly power them.

But I’m guessing that’s not what you had in mind…

So we’re going to take a look at the best studio microphones for recording vocals under $1,000.

If you’re interested in the absolute best, take a look at the top of this list of condenser microphones.

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Best Podcast Microphones For Great Audio (All Budgets)

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You’re starting a podcast and are wondering “what’s the best microphone for podcasting?”

The good news is that for most people, that answer is easy: get the ATR2100x-USB here.

But where things can get a little tricky is when you need to record multiple people, or maybe you want something a bit more on the pro end.

Don’t worry though, we’ll try to make it easy (and not list 300 different options that just make you more confused) so you can get what you need and get back to podcasting!

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Blue Yeti Microphone Review: Should You Get One?

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The Blue Yeti microphone works great in many recording situations and offers a ton of useful features for the price.

The Blue Yeti USB microphone has been the most popular USB microphone in the last several years, but I wouldn’t recommend it to everyone.

In this Blue Yeti review, we’re going to take a look at all the features, sound quality, and let you know who it’s best for.

You’ll also get recommended accessories to make the Yeti even better.

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Rode PodMic Review: The Best Podcast Mic Under $100

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After the release of the Rodecaster Pro, Rode announced the PodMic as the perfect companion for it.

The PodMic is a small dynamic cardioid end-address microphone designed to be used for podcasting and streaming.

It is tuned for speech and broadcast use, and works great whether you are recording in a professional studio or a noisy office. It has a rich, warm, and crisp sound.

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Best External Android Microphones For Video & Podcasting

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Whether you’re shooting video or recording a new podcast episode, you need to make sure you have great audio quality.

The good news is that for the last couple years, video quality included with your Android smartphone is probably top-notch.

But the built-in microphone in your Galaxy or Pixel phone just won’t cut it.

There are several excellent external microphones in 2021 that will work with your Android phone – and there are different styles depending on your needs.

The most popular option that works well in a variety of situations is a lavalier mic (they clip to your shirt, allowing hands-free use) but there are a few shotgun-style mics that plug into the headphone jack (if you have one) as well.

You can also use other microphones that are designed for digital audio recorders or DSLRs (like these on-camera shotgun mics) but you will need a TRS to TRRS adapter to plug them in.

This post will just focus on microphones that don’t need adapters to keep things simple, but I wanted to point out that there are many options to improve your audio quality.

We also have a separate article specifically for iPhone mics (with many options that use the Lightning connector) if you find yourself needing one of those too.

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