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Old 07-24-2007, 11:15 PM   #1
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I've been wanting a mic that I can use to record my singing (just for practice,nothing serious really...), but I'm not quite sure what to get. I'm looking for something that is:

$50 or less.
Of good quality, but it doesn't have to be super-amazing.
able to plug into my computer!



Any suggestions?
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Old 07-25-2007, 12:37 AM   #2
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I just bought one for $20 from Radioshack last week to record my guitar playing. It's surprisingly decent. It's just called Desktop Computer Microphone.
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Old 07-25-2007, 04:46 PM   #3
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try to get a condenser mic for as cheap as possible. they cancel out backround noise and hissing.

that said 50 dollars is quite cheap for a condenser. as long as your computer is fast and doesnt make too much noise you should be okay..
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Old 07-26-2007, 01:21 AM   #4
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thanks for the advice guys!

i thought about Radioshack, but wasn't too sure of how the quality of those would be. (they are pretty accessible, and on the cheap side)

I looked up condenser microphones on Amazon & Musician's friend, and there were a lot that weren't too bad(price wise).

I don't really know much about mics (im new to this stuff), so I get pretty confused sometimes...

I did, in my searching, find this:

usb mic

I don't know about the quality of this brand, but it seems like it would fit my needs (which aren't much) perfectly. ^.^
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Old 07-26-2007, 04:07 AM   #5
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Also, I've got my eye on this one: http://www.amazon.com/Samson-CO1U-US...5422747&sr=8-1 for when I eventually have enough cash.

What kind of recording do you want to do? Any USB Mic should do the trick - I just wanted one to do very basic recording of my guitar, so the Radioshack one works for now. Eventually I'll upgrade, when I become a better musician.
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