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  • #35262

    Bobbie Jo Van Den Plas
    Adventurer
    @bobbiejo

    Looking for a recommendation for sound recording at home (on a budget). I’m noticing my microphone is starting to create some occasional static, as well as picking up a lot of external sounds. I feel like I’m stuck in the land of re-recording the same things over and over rather than moving forward. Mainly it’s for my guided meditations (as I don’t want static and background noise distracting the listener). Thank you in advance!! 😀

    #35310

    Bradley Morris
    Mountain Guide
    @bradleytmorris

    First off Bobbie Jo, you gotta build one of these to get that professional sound…(a sound proof box)

    What Mic are you using at the moment and what would your budget be?

    #35312

    Bobbie Jo Van Den Plas
    Adventurer
    @bobbiejo

    Oh, FUN!!! Thank you, Bradley. That’s exactly what I was wondering how to do. I had bought some pieces styrofoam I came across, but was Googling to see what would actually work for soundproofing. Excited to get this foam and make a little booth!! Thank you!!

    For mic, I have a Samson Go Mic that I’ve used with my Mac. For my iPhone I have a lavalier mic by Little Blinks. I usually use the lav for videos with my iPhone and the Samson with voiceovers on the computer. I’ve noticed the Samson is starting to crackle at times (very non-calming in a meditation, haha) and the lav is okay. Wanted to really improve the sound to a higher level, especially with the guided meditations.

    What would you recommend for a microphone for meditations? The one in the video (Yeti?)? Technically budget is nonexistent, but I don’t want to get something that does the same thing I’m running into. Maybe somewhere around the $100 mark? What do you use for yours? I’m open to suggestions and will go from there to see what I can do. I’d really like them to sound good, as I love doing them (and am tired of re-recording them over and over to try and get a quality one).

    Thank you again! So excited!! 😀

     

    #35347

    Bradley Morris
    Mountain Guide
    @bradleytmorris

    I used ot have a Yeti and it was pretty good. For my most recent stuff, I worked in a pro quality studio with high quality equipment. I’ll let @andyfreist share his thoughts on recommendations   🙂

    #35405

    Andy Freist
    Mountain Guide
    @andyfreist

    Hey Bobbie Jo 🙂

    Here’s what I recommend for great, yet affordable audio: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004QJOZS4/

    It’s USB and should serve you well until you are ready to get into the $300 price range. 🙂

    #35454

    Bobbie Jo Van Den Plas
    Adventurer
    @bobbiejo

    Awesome, Thank you @andyfreist !! 😀

    #35501

    Chris Gilmour
    Adventurer
    @ChrisG

    Hey Bobbie Jo,

    I have heard good things about the Audio-Technia 2100 that Andy recommended, Pay Flynn from the Smart Passive Income recommends that one as well.

    For Lavilear Mic’s, I bought the “Giant Squid Audio Lab” for only $50 and I am quite happy with the audio quality. I did a little test video if you want to hear – https://youtu.be/dMUv4V7Qdto

    Here is a link to the mic on amazon – https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=omni+giant+squid+lav

    I’ve heard if you want to plug straight into a smart phone that the Rode smartLav is a pretty good choice for under $100 as well – https://www.amazon.com/Rode-smartLav-Lavalier-Microphone-Smartphones/dp/B00EO4A7L0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1488425845&sr=8-1&keywords=rode+lav

    I’m realizing how important audio is as well!

    Cheers,

    • This reply was modified 5 years, 4 months ago by  Chris Gilmour.
    #35512

    Bobbie Jo Van Den Plas
    Adventurer
    @bobbiejo

    Awesome! Thank you, Chris! Wolves?! :0

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