How to choose the right microphone
The question of the right microphone is complex. There is a wide range of manufacturers and microphone types. The most famous manufacturers are: Rode, Shure, Sennheiser Blue, beyerdynamic and many more.
But how do I know which microphone is best for me?
It all depends on your admission situation and your financial situation. If you are just starting your podcast and don’t want to spend a lot of money on a microphone, USB microphones for smartphones are a good option for you. Of course, you can also start with a professional and rather expensive model. If you want to record a lot of interviews in your podcast, a lavalier microphone might be the right option for you.
But what should you look for when buying?
Here are a few tips:
- What connections does the microphone have? (USB or XLR connection)
- Is there a significant noise floor?
- Is an extra audio interface necessary?
Hopefully this post could give you a little insight into the microphone world.
Now it’s time to get on the microphone and record your podcast!