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hey guys, since I was about 13 I started making my own songs and because I was so young, I didn't have GOOD recording equipment, so today I began looking around, finally had enough money to consider buying it.. and I came across this :


POP filter:

What I wanted to know was, is the mic good enough, I'll be using it for rapping and maybe singing (if I improve) but one thing you need to keep in mind is that, I'm not looking to spend SERIOUS money on this. Just wanna be able to record my music without any muffled sounds being recorded too (previously used an Ipod to record ) and, is there anything else I need? so far, I know that the mic connects via USB so no other power adapter is needed? and is the pop filter good enough?


Thanks for any help
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That mic should be plenty good enough for you. You'll notice a huge improvement from what you have used previously. If you spend any more money, you might not really hear the difference. If you get what I'm saying.
    
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Just make sure you've actually done the math and figured out how to connect it to your computer. Without a mixer that has XLR inputs and phantom power (+48V), you won't be able to use it at all.
    
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Just make sure you've actually done the math and figured out how to connect it to your computer. Without a mixer that has XLR inputs and phantom power (+48V), you won't be able to use it at all.
correct me if I'm wrong but, isn't that mic powered through USB, so no phantom power is required?
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correct me if I'm wrong but, isn't that mic powered through USB, so no phantom power is required?
Correct. You do not need to worry about what he is talking about. The USB version of the mic connects directly to the PC and shows up as a recording device in whatever program you are going to be using. There are no XLR connectors, no need for a mixer.

I did some research on that exact model a few months back for a friend that records solo guitar. Got some great reviews online. Just remember it is a condenser mic, so it will be VERY sensitive to background noise. Your recording environment will be just as important as the mic itself.
    
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Correct. You do not need to worry about what he is talking about. The USB version of the mic connects directly to the PC and shows up as a recording device in whatever program you are going to be using. There are no XLR connectors, no need for a mixer.

I did some research on that exact model a few months back for a friend that records solo guitar. Got some great reviews online. Just remember it is a condenser mic, so it will be VERY sensitive to background noise. Your recording environment will be just as important as the mic itself.
my mistake, I accidentally linked the wrong mic
btw, along with the mic and pop filter, would I benefit from buying a shock mount with it?
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You are getting the USB one right ?

I wouldn't bother with the shock mount.
    
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You are getting the USB one right ?

I wouldn't bother with the shock mount.
yeah, USB I don't have enough money for all the extra things I'd need if I went the traditional way, and why not, would it not benefit the sound quality in any way??

Thanks for the help
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I have the AT2020 USB, I think its excellent. My only complaint is that it is very sensitive and picks up the fans in my PC. I found that if I changed it the mic stereo in my sound settings the sensitivity was greatly reduced and therefore it didn't pick up the sound of fans. So I say go for it. You won't regret it
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