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post #1 of 22
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Hi guys.

I am looking for a microphone that I can plug in to my computer or my DSLR to record my acoustic guitar.

It doesn't need to be super high quality just looking for something better than my built in camera mic.

Any ideas? Don't want to spend hundreds on a recording device or anything... Just want something to get me by.

Thanks!
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post #3 of 22
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Quote:
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Zalman zm mic1 biggrin.gif

You think that will be better than the built in mic? I was gonna spend 30-40 bucks on a mic lol
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Edited by croy - 11/21/11 at 4:49am
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post #5 of 22
repost. edit function did not work lol.

what kind of guitar do you have?

does your mic have pick ups? TRS 1/4" input? and how much is your budget?
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post #6 of 22
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I just have a regular Fender acoustic with no pickups. I also have a few electric guitars and an amp but I want to record the acoustic. The amp has a line out that has worked well plugged in to my sound card with an adapter but that won't work for the acoustic guitar unfortunately.

Budget is $50 or less
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post #7 of 22
I've read good reports about these mic's, the price is a little high but the quality is supposed to be excellent. Reading the amazon reviews, folks say they are great for recording live instruments as well as voice.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Blue-Microphones-Snowball-Microphone-White/dp/B000EOPQ7E/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=1321888537&sr=1-1-catcorr


Heres a link to a US price - looks like its ten dollars over.


http://www.amazon.com/Blue-Microphones-Snowball-Microphone-Aluminum/dp/B002OO333Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1321888933&sr=8-1
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post #8 of 22
cheap and recording music dont seem to sound like it goes well together
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zoom h1 hands down! an extra $25 can get you the h2
 
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post #10 of 22
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Originally Posted by SillyconeChip View Post

I've read good reports about these mic's, the price is a little high but the quality is supposed to be excellent. Reading the amazon reviews, folks say they are great for recording live instruments as well as voice.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Blue-Microphones-Snowball-Microphone-White/dp/B000EOPQ7E/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=1321888537&sr=1-1-catcorr
Heres a link to a US price - looks like its ten dollars over.
http://www.amazon.com/Blue-Microphones-Snowball-Microphone-Aluminum/dp/B002OO333Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1321888933&sr=8-1

That looks pretty good but it is USB and I would like something that would plug into my camera. It would definitely work though! I will consider it for sure if I don't find something that does exactly what I want
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