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Mic Recommendation BUT Using Mechanical Keyboard

post #1 of 19
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I own a YouTube channel which is growing at a steady pace but I reckon its time to improve my sound quality.
With the Blue Snowball and Yeti mics and even the AT2020, they would be great for commentaries and reviews that are just me talking but as I need to do some live ones, my mechanical keyboard would completely ruin the recording.
Am running Cherry Reds if that even helps.

Anyone in the same boat as me?
post #2 of 19
you could try to put some o-rings on the caps so the top of the cap its the o-ring instead of hard plastic.. if you can find some cheap ones fast ^^
post #3 of 19
Thread Starter 
Orings are pretty cheap but Id prefer to keep the keys how they are because I love the sound and feel.
post #4 of 19
I don't have a red switch keyboard but tried the K90 at Fry's some time ago and they are very quiet, so they probably won't be much of an issue unless your mic is really close to the keyboard. As long as you don't spam keys like a madman your viewers shouldn't take notice of the keys being pressed.
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post #5 of 19
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Oh no trust me. Everyone who owns a mechanical, even brown switch users can't use them. No one on YouTube who does love commentaries use mechanicals cause they're so loud.
post #6 of 19
You either -

1) Learn to type like a professional typist, where your typing is constant and smooth. No gaps and it's just a pleasure to hear, trust me it is.
2) Get a dead-silent membrane keyboard, like these http://www.siliconekeyboards.com/ (ugh).
post #7 of 19
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Trust me. It's not a pleasure to hear. I'm not talking about typing articles. It's gaming where I'll hit the keys randomly at any given moment.
It's hard to hear myself over the key strikes.
post #8 of 19
Yeah, if you're going to bottom out like mad, o-rings really are one of the few solutions apart from a fairly expensive mic i think
post #9 of 19
I used soft landing pads instead of O-Rings, which I think are a little more stiff than I liked. I still get the normal mech sounds, but it's much quieter.

http://elitekeyboards.com/products.php?sub=access,slpads&pid=sl120_cs
post #10 of 19
Thread Starter 
Hmm. I guess I'll order those to help quieten the sound...
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