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Thinking of getting a Blue Yeti over my Samson GoMic for doing voiceovers/Skype/podcasts. Is the Yeti really that good? I like it since it has that old time AM radio feel.
    
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I don't know why you people are so attracted to the Yeti.
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Some considerations:
  • Blue Yeti is huge. Make sure you're comfortable with it taking up space on your desk
  • Be sure you have a quiet environment. As a very sensitive condenser microphone, it will pick up whatever is around you and you'll be disappointed by the noise it picks up if you have say a noisy PC, noisy A/C (obviously not this time of year), etc etc. How is it right now with the GoMic?
  • Do you need portability? The GoMic is obviously the best you can do here for portability.

How are your results with your Go Mic currently? I'm sure you hear other people and how good their voice work sounds, but there are a few things you'll want to make sure you have in place before you consider upgrading the microphone (quiet environment, microphone placed closer to your mouth). One thing you can try on the Go Mic is the -10dB setting and speaking very close to it, you may find it sounds more "professional". In that case you may end up needing a pop filter (same with the Blue Yeti).
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Yeah, and good luck placing the Yeti close to your mouth. Hahaha.
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Some considerations:
  • Blue Yeti is huge. Make sure you're comfortable with it taking up space on your desk
  • Be sure you have a quiet environment. As a very sensitive condenser microphone, it will pick up whatever is around you and you'll be disappointed by the noise it picks up if you have say a noisy PC, noisy A/C (obviously not this time of year), etc etc. How is it right now with the GoMic?
  • Do you need portability? The GoMic is obviously the best you can do here for portability.

How are your results with your Go Mic currently? I'm sure you hear other people and how good their voice work sounds, but there are a few things you'll want to make sure you have in place before you consider upgrading the microphone (quiet environment, microphone placed closer to your mouth). One thing you can try on the Go Mic is the -10dB setting and speaking very close to it, you may find it sounds more "professional". In that case you may end up needing a pop filter (same with the Blue Yeti).

That's pretty good advice. Might have to invest in a pop filter. Just trying to get a mic that only really picks up my voice and nothing in the backround like my mech keyboard, furnace, dehumidifier....
    
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That's pretty good advice. Might have to invest in a pop filter. Just trying to get a mic that only really picks up my voice and nothing in the backround like my mech keyboard, furnace, dehumidifier....

If you are stuck with that extra noise in your background then perhaps a dynamic microphone (rather than condenser) would work better. With dynamic microphones you need to make sure your mouth is much closer to the microphone when you speak, and they are more forgiving in terms of background noise. Some popular ones to look at (e.g. look at reviews, YouTube vids) would be the Audio-Technica ATR2100, CAD U1.

Dynamics are a good choice IF you can keep yourself real close to the mic when speaking.
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Just trying to get a mic that only really picks up my voice and nothing in the backround like my mech keyboard, furnace, dehumidifier....

All mics will pick up those sounds. The only thing you can do is make your own voice as loud as possible relative to the sounds you don't want, and you do this my moving the mic as close to your mouth as possible.
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I don't know why you people are so attracted to the Yeti.
Probably because for the money it's extremely difficult to do better. tongue.gif
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Thinking what I am gonna do is get about 36 12"x12" sound foam squares, glue them to a couple of mdf plywood for a makeshift sound studio that I can reposition as I see fit. That and a scissor arm with a pop filter on a Audio Technica ATR2500USB.
    
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