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so i got a new mic to record with out of my apple store gift card. i can return it for my money back if all goes bad and it isnt good enough. i have no idea since i don't have a room which is sound treated.

http://store.apple.com/us/product/TY...MzQ&s=topRated

is this product even worth having? it doesnt even show specs, but it isnt 24 bit and i didnt know that before buying it. for studio recording, do you NEED 24 bit quality? if so then i'll return it for my money back. i want a mic that is studio quality and easy to use with my computer, my sound card (auzentech xfi home theater hd) doesnt work on anythign analogue, so i'd need a new sound card if it isnt a usb mic.

basically this thing puts out 1500kb/s on audacity in stereo record mode, it can record in 16 bit, 48khz. is this studio quality? i made a soundcloud of a dubstep sound without my speakers even positioned right or sound treatment.

remember, i have an 18 inch sub going on so this is literally recording frequencies almost no ones sound system can even play back, you can tell that it's not sound treated, but given that the speaker placement is right, could i use this mic to perfectly record what my speakers play? (i was thinking of doign that to effectively record my dj friend's mixes since my sound card doesnt even work, i was thinking of recording my other friends stuff on his acoustic guitar at some point too.
btw on the sound cloud, i ajusted the gain down early on through to balance it out a bit. i need people with GOOD SUBS (this velodyne puts out 104db @ 20 htz with 0.5% sound distortion) or headphones to test this out for me and see what they think of the quality of recordign itself and if i can use this for a small time recording studio in my room if my room gets sound treatment.


btw i'm guessing this thx logo on this mic is a complete gimmick i'm guessing the 15 htz frequency response on it entails HUGE distortion and that its not even very good quality compaired to real studio mics whatso ever, meaning i'm probably returning it soon.

http://snd.sc/eJ3Ktv

theres the link to the recording, tell me what you think
Edited by coreyL - 12/27/10 at 8:46pm
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I don't know, but damn... it sure looks impressive to me:

http://www.bluemic.com/yeti/

Blue is supposed to be among the best microphone manufacturers too.

Based on what I see o this page for the Yeti, it looks to me like you have a damn good USB mic.
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I don't know, but damn... it sure looks impressive to me:

http://www.bluemic.com/yeti/

Blue is supposed to be among the best microphone manufacturers too.

Based on what I see o this page for the Yeti, it looks to me like you have a damn good USB mic.
oh hi twocables, havent seen you about in a while lol, at least in my threads.

anyway i bought this from my apple gift card along with some vmoda crossfade LP headphones.















and damnit its your fault i got obsessed with able management and spent 6 hours making the best cable managed antec 300 ever

you must see my new audio setup and monster subwoofer! it's a velodyne ULD 18 i got for $200. to upgrade it, i would literally have to spend at least $3,000 or more for louder levels with the same or less distortion. 104 db @ 20 htz with 0.5% THD (total harmonic distortion)

and uhh, check the soundcloud link and tell me how it actually sounds peoples, i only have my speaker system which is biased on my part, so others hearing it helps.

edit: and i'm fat.
Edited by coreyL - 12/27/10 at 9:02pm
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I have a weird thing about clicking links like that. Will I be hearing your voice or anything?

And yeah, I didn't even check to see who posted this! I'm getting in a bad habit where I sometimes forget to look! So, hey! What's been up?!
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post #5 of 54
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I have a weird thing about clicking links like that. Will I be hearing your voice or anything?

And yeah, I didn't even check to see who posted this! I'm getting in a bad habit where I sometimes forget to look! So, hey! What's been up?!
lol nothin much, been getting more and more into audio, i've even started building my own speakers, but uhh, check the OP cause i edited it and you wont hear my voice, its a dubstep song i recorded from my speaker stem into the mic using audacity.
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Originally Posted by coreyL;11800206 
lol nothin much, been getting more and more into audio, i've even started building my own speakers, but uhh, check the OP cause i edited it and you wont hear my voice, its a dubstep song i recorded from my speaker stem into the mic using audacity.

i plan on using this as a simple recording studio mic for a while until i can afford better. how good would you say the quality of that dubstep is? with sound proofing and right speaker placement, could i make it cd quality?

edit:

sorry for the double post i meant to edit


on a side note, what would you think of me re painting my logitech g15? its been through more crap than 18 homeless people =]
Edited by coreyL - 12/27/10 at 9:08pm
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I've heard a lot of good things about the Blue microphones for podcasting but nothing about studio recording. Sorry I couldn't be more help.

I also don't think you need 24 Bit quality. I'm pretty sure CDs are only 16 Bit.
    
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I've heard a lot of good things about the Blue microphones for podcasting but nothing about studio recording. Sorry I couldn't be more help.

I also don't think you need 24 Bit quality. I'm pretty sure CDs are only 16 Bit.

ok good, as long as this thing surpasses cd quality, i'm happy with it =]

i think this might be a winner, but i need people to look at the recording of the bass heavy music and see what you think. REMEMBER, my subwoofer has 0.5% THD and no sub under $3000 has these specs ive ever seen, so if you hear something messed up with bass or quality, it is NOT my speakers.
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sounds like a cd, dam.

Nice man.

mind recording one of the bass tests on youtube such as this?



headphones actually fell off my head on this one.

full blast.
Edited by Draggin - 12/27/10 at 9:14pm
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I'm trying to make a sandwich right now, but I do know one thing: CDs are 16-bit, 44.1kHz.
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