In search for a great podcasting mic
You know we’re pretty serious with this BoBCast when we’re already in search for that ultimate podcasting mic. Last week, we recorded our 5th episode of the Band of Bloggers at Bataan but due to the number of BoBCasters and our lack of external microphones, the resulting audio did not went well. There’s just to wide an unequal volume in the recording and Marc seems to have a shield of static around him that’s affecting my laptop’s dual built-in mic. I tried all the low-pass filters, noise-cancelling and normalization techniques I’ve known to no avail so I think we’ll have to re-record that episode again.
So, I’m going out and getting us a nice external mic. Here’s my shortlist of a possible buy:
MXL V63M Studio Condenser ($99, details here)
Shure KSM27 Studio Cardioid Condenser Microphone ($299, details here)
Samson C01U – USB Studio Condenser Microphone ($90, details here)
Of the lot, I think only the Samson mic is the only one that has a USB input. However, it comes with its own recording software and you can’t hook it up directly to say Audacity or Garage Band.
The question here really is, where do I find these mics? I’ve tried all the PC and music stores in Mall of Asia but none had something close to the ones above. Will try Park Square 1 later this evening.