Suggest Mic for Youtube Videos


Black_Hawk

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Hello folks,

I need a mic for doing some voiceover on Youtube videos. My room is pretty noisy (traffic noise from outside main road) and I would require a mic that can filter that noise out as best as possible although I've heard that background sound cancellation can be achieved on software level? Also, a simple plug & play mic would be most useful.

By voiceover I mean adding voice input to a video later, after recording it. Not voice on Live Stream.

Kindly suggest a few mics for the said purpose and providing links from Amazon will be very helpful.

Kindly also suggest a software to record the voice onto my PC.

P.S. Is Blue Snowball iCE a good option to start with?
 

kalph09

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Blue snowball seems to be a go-to starter mic for many YouTubers. You can look at Rode microphones too.

Am using one for my iPhone with a dead cat attachment and they do decently well in drowning out ambient hiss you would hear in a quiet room.

It is tough to take out BG noise, it can take a lot of hours, instead, why not look at sealing your room with acoustic foam?
 

princeoo7

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Hello folks,

I need a mic for doing some voiceover on Youtube videos. My room is pretty noisy (traffic noise from outside main road) and I would require a mic that can filter that noise out as best as possible although I've heard that background sound cancellation can be achieved on software level? Also, a simple plug & play mic would be most useful.

By voiceover I mean adding voice input to a video later, after recording it. Not voice on Live Stream.

Kindly suggest a few mics for the said purpose and providing links from Amazon will be very helpful.

Kindly also suggest a software to record the voice onto my PC.

P.S. Is Blue Snowball iCE a good option to start with?
our of curiosity, what videos do you upload ? if its an not and sound treated room, get a dynamic mic. suggestion is shure mv7 which is a usb mic and good to go for direct use. yea but the budget is 20k or around and a mic arm is needed.

other option is blue yeti, but don't know how their rma is.

me personally planning to get the shure mv7 as their are other mics but for them we need to but amplifier and all which I don't want to invest as the good one cost around 15k or so.

more option which Siddharth from youtube gave me is :

AKG P120 with Behringer UMC 22 x2 or Focusrite Solo or 2i2 depending on your budget. Also Rode NT USB mini for 10K to keep the total amount to 10K. HyperX mic if that sounds good enough for 5.7K.
 

dissel

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Hello folks,

I need a mic for doing some voiceover on Youtube videos. My room is pretty noisy (traffic noise from outside main road) and I would require a mic that can filter that noise out as best as possible although I've heard that background sound cancellation can be achieved on software level? Also, a simple plug & play mic would be most useful.

By voiceover I mean adding voice input to a video later, after recording it. Not voice on Live Stream.

Kindly suggest a few mics for the said purpose and providing links from Amazon will be very helpful.

Kindly also suggest a software to record the voice onto my PC.

P.S. Is Blue Snowball iCE a good option to start with?

Background Noise Cancellation which is room noise hiss (Come from AC, Computer Fan, Audio Recording equipment) is possible to remove via software level but Background Sound which is a Car - Bike Honk & Engine Noise, Dog Barking, Construction Sound, Children Crying which is in between your talk not possible to remove. These things are a very unprofessional and strict NO NO if you are looking for a voice-over / podcasting segment.

Also for Noisy environment/room the quick fixture is to record your piece during night i,e after Midnight or whichever time your area became quiet, To avoid echo which is also strict NO NO use a closet with cloth hanging which dampen your voice and avoid echo.

Whichever mic you choose please use POP Filter (this is not the Air filter / Dead Cat Filter) in between your mouth and the mic which remove the sound of the gushing air when you say word starting with P, slurp of your saliva, breathing noise etc....this is unprofessional.

Before recording warm up your vocal cord by saying - A E Q U E R, Use Air from your chest....If possible Record by standing up, So you are Awake and this reflects your speech delivery.

Hope it helps... my 2 cents.
 

Rezep

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If you have an rtx card though, isn't the rtx voice AI app good at removing background noise like really well?
 

princeoo7

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If you have an rtx card though, isn't the rtx voice AI app good at removing background noise like really well?
RTX voice is really good with that work but then again it software level compression too. so a dynamic mic will be best here is what I personally think.
 

superczar

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AKG lyra should also be in your consideration list.
great mic for the price if you don’t mind something relatively big
 

Black_Hawk

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Thank-you to everyone who contributed to this thread, all your suggestions have come in very handy.

I'm leaning towards the Blue Snowball for now but will take a look at the AKG Lyra as well as suggested by @superczar above.

I'm still undecided on the Pop Filter and Boom Arm so any suggestions for that will also be mighty helpful for me and @princeoo7.
 

vaibhavyagnik

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Thank-you to everyone who contributed to this thread, all your suggestions have come in very handy.

I'm leaning towards the Blue Snowball for now but will take a look at the AKG Lyra as well as suggested by @superczar above.

I'm still undecided on the Pop Filter and Boom Arm so any suggestions for that will also be mighty helpful for me and @princeoo7.
Best option would be to use a good mic and record in a noise free environment. Are you surroundings noisy at night too? RTX voice is another option. It is almost magical.
 

powervgx

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I am using Blue snowball for many years on my youtube channels. It is a very good mic but it cannot cancel out traffic noise. The best it can do is to cancel the noise of your pc (if any) and minor noises here and there. When I record my audio, a distant crow or dog is audible, but my surrounding is mostly silent and then music also helps in suppressing the noise. If cutting out traffic noises is what you need then you need to spend a lot more on your mic or perform some noise isolation in your room. Lastly it also depends on what you consider acceptable. It is definitely good for a new youtube channel but not good for any serious youtuber in a noisy environment. I recommend starting with it and then moving on to something like Rode. Regarding pop filter, don't spend much. All of them are good enough. I am using something like this.
 

princeoo7

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I am using Blue snowball for many years on my youtube channels. It is a very good mic but it cannot cancel out traffic noise. The best it can do is to cancel the noise of your pc (if any) and minor noises here and there. When I record my audio, a distant crow or dog is audible, but my surrounding is mostly silent and then music also helps in suppressing the noise. If cutting out traffic noises is what you need then you need to spend a lot more on your mic or perform some noise isolation in your room. Lastly it also depends on what you consider acceptable. It is definitely good for a new youtube channel but not good for any serious youtuber in a noisy environment. I recommend starting with it and then moving on to something like Rode. Regarding pop filter, don't spend much. All of them are good enough. I am using something like this.
what boom arm are you using ?
 

powervgx

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what boom arm are you using ?
I don't use a boom arm. Snowball comes with a stand so I just keep the mic on the table and attach the pop filter with the stand. If anyone is interested in a better setup then it is better to go for rode wireless go. It is a multipurpose mic. Awesome for vlogging, talking head and voiceovers and it can also be suspended with a pole to be used as a boom mic or as a wireless receiver for an expensive mic setup in future.
 

Black_Hawk

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I am using Blue snowball for many years on my youtube channels. It is a very good mic but it cannot cancel out traffic noise. The best it can do is to cancel the noise of your pc (if any) and minor noises here and there. When I record my audio, a distant crow or dog is audible, but my surrounding is mostly silent and then music also helps in suppressing the noise. If cutting out traffic noises is what you need then you need to spend a lot more on your mic or perform some noise isolation in your room. Lastly it also depends on what you consider acceptable. It is definitely good for a new youtube channel but not good for any serious youtuber in a noisy environment. I recommend starting with it and then moving on to something like Rode. Regarding pop filter, don't spend much. All of them are good enough. I am using something like this.

Thanks for the link to the Pop Filter, ordered it and it arrived today as well. :)

Regarding the setup I have decided to not get a book arm immediately and stick to keeping the Snowball on it's default tripod on my desk.
 

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