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I have that mic, got it with the 2i2 studio. It's a condenser and while i think it sounds better than a yeti, it still picks up noise like crazy. The headphones are pretty good as well, but you'd probably be better off with something like a scarlett solo, a $120 dynamic like a shure beta 58a or a sennheiser e835, and a pair decent cans.
As for the boom, pop filter, etc, you can get the whole lot for less than 50 bucks - [link]
If you don't have a lot of desk space just get an arm microphone mount.
Just attaches to the very edge of your desk, you can stop putting the condenser mic away, and it's easily movable.
Going to need a better stand than that one I linked for the real heavy mics however.
anyone know if you can mount this on something like a NEEWER Scizzor Arm Stand?
I was looking into microphone holders like this. Assuming your hose is long enough. I ended up using an old clamp I had lying around.
Here we go, first one on there and it’s the same as the next 10 odd that follow it. Might just look smaller on Amazon but they extend out a fair bit.
NEEWER Adjustable Microphone Suspension Boom Scissor Arm Stand, Max Load 1 KG Compact Mic Stand Made of Durable Steel for Radio Broadcasting Studio, Voice-Over Sound Studio, Stages, and TV Stations [link]
I picked up this one from Amazon, currently $14 atm. No cable management sleeves so the wires are a small mess, but for the price I've had no complaints since I got it in May!
Something wrong with the one amazon recommends to bundle with the Seiren?
Got lazy when I was buying the fifine and went with the “frequently bought together” stand. Cheap, but extremely sturdy. Comes with a standard mic clip and an adapter for mics that already have stands
NEEWER Adjustable Microphone Suspension Boom Scissor Arm Stand, Max Load 1 KG Compact Mic Stand Made of Durable Steel for Radio Broadcasting Studio, Voice-Over Sound Studio, Stages, and TV Stations
Would recommend getting a mic stand if you purchased this. The mic is already big, and with the desk stand it comes with, it's pretty damn large.
It says it's not compatible with the blue yeti, but it is. Currently using this.
I use the NEEWER arm, it's not the best, but it was pretty cheap when I bought it. The only issue I have with it is that the joint/end of the arm that holds the mic is really weak, it just droops down and you can't adjust it because its not strong enough to support the yeti's weight. Still works out fine, though. [link]
If you buy it, you're really going to want to buy a shockmount for it too. Most people switch from the stand to an arm to get rid of the vibration sounds whenever you do something on your desk. Even when switching to the arm only, people could still hear if I rubbed my desk or anything.
While a floor stand would technically be a little better than a desk arm when it comes to picking up keyboard noise (unless you have a shock mount), they're just... a pain. I don't have it as my main mic arm, but I do have one very similar to this, and it would do the job.
It was a cheaper arm on Amazon. It can barely handle the weight of my Blue Yeti mic. With some adjusting I got it into a position that works for me, but it took a lot of trial and error.
NEEWER Adjustable Microphone... [link]
I’d probably recommend the Rode arm instead even though it’s more money. I heard that arm is much stronger and I’m probably going to pull the trigger on that shortly.
Right now i'm using this mic stand from amazon, can't beat it for $12.50usd :
It still picks up a decent amount of keyboard clacks, but i'm using a loud mechanical keyboard so your mileage may vary. Using voicemeeter to adjust the gain, I was able to get it to a manageable level.
is it this one? did you need any adapter or anything to fit the blue snowball on?
As someone who has done this with a desk clamp before, be careful because at least some Blue Yeti mics have a screw-in (whatever it is called) area that is larger than the standard. I ended up having to get plumber's tape to put over the screw on the clamp to make it larger for the blue yeti (though it did fall off at least once, a second application helped hold it secure for several months til I took it down recently).
For reference, I believe the clamp I got was this:
Use one of these to hold the mic at your chin level when gaming, and swivel away when not using.
I got the Neewer arm from Amazon. I have it clipped to the side of my desk rather than the front, and it gives a surprising amount of control. I don't think it's exactly what you're thinking of, but with the amount of control it offers, it should meet your needs and I highly recommend it
Set up a noise gate (discord has one labeled input sensitivity) / lower the recording volume, put it on a cheap mic arm and sit closer to it (about 6 inches from your mouth). Bam, no more keyboard noise. I used to have the regular Snowball + an MX Blue keyboard and this fixed it for me. You can also put a sock/pantyhose over it for a popfilter.
Really appreciate the response you seem pretty knowledgeable on the subject. I'll do some research on the JBLs, they're only 10$ more so if they outperform the Rokkit's that much seems like a no-brainer.
Kinda a random question but any chance you know a good mic boom for a desktop? I was looking at this one here but I'm a little hesitent throwing a 200$ mic on a 20$ stand
I am using this mic stand - I wish it had more reach but it is functional and inexpensive.
Uh what? I got the same bundle, there is no stand. It's a shock mount, don't mean to be rude but there is no stand with that bundle.
Op this is the stand he got-
I bought this one for my Blue Yeti Blackout and it works well enough... I am sure if you spent something closer to $50-70 you'd get a little more rigidity out of it but... Honestly, the Yeti is a heavy as fuck mic and much larger than other "studio" microphones, and this stand works fine. I will say the base clamp could use a little redesign but otherwise it's great.
Hey, i wan't to get a new mic and i selected the MXL 770. Will it work with BEHRINGER U-PHORIA UM2? Will it fit into this microphone stand? Also, i can connect my headphones to the audio interface, right (I heard that output audio sounds better if you have an audio interface)? I would use the mic for chatting with my mates on Discord and gaming.
Cheap (but has springs)
but if you have noise gate + other good audio in general, you won't notice it in stream. Not worth getting the $99 one over this one.
[No referral link in that link] NEEWER Adjustable Microphone Suspension Boom Scissor Arm Stand, Compact Mic Stand Made of Durable Steel for Radio Broadcasting Studio, Voice-Over Sound Studio, Stages, and TV Stations
The ATR2100-USB would be my pick. Keep in mind that since it is a Dynamic mic you have to keep it somewhat near your mouth. A cheap boom arm would do the trick
Its this one NEEWER Adjustable Microphone Suspension Boom Scissor Arm Stand, Compact Mic Stand Made of Durable Steel for Radio Broadcasting Studio, Voice-Over Sound Studio, Stages, and TV Stations [link]
I have it clipped ok the back of the dual monitor stand
I have never owned an XLR mic but when I researched, everyone says XLR is better. I don't know about that but the at2020 is a great microphone especially for $20. If you can get a power supply and mixer and stay under the price of the yeti, I would do that. BUT the Yeti, which I have, is great in its own right. Super easy, USB, plug and go. As far as the arm, you don't need it but it is a great upgrade. I got this and it works perfectly fine.
It is nice to have the mic off of your desk and easily out of your face if it is on the arm, for that price, it's a no brainer.
I will warn you not to get a microphone stand that holds less than 1.2 lbs (The yeti's weight). I'd recommend something that holds 3+ pounds at LEAST.
This Neewer boom arm is perhaps the one he's talking about, and if it is, it says specifically on the page that it is NOT suitable for the blue yeti. If you bought this one, you're gonna be dealing with sag problems i.e. any bump, movement or otherwise on whatever it's clamped to, the boom arm will drift and fall under the yeti's weight.
Again, something that can hold 3+ pounds is your safest bet.
Also, shock mounts are pretty simple and easy to make yourself! There are plenty of tutorials on Youtube on how make your own shock mount, don't buy one if you don't have the money!
Thanks man, and yes, the management is going to be touched up, I left it like that because I wasn't sure if it would look good the way it is. And I will link it:
Mic mount: [link]
The AT2020 is a great mic, but it can pickup some vibrations without a shock mount, but you can fight a lot of that with a compressor or a noise gate in OBS. If you are wanting to go a tad cheaper on the mic, but still have good audio, you can go with the Blue Snowball ICE. Its a very solid mic for $50 although its USB, not XLR. The snowball is also driverless so you can use it on your console for party chat too. Also, if you are at a desk, this mic arm is rather nice and its going for $14. I use it for my Razer Seiren Pro (which is hefty) so it can hold a lot of weight and not droop.
As for what you have listed specifically, This is great for an "intro to great audio" setup. Also on what Vacancygames says about condenser mics, 100% true, but OBS has a build in background noise suppressor you can find in the audio settings. It works wonders for my Seiren which picks up every...little...thing...
I went with a really cheap one. Sure, there are better ones out there but so far it has been working great and not giving me any problems.
I can't help you with a recommendation on mic as I'll be looking to replace my Yeti but I can warn you the Yeti picks up on a lot of noise. To get my audio close to what I wanted it at I had to set up some sound editing software and run a virtual audio cable through it. Then I had my friend who knows a bit more about audio set up some filters to clean up background noise/echo/audio levels. From what I hear dynamic mics are much better for picking up your voice without pulling everything else in the neighborhood.
As far as arms go I use: [link]
its cheap and it gets the job done. About the length of an arm shoulder to hand. Easy to set up and I couldn't be happier. I put it on the side of my desk and it lets me suspend my mic right out of the view of the camera but near my face. With the default stand I couldn't have my mic on my desk otherwise it would shake and create all kinds of loud noises.
NEEWER scissor arm: [link]
I'm using the mic holder that came with the arm (the mic is just a little fatter than the holder, but fits just fine). Scissor arm does a really, really good job with this mic, and can rotate and well as scissor.
i dont have too much experience, but i can vouch that that pop filter is great, and i use this mic stand for my samson go (definately lower end than you'd need, its like half a blue yeti for the price of half a blue yeti)
If you can use amazon, go for it.
This ones usually used for AT2020's:
Look up a few videos on youtube to see if it suits you.
Edit: damn the imgur just loaded for me, not sure if you have the space to clamp it?
I used the provided stand for a bit. It's serviceable, the main problem being the base needs to be where the mic is, which is often where your keyboard is too. I just got a NEEWER mic stand which works with the Blue Snowball and it's awesome. Super cheap too! When you look at it, it doesn't seem to be compatible, but the mic holder can be unscrewed and the base can be further unscrewed again to reveal the connector for the Snowball.
This is the boom stand I have now I'm not crazy about it and won't mind buying another one if need be.
We can pretty much just throw my $200 budget away since I feel committed to spend more now. Which is fine to be honest, I just threw a number out there, wasn't really concerned about the money, not looking to spend a fortune though lol :) Besides I'd rather do it right and buy once, then have to worry about "upgrading" in a few years.
I am not dead set on an SM58, It just seems like a solid mic for the money.
You're going to hate looking at your main monitor at an angle while gaming. Might I suggest one of these for your mic. That way you can give your self some more space and be comfortable.
mhmm ok. does that snowball ICE attach securely to booms or does it only stand on that tripod?
I was looking at this cheap little boom
I mean country. Didn't need a state.
I think this one works. I have it, and it's great for the price.
this one is OK. the springs are a bit loud but once you get it set to where you need no need to worry about the spring noise.
It's not the best arm I've ever seen, it's slightly flimsy. But even with a heavier mic like the Yeti, it works for my needs. Can't go wrong for 14 dollars. :)
NEEWER Microphone Suspension Boom Scissor Arm Stand
something like this:
you may have seen some streamers using something like it. Helps with preventing vibrations from things such as tapping on desk or keyboard presses from being translated to the mic. The samson meteor and blue yeti come with or have built in stands/legs. Not as good, but more convenient.
A chair is a chair, if you limit the movement and just find a comfortable way to sit for a long period of time and use something like a NEEWER Microphone Suspension Boom Scissor Arm Stand to make the microphone where you need it to be you should be fine.
I personally have this one with a different mic and it definitely feels cheap, but you can crank this fucker down real nice to hold a heavy microphone.
nice setup. you dont have much but I can tell you keep everything nice and organized, which is the best thing. I would recommend filling up the wall a bit more. Maybe a framed poster or some cheap canvas art. Also, as far as the mic stand, I use a floor stand as well. However, if youre just using it to talk during games/podcasts or any other casual recording, you should look into a desk mounted arm such as this
The only reason I use a floor stand for my mic is because I record violin, so I cant have vibrations from the desk interfering with my recording. My house vibrates much less than my desk, so a floor stand is superior.
But for just using it as a desk mic, the mic arms I linked are SOOO much better because you can easily move it to a good position.
this should do, take a look at the microphone holder in the pictures and see if that will hold your mic
Edit: I'm currently using this as my boom stand for my ATR2500, I don't have any problems with it
Well for mount you would want something like [link] as for mics they happens to be very complex to setup because of how much stuff exist. Firstly you will want to find microphone that will work with microphone stand you want (like neewer) Find a microphone on amazon in your price range and look up sound test on youtube of them until you find one you like. Mounting mics is kinda complex as there different threads,sizes and mounting styles. Neewer uses screw on type if find a large mic that wont fit in standard thing provided you will need to find a shockmount that matches the thread/size style of neewer mount. I would recommend getting shockmount as banging your mouse and drinks around will be heard easily on mic without it.
Unless you have the need for an audio interface then I'd recommend going for the USB version of the microphone. It's a bit more expensive than the standard AT2020 but you make up for it by not having to purchase an audio-interface/XLR2USB converter.
I have an AT2020USB+ and have been using this mic stand without any issues.
I also recommend picking up a pop-filter, they are pretty cheap.
I used this and had no issues with the blue yeti, even considering how heavy weighted the yeti it. Although i also used the shock mount which did add some mass for sure. But if youre looking to spend that amount, im sure some better, premium choices are out there. NEEWER Microphone Suspension Boom Scissor Arm Stand [link]
you will probably have to tighten the joints with a wrench to make sure it's tight enough, but this stand is super cheap and works great.
You can wait on buying a shock mount...try without and see if you're getting too much physical noise. I've seen plenty of streaming using an at2020 with no shock mount.
I use this for my AT2020 and have yet to get a pop filter. I use an arm because I have no space on my desk to mount a stand, so it's really up to you. I do hear that the Yeti is really heavy and this cheap arm may not support it very well.
I use a yeti as well, and I get what you're saying. The way I fixed it was by getting a boom arm that I can attach to my desk and moving the mic close to my mouth and turning the gain down on it. (That's the top knob on the back of the microphone)
Here's the mic arm I got for dirt cheap on Amazon: [link]
Your mic has the 5/8 screw mount, right?
[link] says in reviews that it now includes the adapter for the yeti despite the description, look through the reviews and see if you feel its adequate. Otherwise just keep an eye on reviews in general on mic arms, the yeti is so common that its been tried with most arms.
i can't really tell by the pictures alone but the mic stand doesn't seem to be really efficent.
Replacing it with one that hangs on the desk itself would be a better option i'd say. (Something like that [link] (ofc you would pick one that is compatible to your mic))
Also your xbox one doesn't really need to be on the desk itself as i see it. It would make more sense to have it next to the printer and put the pencils, router and lamp on the desk where its more accesable.
It's 13 bucks so it's not the best thing in the world, but I have a snowball that actually screws in directly to the arm so it works great for me!
Yeah that's true, my table is wood so no vibrations. Modmic or something similar is probably your best bet, unless you want one of those big mic things like this [link]
I have this and it doesn't wobble unless I move it and it's loosened. Very sturdy and has a screw extension so it can fit more than one size. I use it with my Samson meteor mic. Best for the money!
No, most dynamic vocal mics are meant to be used in close proximity, typically 3-8 inches away. That's why you should get a microphone arm to position it directly in front of you: [link]
As already stated below by /u/CaptainYeowang, the mic is a Blue Yeti, Blackout. The stand is a cheapo from Amazon.
Heres what I use:
Mics - MXL 990 HE x3
Mixer - Behringer X1204USB Premium. If you only have one mic, then this might be overkill.
Mic Boom Stands - Suspension Boom Scissor Arm (Amazon)
Software - SAM Broadcaster (Also dabbled with Jazler). With SAM it has everything you need production and encoding wise. Jazler has no encoders so you'll need to use a separate software to encode to a Shoutcast or Icecast server.
Shoutcast/Icecast: I purchased my own dedicated server to run (in my case) Shoutcast exclusively. I have room if you need (PM Me).
Those pro style booms can get pricey. We got these cheap bastards about a month ago and while the build quality reflects in the price, They'll do just fine. Beats the table top stands by far.
Great show by the way. I actually had never heard the Ryan Adams cover of Wonderwall until your show so thank you!
This is what I use. It holds up my Shure SM7B just fine. The SM7B weighs 765g (1lb, 11oz) and the AT2020 weighs 374g (13.2 oz). As far as the pop filter, it depends. If you'll be speaking straight into the mic then yes, but if you have it off to the side then it's not really needed.
I would suggest a shock mount and a boom arm such as this one: [link]
but in order for it to work, take the mic holder that comes with it, and unscrew the bottom of it(you'll know what I mean when you're holding it) what you just screwed is an adapter for for the size of the mount on the boom arm to the hole on the snowball
This is the boom I'm using attached right to my desk. I'm not sure what the exact specs are for the Podcaster, but if you've got a shock mount it should be able to attach it to the boom. A word of warning: a lot of the reviews on the page say something about it not working with microphone X but 99% of these claims are from people who couldn't take the 3 seconds it requires to look at the clip and remove the insert (the part that you'll actually use to screw into the mic).
Haven't used the Zalman mic so I'm wondering what kind of range it has on it. If they pick up decent sound from about a foot away you could try a mic stand like this. It's a bit much just to attach a small mic sure but if your Zalman mic is toast there are a number of cheap condenser microphones out there.
Its this one: [link] and it doesn't get in my way. I very much like it. When I'm using the mic it is positioned to where its close to my mouth but not above the nose area. So it doesn't block my face. I also sometimes have it pretty distant from my face. And I don't use webcam.
This is what I use to get the Yeti upside down, it connects to things like desks, or in my case, a wood piece inside of the wardrobe. You may need to get something longer to accommodate your height (Unless you have some place higher than your waist to connect it). If you get it, I'll tell you how to connect it to the Yeti. That may be what you need, if not, go get an adjustable mic stand. Trust me, you feel more confident when you're comfortable standing in front of a stand, and it's harder to breath when recording sitting down.
btw I'm 6 years younger than you, I'm basically a kid in comparison to a crapload on this sub, yuh damn oldheads!
I have this mic, and I think it's absolutely great. It makes my friend's Yeti sound like a headset mic (sorry yeti owners, condenser's aren't great for most use cases, especially gaming), its great for VOIP, the company is super easy to do warranty returns to (I dropped mine and they switched it within a week for a new one), zero complaints. Worth it at 60, but IMO the best value you can get near this price.
I combined it with the $11 Neewer arm, and for ~$60 total, you're done and have near recording quality on your PC. AMA.
Edit: It's also available for $40 but without free shipping from B&H, which puts it over $45 for me, but it might be less for you.
We use the Rode PodMic for our show, and we have these cheap scissor booms. They seem to work pretty well. Haven't noticed table noise at all.
some cheapo off amazon, https://www.amazon.ca/Neewer%C2%AE-Support-Suspension-Microphone-Comprend/dp/B00DY1F2CS/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=mic+arm+stand&qid=1595169750&sr=8-5
Neewer Mic Stand
No worries, it was a really cheap one I got from amazon but it works well for me. Here’s a link: [link]
really nice mic 8/10
I have the same mic. I originally used this boom, but I found it to be a bit annoying as it picked up every little bump on my desk and the springs rattled like crazy, even after made some adjustments to it.
So now I use this one. It's made a huge difference to me. Love it.
That stand is dirt cheap and I’m probably gonna get a new one. It’s gets the job done, but it’s a little flimsy and has to be super tight to hold the weight of the mic
No, sorry I didn’t mean it would cost you $500. I meant that was where you’ll start to see better cameras than the pixel. A Pixel 3 should run you around $100 to buy used. Then yes, you will want an armature for $14. One arm for the light and one for the camera.
You can tether any android phone to your computer and it’s complicated, but you only have to do it once.
So with the light I posted on the other one, this whole setup is
Pixel 3 - $100
Light - $25
Light power -$10
Two arms - $30
That’s $165. If you have a little more, I’d get a second light, arm, and power supply for another $50. You can use the second light to reduce shadows.
Again, if you already have a decent android phone, or can get someone to give you their old one, you can save quite a bit.
I don't own this yet, i'm just reading the reviews. It appears the crane arm is a clone of this $13.50 one on amazon. A lot of the comments say it's cheap metal. However i think the Q2u is light enough, where you won't have to worry about the metal bending for a while.
It appears the next best mic arms are $100, I haven't found anything yet in between these two price points. Though the pandemic is fucking all the prices up.
So to be clear you have a logitech headset and a focusrite with no mic atm? I’ll have some suggestions but it truly depends on your needs and what you want out of it.
TDLR; look into AudioTechnica AT2020, Sennheiser 58x Jubilee.
For mics and streaming, I’d avoid the Blue Yeti and try to buy either a condenser or dynamic mic. The Yeti is good all in one solution that sits nicely on your desk, but personally other mics have better value for less so up to you to decide form vs function. Leaning towards condenser mics as it’s more simple to setup with your scarlet 2i2(just plug in xlr and doesn’t require anything extra hardware like a cloudlifter if you decide to go for dynamic mics. Behringer xm8500, Samson q2u, Shure sm58, and Audiotechnica AT2020 are ones you can look into under $100 from cheapest to expensive. However if you do decide to seriously stream and you find that any ambient noise or keyboard clacking is distracting, you could consider a dynamic mic. its more directional and less sensitive as it requires you to be close to the mic to pick up audio. Or the budget simple workaround is to setup a noise gate in software with your focusrite. Both are good for work calls and games and even the behringer at ~$25 is better than any headset mic. Another thing to consider is for work, if you do any video calls, dynamic mics will have to be in view while condensers can be more off camera, so that’s a personal choice for you. I’d also invest in a boom arm stand so that you can reposition either type easily (ones by neewer for ~$20 on amazon work great).
I’m not super versed in headphones but if you want soundstage for fps games, you should aim for open backed headphones, if you live with other people, the sound leakage might be too distracting and annoying for them, so then consider closed back and there will be no leakage. Both are good just depends on your loving situation. For specific brands, Sennheiser is well recommended often, possibly the 58x Jubilee or 599? Really any 5xx series model is great. Though audio gear prices have gone up or are out of stock often so be on the lookout. Can’t recommend camelcamelcamel.com for looking at historical Amazon pricing
For cables if you dont already have xlr cables lying around, amazonbasics xlr works just fine for your setup. No need for more premium cables at the start unless you need the perks of better cabling, which if you do need it you’ll know.
TDLR; Example setup: Audiotecnica AT2020(~$99) hooked up via xlr(~$15) to Focusrite and held via mic boom arm and shock mount(~$20) for mic audio. Shock mount is technically optional but recommended for most mic setups. Sennheiser 58x($~170) plugged into audio out on Focusrite or your PC
Again all subjective, but hope it gives you something to look into. Sorry if that was a massive info dump, so feel free if anything was confusing. Please take my suggestions with a grain of salt if you have other ideas haha. You can ignore my mic suggestions if you feel the Yeti is less clutter on your desk and simpler to use. Youtube comparisons and sound tests of mics are pretty helpful and you’ll find theres not too much difference in sound quality that can all be somewhat compensated in Focusrite software. Pricing is also pretty crazy now with the pandemic so you’ll likely have to find cheaper alternatives unless you can afford to wait. Feel free to ask any questions!
I'm using a NEEWER boom, from Australia Amazon store.
Hello, Seiren X owner here! (^_-) The threading on the Seiren X is different from most generic stands, so you'll need an adapter.
I used this arm from Amazon: NEEWER Adjustable Microphone Suspension Boom Scissor Arm Stand, Max Load 1 KG Compact Mic Stand Made of Durable Steel for Radio Broadcasting Studio, Voice-Over Sound Studio, Stages, and TV Stations
And I used this adapter: On-Stage MA-300 5/8" Male to 3/8" Female Knurled Mic Screw Adapter, 2 Pieces
As for quality, I think it sounds great. I use it for my YouTube recordings and it sounds significantly better than my Kraken's mic or my Electra's mic. Just make sure to up the sample rate in Windows from the default 44100 Hz; the Seiren X supports a higher (better) sampling of 48000 Hz.
No arm, but this one should work pretty well. I've got one and seen it a bunch on Youtube/Twitch
Is it this one? I'm am looking for a mic arm for my yeti. Does this one hold it well? [link]
I’ve got this one and have had it for 2 years without any issues aside from having to tighten it when I first got it!
SteelSeries Arctis: testé, le micro est vraiment dégueulasse,
ModMic: le 4.0 est vraiment mieux que le wireless / 5 (y'a des comparaisons sur YT), mais le mien ne fonctionne qu'avec une interface jack->USB sinon c'est dégueulasse et faut amplifier à mort. Avec cet adaptateur la qualité est vraiment super propre.
Blue YETI: beaucoup trop cher pour ce que c'est.
Le bird um1 est pour moi la meilleure solution, un perche coute 15€ (regarde bien la taille mais celui ci me convient moi) sur Amz, l'antipop 10€. Si tu veux un micro USB et que tu as pas d'interface audio c'est LE meilleur choix je pense.
Personnellement j'ai une interface m-audio 2x2m donc je voulais un micro XLR, donc j'ai pris un Shure SM58 d'occaz à 60€ c'est vraiment le mieux, mais faut avoir une interface à ~100€ avec :)
Je pense que le mieux est d'aller sur l'UM1, j'avais ça avec un HD598 y'a 4 ans, je l'ai gardé 2 ans c'était vraiment top
I've had my Neewer boom arm this one for over 3 years with a Samson C01U Pro and sure it's got some scratched off paint from the screw, but otherwise it's fine (it's moved/spun a lot daily, and I keep the screw slightly loose which is why it's scratched).
Wonder if there's a difference between the models. I have a new NW-35 sitting in the box (also bought last May oddly enough, as a backup), I'll go compare them.
Edit: So there's no question, my NW-35 is definitely lower build quality than my regular older one. They look fairly identical but cheaper/thinner metal.
So either, they're made differently, or Neewer just got all around cheap on their products since I bought the original.
If you have Prime and are on a budget, I'd say try the one I linked and see if it's built better and if not just ship it back. For anything arguably better you're probably looking at $60-100.
The Rode PSA1 seems to be a fairly popular higher end boom arm around here.
That's the arm
I attach my mic to it with this since the included mic mount is for a different kind of mic:
And a stand like this [link]
Oh yes it does I thought you were talking about the arm that mounts to the desk
Thank you! I have ordered this:
and this windscreen..
Just use a desk mic stand. [link]
any mic will pic up keyboard sounds if it's either loud enough or in a certain position. Easiest way to reduce this is get a mic arm for $12 and place the mic as close as possible (within 7 inches to your mouth) and reduce the volume as much as possible so that it still picks up voice but not other sounds. Also you're using a fairly loud mechanical keyboard, so it's expected to be picked up.
It might feel weird for a bit but you'll get over it within a week. As long as it isn't blocking your monitor it's all good. Here's an example of a setup with what I'm suggesting: [link]. You also won't need a pop filter unless you're really close to the mic.
took away my keyboard sound along with the noise gate, suppression, and compressor filters on obs
[link] some setup is required, you have to unscrew the holder and flip it, it’s weird
NEEWER Adjustable Microphone Suspension Boom Scissor Arm Stand, Compact Mic Stand Made of Durable Steel for Radio Broadcasting Studio, Voice-Over Sound Studio, Stages, and TV Stations [link]
Go with the classic Shure SM58. Use a bit of compression so it brings your speaking voice up and your shouting voice down. Use a boom stand like this to mount it. Dynamic mics don't work very well when they are far from the sound source so make sure the mic is close enough and use a windscreen like this one.
Audio interface if you need one
Ideal mic distance
If you want more desk space I recommend one of these [link]
maybe one of these as well
This is what I'm using.
Its this one from Amazon [link]
I use this arm and have this shock mount attached
$13.99 my dude
Looks like this.
I've got the same setup. The snowball is pretty good for the price.
I don't have a yeti, so I can only tell you from my experience with a much less heavy microphone. I personally have a cheapo neewer mic stand which I have heard works for the Yeti. If you go the cheaper route then make sure that there are no reviews about the Yeti sagging or weighting down the stand, and you'll be good (this should not be a problem for most stands, but there are a few with complaints, so just double check).
The shock mounts for the Yeti are tricky, and a bit expensive. this one advertises that it works with the yeti and is cheaper, but double check since the UK amazon seems messed up for me and I can't see more than five or so results when I search. Blue themselves also sell a shock mount which is guaranteed to work with the Yeti but is pricey.
No matter what you get make sure the fittings are the same, so that you can actually attach the thing and you'll be good.
As for how to change the gain to a reasonable level, you're a bit limited because USB, but I would try to reduce the levels in OBS by adding a "Gain" filter to your mic and reducing it into the negatives. This probably wont reduce the background sound completely, so add a Noise Gate filter (and set the open and close thresholds so that your mic comes on when you're speaking and turns off when you're not). Add a noise supressor as well, and keep it around the -20 to 0 range for best quality (at least in my experience).
All of that should remove the background noise.
It looks like it might be this stand. If it is, it works great with my Blue Snowball. The stand is actually relatively light and easily adjustable.
They're all basically the same:
I bought this boom and it works fine with my Yeti. Says it's not compatible, but it holds mine REALLY well surprisingly. Only thing is that the shitty plastic Mic Screw stripped when I tried to attach it, so I highly recommend this along with it. It's held for almost a year now with not one issue.
Buy an additional mic stand like this or just a tripod
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What's a good microphone arm stand? I was going to get this one but a friend of mine that owns the same one says that it's not good.
It's a combo of this suspension boom, this shock mount, and a pop screen.
just some cheap one I got on amazon for like 12 bucks
I have this one and its not the same one.
His is more like this one with the tightening mechanism at the top
The one I have does not support heavier mics like the yeti unless you jerry rig it somehow.
Looks like the same one, even 20$ cheaper.
Isn't that the same as this ? [link]
Could have saved around 20$ by getting it from Amazon.
It's this one here
Do yourself a favor and order something like this
Nice setup though.
Just a cheapo :p
I guess not. Here is the stand: [link]
I don't know what monitor stand or carpet mat I was using as I received both as gifts. But I'll try to put everything else commonly being asked for!
Table: Linmon Gerton
Monitor stand: Alex drawers monitor stand
Chair: staples burlston luxury tan
Mic (blue snowball) stand: [link]
I use this
Neewer mic stand
[link] Only 13 USD :)
just got this one, didnt try it yet
Nothing super special. Just wanted the mic to be off the desk and easily put out of the way when not in use.
NEEWER Microphone Suspension Boom Scissor Arm Stand.
It's cheap but it's great.
The descriptions says: [link]
Check the discussion above your post, also for an alternative mentioned there: [link]
Kinda late but I recently got this mic arm. It does the job just fine in my opinion. Just a suggestion.
This is the arm I am using: [link]
NEEWER Microphone Suspension Boom Scissor Arm Stand [link]
Your link didn't work for me. I found that a Neewer stand is compatible, so if your stand is similar to a Neewer then it should work.
This is the arm I'm using: [link]
I got this one. However, I would definitely not recommend it. It doesn't hold the mic very securely and is a pain to move around, but for ~15 USD it's done an ok job.
Hey, we have the same mic! Here is the link to the mic stand I use. It has worked just fine for me, so it should be good for you. I'd suggest also getting a long enough usb cord for your mic and getting a replacement screw adapter.
For getting premier for free, this should help. Again, I'm not saying to steal software, but you gotta do what you gotta do.
It says that that mic and this stand are commonly bought together.
All good. If you like the Blue Snowball (was my first mic ever!), maybe consider a cheap boom arm and the Ringer mount by Blue?
Big fan of boom arms, as evidenced in my setup. I think it helps a ton with where you need the mic to be!
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NEEWER Microphone Suspension Boom Scissor Arm Stand It comes with a plastic adapter, but you may want to buy a metal one as the plastic one strips out easily.
mic and shockmount
I have know idea what interface he's using.
[link], this is the one I got you just unscrew the mic holder and it had an adapter to the threads in the snowball.
As much as I'd like to trash Blue because minimum wage high school version of myself bought a Yeti and Blue's own shock mount two years ago, only for the shock mount to be completely incompatible with the Yeti (and the shock mount broke and I wasn't refunded)... It works just fine with this cheap arm from Amazon.
Here's a picture, it holds fine. So you don't need a $100 or more boom arm from Rode or something to handle this thing. I will agree wholeheartedly however that it's heavy, clunky and the stand is just too spacious when compared to the competition but everybody's tastes are different. Some people want all that mass and size.
literally something like that.
Cheap Expensive I know for a fact the cheaper one works im using it rite now good one to start off with.
It's fantastic. Here's a short soundcloud I just recorded of what it sounds like:
Here's a video of the Neewer stand/arm in action:
Here's a link to the arm on amazon:
(If you buy the stand, you need to screw off the black plastic bracket off the included stand and insert it into the base of the snowball mic in order to connect it to the arm. There are videos of this done on youtube if you can't figure it out)
Here is the link to the one i have. It was only 13 dollars. it is kinda cheap but if you set it up and dont move it a lot. it works perfect.
Blue Microphones Yeti, this mic arm, and this pop filter. If you have $150 I'd suggest this setup, the arm is designed to be placed in the border of your desk. But if background noise is your issue, you'll need to turn down the gain to minimum and probably setting the mic close to your mouth to prevent that noise.
$13, with free Prime Shipping.
I have the same microphone. This is the arm I use.
Second question about the mic stand. Did you have to modify it for the Yeti to fit? And is <strong>this</strong> the model you have?
Neewer Mic Stand
Scarlett Solo $100
Hosa XLR cable $12
This is almost identical to what I used for a while, besides us having a gen 1 2i2 instead of a gen 2 solo. You can upgrade the microphone down the line without upgrading the interface.
Whether or not you can get free shipping will probably impact shipping a lot, we have prime so I'm not sure how much shipping will cost.
I would recommend you to try the stuff out before buying audio equipment if possible. I feel like with this much money you shouldn't leave anything to a leap of faith, plus what mic suits my voice can be a lot different than what suits yours.
Edit: I forgot to mention: I hate the Neewer stand, but I can't possibly recommend the Rode PSA1 to someone with a 200-300 budget.
Ummm..... I want to get a mic stand and a pop filter... can I just get anyone or does it honestly not matter? I was looking at this stand and this filter Do they need to come together for them to work together? Do I need a certain size for my microphone? (Audio Technica AT2020).. and is it pretty self explanatory setting them up?
could always try this [link]
Theres quite a few, it all depends on what you want to do.
I use this for my samson c01u pro
Here is a link to the way it looks on my desk
It's a Neewer mic stand: [link]
You put the same link twice there man. BUT, with my magic psychic powers I am going to guess you meant to put THIS scissor arm stand here!
Even if my psychic powers failed me, this scissor arm stand will work with the Blue Snowball. Here's a video explaining how.
The one in the foreground is actually just a cheapo mic stand: LINK
The one at the back is actually a Type 75, a very, very overpriced lamp: LINK
I have this desk from ikea (doesn't show the legs I bought but that doesn't matter for my question). I need a mic stand for my Blue Yeti but the one I had previously does not fit due to the slanted edge. Can anyone recommend me a mid stand that would work with my desk?
A lot of us use this and enjoy it. Cheap, simple and works well.
I got this.
there are tons of them on Amazon I'm using one that was like $20.
this is what I have
Looks like this Neewer.
Probably going to order a stand like this honestly
Hmm I see. I have this as well and it would solve that problem for you.
I suggest the ATR2100 dynamic mic. Here's why:
It is both USB and XLR compatible, so in the future if you want to upgrade to an XLR setup you don't have to buy a new mic at the same time. This makes the upgrade less expensive.
It is a dynamic mic. Most people like condenser mics because their stats look better. They probably even sound better in an acoustically treated room. However, not everybody has an acoustically treated room, and it you don't then they pick up a TON of background noise. It will be much easier to clean the audio and ultimately it will sound better to use a dynamic mic (unless you treat your recording space).
It's got an on/off switch, an indicator light, and a 3.5mm jack for a headset if you want to use it.
It's $50, so you can also afford to get a mic stand and a pop filter. Maybe even a shock mount if you want.
Will it sound as good as a Blue Snowball, or a CAD U37? Given that you'll be recording more of your voice and less of your environment it probably will sound better and will decrease the amount of editing you will have to do. Does it look as pretty as one of the other mics? Not particularly.
This is the one i have,
you need the adapter also
I have this one, it is cheap, and I pulled the springs off of it, but it holds my Yeti just fine. [link]
edit : I also ordered this [link] because the plastic adapter that came with it stripped out instantly.
I was having getting the right sound with the mic in front of my keyboard. I was picking up the speakers and too much of the background noise.
I ended up getting a stand with a spider holder to suppress some of the noise.
Looks something like this:
If you were interested on the parts (not the best, but its a start):
I use the Blue Snowball with this boom arm attached to my second desk that my tower sits on: [link]
And this pop filter: [link]
The pop filter is flexible so gives a little I just secured it to the boom arm with velcro and black bands.
The Snowball is just fine if you are on a budget and what something that sounds clean. I use it for streaming and Youtube vids. It does tend to pick up my keyboard, but I have a mechanical keyboard so that's gonna happen lol.
I used this video as a reference and you can also hear the quality of the mic: [link]
Hi. Can any standard arm stand such as this support/fit the Samson?
Thanks, here is the Mic Stand.
you can get a cheap mic stand from amazon and use some zip ties etc it you wanna do it on the cheap
I use this mic stand and it's great. Just grabs onto my desk and moves pretty much any way I need it to.
All of these should be compatible with your AT2020, and be a very good value. This isn't professional equipment, but for the price it should serve you very well.
I have this one and a yeti
If your looking for the best sound quality but isn't that convenient, I would consider looking into getting a mic that sits on your desk.
I personally have the Behringer c-1u condenser microphone. It fairly cheap, sounds really good plus it's 'plug and play'.
Pair that with a cheap scissor arm and a pop filter and you have your self a good setup.
But if your looking for something easy, just go for the modmic.
The blue snowball is honestly a decent little mic for starting off. You're not going to see a whole lot more options that are WAY better for $60. The snowball is right around $50 itself. Check out the wiki from the sidebar for suggestions. AT2020 is pretty nice imo.
The larger suggestion I have would be a arm stand. The neewer stand is cheap but does the job. I would instead invest some time into learning audacity and your mic settings as completely as you can before buying a new mic.
Looks like mine, it's tall enough to fit over the tall side of my 24" benq
This one? Does it work well? Is it clunky at all?
Here's a link to the arm
It comes with an attachment that screws straight into the hole for the stand.
Looks like mine.
I have this boom arm and this pop filter.
This works perfect for me: [link]
That's the stand it comes with..
Going back to what /u/pizzainacup said, I use a Logitech c920 camera currently taped to this boom arm. I currently ordered this camera adapter along with this screw adapter so I can ditch the tape. If you are doing the top-down perspective, this works great! If you want the camera to be standing up, the c920 is still the go-to camera for pretty much all creative (and non-creative) streamers, just use a tripod of course. :)
This is the one I got [link] in the part were a normal mic would be held there is a cap type thing that lets the blue snowball mount. Here is some pictures of it [link]
This is the arm I use. It is cheap, but effective. If I were you, I would invest in something sturdier like this. It's more expensive, but worth it in the long run. Rode makes some amazing sound products.
Why would you not use two monitors?
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Mic stand I recommend a shock mount as it will keep down the keyboard clicking and thumps. Windscreen that is way more convenient than a pop filter
>Also would audio from both monitors come into my headphones if I plugged it into the audio jack in the monitor or would I have to go straight into the PC for that?
You need to go into more detail. I have no idea why you would have audio coming from both monitors and I would need to know the details as to what you are doing in order to help.
As for mic stands the two that I see recommended a lot are the Neewer Scissor Arm Stand and the Rode PSA1.
The main difference between the two are the price and sturdiness. While the Neewer mic stand is much cheaper than the PSA1, it is not as sturdy.
It does the job but I'd get a metal mic adapter like this one:
Get a boom arm that clamps to the desk, like this one: NEEWER Microphone Suspension Boom Scissor Arm Stand [link]
I have it attached to this:
(it comes with a adhesive strip that you can use to attach it to something). Since I only use it while on my PS4 it works perfectly.
This is what it looks like:
You could use a headset with a mic, however I highly suggest you use a standalone mic because the quality is far, far superior. With some clever audio editing you could make it sound alright, but I would rather not have to edit my audio as much every time and have it sound great out of the box.
If that is the case, than I suggest the AT2005USB since you will be able to use it later if/when you decide to switch to XLR. As far as positioning, I would get a desk mounted scissor boom so that you can have it in front of your face, out of the way, and off the desk. You can also move it out of the way easily when you aren't using it. A pop filter would be preferable as well, even if you don't have a condenser mic.
The Blue Yeti weights 1.2lb (0.55 kg). The Neewer will support up to 2kg. However, the description says that it won't work with a Blue Yeti.
If you can afford it and think it'd improve your audio quality then I say go for it. I have one and I'm very happy with my purchase. As for moving, how much do you move? Like just from side to side in your chair? Because if so then I don't think you'll have any real issues.
If you have a bit of extra money you can always go for an arm stand as well, they aren't that expensive. Here's one of them. It will allow you to move it around a bit easier with you, without it causing as much noise as moving around the tripod would.
You can also make your own arm stand if you'd prefer.
I previously used the Neewer Suspension Boom Arm, but it snapped after two months of use. Funnily enough, I just received my new stand today, a Samson MK-10 stand, but I can't report on its performance just yet.
Amazon. Is a bit cheap, but holds the yeti just fine. It will screw right into the base of the mic.
Neewer. It's cheap but it works.
If you're using it with a Yeti, it comes with a plastic adapter. I highly recommend ordering this with the stand as the plastic threads wear out quick.
Hey OP, idk if you still need help but I did a bit of digging for you...
NEEWER makes a stand without the built in XLR cable (it also comes in white).
However, I haven't found anything that really fits the ability to run a USB cable through it, so I'm sorry. Amazon has a ton of option for scissor arm stands at or under $40 so if you don't like the NEEWER I guess you could always try that.
Way outside of your price range (but awesome enough I feel like I should mention it anyway) is the Rode PSA1 @ $99.00 - fantastic build quality and the round part has a channel so you can route your cable through it and has velcro straps so you can tie the cable to the stand.
One last word - I'd advise you to be very careful with attaching a stand to a glass desk. I've heard (but admittedly cannot verify) stories of them suddenly shattering with stresses like that if you attach it wrong.
Not really anything other than a boom arm and pop filter.
Your right i do need to figure out something with that, but this is my mic arm.
Yeah the one that comes with it is pretty bad, but this is this stand I have and I believe you will need this as well.
Yes, get a mic stand with it tho, so you can get it nice and close to your mouth and away from the keyboard.
come to mind for cheap options
Just the cheap NEEWER
This one here: [link]
I bought this arm for our new AT2020 and it just isn't cutting it. It fits the mic but it just isn't strong enough, or malleable enough to make it really usable for our configuration. I see the RODE mount and it looks perfect, however I can't really justify the money at this time. Are there any other arm stands you recommend? I want something that can move if I need it and maybe something without a c-clamp base(My desk has a lip that comes down which makes maneuvering the stand with the clamp difficult)
I know that the C01UCW is comparable, at roughly $55. Going back to your original question though, what kind of mic stand do you want? I have a desk-mounted bendy one(This one won't work with a yeti), and a $5 pop-filter(unless you're a pro, don't spend more than $10~). The really long-named mic-stand you have is a bit more expensive, and you're definitely getting what you're paying for. However, if you want to save some money, I'd look either at this stand, or maybe pop into a local music supply store, and see if they've got something for cheaper. $100 is a lot for a stand, but that's certainly a great stand.
Right here :)
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I'm a big fan of the Neewer clamp stand. I've been using it for about a year now on my podcast and it's been great. Really inexpensive, but pretty dang sturdy. Just best to have a shockmount, or be careful not to bump your desk a whole lot to avoid noise in the mic (though that's fairly true of all desktop mic stands)
If you'd rather not have a stand and something that can clamp to your desk, I totally recommend this arm stand. I got it recently and it works well.