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Yes. This is the exact one I ordered. They have a cheaper one that doesn't have the built in cable, but having the cable is nice since I have an XLR mic :
Edit: Ha! Just noticed I ordered it exactly two years ago to the day!
It's alright, you're correct it is cheap. It's the connector end of the Neewer desk stand the whole thing was only $25 (Canadian) on amazon.ca. I guess with this particular aspect, is where it truly shows you get what you pay for.
I actually think it would fit if you unscrewed it from the stand. The scissor mount end is a screw end that can fit a shock mount or a normal mic holder.
I use a Shure SM 57 lo but a lot of people use the Blue Yeti.
Scissor arm mic stands can make a huge difference if you have limited desk space. Great for cord-management too. Don't need a mic right now? Just shove the whole thing out of the way.
I'm sure the mic will be fine for most use. Without a digital audio interface, you'll be limited to microphones that are direct USB devices. While they do record sound, you're never really going to get that "radio voice" that you might be seeking. Next step up would be to get an interface and step up to an XLR vocal mic. Shure makes some damn good voiceover mics, but they'll set you back a couple hundred. The difference is night and day, though.
Those headphones are fantastic for listening, but maybe not the best for editing. I'd go for something with a much flatter response that isn't open-ear. I've been using a basic pair of SONY 7506s and I've not had too much of a problem with them. The ears could use a bit more padding, but the sound is good enough to do what I want out of them. Ideally, one should use a decent set of studio monitors for proper editing, but... yeah that's a major investment. For basic voiceover stuff it's not going to be super necessary.
I did some what of the same thing (minus the nice bezel). Except I mounted it on one of these then slapped that on the back of my case. Il link pics when I get home.
Hard to find a better deal than this. Boom arm with a good shock mount for 20 bucks. I use this stand myself and have no complaints.
The shock mount is a must (In my opinion) when you are mounting your microphone to your desk. All the vibration from your keyboard and etc will travel through the arm and in to your microphone muddying your sound without one.
this is the boom arm i have.
the features are essentially the same, however the build quality can be much better with more expensive arms. For example, mine while functional has some issues. the mounting bracket was not threaded right so i had to force my mic to fit it, its made of VERY CHEAP aluminium that is very soft.
secondly, while not a problem now i noticed that where the springs attach, its made of plastic. I fully expect these pins to break over time, but it looks like i can machine a metal pin for it so thats good.
Additionally, mine came with an XLR cable that was total garbage, i had to cut it out of the boom arm.
But, it works. so above everything else, i would say the cheaper mic stands are built extremely cheap. They will function, but they are far from a long term buy in my experience.
if i had to do it again i would have bought a better arm for a higher cost because i don't honestly see this one lasting over a year.
i bought this boom arm made by neewer which came with a shockmount. the mount was a very tight fit after a bit of a struggle.
also for the pop filter i have the windtech popguard...but honestly the at2020 doesn't actually need a pop filter with the way its designed. a lot of people don't actually know that.
A mic stand makes the difference. Something like this ([link]) will remove all vibrations that comes from the keyboard and mouse, it also allows the mic to be closer to your mouth.
Cool, thanks! On the AT2020, do I need any special cords? Part of the reason I wanted the Yeti was because it uses a USB(right?). I'm currently stuck with a laptop, so I don't really want to have to use a bunch of adapters. Also, would something like this work well?
Not to sound rude, but you can't shell out 30 dollars for a boom arm stand? Click here
I recently purchased the AT2020 with this arm. The at2020 is a bit heavy for this arm, but it is more than manageable to hold the mic in almost any position you want, with a little maneuvering. It was very difficult to fit it into the holster(shock mount). I use an XLR version also.
Currently using an AT2020 and this microphone suspension arm :
Not sure if it ships to Australia or where it may be in stock but if you can find it hopefully it is pretty cheap. Not a perfect fit really for the at2020 and took a bit of effort just to get in but the yeti seems like it would be even harder to mount (which is why I bought the at2020 in the first place as well).
This for the mic and this for the cam. I wanted to get one for my laptop but scared cuz the tables glass lmao.
Its an audio technica AT2020USB and a neewer stand. The stand is okay, not my favorite thing but it was cheap. It tends to swivel on me too much.
[link] this comes with an XLR cable so I don't need a separate one right
I recommend this boom mic stand! Very easy to set up, plus the xlr cable is built into the arm. Love it!
Whatever mount came on this junk stand.
whole thing is super cheap but it accomplishes what I want so I haven't spent the money to get something nicer
This is the microphone stand/scissor arm I use: [link]
here are some mounts with great reviews and used by some casters. comes from as low as 18$ to 100$. depending on your budget.
I use this stand with an older AT2020 and a cheap pop filter. Works great.
listen to me and tell me using audition to reduce background noise is bullshit. it's not, you just have to know what you're doing. [link] (this link is used as an example of audio quality, not advertisement.)
what i do, for those curious/wanting to do the same:
in your microphone's preferences, set its levels to 75, + set the default format to 2 channel, 16 bit, 48000Hz. [link]
using adobe audition, open a multitrack, then go into your audio hardware settings and set the default input device to your microphone, and set the default output device to your default audio device (for me, that would be my headphones.) [link]
do the same to track 1 of the multitrack (you can delete any other tracks, you only need this one.) [link]
in the effect rack, add a single-band compressor and a parametric equalizer. [link]
single-band compressor settings: [link] + parametric equalizer settings: [link]
click both the little R and I icons in track 1 of the multitrack. this will make the microphone output to the selected device, in this case, my headphones. [link]
you may see i also have two other effects, dynamics processing and an echo. dynamics processing basically evens out audio levels, bringing quiet sounds up and loud sounds down. i use this for various other things, but not for cutting out background noise. it actually brings that out more. and the echo is just for fun, really. :P
a couple of things about this setup. one, i run my microphone audio, as well as any other stream audio, through my headphones and only use one channel in OBS, the desktop audio source, and then give that a 5db gain boost within OBS, that way i'm able to know and balance my own audio levels rather than having to constantly ask chat if audio levels are okay. hearing yourself during stream takes a bit of getting used to, but it's super useful in the long run. if you don't want to do this, you can run it through a virtual audio cable and set that as your output device in audition, then set that up as your microphone source in OBS.
also, i HIGHLY recommend getting a mic arm. the one i use cost me $20 on amazon ([link]), and came with a shock mount. i also don't recommend pop filters unless they're attached to the shock mount out of personal preference, as i've found clamping shock mounts to be super clunky and in the way, especially for streaming. i prefer to use a windscreen (although get one bigger than the one i have. it doesn't cover the entire mic, and more importantly, the actual part you speak into. i just keep it there until i get a bigger one.).
and the advice about keeping the microphone close to you is very sound. 6 inches, no more than a foot.
any questions, feel free to ask.
Haven't gotten one yet, but this is on my wish list.
I like that it can be mounted to a desk and swiveled out of the way when not in use.
Thank you!! It is a Blue Yeti and the stand you can find here.
According to this review on Amazon, looks like the Neewer mic stand will work. You'll just have to cut off the XLR cable that comes with the stand since your mic is USB.
well, I've got the Neweer arm from Amazon, which does not properly reach across my 32" deep desk (it sits about 6 inches short, which caused it to pick up keyboard noise like crazy
Here is the desktop version of your link
something like that?
Common problem with a lot of mics that are mounted any piece of equipment that's on the same surface as your keyboard and mice. All the vibrations and reflections are being easily picked up while sitting on top of your left monitor or even in front of your mouse and keyboard.
Best solution I've seen is to get a shock mount ($7-$80), and/or boom arm or stand ($20-$60). If you wanted to top it all off, throw in a Pop filter as they are cheap ($5-$30).
To go a step further, you could look into GOBO (sound shields.) Official ones can be pretty costly ($80-$200 USD), so here's a DIY video (approx. $10-$20.)
Not OP, but the ones I got on Amazon are pretty nice.
Neewer is the brand, theyre about $16
Adjustable springs to provide more weight support, the clamp for the desk is pretty sturdy, and it's long enough to reach across my desk to my face comfortable.
Oh, and it comes with an XLR cord built into it so there's no wire dangling from your mic, it comes out the back where the base is clamped to your work surface.