Need Recording Equip. Suggestions 2019-02-07 13:50:02
(I don't usually post on forums, so I'm sorry if I'm doing anything wrong here.)
I've had enough of my horrible Blue Yeti microphone. It's got this little bit where the headphone jack is that keeps falling off and pretty faulty wiring issues (I've even ordered a new cable and was eventually met with the same fate). I don't know if Blue Yetis are just cheaply made or if I've got the anti-Midas touch where I everything I touch turns to trash rather than gold, but either way, I was looking to upgrade my equipment. Like, today. Or tomorrow. I dunno, soon.
So if anyone with more knowledge in audio workstations would like to help a fella out, that would be greatly appreciated! If not, that's okay.
I'm mainly looking for a new mic (preferably XLR since I've heard they sound better, but if I'm wrong on this, let me know!), possibly one of those adjustable/rotating arm-lookin' mic stands that attach to your desk that you see Twitch nerds use (this is optional, I just have a small desk and am tired of moving my mic around to accommodate for my keyboard, mouse, Cintiq, and pile of junk food, aka 'gamer fuel' 😎), and an Audio Interface.
I'd say my preferred total budget is $300 or less.
I use my mic for talking with friends and on games, and for recording vocal and acoustic/electric guitar tracks when I get around to actually being productive.
So far I've come across the Audio-Technica AT2020 XLR Microphone, which can be bundled with a filter and rotating stand, as well as a Focusrite Scarlett Solo USB Audio Interface, all for $273 on Amazon.
But before I went and ordered anything, I just wanted to see what people who are more familiar with this subject think. If this is the wrong place for that and/or if I sound like a total idiot right now, I apologize!
Thanks, and feel free to suggest or discuss any other useful equipment! Sorry this is so long! Thanks! Sorry! Thank you!