Buying a microphone

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Anyone here have any experience with audio equipment? Mainly looking at the Shure SM7B right now.


 
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unfortunately, the very best one on the market right now requires you to get a circumcision


 
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For your streaming?

You probably don't need something quite so... 400 dollars to talk in to over your apex footage or whatever it is you play, sorry bro haven't seen you in so long.


 
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This is not the greatest sig in the world, no. This is just a tribute.
Granted if you've got the scratch to spend and don't mind the tag on it
the sm7b is gonna do every fucking thing you need and then more. Folks swear by them for all manner of recording instruments for a good reason, I'd call them almost essential to use for the kick if you're putting together a rig to record drums. It's a goddamn good microphone and you're not gonna be disappointed by the audio quality you get out of it at all.


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Yeah man, it's been a while. Life's just been busy. How have you been?

And yep, it's mainly for streaming. My channel picked up a fair bit and I got partnered on Twitch some time ago. I've also been picked up by Bethesda to do analysis and casting for esports titles like Quake, which is mainly why I'm looking to upgrade. If I'm going to be doing more professional commentary and such in the future, I feel like having better equipment than my current budget USB mic would help.

The SM7B seems to be the industry standard and has been recommended by a few people, so it seems like a safe choice. Just quite pricey, unfortunately. Especially with all the extra costs. $400 for the mic itself is only the beginning since you also need a solid pre-amp and mixer to make the most out of it, which could easily almost double the cost. Looking at Cloudlifter / Fethead / Dynamite pre-amp and a Scarlett Focusrite or Presonus 24c mixer for now.

Budget isn't really an issue, although it obviously does matter. I founded a .ltd company for esports casting and have been making some good money with it. That's part of the reason why I'm looking to spend some more now. I had a lot of revenue this year but pretty much no costs, which means that I'm paying a fair bit in corporate tax. Incurring some expenses would be a good strategy, so I'm really just looking to buy some things before the end of the year.

It just sucks that so much cool stuff is currently unavailable due to a lack of stock. Things like an RTX 3080, AMD 3900x, PS5 and Xbox series X would make for some good purchases but are pretty much out of stock everywhere.
Last Edit: December 17, 2020, 07:40:07 PM by Flee_


 
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I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad-Gita.
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and to impress him takes on his multi-armed form and says,
"Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.."
I suppose we all thought that one way or another.
Blue Yeti was the go-to for years for youtubers and whatnot, though there's tons of options these days.


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Blue Yeti was the go-to for years for youtubers and whatnot, though there's tons of options these days.
Yeah, the Yeti's a solid mic but it's only USB. Looking for something more serious (XLR) now, I think.


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Yeah man, it's been a while. Life's just been busy. How have you been?

And yep, it's mainly for streaming. My channel picked up a fair bit and I got partnered on Twitch some time ago. I've also been picked up by Bethesda to do analysis and casting for esports titles like Quake, which is mainly why I'm looking to upgrade. If I'm going to be doing more professional commentary and such in the future, I feel like having better equipment than my current budget USB mic would help.

The SM7B seems to be the industry standard and has been recommended by a few people, so it seems like a safe choice. Just quite pricey, unfortunately. Especially with all the extra costs. $400 for the mic itself is only the beginning since you also need a solid pre-amp and mixer to make the most out of it, which could easily almost double the cost. Looking at Cloudlifter / Fethead / Dynamite pre-amp and a Scarlett Focusrite or Presonus 24c mixer for now.

Budget isn't really an issue, although it obviously does matter. I founded a .ltd company for esports casting and have been making some good money with it. That's part of the reason why I'm looking to spend some more now. I had a lot of revenue this year but pretty much no costs, which means that I'm paying a fair bit in corporate tax. Incurring some expenses would be a good strategy, so I'm really just looking to buy some things before the end of the year.

It just sucks that so much cool stuff is currently unavailable due to a lack of stock. Things like an RTX 3080, AMD 3900x, PS5 and Xbox series X would make for some good purchases but are pretty much out of stock everywhere.

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I wish. The money isn't strictly speaking my own, it's the company's assets. I can't just use it for whatever.

And don't forget that you're the one who started it all. I still have a screenshot somewhere of the first 30 cents I made with this being you cheering some bits in my channel when I got affiliate. Good times. How have you been?


 
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unfortunately, the very best one on the market right now requires you to get a circumcision
wait, what am saying? there's nothing unfortunate about this


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Flee is the 1%
I wish. The money isn't strictly speaking my own, it's the company's assets. I can't just use it for whatever.

And don't forget that you're the one who started it all. I still have a screenshot somewhere of the first 30 cents I made with this being you cheering some bits in my channel when I got affiliate. Good times. How have you been?

Pretty good all things considered, things good on your end?


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I wish. The money isn't strictly speaking my own, it's the company's assets. I can't just use it for whatever.

And don't forget that you're the one who started it all. I still have a screenshot somewhere of the first 30 cents I made with this being you cheering some bits in my channel when I got affiliate. Good times. How have you been?

Pretty good all things considered, things good on your end?
Yeah man, just busy with work and stuff but it's not too bad in general. Everyone around me is safe and healthy. Vaccines should begin distribution to the general public at the start of January so hopefully life can return to normal soon.


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I recommend buying this microphone for anything, a bud and I bought this mic to record our music. It costed him close to $60 at the time.

]https://www.amazon.com/TONOR-Microphone-Condenser-Recording-Podcasting/dp/B07JMYG6LF/ref=sr_1_5?crid=32CI429J82B03&dchild=1&keywords=tonor+usb+microphone+kit%2C+streaming+podcast+pc+condenser+compute&qid=1608497239&sprefix=tonor+usb+micro%2Caps%2C222&sr=8-5


 
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We knew the world would not be the same.
A few people laughed, a few people cried, most people were silent.
I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad-Gita.
Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince that he should do his duty
and to impress him takes on his multi-armed form and says,
"Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.."
I suppose we all thought that one way or another.


I recommend buying this microphone for anything, a bud and I bought this mic to record our music. It costed him close to $60 at the time.

https://www.amazon.com/TONOR-Microphone-Condenser-Recording-Podcasting/dp/B07JMYG6LF/
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I recommend buying this microphone for anything, a bud and I bought this mic to record our music. It costed him close to $60 at the time.

https://www.amazon.com/TONOR-Microphone-Condenser-Recording-Podcasting/dp/B07JMYG6LF/
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Oh shit I did not realize that. Thanks for pointing that out.


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I recommend buying this microphone for anything, a bud and I bought this mic to record our music. It costed him close to $60 at the time.

https://www.amazon.com/TONOR-Microphone-Condenser-Recording-Podcasting/dp/B07JMYG6LF/
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Oh shit I did not realize that. Thanks for pointing that out.
Thanks for the suggestion. That seems like a solid mic for the price. Getting a stand, pop filter and shock mount to go isn't a bad deal either. I think I'm looking for a more XLR setup this time around though.


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I recommend buying this microphone for anything, a bud and I bought this mic to record our music. It costed him close to $60 at the time.

https://www.amazon.com/TONOR-Microphone-Condenser-Recording-Podcasting/dp/B07JMYG6LF/
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Oh shit I did not realize that. Thanks for pointing that out.
Thanks for the suggestion. That seems like a solid mic for the price. Getting a stand, pop filter and shock mount to go isn't a bad deal either. I think I'm looking for a more XLR setup this time around though.
Absolutely! When me and my friend were testing the microphone out, it sounded very good in the quality that you would be getting. :)


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Just ordered the SM7B along with a Fethead preamp and Focusrite Solo 3rd Gen. Also got a Sony a6000 mirrorless camera to use as a webcam since Elgato already sent me one of their Camlink kits. Pricey, but should be good.