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Cashmerelle
Hankouseimei
BLUEBIRD
• 10/24/2013

Cheap Microphone?

Hi, I wanted to try my hand at singing for fun but the built-in mic on my computer was so low I could barely make out my words. I bought a microphone online but the piece of crap doesn't work at all and that's the 2nd time I've bought a mic that doesn't work so I'm really frustrated. Does anybody know of a mic that's fairly cheap I could use? I don't care if the quality isn't the greatest since I'm just starting out, and perhaps later if I keep it up as a hobby I will want to buy one of better quality and more expensive, but for now, as I'm just a student without a job, I need a relatively cheap one. If anybody had some suggestions, that would really help! Thank you!

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Cashmerelle
Hankouseimei
BLUEBIRD
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• 10/24/2013

Hrmm... I do not want to make any promises, suggestions or promotions.

But we once bought a USB webcam of Logitech with an inbuilt mic for about 30-40$ (? if I recall correctly) and in my own opinion it was quite decent. At least I could record without troubles. o.o;; I don't know how raw vocals normally sound, but they sounded clear enough? o.o

And I do think they also sell mics for not so much money.

Again this was just my own experience, and it was a webcam not a mic. I don't know about the quality of their other products, but huh... Just saying...

Though I experienced that amazon user ratings are often pretty correct, so I'd definitely first check out reviews before buying any product...

Probably my jabbering is not even of any use haha *rolls away to lurk around*

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• 10/24/2013

Hm, logitech seems like a legit producer so it's a good place to start! Thanks!

And I'll look at reviews too!

Don't say that, you've been quite helpful! And at least now I have a place to start! Thanks for replying :)

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• 10/24/2013

As far as mics you can just plug into a USB socket go, I definitely recommend the Blue Snowflake . It was my first recording mic, it's a great quality mic for its price, and it's fairly easy to get for around 30-40 dollars. Most electronic stores usually stock them, though I've heard you can get them at places like London Drugs as well.

I love, love, love Blue mics (I currently use a Yeti ) so biased opinion, but Blue is a microphone company first and foremost, so their technical support is pretty top-notch to boot.

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• 10/26/2013

Thanks!! A reply from someone who uses mics is great! C: And hopefully this thread will be helpful to anyone else having the problem~

Personally, I can always order online so avaliability isn't such a problem for me. C:

Thanks for the tip on a mic company! I'm sure I won't get ripped off this time lol. If I get really into recording, I might wanna upgrade to a pricier mic too, so I really appreciate that info! Thanks so much for your help!!

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