We are asked this question many times. I want to start recording some narrative for my Family History but am not sure what and where to get a decent Microphone.Below is some valuable information you will want to READ!
Creating a slide show with narrative makes a huge difference. Getting the best sound quality is very important. However, one of the big problems is finding the right microphone without putting it on your charge card.
Price – Not an Indicator of a Quality MicrophoneOver the years I’ve tested many types of microphones with disappointing results. Price does not seem to be the discriminator unless you spend over $100 which is more than I can not justify.
In my experience, pricey technology does not seem to make any difference. In fact, the more expensive microphones provided inferior sound quality. The least expensive USB microphone I used made me sound like I was recording in the bathroom. Not exactly the image I wanted to portray of where I make my recordings even though no one bothers you there!
Previously I recommended the GE microphone / headset sold at Target. However, you had to get the headset with a removable microphone to get the right one. Unfortunately my local Target no longer carries that model of the GE headset and requires you purchase on-line. I’m too impatient to wait so I checked out the microphones at Radio Shack.
A Great Little SecretI’m delighted to report that Radio Shack carries an outstanding microphone for about $15. You read correctly, fifteen bucks! It gets even better. It has a six foot cable, lapel clip and mute button. What more could you ask? Does it sound like a $15 mic? Nope! The sound quality is excellent. I’m so impressed I’ve been using it for the webinars I produce.
Go to Radio Shack and ask for the “Gigaware, Clip on Microphone.”
Good things still come in small packages.
Speaking makes you look so good so record yourself for the kids and family to treasure in the future.
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Advice and tips from today's post came from Marlo Schuldt.