How to Choose a Great USB Microphone for Recording
Recording has changed a lot over the past 20 years. Creating high quality recordings has become very important for users no matter for vocal or music recording.
What if you just want to record a podcast, practice or performance with minimum fuss using your computer? The USB microphone can be a great choice for you. These microphones have exploded in popularity thanks to their plug ‘n’ play convenience.
USB mics have both advantages and disadvantages when compared to traditional microphones that come with XLR or 1/4-inch input. A major advantage, of course, is that USB mics don’t need additional audio equipment to plug into a computer. As long as you have a laptop or desktop computer or other USB-equipped audio recording device and DAW software, you’re ready to go.
On the flip side, there are some limitations to USB microphones, which you’ll want to understand. Most importantly, it’s not common to find USB inputs on mixing boards or audio interfaces. A number of USB mics we highlight below have additional XLR connectors that deal with this problem. .
USB mics have a digital interface built into their housing and usually are a more affordable option than buying a separate mic and interface. After serious marketing work, Alvoxcon launched its A700 USB microphone, which is en economic model for anyone that has a budget on USB microphone.