Before you start shopping around for the best microphone for home studio set up for beginners, it is a good idea to make a list of what exactly you are looking for in a microphone.
Do you need a cardioid? Is the sound quality important? Do you plan to use the microphone outdoors or indoors? Are you interested in wireless microphones or wired?
If you have already done your research and know what you are looking for, then you are ready to start shopping. Here are some items that should be on your list. Monitors.
You need two monitors, one for monitor mixing and one for playback. Monitors can vary in price, so shop around and do some comparison-shopping to get the best deal.
Headphones. You will want to be able to hear yourself over the background noise when working with a program. A pop filter makes recording with headphones much easier and can eliminate feedback from other noises.
If you are recording vocals, a good boom arm makes it easy to move the microphone around without disturbing others.
Speakers. A good set of speakers will be needed if you plan to mix. A cardioid or a high-quality condenser microphone will work best but if money is a concern you may want to consider a floor standing speaker.
You can also opt for a portable device like a wireless headset. These devices tend to have a lower quality audio quality but are usually more affordable.
Woofer. A good set of speakers will increase the quality of your sound. A cardioid or high-frequency driver is recommended if you plan to do live performances.
If you plan to do recording, however, you should look for a good quality set of condenser microphones. The best microphone for a cardioid microphone is a gold-plated one that has low resistance and excellent high-frequency handling.
Capsules. Although many performers prefer to use capsules because they offer a great reproduction of sound, some choose to use an open capsule.
If you do so, make sure the capsule is sealed inside a high-quality rubber or plastic case to provide optimum shock absorption and durability.
Microphone capsule models are generally available in three types: dome, cardioid and condenser.
The dome microphone is the most common microphone type used on stage and the preferred choice of many performers. A dome microphone has very good high frequency response but may lack mid-range frequency response.
The cardioid microphone is similar to the cardioid but has better mid-range response, which is ideal for recording. Finally, the condenser microphone is ideal for monitoring and requires less power than other types of microphones.
Microphones such as the above three can make a big difference when you are looking for the best microphone for your home studio set up. However, in my opinion, one of the best microphone brands for any application is Cubase.
Cubase has been around since the mid 90’s and has quickly become one of the industry’s leading systems.
Cubase procetains a rugged durability, high reliability and incredible sonic quality. With the various routing and triggering options Cubase procetains an extremely versatile system which enables any sound engineer to craft any type of music.
One of Cubase’s best selling features is its high-quality and advanced spl handling system. Cubase’s high-quality and standard spl handling system delivers professional sound quality without the typical limitations of cheap spl handling.
In fact, Cubase’s high-quality spl handling technique produces much more warmth and richness in the highs and lows of recorded tracks. Cubase’s latest innovative feature, the Noise Gate, is another example of its high-quality and innovative spl handling technology.
Cubase’s Noise Gates offers high-quality monitoring and recording and can even be used in conjunction with the THX Probit encoder.
Another feature of Cubase that sets it apart from other brands is its gold-plated condenser capsules. A gold-plated capsule is an excellent choice for a microphone because it is not only highly durable and long-lasting but also has a very neutral tonal characteristic.
Many microphones will pick up an almost unusable sound if placed in a room with too much light. However, a gold-plated capsule in a Cubase model creates an exceptional tonal character which gives recordings its special sound.
Many engineers and recording specialists are finding the combination of a gold-plated capsule with a high quality drum sound capsule to be an excellent way to improve recordings.
Another advantage of the THX-Prologic THX+ mic for your home studio is its pop filter. It works as an effective and extremely useful microphone to reduce noises in recordings.
Its pop filter has four levels of filtering so you can use it effectively depending on the type of sound you are trying to reproduce. The THX+ Mic are the best microphone for you if you need the most suitable and highest quality microphone for your home studio setup.