June 25, 2007
In my attempts to get the best sound possible for my video tutorials, I’ve tested a bunch of mics. I kept the budget under $800 for the whole setup (mic and audio interface) because .. well, I didn’t want to spend more!
That said I have narrowed my choice down to two mics:
The EV R20 @ $500 USD.
Another really good mic that sounds about the same and is much cheaper ($99) is the Audio-Technica AT2010 or the Audio-Technica AE-6100.
The Audio-Technica AT2010
SO WHAT’S AN ‘AUDIO INTERFACE’?
In a nutshell an audio interface (ex: FAST TRACK PRO) is a piece of hardware that allows you to connect XLR microphones to your computer. An XLR is a type of cable that is used in professional audio.
M-AUDIO FAST TRACK PRO @ $200.