How To Select A Microphone

How To Select A Microphone

When you type the phrase, ‘microphones for sale’ you will see more than one hundred results on the internet. An interesting observation is that the sellers or manufacturers of most of these devices will argue that they are the best in the market. You are thus bound to get confused and never know how to pick one that suits your needs. This is a challenge that faces people from all walks of life irrespective of whether this your first purchase or the second one. How do you land at the best? The following are some important considerations to make when you are looking for a microphone

Your specific needs

There are some who are looking for a microphone to use at home, others for commercial performances while others want one that they can use in a studio. Microphones have different features to cater for all the above needs and it is your duty to decide on what you want from a microphone. There are some that can be used in multiple settings which make them dynamic as well. Video content is a hot sale on today’s market and videographers are using microphones to record their messages. When I started recording videos for my blog and YouTube channel, I went for the classic AT897 because its features stood among the rest in the market.

Design and build

These are two features that tend to explain the same thing. The design mostly varies based on how you intend to use the mic in question. There are some that you can tuck on your clothes while others come with stands that are fastened on a table. A microphone for a radio station will be different with that you use for public rallies and crusades. There are some who will pick a microphone based on taste and preferences but just ensure that it meets your purpose.

Frequency response

This may sound technical for someone who does not even know how a microphone works. However, it is an important consideration to ensure that you get a microphone that suits the occasion. In layman’s language, it refers to the output level of the microphone in question over its operating range from the highest to the lowest frequency. The most ideal microphones have a flat frequency response which means that the output is equal at all frequencies. Just make sure that you do some basic research on frequencies to land on the best camera.