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Offline sclay

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Omni vs unidirectional condenser mic
« on: September 17, 2021, 04:06:02 am »
Just after some sage advice from you more experienced folk here.

Im after a usb mic to just do some basic recording of myself playing, maybe singing as well at times. It'll just be for my own benefit, plus some occasional posting to the forum for feedback, advice etc.

Not into any multitrack recording or using DAW software, or buying an audio interface at this point. Just some basic live recording, up a step from using the mic on my phone/tablet.

Been doing alot of research. Looking at a condenser mic. I will be recording both acoustic and electric.
Would you advise on an omnidirectional mic to give me more options, or stick with a unidirectional, and just experiment with moving guitar and amp around.
Not after anything super fancy - no more than  $100 AUS. Have already got a few on a shortlist.
Cheers, Shane.

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Re: Omni vs unidirectional condenser mic
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2021, 04:55:55 am »
I don’t know what is your recording environment. For me playing and recording in an apartment in a busy city, I go for an unidirectional condenser mic to pick up my acoustic guitar and vocal (I use DI to record electric guitar), with BandLab or GarageBand. Even with unidirectional, it still picks up some ambient noise, especially those high pitch sound from the kitchen when my wife is messing around with the utensils. BandLab has noise suppression function which can be quite handy by the way.

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