Good microphones for video production

Many amateurs often overlook the importance of capturing quality audio during a video production.

Whether it’s a simple vlog, an interview, or you’re capturing a speech, a mic will insure that your audience will be able to hear you.

There are times when I haven’t used a mic to capture sound, and there are some definite dos and don’ts, which I’ll share in a later post.

As far as cameras go, yours should have a mic imput for starters, so if you’re thinking about buying a camera, that should be one of the first considerations.

I have a variety of mics. The one that I use the most is my studio mic, an ElectroVoice RE20.

I use an audio interface called a Duet (the latest version is the Duet 2) to digitize and capture audio on my Mac.

In this tutorial, I’ll show you my studio set up, and a few other mics that I have in my collection.

MICROPHONES FOR PRODUCTION

BROADCAST/PROFESSIONAL
Studio-ElectroVoice RE-20
Studio-Sure SM7B
Lavaliere-Sony ECM 55B
EFP/ENG- EV RE-50B
EFP/ENG- EV 635A/B
Shotgun- Senheiser ME66
Shotgun Rode NT2G

USB
Blue Yeti
Blue Snowball
Audio Technica AT2020

Budget- Olympus ME15

iPhone
Apogee MiC
iRig
Tascam IM2

What mic do you use? Do you have any questions? Leave a comment below.

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Comments

  1. Paul Silverman says:

    What would be a good wireless mic to use with an iPhone?

  2. Senheiser makes great wireless mics. You just need an adaptor to use a wireless receiver with your iPhone. Here is a site: http://www.kvconnection.com/category-s/8682.htm
    Here is a demo. http://www.skillcasting.com/the-iphone-and-sony-u

  3. For a USB mic, try the Audio Technica AT2005USB. You will be impressed.

  4. Thanks Mike. I'll add it to the list.

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