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u/iAmMitten1 · 4 pointsr/letsplay

I feel like an ass for posting it again, but the response from it has been pretty good. I made a long post a few months ago containing information for beginning Let's Players. Here it is:

Picking A Name: Alright. It's time to start your channel. You've kicked the idea around for long enough. This is the first, and arguably the most important step in your Youtube career. Try to think of something different that hasn't been done. Don't copy the style of someone else's channel. For example, say you play Pokemon, and your name is Kyle, don't put KyleDoesPokemon. It will seem like you copied the name of SkyDoesMinecraft. Another thing is to avoid tons of numbers and X's. Say two channels have the same video uploaded, you can't see the views, subscriber count, comments or ratings. You are basing your viewing choice based on only the name of the video (which is the same) and the channel's name. Are you going to watch the video by XxBigJ0hnxXCoDK1llerzXx or Conspicuous Cactus (I apologize, I couldn't think of a catchy name)? Some will choose the
first, but most will choose the latter. I'm not saying that you can't achieve success with a cough bad cough name, but it will be a little more difficult. Ultimately, the Channel Name is just an attention grabber, like thumbnails and titles, but we'll get the that later. If your content is good, your Channel Name will not matter, as much.

Video Recording: You're set with your channel now. You've set it up and got the name you want. Great. Now the fun starts. If you don't want to spend a lot of money, i'd recommend the Dazzle, as far as capture cards go. I used one on my old channel, and it worked flawlessly. The only downside is that it only records in standard definition (144p-480p), unless you use an S-Video cable. This isn't good quality. But it's good enough to test the waters to see if you can create good content. If you want something that will work every time, and records in 1080p, I can't recommend the Elgato Game Capture HD enough. It's only downside is that it's pricey ($155). But you are getting a product that is the best in it's class. Back in 2010, you could get away with not having HD quality video, because HD PVR's were expensive. But not today. If you ever hope to achieve any sort of success, you must have video quality that is at least 720p. It's just not an option anymore.

Audio Recording: If you have a Turtle Beach headset, or some other USB powered headset w/ a mic, you can use that TO START WITH. Turtle Beach's have a good enough mic that it will be decent enough until you decide to move up a tier. If you want a great starting mic, that isn't a headset, the Blue Snowball is tough to beat. It sounds great, looks decent (like that really matters), and is cheap (in terms of cost, not quality). Depending on what color you get, it will run around $40-$50, which really isn't to bad for a microphone. You may also want to invest in a Pop Filter. A Pop Filter does exactly what the name says, it filters pops. It will remove, to a certain extent, the popping sound when saying p's, the ssss sound with s's, and all sorts of other things. They are definitely a good investment. However, if you don't want to buy one, you can search how to make one with a sock.

Editing Software: If you get a Dazzle, it will come with some decent editing software. It's nothing special, but it works well enough to get the job done. Hell, I used it for almost 2 years. But, if you want something better, and more professional, you should look at Sony Vegas or Adobe Premier. Both are great, and offer things that the other doesn't have, so you'll need to think about what kinds of things you'll be doing with it. I recommend Sony Vegas. I have never had a problem with it, and the learning curve isn't too high.

Channel Art: This is important. Very, very important. When someone views your channel, this will either make them continue their quest to view one of your videos, or it will make them immediately look elsewhere. This part is somewhat tricky to give advice for. It just has to look good. Don't just copy and paste logos of game's that you'll be playing onto a picture and call it "Channel Art". Use Photoshop, and put some effort into it. If you can't make it yourself, there are several people around /r/letsplay that will make it for you, for a small fee (/u/fuyi is fairly popular). There are also some websites that are easy to use and will make some decent (i'm using this word a lot, aren't I?) Channel Art that will work for a few months, or until you get around to making some yourself.

Thumbnails: Another incredibly important part of your Youtube Channel. You could have the best content ever, but if your Thumbnails suck, you won't get anywhere. The key to Thumbnails is to keep it simple. Use a nice, easily readable font, use complementary colors, and don't try to put too much in the Thumbnail. Avoid the lower right corner, as the duration of the video will cut off some of the Thumbnail. You can use this site to make some thumbnails too. Like the Channel Art, that site good for starting out, but you will want to learn how to make your own, using a program like Photoshop. If you start making your own thumbnails, the resolution for them is 1280x720, just so you know the correct size.

Video Titles: Video Titles are something a lot of people seem to mess up. It's actually really easy to make a good title. Some just put something like Let's play Minecraft episode 23. While that does tell you what the video is, it doesn't grab your attention. Something like Let's Play Minecraft: Part 23 | The Sands are Evil is better because it gives an idea of what will be going on in the video, which would probably be a problem with sand in the example. You can also you some punctuation like -'s, |'s, or :'s to help organize your videos.

Descriptions: There are two basic ways that you can have an effective video description. The first is to make a somewhat exaggerated statement that is relevant to the video, THE SAND WILL SWALLOW YOU WHOLE! RUN! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!. The second way is keep it simple, Attention Traveler's: Please stay away from the sand. Several corpses have been found within them with large amounts of sand in their lungs. This is just my opinion, since I usually try to keep my descriptions witty. The third option is to just describe the video, In today's episode, we travel to an harsh landscape filled with sand and the dreams of dead travelers. You can either make the description funny and witty or you can keep it simple. Either way, don't put to much in it. Descriptions need to be kept short. It's also not a bad idea to put link to other videos in the series in the description or links to Twitter or other social media outlets.

Tags: Tags are the backbone to any successful Youtube Channel. All tags should be relevant to the video. Don't put other channel's names in their. Not only is it unproffessional, but it's useless (to a certain extent). If you search for Roosterteeth Minecraft Episode 100, and you see someone else's video below Roosterteeth's, you're going to watch Roosterteeth's video. Youtube has started to crack down on people who don't properly use the tagging system. If you make a Minecraft video and put Justin Bieber naked as a tag, you run the risk of your channel being given a strike or having the video taken down. Just put tags that are relevant to your video. If you make the 23rd episode of your Minecraft series, put tags like Minecraft Part 23, Minecraft Episode 23, Let's Play Minecraft Part 23, ect.

Other Things to Know:

  • Monetizing: You may want to monetize right from the beginning, and it is tempting, but you won't see enough of a return to make it worth the time of those who are viewing the ads. You may make a few dollars within your first couple months, so it's not worth it. Wait until your are getting upwards of 1000 views per day and then monetize.

  • Fan Interaction: Interact with people who comment whenever you can, whether it be on Youtube, Twitter, or somewhere else. Sometimes, you may want to consider replying to a comment, even if someone insults you or your channel. You may also find that most of the people who make those kinds of comments are dicks, but you might find someone who isn't (Here's a good example). It never hurts to be nice on the internet, especially when trying to grow a channel. You don't want to get popular, and then have a bunch of people look at the old comments you made and realize that you're an asshole.

    Concluding: Obviously, there is a bunch more to say, but there's a 10,000 character limit to these posts. To wrap it all up, you need to have a Channel that is well made, and regularly produces good content. If you're just starting out, good luck. You'll need it.
u/EinTheVariance · 3 pointsr/headphones

This one really takes a little more extra effort to make it "perfect", but once that's done, I can't think of another pair that'll do the job better and more elegantly at the same time.


Firstly, I chose the AD900X as it seems to be the best in for price to performance ratio and is also the cheapest one in the ADx00X line that still has awesome soundstage without being meh for music. These have a very nice and accurate imaging, not the widest soundstage, but separation is done well. The sound is airy, so these sound great especially for classical tracks, but also excel for games. These look great, especially in the cup/grill area. Fortunately, my head fits well in the wing system without having to use rubber bands or anything.


The first thing that these babies need are the thick wang_yifei pads ( These pads are much more firm vs the stock pads and are also slightly thicker and have a larger inner diameter. Because of this, the pads fit around your ear much better even if you have a larger ear like mine and due to the firmness and slightly thicker pads, the whole headphone slipping down because of the wing system is much less of a problem (if you had to use a rubber band previously, try without the bands with these pads on). On the other end, while these are thicker, they aren't thick enough to cause major sound changes (as opposed to using something like the Brainwavz pads) and the material is still nice and soft velour that breathes fairly well. Overall, a must have upgrade for anyone using any of the ADx00X headphones. Beware that the pads do ship straight from China and may take a while to get to your country, but in my experience, the seller ships fast and I've gotten some packages within a week from ordering (depends on when you order and things such as customs I believe).


The next thing is doing the detachable cable mod on these babies. One of the biggest flaws that plague the lower end of the ADx00X series is the thick, springy cable that is impossible to tame. Initially, I had braided them which helped some, but even then, it still had the tendency to curl up. The detachable cable mod (you can google 'AD900X detachable cable mod') not only eliminates the need to deal with the stock cable, it also opens up the possibilities (Vmoda cables, here I come!). With how Audio Technica has designed the cup, this mod can be done without compromising the look of the headphone.


Finally, with the detachable cable mod done, all that is left to do is to stick a Vmoda BoomPro mic ( and you are golden! I personally got the boompro mic and a gray/black audio cable ( straight from Vmoda. The BoomPro mic works perfect and integrates elegantly with the headphones. Want to use these headphones for music instead? The gray/black audio cable matches great with the color scheme of the AD900X.


Bonus Round: Some more optional stuff you can do to enhance the experience I thought I'd list. I use the following windscreen with the boompro ( Just make sure if you do use this that the flat side of the mic is pointing towards your mouth. Another thing is that the BoomPro mic uses a 4 pole 3.5mm jack and includes a splitter to connect to separate headphone and mic jacks on a PC whereas a typical gaming headset connects via USB. The issue is that some PCs/mobos/soundcards do not have multi-stream support and cannot separate audio between the front ports and the back ports. This means that if you want the game audio to come out of your PC speakers for instance and just use the headset for voice chat, you wouldn't be able to. An easy solution would be to get the HyperX Cloud 2 Soundcard ( straight from Kingston. This will allow you to connect the 4 pole connector on the BoomPro to the soundcard which will then connect to the PC via USB and show up as a separate device. This will also give you independent mic and headphone volume control (the BoomPro mic controls both at the same time) and virtual 7.1 surround if you want it for whatever reason. Finally, after I'm all done, I store the headphone in this nice bag ( Nice material inside and out, and comes with a clip so you can hang the bag somewhere in your closet if you're like me haha

u/theupstateshow · 2 pointsr/podcasting

I can't speak to remote podcasting, as we do all our stuff in my home studio. Speaking to the budget side of things, there are some great alternatives out there to USB Mics. I have one that I use for conference calls on my laptop, it's a Samson GoMic. It is quite responsive and very portable. I tried using it on our podcast when we started it up, but is did not work that well. I don't know how this might fit into your budget, but here is what we are doing here:

MIXER - We are using a 4 channel mixer with a Presonus audio interface into our iPad, where L and R outputs from the mixer go into the interface and get mixed down to stereo on the iPad. If you are looking to do just 2 mics and are not going to expand for a while, this will go right into your ipad with little trickery:

SOFTWARE - Boss Jock Studio. $9.99 from the App Store. This software is great because we will record some stuff ahead of time, grab interviews, play theme music, etc. When we are don recording in Boss Jock, we will export it to the computer, clean it up (Normalize, Compressor, etc.), Convert it to MP3 then upload it to our site.

Mics - We found a great deal on some no-name mics at Guitar Center where we got 3 Mics, XLR cables and a few stands for around 120. 2 mics will likely be cheaper. Get some Pop filters too from Amazon, we got some for cheap (link: they clip onto a mic stand. Don't hit them too hard or they go out of place, but they work great otherwise and you cant beat the price ($7.00 a piece)

HOSTING - This is important, because once you get the show set up, you don't want to move around too much. We are going self hosted using a VPS at OVH. We use Wordpress and Podlove to publish our feed, and handle the blog that goes with our show. From there we have the feed exported to iTunes store, and you can subscribe right on the site. We were doing SoundCloud for free before, but this is much better because we do a new show every week and want to have a rolling list of 10 episodes for people to snatch. it helps to have some wordpress foo because it might seem overwhelming at first, but we are happy to guide you through it. I do wordpress sites for my job so I can cruise through it with rather quick turnaround time.

Please, if you have any questions, we will be happy to help you out EVERY STEP OF THE WAY, just PM us and we will get you going, give you a run through, all that fun stuff. We were noobs once, and would love to pay it forward. As far as I am concerned, we are still noobs anyway, but at least we got the actual production aspect of our show hammered out.

If we don't hear from you, best of luck! Don't get discouraged, just keep doing it and you will be glad you did, it is a lot of fun and my friends and I have made a weekly ritual out of. We are basically drinkers with a podcasting problem.

u/Gojurn · 1 pointr/podcasting

Others have already asked some pretty useful questions, but if you're looking for more specifics here's what I know.

Recording & Editing Software

While I can't speak to resources for non-Apple tools. If you have a Mac you can start out with simply a good microphone and the GarageBand application.

Microphones and Pop Filters

If you're looking for a mic recommendation I've had a lot of success with the Yeti USB microphone. It's pretty versatile and the sound quality has been quite good. A cheaper reliable option is the Snowball. You can find mics for less than that but I can't vouch for the quality. No extra set up is really needed, just plug it in and record. Some people recommend a pop filter, they're pretty cheap and I've had a good experience with the Dragonpad ones. If you need an example of sound quality PM me, I'm happy to link you an episode I created using the Yeti mic.

Uploading and Hosting

Once you've recorded and edited your Podcast you'll need somewhere to host it so others can listen to what you've created. I usually upload the file to SoundCloud and then share the link or embed the player in my blog and website. There are a lot of other podcast-specific hosting sites out there but I've found SoundCloud to be free and easy.

Helpful Guide

When I first started out I came across a great blog article by Mike Cernovich that I followed to create my first episodes. You can read it here if you're interested (it's specific to using GarageBand though).

I hope this helps, a D&D podcast sounds great. Can't wait to hear what you create.

u/RapidMMA · 2 pointsr/audio

Ok, Thank you. Here is a similar setup to what I use. My personal one is a bit more sophisticated but nonetheless, these items will certainly get you started and aim you in the right direction.


Let's start with the Mixer:

Your mixer will be your new interface. Rather than plugging one microphone into your computer you'll plug all your microphones into one mixer which then will be connected to your computer via USB.

Microphone - Mixer - Computer

Here is a good starter at a decent price. It'll be your most expensive single piece of equipment (unless you decide to get top tier microphones). You'll be able to EQ and set levels to each microphone hooked up to the mixer before sending it to Audacity (or Audition, Reaper). You can also hook up more than 3 mics, a guitar, your phone, maybe you want to hook your computer up to it to play a sound, basically anything that sends one signal to another, you'll be able to do it with this and record it.

  • Behringer QX1202USB 12-Channel Mixer


    Next Microphones:

    If you're able to hook up a mic cable (XLR) to your Blue Yeti, you can still use that microphone, too. Obviously, switch your polar pattern to cardioid that way it's more directional and doesn't pick up as much room noise. Also, try to point it away from your AC unit. Regardless, since the Blue Yeti is a condenser microphone, it'll pick up more room noise because it's much more sensitive. That's why in broadcast situations you'll always see dynamic microphones such as the Electrovoice RE20 or Shure SM7b. For your own sake, I would do some research on condenser vs dynamic but any website you shop at (or if you go to Guitar Center in person) you can filter microphones by condenser or dynamic. I highly recommend buying yourself 3 dynamic microphones to reduce room noise.

    Here are my microphone recommendations:

  • Cheap - Behringer XM8500 - You'll likely need a mount and windscreen or pop filter
  • Low - Shure SM58 - You'll likely need a mount and windscreen or pop filter
  • Mid - Rode Procaster - No mount, windscreen/pop filter necessary
  • Best - Electrovoice RE20 - No mount, windscreen/pop filter necessary


    Finally, your Accessories:

    You'll need 3 XLR's to hook 3 microphones up to the mixer. I recommend purchasing them from - very cheap cables that last a long time if you learn to wrap your cable correctly.

    Same with your microphone stands:

  • Simple Tripod Microphone Stand

    Most microphones you buy will come with the mount for it. If you get the Behringer XM8500 or the Shure SM58 you might need one of these if it doesn't come with it:

  • Mount

    Also, for both of those mics I definitely recommend buy either a pop filter or wind screen to put over top to reduce plosives. If you don't know what plosives are, google it. You wont need to worry about plosives if you purchase the Rode Procaster or RE20.

  • Windscreens
  • Pop Filter

    One very last thing to mention is headphones. Through the mixer, there is a headphone jack where you can plug headphones in to monitor the mix. However, there is also something called "Main Out" or "Control Room Out" - you can send your vocal mix to an external Headphone Amplifier/Splitter that way you and your friends can all listen to the mix in real time.

    Audacity is a good program but I recommend getting familiar with Reaper The trial version is free version and I think after the 60 day evaluation you're still allowed to use it although it may press you to buy it. I personally use Adobe Audition but that requires a subscription. If Audacity works fine for you, then by all means.

    I apologize for the long post and I hope it's not too overwhelming. Mixer, Microphones, Cables, Stands, and headphone splitter is basically what this whole post is about! Feel free to ask questions.

    If all else fails just find a podcasting kit to purchase from somewhere and go from there
u/BangsNaughtyBits · 2 pointsr/podcasts

OK. The Scarlett 2i2 that was recommended is likely the best audio quality for the money but is explicitly limited to two audio inputs/mics. It is also not appropriate for multiple people and Skype.

If you were talking about only local hosts there are several options from mixers to audio interfaces to dedicated recorders. Introducing Skype or similar means that you will need a Mixer or higher end audio interface.

Question, what will you be recording to? I assume a computer, a laptop or some such. Will you want a separate audio track for each host/skype guest? It's cheap to do this with two people. Getting the separate tracks for three or four moves things up a few hundred dollars.

If you are willing to edit the tracks with the audio not separated when you have three people on at a time, you will need a mixer. The base model to look at would be a Behringer Q1202USB (~$100, prices will be US off Amazon unless you provide a different suggestion). There are other mixers that cost more. I myself own a Mackie ProFX12 ($280 for the V2 current model). There is a wide price difference based on reputation and perceived quality. You likely would not see a difference but similar mixers can go over $1000. The Behringer will work for what you are going.

Now, if you want an audio track for each of up to four people, then you are talking about the Scarlett 18i8 ($350) or the Behringer UFX1204 ($400). The Scarlett is more complicated in this case as it is a software controlled Audio Interface and the Behringer is virtually identical physically to the other mixers I mentioned. I currently use the bigger brother to this Scarlett. This is the price point to get three or four tracks recorded simultaneously. It can help in editing but may not matter all that much to you.

I love the Audio-Technica ATR2100 and it's sibling mics as a starter mic but do not suggest them in your case as you will be starting with a mixer or interface. I would suggest on a budget a three pack of Behringer XM1800S mics ($40) or move up to the Shure SM58 ($100 each). The Shure is a rock solid standard mic. The three pack of XM1800S mics are knockoffs of the SM58 and do not sound bad. Without going to >$300 a mic I think those are the best options.

Pop filters can be either the foam balls like the Shure A58WS ($6, multiple colors available) or actual pop filters like this for $8

Actual pop filters are slightly better but bulky. The Shure wind screens as thicker than other cheaper versions for other manufactures and I suggest them.

Stands depend a lot on what you want. They should have a 5/8" end (there is a 3/8" standard as well. Everything I mention will be threaded for 5/8" but there are adapters.). A desk stand like the On-Stage DS7200B ($13) or the On-Stage DS300B ($18) are nice enough. There are also floor stands, boom arms. Depends on what you want, really.

The cables will be Balanced XLR cables. Depends on the length you need. These will be ~$10-15 for a reasonable length. Any decent brand will do.

The Behringer mics have basic mic clips included. I use an On-Stage MY-420 shock mount ($31) myself on each stand instead to reduce vibration transferred to the mic. You can see if that's needed or not and use a basic mc clip instead.

Software depends on what you are comfortable with from the Free Audacity

To Reaper to Adobe Audition. Really, what ever the editor likes. There are lots of software suggestions I could make. It all depends.

When doing a Skype call, I like using the Behringer UCA 202 (or UCA222, different color, $30) and two RCA to 1/4" TS unbalanced cables of the shortest length convenient. Use this as the audio device for Skype and connect it to the mixer/interface.

The Sony MDR7506 ($80) are industry standard headphones. I use an Audio-Technica set myself. You may need a headphone preamp to split the signal to three phone like the Behringer HA400 ($25). Really these are to your taste. There are cheaper phones but it's a question of budget.

Did I miss anything you are looking for?


u/heyskater137 · 2 pointsr/letsplay

I'll just leave feedback as I'm watching through your video:

  1. Should have cut off the first 5 seconds. Start at the intro, not slightly before the intro.

    2.Video quality is fantastic! Audio is good as well, but could be greatly improved by a pop filter! Here's one that we own and I would recommend

  2. Your commentary is sparse and brief. It's a bit too slow for my taste. With commentary I usually prefer to have someone who is reacting to the game all the time, forming and sharing opinions, giving the viewer a sense of what they're thinking at pretty much all times. Not everyone shares this opinion, but it's definitely mine.

  3. Same thing on your outro as your intro. End it on the outro, don't include yourself exiting the game. And I would recommend Getting some outro music or playing the intro while actually asking people to like comment and subscribe. The animation is solid, much like your intro, but these things need sounds too!

  4. You're off to a good start with your thumbnails. I would recommend working on branding so that people can spot that videos are yours from the thumbnails.

  5. Your facecam doesn't really add much to the video. Use it to emote more, and add to the commentary through visuals (facial expressions, hand gestures, etc.). Either that, or consider ditching it entirely.

    You're off to a good start here. I notice you're pretty new, but it seems you're heading in the right direction!
u/Failed_Pr0digy · 1 pointr/steelseries

Not here to bash the SteelSeries Siberia 840 but I had problems with the 840. My main issue was party chat on Xbox One. I mainly bought them for the ability to have Bluetooth. The battery life is outstanding and having a swappable battery that is already charged is a huge deal.

But after several tries trying to get the party chat fixed and to have it not echo, I gave up. Friends were tired of hearing my voice echo CONSTANTLY no matter the volume or different mixes I set the headset at, it just did not work. So I returned to Amazon and replaced for the Gen 3 Astro A50's.

I love them! No echo in game or party chat, good settings I can customize, and mic monitoring (which I like, though some people prefer not to have it...which you CAN customize!) Battery life is awesome! I can game for 6+ hours. While it doesn't have Bluetooth, I can now run Spotify (on Xbox One) in the background while playing my game, so it's not a deal breaker.

I also bought this windscreen to help with the mic concerns.

Overall, it's your choice and I feel like different people that have tried these different headsets have mixed reviews about both...some really love the 840's while others hate them. And some love Astro A50's and swear by them after trying several different headsets. I'm with the A50 group.

u/brokenbirthday · 2 pointsr/FL_Studio

Okay, get a better mic and pop filter. I would recommend the Blue Yeti (it's super well-priced for the quality), and you can really use any old pop filter. Look around a bit for tutorials on cleaning up and processing vocal tracks.

Now on the actual subject. Personally, I tend to prefer dense hiphop production, à la El-P, but I can definitely recognize when it's well put together. The mixing is pretty decent actually; levels are pretty good and nothing is glaringly out-of-place. I would try to increase the stereo width a bit, but that's just me. Otherwise, the song itself is pretty good and you obviously have the technical talent. Just keep writing making music. Here's a link to a really long, but really good mixing tutorial. I highly recommend it, if you're interested.

u/the_krillep · 1 pointr/Twitch

This combined with an InnoGear Phantom Power Supply works really great as a starter kit. I bought it some weeks ago, and I was really surprised of the quality of the mic. To the price I thought it would be really horrible with all the other things that comes in the package, but it's really great. Works wonders especially if you have a good soundboard on your motherboard. The pop filter is really tricky to put on since it has a weird shape for it's clamp, so I bought this mudder pop filter and it fits perfectly on the mic. If you're on a budget or just don't want to go full ham with your blue yetis or other super fancy mics, then these items can be recommended for an aspiring streamer :)

But it's a really good guide you have made here, thank you! :D

Edit: the phantom power supply is from the uk, so you'll need a converter for it to work with your power outlet if you don't live in the uk. Else any other phantom power supply should work just as fine. There's not an XLR cable included in the kit, but they're pretty cheap and can be found in almost every electronics store or music department.

u/diverseprod · 1 pointr/gratefuldead

I was there on the rail near the bar. What a fantastic night but it is always a great night when Phil is playing. Graham and Ross' guitar playing has really improved over the years. There was also great interplay between both of them and Jason. Elliot and Alex's vocals were on point considering that is usually a weak point at Phil shows.

Mr. Charlie was awesome and it is always a treat to hear Unbroken Chain!

If you want to continue recording and you have an iPhone, you can buy a mic so you can record in stereo and get a little better sound quality. I use one similar to this:

u/altered_state · 1 pointr/asmr

Wow, thank you so much for the quick reply, Griseus! Your uploads are superb!

> There are ways to solve that though.

Are you rocking this foam windscreen as a solution? It seems to be doing a great job all by itself, from what I can see in your videos. Do you also use a traditional pop filter like this one for an extra layer of filtering or would that be redundant in this case?

> I suggest you put the pc or laptop as far as you can from the mic

Would buying an extension cord of sorts remedy this issue? Or could that introduce mild to moderate distortion?

On a related note, do you use a sound card or preamp for your recordings? Those cost a pretty penny and might just push me into sticking with the best bang for my buck, the Blue Yeti, while I spend the remaining funds on an audio interface if that helps a ton.

Thanks again for your input, and I, too, am psyched to get this project started asap!

u/sushir · 3 pointsr/india

I can give you a MIC for free, that I am not using. It is not as good as the Rode, but it's pretty fabulous. I have the stand and the pop-filter too. Lemme know if you want it.


I will not charge anything. And will give it away just for your need. Take it friend, and make it your own. Here it's just gathering dust.



Pop F:



Hope it helps you create great Content.

u/sitarhero42 · 2 pointsr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

I took a course in college that surveyed types of music careers. You might be interested in the textbook we used
If you're looking to start a career in music it's important to understand how to market your content to people and how to find your audience. A lot of musicians think the best thing to do is to just keep practicing and improving their musical knowledge. You obviously need to know how to use a DAW if you want to compete in the industry and learning theory would definitely help. But investing time in building your image on social media will help immensely. Also, if you're looking for a free DAW I know Pro Tools First is free. It allows you to create up to 16 tracks which should be enough for your early career. If you're looking for recording equipment here's a list of stuff I've been using:
If you're looking for tutorials on Pro Tools and Sibelius my professor has some on his channel
I hope this helps

u/TheGoreyDetails · 3 pointsr/asmr

hi there!

i wanna start off by saying i had not idea what subreddit this was when i read the comments.
Just saw the keywords about the yeti and sound issues and dug deeper.
It could have been from r/youtube or r/twitch for all i knew.
I listened to you clip and it game me asmr tingles!
haha. it was after that i decided to see what sub i was in.

so as an asmr fan, you might just be being critical of yourself.
I've seen a lot of users here and on youtube say they prefer a more natural sound with the room tone included vs the unnatural silence between words.

that being said, i too have a yeti and could possibly offer some insight. chances are you've read or hear this eles where too.

the yeti is stupid sensitive.
when i first got it, i had my headphones and and was listening to things with the gain all way up.
i could hear my girlfriend come home, and put he keys into the door like the thing was on a megaphone.

so having your gain to about halfway is good. i keep mine there where i stream on twitch. if i put it all the way up, youll hear cars drive by and thats too much for me in that instance.

if you do wanna go for the more quite feel, on thing you can try is the "noise reduction" effect in audacity. (your post mentioend a "white noise reduction", but im not sure thats what youre talking about

i use that effect often, and haven't had issues.
so if we are talking about the same effect, you'll have to let me know your process.

on thing you can do with audacity (and other software like OBS studio) is setup a noise gate. this basically means if the sounds aren't within a certain db threshold, it wont come through.
tutorial here.

how you have your yeti placed can make a difference too.
so for example, if it's just sitting on your desk, it might pick up more noise from you interacting with things on the desk (of the desk itself) as opposed to the yeti being attached to one of those mic arms. a wind screen and pop filter could help too.
You might need an adapter to get the yeti to attach the yeti to the arm, so do your homework.

last thing I can think of is your space.
this guy has a good video about making your space nice for cheap.
noise panels help too if youre trying to spend some cash.

hopefully this helps.

u/RazzlePrince · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

oh sorry I was thinking of the snowball, but it's the ICE version, cheaper and it's just the same mic, but without the different modes, Microphone Link and here are accessories, the boom stand is much better than the tiny stand they give you, and it's better for freedom, and it comes with extra bits for future proofing Suspension Stand Here's some medium quality padding if needed Padding and a nice pop filter to stop the P's and S's slipping through Pop Filter This is all the same stuff I use and it is a wonderful starter kit, I highly recommend this to you!

u/smushkan · 2 pointsr/videography

I'm personally of the opinion that if a recorder doesn't have balanced XLR, it's probably not worth having, but if you've already got an H2 and you're only planning on using it with suitable Lavs, then it will be pretty decent for interviews and the like.

Rycote do a softie that will fit most x/y configuration audio recorders like the H4N and Tascams. It might be stretchy enough to fit your H2's microphone too, though that probably needs some research before you commit to buying.

I'm fairly sure the H4N comes with a foam jammer which is fine for light wind and indoor breezes. I know the Tascam DR-40 does not though, can't speak for any other Tascam models.

u/steaksteak · 1 pointr/gamedev

Haha, that's a pretty funny trailer - good job! Just a couple notes for improvement:

  • Get a mic windscreen like this or this - or if you really want to be DIY, just use a sock or some pantyhose. The voiceover (while hilarious) pops a little, and a screen (and a little more distance from the mic) should fix it.

  • The 'Ridin' Dirty' song is great, but you're begging for Youtube to slap an ad on your trailer once the copyright holder finds your video. Maybe swap it out with some of Youtube's own free AND royalty free music?
u/SuperBaconGaming · 1 pointr/letsplay

the one you linked is good. but this one is better. its by the same company, and its a usb plug n play microphone. its one sale until jan 4, and right now its only like 5 bucks more than the one you linked.

Also, this pop filter is good price. you also get some foam to cover the mic with. Hopefully this helped you, and if you buy all three before jan 4, then its should be around 30 bucks

u/Ephjizilla · 1 pointr/letsplay

They work well for headset and close-miced lavalier mics, in my experience. They're also good for dynamic mics in outdoor situations because they enclose the mic capsule and protect it from wind. Indoors, they aren't really necessary for dynamic mics and, generally, you're better off with a pop-shield instead. Something like this

Pop shields are more effective for indoor, controlled situations.

u/Nautilis · 1 pointr/microphones

fuzeebear provides a good question! Most boom arms have a standard size mounting point, which links to the same size socket on the microphone itself, or a shock mount which is mounted to the microphone.

What I'm seeing from a decent search, the Rode arm you are getting will match up with the Yeti without a shock mount, but a shock mount will never hurt, and a pop filter is also a good plus.

I don't have a shock mount for my Yeti, but I don't hear a huge difference, unless I have super-sensitive headphones plugged in, and even then, the keyboard clicks are better heard through the air than through the desk vibrations.

I do notice a difference between no pop-filter and yes pop-filter. I've positioned my pop-filter to try to filter out as much of my computer noise as I could, as well as any "pop"s from me. This is the filter I have.

If you're tight on cash but feeling adventurous, I haven't tested this filter yet, but it looks promising.

u/aySchleg · 1 pointr/Twitch

It is in Cardiod mode. I have the front of the mic facing downwards towards my face where my voice is coming from.

I am picky and that's why it sucks because i know it could be so much better if I could get a set up where the mic is closer to my mouth.

I did set up the suppression in OBS, and also the noise gate. Problem being that with the noise gate my voice doesn't always get recognized right away and I don't know how to tinker with the dB. I don't completely understand it right now. Its all a learning process.

With the gain.. I feel like I NEED this due to how far the mic is, and once I added it I was able to hear myself on my recording. Before I had it I was very low when streaming and no one watching said anything lol.. I would love to use the mic without this, but need to figure out some different setup from what I have.

I have set my Yeti sound to 70%.. Haven't touched the OBS mic mixer though. The Yeti gain is just below half as well for me. It will all change tonight when I set up the XLR.

In regards to the hard surfaces, I was thinking about getting some foam to put on the walls around where my desk is. Not sure how much justice it would do.

I have the suspension arm + shock mount but got rid of the pop filter as it just gets in the way. I have ordered this to hopefully work like a pop filter.

Thanks again for the feedback man!!

u/omnishampoo · 2 pointsr/videography

I ordered this Rycote mount a week after working with tape/rings workaround for my ntg3 and c100 mk ii. Great if you want to quickly take the mic out to get it a little closer to the subject or even use it as a quick interview mic. It is built with the c100 mk ii in mind and fits perfectly into the screw positions from the standard mount. The can be rotated and aimed much better than the standard mount. Overall a brilliant investment and would highly recommend. Rycote 037324 InVision Softie Duo Lyre Mount with Microphone Holder

u/DirkBelig · 1 pointr/podcasts

Don't know if this will apply to your needs/budget/expertise, but here's how I record Culture Vultures Radio. (Add a dot com to that to find our site.)

  • Mics are Audio-Technica AT2020USB which is a large diaphragm condenser which don't require a mixer and phantom power. They're about $130 at Amazon.
  • Using a mid-2009 model MacBook Pro which I've upgraded to 8GB RAM and an SSD. Have used Yosemite and Mavericks.
  • A Behringer headphone amp/splitter to convert the one output from the MBP to 4 headsets.
  • Using Reaper DAW to record. I couldn't figure out GarageBand to save my life for some reason, so I started using the recording software I already had a license for.
  • Pop filters! These are generic cheapo units (~$6.50) and they work fine. My co-host used to like to blow the mics by doing the Stewie on Family Guy "Wil Wheaton" thing and it totally blocks that.

    The tricky part was setting up the aggregate audio device to pipe in the mics into Reaper. It's funky and it took me a couple of hours to get two freaking mics working - haven't tried a third yet - but it worked out.

    To save space on the HD, I set up Reaper to print the tracks as MP3s at 192kbps instead of WAVs. I apply compression and limiting when I record to get a nice solid level. When I'm done, I transfer the project folder to my bruiser of a gaming PC and apply an expander to the tracks to minimize mic bleed and background noise like fans or furnace/AC (we record in a basement). On mixdown, I hit the music track and the overall mix with master bus compression to make it nice and full-sounding with even levels.

    It's a slightly involved process to do, but I think the results and quality control are worth it. We used to go into the Internet radio station's studios to do the show live and just put the recording out as the podcast, but they tripled the studio fee and I calculated that if I bought my gear and sent them a file to air, it would pay for itself in 13-14 shows; we've done 18 so far. Bonus is that when the studio was stifling hot in the summer when the AC broke down and they've been having chronic technical problems affecting audio quality, it hasn't impacted us. We miss the live feedback from the listeners and it takes much longer to produce a show, but it's a tighter product overall.

    Hope this helps someone, if not your specific needs. Cheers.
u/Seal160 · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

I got this during an amazon prime sale a while back and use it for gaming, streaming and talking to friends. FYI Just going to warn you, this mic is pretty big. I use a swivel arm mount to keep it above my monitor and to minimize desk space. Also USE HEADPHONES or this may pickup your speaker noise (Depending on distance and gain settings)


I would suggest anyone interested in a swivel mount mic stand to go for the PSA1 Mic Arm , it is a bit more expensive when put in comparison to a NEEWER Brand. But it is solid as hell and will fit your mic perfectly. Also you will NOT need a shock mount with the PSA1, it has a foam pad that seems to cancel out my restless legs hitting my desk and my frequent desk raging.


I tried a NEEWER at first, however it could not hold my mic up and dropped it a few times.


I also have a Foam Wind Screen for it and it nullifies any sharp "P" "F" or "B" noises.


I like it alot and it has been serving me well. Your voice will be clear as crystal with this.

u/FatEskimo97 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

You can probably find these for lower prices than in the links, but I'm just providing some main ones:


Headphones: Audio Technica ATH M50x:


Mic: Modmic 4.0 (microphone that attaches to your headset):


OR (you can mix-and match too. Like if you want the Modmic with the M50 or the Snowball with the M50x, go for it)


Headphones: Audio Technica ATH M50 (older version of the M50x I linked. Lower price and just as good. Only problem is that I can only find them in white, but you could probably find black versions on eBay):


Mic Blue Snowball USB Mic (awesome quality mic with 3 different recording signatures you can switch to. This is actually the mic I have and I use it for gaming as well as recording myself/my band playing guitar):


Extra: Pop filter (you really should get one of these with a real microphone. They reduce the "popping" sound caused by the fast-moving air against the metal and pieces inside the mic that you'll get when yelling into the mic):


Here's a video that kills 2 birds with 1 stone. It shows both what a pop filter does as well as shows you the Blue Snowball:


If you decide to go with the Snowball (my personal recommendation. Even better if you play instruments and feel like recording) you pretty much need to get the pop filter. I'll answer any other questions too.

u/qu1et1 · 1 pointr/microphones

I have an iRig Mic HD2 that I like pretty well, BUT using a typical $5 double mesh screen pop filter is NOT cutting it. I have tried adjusting gain and standing farther away from mic — no luck.

So I’m looking to upgrade. Recommendations? I’ve been considering a) one of those big foam over-mic windscreens and/or b) this double-layer metal mesh windscreen. Thoughts/opinions/advice?

u/Yulppp · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

You seem to be pretty knowledgeable, so maybe you'll have some input for me. I jumped on this yesterday as my girlfriend really wants to start making videos, but doesn't have a clue what she needs as far as video/audio recording etc. Anyways, I bought this setup to attach to my desk and use as a recording station. I don't know much about boom arms, or windscreens (and the quality thereof). I've just seen them used and Amazon suggested them and they seemed like a good deal so I jumped on them. Was surfing around after making the order, and was seeing some much more expensive boom arms, etc.. Got me to thinking maybe I bought something junky, as I have a huge pet peeve of buying quality if it's worth the extra few dimes.

Anyways, sorry for the wall of text, was just wondering what people think of this setup, given everything i just said about what I'm looking for;

Blue Microphones Yeti USB Microphone - Blackout Edition:

NEEWER Microphone Suspension Boom Scissor Arm Stand:

Dragonpad pop filter Studio Microphone Mic Wind Screen:

u/Pyroraptor · 3 pointsr/youtubers

Blue Snowball $48

ATR2500 USB $57

CAD U37 $47

Personally I use the Blue snowball (DON'T get the ICE version). It's a favorite among newer YouTubers. Same with the ATR2500. Haven't used the CAD U37, but heard good things. If you have more money look into the Blue Yeti or the AT2020 mic. Also the Rode Podcaster.

Don't forget to get a Pop filter which will help a lot. Also I suggest using Audacity to record, (and it is free). If you need help with Audacity, here's a good video to get you started

u/BlackFireForge · 2 pointsr/PartneredYoutube

I'd agree with everyone else, a better mic might help, and also a pop filter (link below) that helps mitigate the "phf" and "sss" sound when you talk into the mic.

Visually the video looked great, and thumbnail too!

u/InternMan · 1 pointr/audioengineering

Definitely get the accessory pack but the foam windscreen is generally only good for light breeze. This fuzzy one seems to have good reviews and would be worth the $10. There is a reason that all the guys who do sound on movie sets use the big fuzzy covers, they work really well at reducing wind noise.

u/djdementia · 3 pointsr/audioengineering

The sound quality of a separate audio interface is better than one of the USB mics. USB mics essentially cram a small audio interface into the mic itself. Since there is less room in there it often sacrifices some quality.

The bigger problem with most USB mics is that they don't have zero latency monitoring (a few models do have this, you'll know it does if you have to plug headphones into the microphone to monitor your recording, example this model:

It's a lot easier to get your volume levels correct if you have headphones on that you can hear yourself with no latency. You can listen to the computer output but there will be a slight latency which can be very annoying.

If you want to do a basic good quality setup here is what you need and some basic but good bang for the buck quality gear:

u/WithTheMasterPlan · 1 pointr/Twitch

I use the AT2020 USB with a cheap desk-mount spring arm and a shock mount. I noticed that most tend to prefer this desk-mount, but you can find cheaper alternatives that will do just fine. I also purchased a third-party pop filter that fits over the mic. You can also get a generic clip-on pop filter that will work just as well. Very clear and crisp audio.

The AT2020 was a gift, so I had no say in the selection. For more control over the audio, I would have preferred an XLR microphone and a USB-out mixer. With the AT2020 USB, I have to double-check my microphone levels in Windows before streaming, because other applications will occasionally change them.

The other option you may want to consider is if the mic has an aux connection so you can plug headphones directly to the mic and self-monitor, such as the Blue Yeti (listen to yourself speak). Some find this helpful, but to each their own.

u/Vietnomeez · 101 pointsr/buildapcsales

Got this for $46.40 through staples with their 110% price guarantee. Went on Amazon and picked up a pop filter for it too because the mic can be really sensitive even with the gain turned all the way down. snagged this pop filter and all my friends said the quality sounds a lot better with a filter.

u/ardentcustodian · 1 pointr/Twitch

I'm just getting into streaming, but I really want to get into it seriously. (Of course I'll still have a job in the meantime, but I plan on streaming at least every day for a few hours)

I am aiming for 1080p/60fps, and eventually 4k when twitch finally upgrades.

As far as the shockmount, i have a bulldog who likes to get my attention by rubbing up against my table... I dont know if that will mess up my audio lol.

Now for pop filters, should I just get something like:

or more like:


u/obviouslyaman · 6 pointsr/CybersexWorkers

Open Source Software

u/Hyabusa2 · 3 pointsr/teslamotors

People that don't make youtube videos for a living don't often own specialized recording equipment but at least be constructive enough to offer a recommendation.

The Blue Yeti for $100 seems like a pretty popular decent budget choice.

Add a $7 pop filter as an accessory.

u/draggingalake · 1 pointr/podcasts

You could do something like this:

  • $99 Behringer USB Mixer

  • $54 x 4 Audio Technica ATR2100 USB

  • $13 5-Pack Foam Pop

  • $26 5-Pack MF XLR Cables - 10'

    Then you just need mic stands. You could probably even find cheaper Pop filters and/or XLR cables, I just did a quick search. Those mics are both USB and XLR and they are actually pretty decent for the price, so not a bad investment. You might want to look at different mixers, but that Behringer is one of the most affordable USB ones. I prefer using a Focusrite, but those are 3x the price usually.

    Edit, those mics actually come with XLR cables! I forgot. Not sure if they are long enough, but they should work fine too. Although some pack in XLR cables are super cheap.
u/cmiles777 · 9 pointsr/hackintosh

PC Setup (Generated from my old spreadsheet)

u/gtvrhs · 1 pointr/PS4

I also bought a cheap pop filter and mount my mic on a boom stand, which has worked out pretty well.

Good luck!

u/LukeLC · 4 pointsr/VoiceActing

Depends on how you define inexpensive.

A good beginner setup would be a Neewer NW-800 + single-channel phantom power box of your choice + a clip on pop filter. Should cost you around $60 for the whole setup and get you condenser XLR quality that'll beat any USB mic in the same price range and much higher.

Links for reference:

  • Neewer NW-800
  • Phantom power supply
  • Pop filter

    Do yourself a favor and use low-end, but real audio equipment like this instead of a Blue Snowball or Blue Yeti. Using those two mics is like writing "I have no clue what I'm doing" on your VA profile, but so many people do it. A Yeti Pro is the minimum you should go for in Blue mics, otherwise the people hiring you WILL be able to tell you're on a USB mic and they WILL use it to gauge your level of experience against you. As a general principle, XLR is a much better look when you're trying to get hired doing voice work.
u/jorelpogi · 1 pointr/chelseafc

hey boss. nice effort!

Just a little bit on the technical side. i heard a lot of plosives (the "P" and "B" sounds) and i think you can make efforts to remedy that. Either by mic placement (diagonal) or just simply getting a [pop filter] ( you can even [make one for yourself] (

on the mixing side, you can definitely duck that music a little bit behind when you are talking. not sure where you are doing your audio editing but in iMovie, there is a feature that does exactly that.

You can also do that in all of the audio editing software thats available. (audacity is free)

anyway thats it. towards the middle everything seemed ok. The dude doing the main voice has to move a little bit closer to the mic because its picking up the room ambience. an inch closer will make the voice sound fuller and in its intended timbre!

nice work! keep it up

u/astronomaestro · 2 pointsr/SmallYTChannel

So I actually have gone through a lot of mic trouble recently. I bought the blue yeti mic (~130) and it broke on me and I can’t return it, which is super annoying cause it was a bit of an investment for me.

I then got this 30 dollar mic on amazon which I used to do my voiceover in my solar video
and it worked out better then I thought. It’s not as sensitive as the blue yeti, but it did really well for voice over narration, it’s not broken, and it’s cheaper. I’m not sure how it would do for things other then narration.

I also bought this
to avoid the puffing sound that comes from when you speak into a mic close up.

Good luck with your videos! I’ll subscribe and look out for more.

u/576875 · 1 pointr/Minecraft

Don't record myself, but this one has good reviews on amazon and is less than $15. Your welcome

u/Ryshinro · 1 pointr/PUBGXboxOne

Use to have these but recommend getting this for it. Mic is sensitive and you might wanna play with the volume, in the settings sometimes party chat would be louder than game sound.

u/iGumball · 1 pointr/letsplay

Pop filters =/= wind screen.

I'd recommend that. You can get a pretty decent/average one here

Note: Windscreens are the coverings that go all the way around your mic to remove consistent static noise, if the dB level is low enough to do so. Turning down your gain will also help the screen absorb some of that sound.

u/Archayor · 1 pointr/HeadphoneAdvice

I'd say the Sennheiser HD 58X Jubilee will be a great upgrade, since you've already liked the 598.

With the ModMic you should have gotten a 2nd base clasp and a bunch of adhesive pads so you can transfer one over to another headphone. You should be able to just pull it off. And just get some replacement pop filters from amazon. These will work fine.

u/BS_G · 5 pointsr/shittybattlestations

Firstly, the mouse pad really makes this look old, despite the decent peripherals. QcK+ is currently on sale and is a GREAT pad

Second, that sock..... You can get a decent foam pop filter for a few bucks on amazon.

Finally, I would put your PC under the desk, and zip tie up he cables. It’s really taking up a lot of room. The only time I think keeping the PC on the table is excusable is when the internals are really nice and viewable. That’s just my opinion, though.

u/Ctri · 1 pointr/EliteDangerous

The Shock Mount is a nice touch if you have it anchored to your desk, seriously reduces the amount of clatter from the keyboard that comes in.

Check you have a suitable connector for it, that doesn't appear to be either USB or 3.5mm audio, and the text indicates that its not intended as a computer microphone, but one that plugs into an amplifier/sound system.

Definitely worth getting a Pop Shield, it drastically cuts the force of certain sounds before it hits the microphone, making the P, K, T, and S sounds all softer and easier on the ear.

u/Steffie_0_0 · 1 pointr/audioengineering

Hey guys! I'm planning on buying this:
Microphone: AT2035
Mixer: Audient ID4 USB audio interface (i dont know if i need to include this, but im doing it nevertheless)

So my question is, do I need a pop filter or a wind screen with this microphone? If yes, which one would be better?

Also, I've been browsing the internet and found 2 pop filters. My question is, are they good and what is the biggest difference between the two?

Pop filter 1:

Pop filter 2:

Last question: Maybe people told me not to buy the at2035 because my room is untreated, is it THAT bad? Should I get some stuff/foam on the walls, or go for a different mic?

u/Gypsyfly · 1 pointr/Twitch

I use the Blue Snowball with this boom arm attached to my second desk that my tower sits on:

And this pop filter:

The pop filter is flexible so gives a little I just secured it to the boom arm with velcro and black bands.

The Snowball is just fine if you are on a budget and what something that sounds clean. I use it for streaming and Youtube vids. It does tend to pick up my keyboard, but I have a mechanical keyboard so that's gonna happen lol.

I used this video as a reference and you can also hear the quality of the mic:

u/XPINKIE_P1Ex · 2 pointsr/Twitch

I highly recommend a similar setup to mine, you might spend a little more but it's well worth it!

here are the links

Microphone: MXL 990

Mixer: Behringer Q802usb

Boom arm Neewer Boom Stand

Pop Filter: This one

u/brunerww · 1 pointr/Filmmakers

Hi aevz You should use the same pro mic with balanced XLR outputs both on top of your camera and on your boom. Consumer mics with unbalanced 3.5mm outputs such as the Rode Videomic "Pro" should not be used on a boom. Running 3.5mm cable over long distances is an invitation to RF interference. For a little over $800, I recommend [Referral links]:

u/brianf408 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I would stick with a dynamic mic rather than condenser, it will pick up much less background noise - especially keystrokes and PC fans.

I'm running a Samson Q2U via XLR, pretty inexpensive mic but I'm very impressed with the sound quality. Should leave you some extra money for a scissor mic stand and a pop filter.

u/Osirez · 1 pointr/Twitch

You should be fine with any of those choices really. I would personally lean towards the AT2035 mic tho. I also prefer mixers over audio interfaces because in my experience at least, audio interfaces have more problems with Windows.

With that being said, the best way to fix background noise I've found is to use an audio chain that OBS-Studio already has built in. See picture below. Then get a mic windscreen on whatever mic you get. It works wonders for fan noise and the such.

Edit: I know I didn't put forth much details but if you need them feel free to ask. And here';s the type of windscreen I was referring to.

u/Pray_Plague · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Blue Snowball for $50. Just plug and play. May have to adjust mic volume. Really sensitive mic. It will pick up almost everything in the background. Currently have one and I love it. I suggest getting a pop filter. I saw one on Amazon for $10 that is a full mic cover.

Pop filter -

u/h2ogie · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

Hell yeah, happy to help.

The Yeti is a perfect option; it's fantastic quality, especially for the price, and it has the reputation among consumers and distributors alike to back up that claim (e.g. appears on every "Top USB Mics" list, 4,000+ Amazon reviews at a 4.5/5 average, etc). It's also got a few other nifty features that make it really the only contender in that bracket.

The Snowball is cheaper, but the sound isn't going to be as rich/full/warm, which are things you absolutely want if you're going to be doing a lot of talking. That said, if you can't do the $120, up for it, but failing that, get the Snowball.

TL;DR: Yeti for sure. Get a pop filter and maybe a stand too.

I do audio professionally so any other questions or anything I can explain, let me know!

u/MereLyap · 2 pointsr/tf2

Your audio quality is fairly good, your editing is pretty decent, you have a fine taste in music, and your analytical skills come out nicely in this video ... my only problem is that there's something about your intonation that grates on my inner ear.

^A ^more ^tangible ^gripe ^is ^you ^being ^in ^dire ^need ^of ^a ^pop-filter, ^but ^like ^I ^said, ^other ^than ^that ^you're ^doing ^fairly ^fine.

u/NeonFights · 3 pointsr/videos

If you're looking to improve your sound for the least amount of money, a cheap pop-filter would be the best bang for the buck.

u/defan752 · 8 pointsr/swordartonline

Going to just throw out a few points:

I'm assuming that you didn't listen to the episode after you recorded it because it seems to only record one side of the conversation, that is, we only hear one person talking. Might want to look into that.

Also, what recording equipment are you using? If possible, buy a good microphone (Blue Snowball is good for starters and inexpensive) and a pop filter to eliminate the booming sounds that we hear when you guys make the "p", "b", and "s" sounds. (This one is good and also inexpensive)

Your intro music could also be quieter, and it would help to just remove the voice speaking, as it's kind of annoying.

u/oooWooo · 1 pointr/makinghiphop

I'm actually diggin this! sort of reminds me of clouddead.

I get locked into a mindset sometimes where my rhymes have to be absolutely perfect and it's really frustrating and limiting so the concept behind your rhyme scheme seems almost transcendent to me.

The only one I didn't really get was the at the beginning. My advice would be to make sure you really emphasize whatever rhyme you're going to go for to make it clearer when you hit it again and also work on your delivery.

And get a pop filter!

this one is cheap, prime-eligible, and works surprisingly well.

u/nekoyasha · 1 pointr/letsplay

It took my a good 20mins to find a good way to put my pop filter on, though the kind I got it different from yours.

This is what I have, fits well after figuring out how to put it on.

u/maliedoo · 1 pointr/hardwareswap

I have a CAD U37 with pop filter. Great condition, barely used. I'll do $30 shipped if you're interested.

u/new_world_chaos · 16 pointsr/buildapcsales

Here is the most popular one on amazon for anyone interested. $7.73.

u/clapyrhands · 2 pointsr/podcasts

Ok I'll help. Listening to the 3rd episode now.

First, what equipment are you using? I guarantee you aren't using one of these very important things. The plosives (that hard PUH sound that you hear every time you use the letter p) are impossible to take, but that $7 will clear that right up.

It's almost like you're mocking me with how many plosives there are in the first 2 minutes. PUH-od PUh-in down, PUH-assion.

I can't even finish this. It's that difficult to get past.

Here's my advice: Create an intro that explains who you are, why we should listen to you, and what your show is about. Do not expect people to go back to Episode 1 to figure out what the hell is going on.

Edit, edit, edit. Get rid of those plosives. Learn about leveling and compression.

The idea really seems compelling. Honor that by taking the time to make it as professional as possible. PM me if you want some help/advice. Or just comment. Whichever.

u/Nicodemu5 · 1 pointr/battlestations

These are the items I bought, Amazon had a "suggested bundle" that i got, i might check out a different pop filter if you go with that mic arm, i had to get some spacers to make it so the screw could tighten all the way down.

Mic -

Arm -
Pop Filter -

Other than the pop filter complaint everything works well and sounds great.

u/Rvby1 · 1 pointr/audioengineering

Hey, all!

I'm looking into getting a microphone with a shock mount, microphone arm, and pop filter. It will mostly be used to record singing, instruments, and voice over work.

At the moment, the Blue Yeti has my attention; it seems to be pretty universally praised, and it doesn't seem like it's all that expensive.

As far as the shock mount goes, I think Blue Yeti has its own proprietary one? I'm also looking at this pop filter and this microphone arm.

Any recommendations?

Thanks, guys!

u/iCeCoCaCoLa64 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Don't get a headset. Get a pair of Seinheiser HD 558 Headphones. If you need a mic, get an SF-920 mic and a small pop filter. The audio quality of the headphones is amazing, and the mic is surprisingly high quality.

u/ZlDANE · 3 pointsr/buildapcsalesuk

this pop filter fits on perfectly fine.

u/relwow · 1 pointr/Twitch

I use an AT2020, with this boom arm and this windscreen - get them all for under €200 for sure :)

u/JuegaDas · 7 pointsr/battlestations
  1. ssd
  2. Hard drive
  3. Graphics card
  4. CPU
  5. Desk
  6. Monitor 1
  7. Monitor 2
  8. Desk mount
  9. Speakers, they sound fantastic!
  10. Speakers mounting brackets
  11. External audio card for headphones:
  12. Headphones, If you're into the bass this are the best.
  13. Headphone stand
  14. Phone stand
  15. Mic
  16. mic mount
  17. Shock mount
  18. pop filter
  19. Camera
  21. Keyboard
  22. Mouse pad
  23. Ps4 stand
  24. XOne stand
  25. Plant
  26. Chair
  27. battle station more angles
u/kicgaming · 1 pointr/letsplay

Can confirm the Yeti and AT2020 will pick up the room the same. I ordered both and used each of them for a little while before I decided on and kept the AT2020. I liked the sound of the AT mic a little better, not to mention it's a lot lighter and doesn't pull my boom arm down to the desk.

For the OP: I picked up this shock mount and this pop filter from Amazon. No idea if you'll be able to get them or they fit what you're looking for, but they work fine for me.

u/lost_mail · 1 pointr/weightlifting

This costs you like 7$ to eliminate the problem. It's worth a try for that price and you hold it in between you and the webcam/microphone.
Streamers tend to fixate it to their microphone stands, but as you do videos and record relatively little compared to them, holding it in front of you might be good enough.
Oh and the distance between you and the microphone/webcam also matters.

u/DumplingDragon · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

Something like this, but I'm not quite sure of the actual dimensions as I have not tested it out myself, I've only seen people do it.

And it's an improvement because it decreases the sharp sounds that come from saying words with the letters P and S.

u/Snapdad · 1 pointr/Android

Nice review, however I recommend investing in a pop filter. You had a few hard Ps in your audio.

or get some pantyhose in front of your mic.

u/Cubeologist42 · 1 pointr/videography

Yeah seriously. I bought the brand name one like a dummy. Here is a link so you can look at it and laugh at me.

Sorry for crazy link, on mobile.

u/MarkDTS · 3 pointsr/podcasts

Just taking a shot in the dark here but it looks really similar to the Mudder Mic Pop Filter. Hope this helps.

u/drizzt_x · 1 pointr/starcitizen

You can always do what I did, take any pair of cheap gaming headphones you already have/prefer, use the following DIY guide to build a headphone mic boom:

And use this $18 Sony Lapel mic:

It has improved the voice quality in my recordings tremendously.

Might also want a few of these:

EDIT: Fixed incorrect link.

EDIT 2: I suppose I should note that I didn't actually build that DIY mic boom, I just electric taped the lapel mic to the end of the already existing mic boom on a pair of cheap gaming headphones, rather than use the awful built in mic it had. Total cost for project was like $20.

u/enderflop · 1 pointr/answers

Would this mic and stand be better?
pop filter

u/fodollah · 2 pointsr/Planetside

I've got a cheap steel mousepad which I don't like and want to replace also, so I'll be keeping tabs on this thread.

For mics, I bought the Blue Yeti and $6 Pop Filter. This is what I now use for all my audiophile needs. I do casts, presentations, gaming and sound effects with the Yeti.

As for streaming, can't speak to that. And for Youtube videos or machinima creation, video editing etc, happy to pass on what I've learned. I Use Adobe Premier for Editing and learning Adobe After Effects.

For audio playback hardware, I use a pair of cerwin vegas and for gaming I use this fantastic Sennheiser 595 headset which is so light and so comfortable, I often forget I'm wearing it.

u/DrageonTR · 1 pointr/microphones

Hmm. It just boggles my mind that I see my friend with a similar room and people on YT just stand it up and speak into it and it sounds so much better (also on USB, and unfortunately standard Yeti doesn't have XLR input)


[Shock Mount]

And Mudder

Or apparently just rebuy these and don't be depressed about a mic for a year and a half

u/beley · 5 pointsr/podcasting

Get a PopGard (or knockoff). They attach to side address microphones, don't take up any space, and work well. I have the name brand version but the knockoffs are MUCH cheaper and likely work just as well.

u/NastyMcBurgers · 2 pointsr/battlestations

I see you have a snoball, I would suggest you add these good little guys to it. It makes it so much better.

u/DaneOfTheDead · 2 pointsr/podcasting

I'm listening to your latest episode, Interview with Robin Hanson, and the first thing that comes to mind is to get a pop filter for each mic to cut down on the breath from talking. I ordered these
I really like the topic. Gonna listen to your other episodes as well.

u/TheBWF · 1 pointr/pornfree

I use that mic, too. I use this pop filter, if you're interested.

u/doc1429 · 1 pointr/SmallYTChannel

I'm guessing there would be a slight difference between brands, but you are not recording ASMR so it shouldn't matter too much. And believe pop filters also filter background noise as well as pops. But still try one to see whether it works.
Here's one I found specifically for your microphone:

u/pizzalover101 · 2 pointsr/Twitch

I have the C01U Pro and it does the same. Here's my setup:

Spider Mount:

Pop filter:


Keeping the mic away from the keyboard helped a little bit. The other thing that helps is noise gating on OBS and Discord. However, the mic stand is really cheap. It works, but it isn't great. I plan to upgrade to this eventually.

Hope this helped.

u/Forsakenzombi · 2 pointsr/Twitch

you can get like a foam windscreen or something similar from Amazon rather cheaply that will take out alot of the screeching noise from when you get to loud I rage alot myself. I found it helpful

u/frankenbean · 11 pointsr/buildapcsales

I have purchased 3 different style pop filters for my Blue Yeti over the course of the last year. I found that all three provided the same level of noise filtration, but two of them proved to be rather clumsy and annoying to use: the one you linked, and this semi-circular multi-layer foam one.

The one I recommend most is actually one of the spherical foam pop filter covers that nestles right over the top of the Blue Yeti. It also it omni-directional so you can use your pop filter in all of the Yeti's modes.

u/DangerKitty001 · 1 pointr/letsplay

Wow, losing footage sucks. Sorry to hear that, man. Btw, this is a pop filter. Helps cut down bursts of air from "p", "b", and "t" sounds. Makes a huge difference.

u/wilb0b · 2 pointsr/letsplay

Lapel mic's windscreens works well with covering a headset's microphone.

u/biologicalhighway · 2 pointsr/podcasting

This is the one I have, works well enough for me and for $12.

u/And_You_Like_It_Too · 1 pointr/PS4

I’ve had none whatsoever. You can position the mic so it’s right up in front of your mouth, or further away. The X2/HRs are open back and they won’t make it as difficult for the sounds to be picked up as they are with closed back headphones. But you get a wider soundstage as a result, giving the impression that objects are further off in the distance to your left or right, or even front/back.

In any event I’ve never had anyone tell me that my sound is leaking (and since I have my TV or home theater system turned off while using the headphones, there’s almost no chance of it happening — I just wish I could fix my friends that use their TVs as sound outputs and then blast them so their mic picks up and echos every conversation we have, haha). You can also adjust the mic sensitivity in the PS4 settings menu to your liking.

Here’s a picture of the V-MODA Boom Pro Mic — you can see in my hand the 3.5mm cable that runs to the flexible mic (which you can bend however you like), and to the right is the volume dial and mute switch on that cable. And then I happened to have a pop filter for an old mic lying around that you can just slide right over the mic (but you can find one for dirt cheap — I think it’s just made out of foam). It’ll get rid of some of the extraneous sound and also make any hard P’s and S’s a little less harsh. Totally not needed, but it can’t hurt if you’re worried about it picking up other sounds. A quick search on Amazon brought up a pack of 5 pop filters for $5 that would probably fit it just fine, and you could probably find a single one for even less money.

u/Boba_Fett_is_Senpai · 7 pointsr/buildapcsales

I tried these and they fit, but its a little tight

u/SSV_Kearsarge · 2 pointsr/casualiama

Lappel mic pop filters may or may not work. I suppose worst case scenario you can grab some duct tape and rig it!

u/WaffleBoi014 · 2 pointsr/AverageBattlestations

Yo bro I didn't see your comment earlier, it's this one:

Dragonpad USA Pop filter Studio Microphone Mic Wind Screen Pop Filter Swivel Mount 360 Flexible Gooseneck Holder

EDIT: so I read your reply wrong lol, it's this one

NEEWER Adjustable Microphone Suspension Boom Scissor Arm Stand, Compact Mic Stand Made of Durable Steel for Radio Broadcasting Studio, Voice-Over Sound Studio, Stages, and TV Stations

u/Xayne813 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Any generic pop filter will do, but if you want one that will wrap around the front here is one

u/StoneTheWarden · 1 pointr/teenagers

If you want people to listen to your music more than once, invest in a decent microphone and a pop filter, cause honestly, the mouth noises and distortion in your voice makes it harsh to the ears
Otherwise, I def see some potential

u/Bambambm · 2 pointsr/Vive

That's just about everything I have too.

One last thing I would recommend, however not needed (and not many people do it). But get a small microphone foam piece to glue/tape/stick on the mic on the Vive. This is because when playing in online games without it everyone can hear you breathe and it can be quite annoying in physical games. The ones I use is

u/SaxyGeek · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I personally use this one because it's cheap and reaches decently far. I also have a cheap pop filter which was kinda hard to fixate and get to stay in place, but nothing a bit of tape couldn't handle :P

u/Tweetie01 · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

I bought this
Does it do the same effect? Since this one just slides on.

u/This-Guy-Fucks · 4 pointsr/houston

Tell him to get a pop filter. If he can't afford the $8 for that, wrap some pantyhose around a coat hanger if you're in a pinch.

u/LD5ifty · 2 pointsr/appers

Mic 1 - used for first mixtape

Mic 2 - used for almost every track on this release



I usually record in a mid-size room with a rug on the floor. I use a pop filter, and I keep a piece of foam folded behind the mic as a makeshift soundtrap.

^(Note: this video is from a year ago, before I folded the foam, and before I got a pop filter. That is why I have that thin t-shirt draped over the mic.)

u/Genraltomfoolry · 2 pointsr/LogitechG

Foam Windscreen for Blue Yeti - Can Also Cover Other Large Microphones such as MXL, Audio Technica and more - Made from a Quality Sponge Material to Act as a Pop Filter for your Mic (Black)

u/LifelongCaboose · 1 pointr/Headsets

u/IAmTheDream · 2 pointsr/razer

I found this. Look for "microphone cover", "microphone windscreen", "headset windscreen", etc. There should be a similar one out there.

u/NachosConCarne · 2 pointsr/AstroGaming

It's a windscreen, they're universal. I'm talking about the little black foam ones that you just slip on over the microphone.

This is what I used on my A40 TR when I had them and currently use on my A50.

Tetra-Teknica XFFZ5P-BLK Lapel & Headset Microphone Windscreen, Color Black, 5-Pack

u/Mathwards · 30 pointsr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

I did that for months until I realized I could get an actual pop filter for $7.99

u/IStillBelieveInYou · 1 pointr/audiophile

I can't decide between this and this for a Blue Yeti. Suggestions?

u/allWoundUp357 · 1 pointr/letsplay

I use something like this:

Actually, mine is branded under DragonPad, but searching for "DragonPad pop filter" on the Amazon UK site literally yielded no results. They're the same thing, though.

u/TheLightMayRise · 2 pointsr/buildapcsales

Any generic pop filter will work to its intended effect.

This is the one I'm getting

u/TakeCoverOrDie · 1 pointr/headphones

Its recommending i get this with it? May ask why?

u/dammittrey · 1 pointr/papn

Damn good (re)start, great to have you back, really digging the new stuff. The audio engineer in me insists that I pass this along though:
The plosives were killing me.

u/GiraffeRaging · 1 pointr/amazon

Does anyone know a way to see if any specific items I want will go up on prime day, because it seems if you are on a page of a specific item, it will tell you nothing about prime day if it's "prime day timer" hasn't started yet.

I waited for prime day to buy these items and have no idea if they will go on sale:

1 2 3 4

u/Teravicious · 4 pointsr/battlestations

Some additional photos can be found HERE. Full specs are below:

Rig on the right:

  • Cyberpower GXIVR8060A4 Gaming PC - Link
  • i5 7400 CPU 3.0 GHz
  • Asus Prime B250-A Motherboard
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB
  • 120GB SATA SSD
  • 1TB HDD
  • ASUS VG248QE Black 24" Gaming Monitor - Link
  • CRYORIG H7 Cooler - Link
  • Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000MHz 16gb (4 x 4GB) DDR4 (CMK8GX4M2B3000C15) - Link
  • Logitech G413 Gaming Keyboard - Link
  • Furmax Executive Racing Chair - Link
  • BrosTrend 1200Mbps Long Range USB WiFi Adapter - Link
  • Bose Companion 2 Multimedia Speakers - Link
  • Coulax Wireless Qi Charger - Link
  • Dechanic Mini Control Gaming Mouse Pad (red) - Link

    Rig on the left

  • Dell XPS 8700
  • I7 4790 CPU 3.6GHz
  • 16GB DDR3L 1600MHz (4x4GB)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750Ti 2GB DDR5
  • 2TB HDD
  • Dell 23” Touchscreen IPS LED Monitor (P2314T) - Link
  • Logitech C922x Pro Stream Webcam - Link
  • Bose Companion 2 Multimedia Speakers - Link
  • Auray BAI-2U Broadcast Arm w/Internal Springs and Integrated USB Cable - Link
  • Samson CO1U USB Condenser Microphone - Link
  • Koolertron Universal 50MM Microphone Shock Mount - Link
  • Dragonpad Pop Filter - Link
  • Dechanic Mini Control Gaming Mouse Pad (red) - Link
  • Furmax Executive Racing Chair - Link


  • 1 x LILLTRASK White 98” Countertop - Link
  • 2 x ALEX Drawer/File Unit - Link
  • 1 x GODVIN White Leg - Link
  • Nexlux LED Strip Lights - Link
  • Viaky 30 Pcs Black Adhesive Clips (for cable management) - Link
  • Google Home Mini (to control desk lights) - Link
u/GinkoWeed · 2 pointsr/microphones

With a wind guard? That might be a bit difficult. Are you able to raise your budget at all? This pop filter and a Blue Snowball are just under $60, though I'm not exactly sure where you'd connect the pop-filter. If you could go up to $70, you could get this stand.