Getting An External Microphone For Your Mac

If you are thinking about getting an external microphone for your Mac, there are many things to consider. Most people need a bsic USB microphone and those vary in price but are easy to use. You can also connect an analog microphone. For some uses a headset is better.

Comments: 7 Responses to “Getting An External Microphone For Your Mac”

    Jimmy Fine
    5 months ago

    What application do you use to cut yourself out from the background and then surround yourself with white edge?

    5 months ago

    Jimmy: Do you mean in the video thumbnail image? I do it in Pixelmator Pro. But you can do it in almost any graphics tool: Acorn, Photoshop, Affinity, etc.

    Jimmy Fine
    5 months ago

    Yes, i was referring to the thumbnail. I am a long-time Photoshop user (since 3.5), but for the past year, i have been using Affinity Photo and Designer. My Adobe Creative Suite 6.0 died when i did my last MacOS update and am unwilling to go with the Adobe subscription. I really like being able to use the Affinity products on my iPad with the pencil.

    Rocky Berlier
    5 months ago

    I noticed you didn’t mention lapel or lavaliere mics. I was considering getting one of these. Do you think they are better or worse than any of the other choices you gave?

    5 months ago

    Rocky: What’s the use case? Usually you use a lapel mic when you need to be on camera and move around. Otherwise, a larger mic on your desk or above it will probably sound better. If you aren’t worried about camera appearance, then a headset.

    Bruce
    5 months ago

    I have the AT2020 and want to get it off the desk and elevated to get closer during video work. Do you have a recommendation for a boom arm and mount similar to the one you use? I’m thinking with a clamp to connect to the lip of a table. Thanks!

    5 months ago

    Bruce: Search for “NEEWER Microphone Boom Scissor Arm” on Amazon. It comes in a few sizes.

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