Which Microphone Should You Buy? USB vs XLR comparison

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Hello lovely people!
We changed our Channel name to be more fitting to what we do, I hope you like the change!
We have had at least 100 comments asking us what microphones we use and why, so Brad and I put together this short guide explaining a few of the key differences and similarities between USB and XLR microphones.

We had at least 1 million technical issues making this video but we have just got our hands on a lot of new kit so this shouldn’t happen again! Thanks for bearing with us.
We also recommend which you should buy at the end of the video.

I also want to put to bed a MYTH that you cannot use two USB microphones at the same time. This is only a MYTH, I have done it for several of our older covers where I simply plugged two or more into the same laptop and was good to go :)

We talk about cost, sound, usability and lifespan.
The Kit We Use:
Headphones : Beyerdynamic DT 770 pro and DT 1990 Pro
Monitors : KRK Rokit 5 GP3
Interface : Audient id14
Keyboard: M Audio Axiom 49 2nd Gen ( Upgrading to Novation next week)
Microphones: RODE NT 2 A and RODE NT USB (Cannot get better at the price)
Piano VST: Addictive Keys
Drum Samples : Native FL Studio or Real drum samples recorded by Warren Huart and Matt Starr ( I’ll see if they will let me share them with you guys)

FAQ:

Q: Why don’t you guys make your own songs?
A: We do, we have lots of original music on a playlist on the channel home page and also on our main channel “H Y B R I D” :)

Q: Which music College/ university did you attend?
A: We didn’t, we have been doing this for about 1 year in our bedroom while studying a Biomedical engineering masters degree.

Q: How long have you been doing this?
A: On and off for one year

Q: What instruments do you play?
A: Between Brad and I we play Piano, Bagpipes, Guitar, Drums, Vocals (does that count?) and all the synth too :)

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About In The Mix

In The Mix is all about simplifying the recording, production, mixing and mastering process and helping you unlock your creativity. No matter which DAW you use or what equipment you have, I’m determined to help you succeed. I try to share as much as I can about the industry and give an insight into the world of music production and the business behind it by showing you how to release and sell your music online.

Being an FL Studio Power User I also focus tutorials on getting the most out of FL Studio, My DAW of choice.

Micahel Wynne is a recording artist and mixing engineer with a passion for teaching (and instant ramen).
In 2015 I discovered my enthusiasm for music and audio; I learned how to record and produce songs in my university student room with a just cheap laptop and FL Studio. After several months of working in audio sessions between school assignments, I decided to leave uni with a 2-year engineering diploma to pursue a career in music. I wanted to learn everything I could about the industry and the artistic process, so I started making original music as half of the duo “Miavono”.

In late 2016 I began my journey on YouTube, sharing my knowledge and experiences with audio in the form of tutorials on “In The Mix”. I quickly grew a community of over 120,000 producers, artists, and audio professionals, a group of people whose passions aligned with mine. Last year I built my own home studio from the ground up in my back garden, set in the rural highlands of Scotland, and have since been supported by and involved with some of the greatest people in the industry.

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