C Rosita wrote:I have tried the cheap $10 microphone with Audacity, but I get so much background fuzz and such poor quality that it hardly seems worth it. Same problem on my laptop and desktop. I have tried adjusting the mike volume and have tried with/without mike boost but can't get anything decent. Would a slightly better microphone make a significant difference?
You may want to visit this thread "Microphones", pay attention to comments by DonM
, who has alot of recording experience:
viewtopic.php?f=16&t=31459&st=0&sk=t&sd ... microphone
The bottom line with recording is analogous to cars: stay away from Yugo (does that car still exist?); also stay away from Porsche, Ferrari! Most people find happiness along the line of: "Toyota Camry" or "Honda Accord" for that matter, i.e., the 'right' amount of money spent for satisfaction.
Back to recording, it is like a soccer team, every member of the team has to be good for excellent outcome. So, there is no point buying a $1,000 microphone, but using the cheaper mixer, cable, computer etc.
Having said that a cheap webcam of $10 will not take you very far, perhaps good enough for utube and that is about it. You need to spend more money to get better products.
I go for the "middle ground" equipment:
1. Zoom H4: $230
2. A pair of CAD Equitek E70: I got lucky and bought them for $89 each.
Very happy with this setup.