Tonit wrote: ↑
Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:00 pm
rojarosguitar wrote: ↑
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:35 am
If you are set to record yourself on a PC and that's what you want to do, than that is what you do.
One would have to invest quite serious money over their price to obtain any really significant improvement in recording quality.
But just for reviewing one's own playing halfways good sounding computer loudspeaker or headphone might be enough. It really depends on what your final aim is.
I agree. The "serious money" has been cut off drastically over the last 2-3 decades, and Blue Yeti USB mic is on the decent side of the spectrum today.
I also read between the lines, that is fairly interpreted as you prioritize the convenience or handiness of the recording task to some extent.
Maybe it's a moot point for the OP but for the record and other readers:
@Tonit: You quite misrepresent what I have actually written. It's really not necessary to read between the lines because I was quite explicit saying that if the aim is just to monitor one's own playing I would strongly advise to use something as simple as possible, and mobile recorder are in any respect simpler to use than anything you can set up with any type of PC.
You just need much less Tech-Brain-mode and can better concentrate on your playing - that's the idea behind it.
"Quite serious money" wasn't at all related to Blue Yeti USB mic, which might be good or not, it's already in the other direction - using computer.
"Quite serious money" meant what would be needed to get a significant
step upward from a decent mobile recorder and wether it makes sense or not depends, as I wrote, entirely on what you want to achieve in the end.
I think one can easily predict that spending more money for different component exchanges will not going to bring the OP to any really significantly better quality of recording sound - because as the name says Blue Yeti USB has already a digital output, and no interface in this world will improve what comes ut digitally from the Blue Yeti, though maybe there will be a better playback quality. If the recording sound itself isn't good, than some other settings might be wrong, but that's software, not hardware.
As to microphones, there are fantastic sounding small diaphragm condensers and quite bad sounding 1-inch large diaphragm condensers, so the size of the diaphragm is far from determining what will come out of a recording. And with a good microphone there immediately comes the need for good preamps, and that's where you end up spending sizable bucks.
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