There are lots of microphones on the market, ranging from cardioid mic, omnidirectional mic, dynamic mic to condenser mic. So which is the best type of microphone for podcasting? If you intend to start a podcast, you first have to make two choices.
Cardioid mic vs. omni
A cardioid or hypercardioid microphone picks up sound from only one specific area of the mic, while an omnidirectional microphone captures sound equally from all areas of the mic. So you can use it as the microphone for group podcast if it is placed properly.
Generally speaking, cardioid or hypercardioid microphones are somehow the best microphone for podcasting. This is mainly because the directionality of a cardioid microphone allows you to concentrate on the sound you want, like your voice, while trying to minimize the sounds you don’t want, such as the noise of an air conditioner.
In fact, almost no podcasters could be able to use the microphone for podcast in ideal conditions. This then is changed into a demand for cardioid/hypercardioid mics that enable a podcaster to make use of the microphone’s “dead spot” at the back of the capsule to minimize unwanted noises. When there is a loud air conditioner, for example, pointing the back of the microphone at it would be a solution - the presence of the noise would be significantly reduced at your recording as a consequence.
There may be circumstances where you’re recording multiple people in the same space and you may want to be able to isolate your signals as much as possible. Then you can point two cardioid mics 180 degrees away from each other and use the dead spots at the back of the capsules to minimize disturbance between the microphones.
The professional hypercardioid microphone SYNCO D2 is one of the best type of microphone for podcasting. It carries a solid brass construction that is highly resistant to interference. Its self-noise is very low, staying at 12dB (A-weighted), 24dB (CCIR 268-3). The frequency response ranging from 20Hz to 20KHz, allowing the mic to output all the frequencies that we can hear at once and produce accurate natural sound from the source.
The videos below tell you about the SYNCO D2. See what makes it a shotgun mic for podcast in Video 1.
And what opinions some professionals hold towards its performance in Video 2.
Dynamic or condenser mic for podcastingThe choice between dynamic and condenser microphones mostly is up to personal preference, but you’re expected to keep a few things in mind. First, condensers are always more sensitive than dynamic mics, which means you’ll get a crisper, more detailed sound using a condenser microphone for podcasting. This, however, is also a key factor for condensers to pick up more background noises you don’t necessarily want and may also aggravate breathing and other sounds you never expect at your recording. Besides, condenser mics also require an external power source.
Here are some other SYNCO types of microphones for podcasting.
SYNCO Mic-D30 is cardioid condenser microphone that delivers incredible audio. Key features include:
- Revolutionary acoustic design for outstanding audio in any recording situation
- Low-cut filter and doubled sound track protection
- Stepless gain knob for precise control over either input or output level
- Headphone output for real-time monitoring
- Patented Type-C interface for both analog and digital signal output
- Best budget USB microphone that delivers higher-than-CD audio
- Widely compatible USB output
- Headphone output for zero-latency monitoring
- Handy gain control & mute buttons for instant modification
- Unique detachable desktop holder
- Compact and sleek design