USB Mic vs XLR + Preamp

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Member Since: Mar 24, 2010


Which combination in a price range of $200250, in your opinion, would suite better for home podcasting:

(*) Shure PG42USB,
(*) M-Audio Fast Track MKII + Audiotechnica AT2035,
(*) Presonus AudioBox USB + Audiotechnica AT2035?

What I look for is a clean, deep sound for voice recordings. I haven't very good sound isolation in my room but the environment isn't noisy.

As for Samson G-Track USB mic, I've read it has a static noise problem ("hissing"). AT2020 USB seems to be fine but it lacks audio monitoring input.

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Typo Szar
Since: Jul 04, 2002

Mar 24, 2010 10:30 pm

From wat i heard the M-Audio Fasttrack units r quite plagued with annoying little problems and such so id go with the presonus. I dont think USB mics r quite "there" yet in terms of sound quality, not that they wont one day be "there", just not yet.

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