MICROPHONES… Here’s what you need to know December 9, 2019 100 By Kailee Schamberger CategoryArticles BlogTagsalex knickerbocker audio audio engineer audio recorder Audio recording audio recording setup best mic best microphone for youtube blue yeti condenser mic film maker filmmaker gene nagata lav lavalier microphone mics ntg-2 ntg-3 potato jet potatojet recording vocals rode sennheiser sennheiser 416 shure sound effects top 5 microphones videomic pro videomicro vlog equipment vlog mic vlog microphone Vocals wearable mics wireless mic youtube microphone 100 Comments duzer says: June 9, 2019 at 4:24 pm This is awesome, excellent information here Reply CarrancaIsNotFunny says: June 10, 2019 at 5:42 pm POST PRODUCTION AUDIO VIDEO!!!! Reply Bishey says: June 12, 2019 at 12:43 am The Q&A at the end really helped. Thank you! Reply DVLOGS says: June 12, 2019 at 2:57 am What about rode video mic go? Reply ranny arca says: June 12, 2019 at 4:40 am When people compare camera, I see the same photo. When they talk about mic, I hear the same sound.. Reply Blake Sanden says: June 13, 2019 at 11:08 pm I like your spin on this topic thank you Reply RESKILLIENCE says: June 19, 2019 at 3:26 pm So, what's the recommended setup for recording exhaust noise from a moving car? Something that would have to be mounted to a vehicle, has to deal with wind, but would still need a lot of sound range? Reply mucha gusta says: June 22, 2019 at 11:15 pm i have izotope audio editor rx7, do i still need to invest in expensive microphone? Reply officially azzam says: July 1, 2019 at 11:31 am Thank youuuuu Reply DENIRAN ENTERTAINMENT says: July 3, 2019 at 1:32 am This is a good video. Reply AJ Booster says: July 4, 2019 at 8:45 pm Many mics are needed to recorded various scenarios.The sen.416 is an industry standard.It is the best shotgun for the money.There are many more good mics.beyer,akg,Neumann,etc. These expensive mics will last a live time.I Rhode does not.You get what you pay for there are no short cuts. Reply Ear Plug TV says: July 6, 2019 at 7:00 am Great video! Thank you for making this and putting in the effort. Reply Ryan Hsu says: July 8, 2019 at 1:26 pm Omg learned so much with this video. Love Alex too!!!!!! Reply eSysman says: July 8, 2019 at 10:20 pm Great video! So interesting I didn’t realise it was over 20 minutes. Subscribed to Alex’s channel also. Reply pmipjv says: July 9, 2019 at 4:44 pm Epic ASMR attempt! Lol Reply ShawN shawN says: July 13, 2019 at 2:25 am love the tip on where to aim the mic. I know I was getting all kind of pops in my videos. Thanks for the fix! Reply Astral'o Pithecus says: July 13, 2019 at 6:09 pm "Just get some more money, like go out to the store and get some more money." Like doing a robbery? Reply Lbsnaa Lost says: July 19, 2019 at 1:49 am You look like a really friendly person.One i could go fishing with.The other guy is a douche Reply Amar ApaII says: July 25, 2019 at 10:08 am You are the best. 😍 Reply Mckinsey James says: July 26, 2019 at 3:54 am Honestly, I don't know where all your subscribers are. Awesome videos through and through. You got an expert in here to explain the things you weren't sure about yourself. Great stuff Reply RedEyeJedi says: July 26, 2019 at 7:40 pm Which preamp to use Reply MesMersie says: July 27, 2019 at 3:56 am 667 Reply josie kat says: July 28, 2019 at 12:04 am Can you use the 59$ "Rode Video Micro" and post processes it for much better results?If So what software do you recommended? Reply Daniel San says: July 30, 2019 at 2:31 pm Guys I have a ride video shotgun mic and it always has a hissing noise idk why and for me to get rid of it I always have to go into voice editing on audacity Reply Klaudia Jurewicz says: August 3, 2019 at 5:55 am Oh! So now we are talking about mic size lol As always lots of useful info. Thanks Reply Michael Young says: August 5, 2019 at 4:58 am Literally your best video, or maybe the most important. love it. Reply Mishca Henry says: August 13, 2019 at 8:48 am the mic-guy be like " why this potato head boy dont shut up and stop talkin like he knows more than me" thats the face expression he gave dwl Reply John Stambaugh says: August 13, 2019 at 4:44 pm Yo Potato! I just applied the knowledge from this video to start my XT3 cage/rig build because I want to avoid recording the Ninja V fan noise with my Rode mic, so the graph at @10:30 was super helpful! Here's a huge compliment: I couldn't remember who made this video when I was looking for it and I thought for sure it was Gerald Undone because it's such nerdy goodness haha! Anyway, thanks for investing your time in helping all of us!! Reply Real Estate & Auction says: August 13, 2019 at 5:05 pm How do you use the sennheiser 416 with your iphone 10 XS ? What are all the attachments needed ? Reply Leandro Leal says: August 14, 2019 at 10:36 pm you are so funny together! please make more videos about anything! Reply Aaron Andino says: August 15, 2019 at 3:01 am This video was gold. You guys are making some killer content. Thanks guys. Reply Alain Ralph-Henry says: August 16, 2019 at 2:32 am I feel the same way you do about video games lol I had to go and sell my ps2 way back in 05 because San Andreas was taking over my life 😬 Reply truce11 says: August 16, 2019 at 7:20 am Did you do any post work on the audio? I'm specifically curious if the smaller VideoMicro would demand more post work than the larger ones. Reply 제히히TV Jay4Film says: August 20, 2019 at 5:42 am wow, good thing I saw this video. almost bought a condenser mic without any knowledge about the phantom. I'm going for dynamic for sure Reply howard shelton says: August 21, 2019 at 8:52 pm Thank you for breaking these down, I have been researching the different mics and was not sure which one to get. Great video Reply Ethan Caissie says: August 22, 2019 at 4:15 am What would be a good option for film dialogue that isn't gonna break the bank. Thanks. Reply lorenz carl says: August 23, 2019 at 11:17 am Crap= nevermind no emoji butt I=👁️👀 did=nothing that=nothing Reply Jeff Bourke says: August 25, 2019 at 11:54 pm im going to go and get some more money… Reply NIKONGUY1960 says: August 30, 2019 at 1:35 pm Excellent Reply Jason Lorette says: August 30, 2019 at 1:35 pm Thanks for this…currently filming with my iPhone 7+ and a Smooth 4…looking for better audio to. Thanks for info! 🙂 Reply Johan Smit says: September 10, 2019 at 3:32 pm What is a ASMR mic? And what is it used for? Reply ian thecleaner says: September 12, 2019 at 4:38 pm Good information. Would have preferred some dead air space when showing the frequency graph or comparing different mics so we could see the comparison of the graph when silent and hear the noise floor of the different mics. Reply AutoPilot says: September 13, 2019 at 4:08 pm 10:14 That's what drives me nuts about some of the NPR hosts–the lip-smacking mouth noises! Aim your mics lower, NPR! Reply brian de bruin says: September 16, 2019 at 5:40 pm Should have used the included Deadcat with the Rode mirco… Reply L3yce says: September 17, 2019 at 4:12 pm No i always forget to turn it off Reply Porthcawl Under 9s Rugby says: September 18, 2019 at 7:26 am How can you know what it sounds like during the test before you have listened back to it, unless your trying to steer us into buying your choice, to be honest it pretty much all sounds the same, granted i am not listening with a pair of thousand dollar headphones, but on my 300 dollar dare i say it Huwaei phone. Reply Adib Syahrul Adha says: September 19, 2019 at 8:46 pm That annoying sorry hahahaha Reply Lama Steve says: September 20, 2019 at 4:47 pm Takstar Festival. Who manufacturer’s these mic’s Reply Tinderbox says: September 20, 2019 at 9:42 pm Super helpful, thanks! Subbed 👍 Reply Nate Shiz says: September 22, 2019 at 5:34 pm Sound is less complicated than it seems… Reply 野口仁志 says: September 23, 2019 at 12:34 pm I'd like to know tips and tricks you might use with reflecting sound off of solid walls and/or muffling sound with blankets over the walls etc. Reply Tony Marciante says: September 24, 2019 at 1:49 pm aaaaannnn now almost 15k subs… 🙂 Reply Milan Raj Bhandari says: September 24, 2019 at 1:50 pm Just when I was about to put a timestamp for mic comparisons, the Potato was like "once again here is how the rode videomicro sounds on this camera" … Never have I ever been mind read like this before. And I should say, I've been watching your videos for the past couple of hours and I learned much much more than what I've been trying to for the past years, jumping here and there onto tutorials and stuff. Reply Andy Engelkemier says: September 24, 2019 at 3:16 pm When you have to use your phone, which app do you use? It's kind of a pain to find an app that Just records without a ton of features you don't want. Ideally I'd like to record a wav file at 48K sample rate, 24bit stereo (I prefer this even if it's mono in most cases). Then have a way to use something like OneDrive or Dropbox so I can easily grab my files. But Wow, there aren't that many that do that without trying to be garage band. But I Just want it to replace a zoom or tascam in terms of complexity. Set some settings, then the only thing I need to change in the future is levels. Any recommendations? (I'm on iOS) Reply Wayne Franks says: September 26, 2019 at 5:58 pm Ok guys: Being an audiophile and many more things, I'd like to mount a stereo mic to my Canon 750D. Any suggestions? Great video, by the way, and I just subscribed. Reply Gaurav Hasabnis says: September 27, 2019 at 7:48 pm This is a awesome video for me who wanted to learn about mics for my YT channel. 👍🏻👍🏻 Reply AwesomeShot Studios says: September 27, 2019 at 11:14 pm Nice overview guys. One thing I didn't hear mentioned was how shotgun mics aren't often the best option for rooms that are very "live" with echo. A cardioid might be the better option. I know it's a full topic by itself, but talking about room treatment can be as helpful as choosing the right microphone. Having a few sound blankets on hand is often a lifesaver in echoey rooms. Reply TheBrandonLeeCook says: September 30, 2019 at 8:17 pm Dude thank you so much for this video! haha your energy is the only way im able to get through a 22 min video! haha you're awesome keep It up! Reply TheBrandonLeeCook says: September 30, 2019 at 8:18 pm Who else thought of " Hey mr. knickerbocker boppity bop, I like a the way that you boppity bop" from barney when he introduced his guest lmao I know im not the only one! #90skids Reply Gerardo Jesús Mendoza Manuel says: October 1, 2019 at 3:55 pm Great video and precise info! Thanks, you two! Reply RayShoots says: October 1, 2019 at 4:33 pm Nice. Timing. I was looking to buy a new shotgun and found the audio chat. … and now … going to shrink the wallet. 😉 Reply Andy Kow says: October 1, 2019 at 5:31 pm Thanks for making this. Good info and entertaining. Reply J Burch says: October 1, 2019 at 6:03 pm Best overview. Outstanding. Reply Dru Moncatar says: October 2, 2019 at 2:11 pm Intro = LMAO! Reply Love To Learn says: October 2, 2019 at 6:44 pm Fun to watch! Very informative!! Thank you! Reply IVE595 says: October 3, 2019 at 9:13 pm Brilliant video, well explained and I know what I need for wind and natural sounds. Thank you both. Reply Tyco Tech says: October 4, 2019 at 12:44 am Philip Bloom is awesome, such good content. He actually commented on a video I did a couple years ago, I was blown away. Good stuff Potato, love your work too! Reply Glen M. Danielsen says: October 4, 2019 at 11:03 pm You two brothers are a great team! Partnership narration is not a common, and you guys do it well. And very informative! Cheers, Reply Jeffrey Nobleza says: October 8, 2019 at 12:58 pm Is he serj tankian sibling? Reply Daniel Bruno says: October 8, 2019 at 7:07 pm can't stop replaying the intro, now I can't focus on the video, LOL Reply Andrew Brown says: October 14, 2019 at 6:15 pm If you use an on camera mic, do these mics pick up the lenses autofocus noise ?? This is the current problem I’m facing using my Sigma 17-50mm lens with my current on camera shotgun mic!! Any solutions to fix this problem if I’m wanting to still use the autofocus and keep a on camera shotgun mic ? Reply Jay Kerr says: October 20, 2019 at 4:48 pm This is the best video I've seen to date on microphones. Thanks for making this! Reply Dmogul says: October 20, 2019 at 7:43 pm Another great video from the potato sack, potato salad , potato jet Reply Paul Russo says: October 22, 2019 at 1:52 am Brought to you by Rode. Reply Abyysal Blust says: October 22, 2019 at 3:05 pm i found my eye piece in area 51, wanna look for yours? Reply Steven Bennett says: October 24, 2019 at 5:35 pm That info was soooo incredibly useful! Thanks Alex and Potato! Reply TheOrisya says: October 26, 2019 at 12:55 pm I can only afford an NTG 2… its already great for my short films Reply Brandon Moye says: October 28, 2019 at 3:41 pm This is all very useful information. Thanks a bunch for doing this collaboration! Reply Nick Porter says: November 1, 2019 at 6:53 pm Just learned a lot. Thanks 😘 Reply Gianluca Busani says: November 8, 2019 at 9:05 pm Where did you buy that orange paper canvas? Is it orange or yellow? Reply James Curwood says: November 9, 2019 at 9:38 am I'm an audio professional and this video is great! I learned a few things. Some that I can contribute: my favorite ASMR mic is a Sennheiser MD441 in scoop mode. It would also likely be perfect for you, Potato Jet, because it's dynamic (no need to turn it on, also please don't rub my beard) and highly directional. If you want a brighter tone from a directional mic go from above and aim at the chest. There is a sweet spot for the voice and everyone has their own sweet spot as well as best mic. For lavalier mics go for omni versions, they sound more natural. For narration use a highly directional mic for narration from someone who is in the story and a large diaphragm condenser for a narrator who isn't. If you want to shoot an acted scene in a noisy location then yes record the background audio with directional mics both far away from the actors during filming and close to where the actors stood before or after filming to get location sound. then you can completely wipe out the on-screen audio dialog and replace it with the actors reading after the fact (ADR) and get super high-res film-y sound. I'm guessing Alex is a pro at thi, and it's beyond the scope of the video, but maybe it helps someone Reply Alexan Der says: November 9, 2019 at 3:49 pm Best Micro overview ever…thanks Jet/ Potato 🙂 Reply James Fox Podcast says: November 12, 2019 at 7:35 pm As a podcaster. This is super helpful. We are rocking the Audio-Technica 2100. They are a really great budget mic. Reply Abacus Fitness and Money says: November 13, 2019 at 5:09 am Rode video micro FTW… Or at least it fits in my budget Reply nobby styles says: November 14, 2019 at 8:17 pm this is literally like a fucking video bible of video mics / mics in general…. its so good this video i think im going to church on sunday to thank the little baby jesus…. Reply Mammad Jafar says: November 15, 2019 at 8:50 am ouuu Jet looks so cute while Alex explains … Reply Sho The Brave says: November 15, 2019 at 1:53 pm The savagery in the first 5 seconds lol… Reply Dominique Chung says: November 18, 2019 at 6:24 pm at about 13:48 I'm hearing flutes or recorders ….. Reply Romain Sandt says: November 19, 2019 at 3:06 pm I think this guy has an awesome sounding voice no matter the MIC… it's annoying 🙂 Reply Geek in the Garden says: November 20, 2019 at 10:57 pm Great. Guess I need to upgrade the tin cans and piece of string. "how Cheap Is It" has informed my mic purchases in the past, guess I'll have to rethink that. Reply hkistreet says: November 23, 2019 at 1:22 am The Kid from Up feat. Serj Tankian from System of a Down Reply David Sala says: November 25, 2019 at 1:26 am Great video! Very informative. Great content and style! Thanks, man! I am looking forward to more videos! Reply Max Di Lello says: December 2, 2019 at 9:08 am 13:39 had me dying Reply Team Gaymer TV says: December 3, 2019 at 5:47 pm I’m going to be honest Mr Potato, I am not a great fan of yours but this video is the most informative I have found in regards of microphone information. It pains me to say it but “well done….thanks”. Reply Sorvis Media says: December 4, 2019 at 6:59 pm @12.07 Potato looks like he is trying to not fall asleep lol Reply Larry J B says: December 5, 2019 at 4:27 pm one of the most crucial aspects of filming, yet one that scares and rattles me the most – sound and audio! Reply boeingdriver29 says: December 5, 2019 at 8:11 pm I use a Schopes CMIT 5U and highly recommend it. Reply dimii27 says: December 7, 2019 at 12:28 pm 16:29 and that advice got me into prison Reply Mirko Fischer says: December 8, 2019 at 2:19 pm Haha nice, i use for production of trainings Videos my Video MIC Pro on a Monopod, which is on a Light stand Mounted with GoPro mounts to this stand. And is connected with a XLR Adapter to an Zoom H6, it’s an nice setup which is also very Portable and reusable as nearly every part of the equipment can be used for different purposes. Reply Melle says: December 8, 2019 at 5:44 pm “What do you think about this rain we’re getting” “I don’t like you very much” “(Laughs nervously) haah ha hah😬” Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.