questionsdo any fellow woot musicians know of a good…

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For music, I hear that Blue makes some great products. They run in the $100-150 range. I have personally never used them (I got a mixer instead) but have been tempted to get one.

Here's the Yeti from Blue for cheap:

http://www.amazon.com/Blue-Microphones-Yeti-USB-Microphone/dp/B002VA464S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1314835316&sr=8-1

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I actually love the M-Audio Producer USB I picked up here on Woot a couple of years ago. It's 16bit so the recording quality sounds great. It looks like they're not available via Amazon anymore so the product may be discontinued. Google shopping still shows several retailers, albeit for quite a bit more than Woot offered it for.

http://www.google.com/search?q=producer+usb&tbm=shop

That said, the main reason I'm still weighing in after discovering the mic may not be available for Wootish prices is because I still wanted to share the following:

http://www.jakeludington.com/project_studio/20050321_build_your_own_microphone_pop_screen.html

It works like a charm if whichever unit you settle on doesn't come with one already. Good luck!

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How serious are you about recording and do you see yourself getting more serious? That will influence what I recommend.

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@coolphilip04: nothing too serious, not trying to get a record deal, just something to be able to make a good cd or friends or just plain youtubee.

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USB mics aren't going to have the best results for recording the frequencies and exactness of an acoustic guitar. Your best bet would be to run a very small, extremely affordable mixer with a specific guitar/instrument microphone to the computer. The mixer has USB on it, but that way, your guitar is EQ'd, the levels are set, things are good. I can recommend you a very nice rig sub-$150 if you are interested in going this route.

Experience: Sound Engineer for 9 years, talk radio host and producer.

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@capguncowboy: I have a Yeti mic and absolutely love it. I'm not a professional musician, but I do a lot of amateur recording and haven't found any faults with it in the year or so that I've had it. The real-time output jack is a really convenient feature as well.

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I bought a Blue Snowball hybrid mic 4 years ago and it is very good. Look for deals and take advantage.

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@savior & @unheardfury: This is very good advice! I would have said something similar if not for savior's post and my lack of electricity until a short time ago.

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@unheardfury:

If you're going to want to do guitar and vocals combined I would agree with @savior and say get a mixer. That way you can grab nice matched condenser sets and use multiple microphones.