Basically looking to record a podcast, but the individuals who are participating are not together in the same room or studio, but are online and chatting via a programme like Skype (I know of a lot of podcasts run like this).
Having run a few tests with the in-built laptop microphone, I have concluded it is pretty rubbish because it picks up the fan noise. Even when I use the Noise Removal, the sound when there is even a hint of silence sounds horrible.
So I am now looking for some advice as to what the best microphone is for the scenario I described in paragraph one. I have read the stickied post about the various equipment I can use, but I am still concerned about buying something that won’t work for my scenario. For example, a headset mic like a Sennheiser PC130 would obviously pick up my voice, but would it pick up the voices (and thus, would Audacity actually record them) of the other podcast participants who are chatting via Skype?
Budget - max. of around £50-60. But a range of prices would be nice.
EDIT: Obviously appreciate the fact that because it’s over-the-web podcasting, the mic will still be near the fan. But I am hoping that by purchasing an external mic (and not using the in-built one) the fan noise will be minimal and can be removed with Noise Removal.