I’m trying to build a setup to allow me to record audio for YouTube. However, my specific problem is that the recording will be taking place in a small room with a window next to me. The acoustics in the room are quite good but the road outside, whilst not busy, can transmit quite a lot of noise which is easily picked up.
Whilst I’m comfortable with video editing, I don’t know an awful lot about the audio side. I’ve been recommended a couple of mics (Blue Yeti and the Samsung CO1U), but they’re both omnidirectional. From reading this article it seems to suggest that I need a directional microphone instead. My idea is basically to have the mic pointing towards me and away from the window in order to reduce the problem although I would prefer to have it sitting in front of me and simply shielding the outside noise.
So I have some questions:
- Am I right in saying the CO1U and Blue Yeti aren’t what I’m looking for?
- Can anyone recommend a good directional mic?
As a little extra information, the window is about 3ft away, directly to my right. Any help would be wonderful, thank you.