Guys, I have been searching high and low for information on sound cards and microphones for basic recording. Yes I have googled it; I have googled every combination of “sound card,” “microphone,” “headset,” “desktop,” “USB,” “recording,” and “I give up” that I can think of. But I simply cannot find any set-in-stone information on recording advice.
I’m not trying to do anything complicated, I’m trying to do some basic recording (Youtube quality). I want my voice to sound clear, but I’m no audiophile, and my projected audience won’t be either.
I have purchased a Panasonic headset microphone, but I cannot escape the grasp of the noisy background without ruining my actual speech. Yes, I have followed multiple instructions for audio tailoring presented on these very forums, but nothing has produced the “real” sound that the average Joe on Youtube can deliver seemingly effortlessly.
So to my question: How can I remedy this problem and achieve acceptable speech audio? I am willing by all means to return my recently purchased headset, but I need to know what to buy in its stead.
I have a stock sound card as provided by my mobo. Is this my problem? Do I need a different approach to audio tailoring? Or do I just need a more expensive microphone?
And what the heck is the difference between a regular headset microphone and a USB microphone (e.g. from Logitech)? I can’t find any explanatory specifications.
I feel bad for asking, because I know I’m simply not searching in the right places, but would you guys mind helping me please?
Moderator note: I moved this posting and removed its duplicate. Please do not double post it only wastes people’s time.
I apologize, I did not realize that posting required a moderator’s approval, so when I didn’t see my post after I submitted it, I wondered if it had gotten posted at all.
That’s cool - apologies that we have to moderate like this, it’s just that we get swamped by so much spam - this way we can try to prevent our real users from ever seeing it.