Hey Alan! I make some videos on youtube, including educational videos with voiceover and ukulele covers. I was considering getting a microphone since I’ve been recording using my laptop/iphone and the sound hasn’t been great. Do you have any recommendations for something that would be a step up from that but not too pricey (<$100 CAD)? BTW my boyfriend got those headphones you recommended and he's basically in love with them! Thanks again :)


When doing any voiceover or important video work, I personally use the Samson C01U. It’s a condenser mic. The original C01 used an XLR cable and required phantom power (which meant buying a separate preamp), and I used that for over ten years. Now the C01U uses a USB cable and draws the power it needs directly from the USB port! What a time to be alive. =)

It’s only $61 on Amazon which converts to $65 CAD so well within your price range, so maybe you could even add an inexpensive pop-filter if you don’t already have one (I highly recommend one for voiceover work).

Also, for those of you who are not long time readers here at alandistro.tumblr.com, the headphones I recommended to her boyfriend are the Sennheiser HD 201s. They are not the best headphones in the world, but they are the best headphones under $300. So at only $25, they are a steal.

Thanks! That looks like a really good option. I’ll let you know if I decide to get it 🙂

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