Equipment & Software Music Industry / For Artists

As 2020 draws to a close, it’s time for reflection. It’s also time to find any last minute recommendations to set yourself up for the New Year! We’re here to share our top picks for the best microphone for singing and vocal recording. This includes speech, podcasts, vocals, podcasting and more. Let’s jump in!

The Best Microphone For Singing & Vocal Recording

IK Multimedia iRig Mic Studio

IK Multimedia iRig Mic Studio microphone recording vocals vocal mic

We’ll kick off our list with a mic that is inexpensive and built for home recording. This is a bus powered large diaphragm condenser mic which performs great via computer or tablet. If you’re looking for a USB mic as a live streamer, home vocalist, YouTuber or so on, this is the one for you. It is a compact size, has a crisp sound and bundled software… and only comes in at $149. Yes, really!

Shure SM7B

Shure SM7B microphone for singing best mics for vocals

At around $399, this microphone isn’t wildly expensive for the quality! Stars such as Michael Jackson himself swore by Shure’s microphones, so it’s safe to say that they are impactful. For home recording, it features built-in protection against electromagnetic hum. This means that your monitor isn’t going to interfere with your signal when doing home recordings. This microphone’s rich and balanced tone makes it great for vocals, podcasting, voice-overs and more!

Rode NTK

Rode NTK microphone for singing best mic for vocals music

The Rode NTK is a great microphone for singing and recording vocals! It’s a little pricier at around $530, but is so worth it. Rode are one of the most well-known microphone specialists in the business. This microphone is their flagship mid-point condenser, which gives incredible vocal results. It contains a twin-triode 6922 tube, which is perfect if you’re looking for a vintage sounding touch.

Aston Spirit

Aston Spirit microphone for singers vocals

The Aston Spirit microphone is UK produced, and sells in the US for $450. Aston have picked up multiple NAMM ‘Best in Show’ awards for their gear, so they’re worth trying out!

This model boasts a 1” gold-evaporated capsule and a variety of pickup patterns. If you’re looking for the best quality for the lowest price, we would highly recommend this piece of equipment. For under $500, the quality is outstanding!

AKG C636

AKG C636 microphone for podcasts voiceover live streaming best mic

If you’re looking for equipment for vocal recording that doesn’t involve a microphone for singing specifically – this one is for you! The AKG C636 is perfect for voice-overs, podcasts, speeches and more.

This microphone features a uniform cardioid pattern, which accentuates only that which you intend to. Its design reduces vibrations caused from holding the mic, making it great for speech rather than singing. This one comes in at around $499.

Final Thoughts

audiosocket music licensing company

audiosocket music licensing company artists

If you’re a recording artist, Audiosocket are always looking for new talent! We are a music licensing company, and would love for you to submit your music here for consideration. Audiosocket offer a non-exclusive contract, meaning that you can maximize your potential by licensing your music to other companies or projects, also. We commission 50% of the gross licensing fees and publishing royalties, but you keep 100% of the writer’s share.

Audiosocket have secured placements with giants such as HBO, Amazon, Hulu, Disney, HP and many more. We’re always excited about finding new talent, so what are you waiting for?


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