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Boom Mic - Audio-Technica AT875R

AT875R Boom Mic

Need to capture high-quality sound for your video project? Looking to record nature sounds for your audio PSA project? The Audio-Technica A875R shotgun mic will do the trick.

Don't forget to check out the iRig Pre XLR interface if you're recording to digital (like an iPhone or anything with a 3.5 mm jack). 

What you need to get started

The mic itself is very simple (there isn't even an on/off switch!) but there are a few things you need to get going:

  • An XLR cable- the cylindrical connectors with the three prongs.
  • The mic will need a stand or a boom pole- both can be checked out from the library.
  • If you are recording to a digital device (like a smartphone, digital recorder or computer), you'll need the iRig Pre interface as well. Check out the iRig Pre Setup and Review to learn how to use the AT875R with the iRig Pre.

How do I use this thing?!

Blue Snowball USB Mic

Blue Snowball MicThe Snowball mic is great for the desktop- recording your voice for a podcast or capturing a group for a Skype session. Setting it up is extremely easy- simply plug it into the computer and go! This mic is digital and is powered by the USB.

What you need to get started

The mic itself is very simple (there isn't even an on/off switch!) and is set up for digital recording, so there isn't a whole lot to do:

  • Connect the mic to a computer using the USB cable and it works! Doesn't require driver downloads.
  • You may want to adjust settings or troubleshoot any issues through your computer's audio settings:

How do I use this thing?!

Samson C01U USB Microphone

Samson C01U MicrophoneMuch like the Blue Snowball, the Samson C01U USB mic is great for the desktop- recording your voice for a podcast or capturing a group for a Skype session. Setting it up is extremely easy- simply plug it into the computer and go! This mic is digital and is powered by the USB.

What you need to get started

The mic itself is very simple (there isn't even an on/off switch!) and is set up for digital recording, so there isn't a whole lot to do:

  • Connect the mic to a computer using the USB cable and it works! Doesn't require driver downloads.
  • You may want to adjust settings or troubleshoot any issues through your computer's audio settings:

How do I use this thing?!

Tascam DR-05 Digital Recorder

Tascam DR-05 Digital RecorderThis digital recorder is a great option for capturing high quality audio. The quality x-y stereo microphones are great for capturing interviews as well as a variety of sounds. Your projects are instantly saved to the removable SD card and can be downloaded via the included USB cable or by inserting the SD card into your device. 

What you need to get started

The recorder itself is :

  • Connect the mic to a computer using the USB cable and it works! Doesn't require driver downloads.
  • You may want to adjust settings or troubleshoot any issues through your computer's audio settings:

How do I use this thing?!

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