Most volggers get started using nothing more than a smartphone and a YouTube account, but if you want to take your vlog to the next level, it’s worth considering an upgrade on your audio – the latest smartphone cameras do the job perfectly well, but the audio still leaves a lot to be desired.
So, here’s a run-down of the best audio equipment for your vlog set-up.
A suitable microphone
If you’re looking to improve the audio fidelity of your vlogs, then a new microphone should be top of your shopping list – you might think the microphone in your camera or smartphone is good enough, but it really isn’t. These are basic, consumer microphones, which are not only low quality, but also capture every single sound around you, including the slightest breeze. These omnidirectional microphones can’t isolate the sounds you need.
So, you should arm yourself with a unidirectional cardioid professional microphone, which is made for speech and only record sound from one direction, i.e. your mouth.
There are three main types of microphones you should consider:
- A condenser microphone – these convert acoustic sounds into electrical signals, and although often used to record music, they are great