Currently, I am debating whether to buy a new microphone for podcast and video-casting purposes. I can get by without another microphone, but I do like to buy new equipment when I get chance. 🙂
Also, I am looking for a mic that has a USB interface. Basically a plugin and record solution.
Anyway, during my research I found this great video that compares several microphones ranging form very expensive mics to the cheaper Rode Podcasting Mic
The video also contains good information about vocal processing, although it does assume you already understand a number of advanced audio production techniques. The video host is clearly an experienced engineer as he exhibits the ability to adjust controls and achieve optimum results without giving the parameters of the processors any real thought. It is all achieved with experienced ears!
A great video in my opinion, and speaking as a fellow audio producer a joy to watch.
Feel free to leave comments about your microphone preferences and experiences… enjoy!