The EM68G microphone is a great addition to any content creator’s setup.
Over the past couple of months, I’ve been thinking heavily about starting a podcast. I love performing, but I have horrible stage fright. So, being in front of a camera just doesn’t suit me well. I have found, however, that being behind a microphone is comfortable for me. In the process of planning for this podcast, I have taken stock of the equipment available to me and was looking at options for microphones.
When you are trying to select the best microphone for your recording purposes, there are a couple of different factors to consider. First, you want to determine the ‘type’ you want. There are three main types that are used for modern content creation — dynamic, condenser, and ribbon.
Even more important than the type of microphone you choose, is the polar pattern — or the direction — from which the microphone records sound. There are three common polar patterns:
- Cardioid — unidirectional; picks up more sound from the front than the back and sides. These mics are great for recording close-mic settings since they block leaks. They are commonly used for podcasts and other voiceover recordings.
- Omnidirectional — picks up sounds equally from all sides. This mic will pick up ambient noise so it’s best to make sure you have a studio or setting where you can control the sound situation around you.
- Bi-Directional — also known as ‘figure 8’; picks up sound from either side of the capsule, but rejects the sound coming from the front. Most useful for recording an ensemble in a studio.
The EM68G RGB USB Condenser Microphone from Godox features a cardioid polar pattern so, it couldn’t have come at a better time for me to test it out.
About the EM68G Microphone
The EM68G is designed to be a streaming companion for content creators. With its cardioid recording pickup mode, it puts the user at the center of the channel…