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How to Use a USB Microphone on GarageBand

Apple’s GarageBand is a beginner-friendly digital audio workstation (DAW) that makes it easy and fun to create music at home, record a podcast on location or mix the audio for a video project from wherever you are. And since it’s included with all Macs, iPhones and iPads, it’s the perfect companion app for your USB […]


How to Pick a Microphone for Live Streaming

Whether you’re a songwriter trying new material, a podcaster preparing for an interview or a gamer looking to share your achievements, having a good microphone for streaming helps you stay connected with friends and fans around the world. In this article, we’ll discuss which features are important when you’re looking for the best streaming microphone […]


5 Benefits to Using a Microphone With USB and XLR Outputs

First-time microphone users often ask if they should get a USB or XLR microphone—why not both? In this article, we’ll run through five reasons why using a microphone with USB and XLR outputs can streamline your workflow and improve the audio quality of your podcasts, musical performances and videos.  PROFESSIONAL-QUALITY SOUND AT-HOME AND IN THE […]


How to Make a USB Mic Sound Better Than Ever

Here’s something many of us wish we’d learned sooner—professional audio quality doesn’t just happen on it’s own. It takes a little bit of know-how. But it’s also a lot of fun. You might be surprised to discover that even with the same gear, your content doesn’t immediately sound like your favorite albums, streamers or podcasts—don’t sweat […]


What’s a Microphone Pop Filter and What’s It For?

A microphone pop filter, commonly known as “that thing in front of the mic,” could be the difference between getting a perfect vocal take or taking it again from the top.  In this blog, we’ll explain what a mic pop filter is, what it does and identify what qualities make the best pop filter so […]


How Does a Microphone Work?

Learn how condenser and dynamic microphones work to convert sound into audio signals.


How to Choose the Best Mic for Acoustic Guitar and Vocals

Learn mic placement for acoustic guitar and vocals for livestreaming and home recording with USB and XLR microphones.


Understanding Microphone Frequency Response

Learn how to read a microphone’s frequency response chart and select the best mic for recording music or speech.


How to Connect a Microphone to a Computer

Learn how to plug an external microphone into a computer and record ultra-high-definition audio with the Yeti and Blackout Spark SL.