The Yeti by Blue Microphones costs $100 (Amazon pricing will fluctuate).
The Yeti includes four recording pattern settings: stereo, cardioid, omnidirectional, and bidirectional.
If you’re recording a single voice (yourself), you would use the cardioid (heart-shape) setting. This will pick up the sound coming from directly in front of the microphone and cancel out any background noise. to make sure you’re positioning the mic correctly.
This mic includes a stand, but you can also detach the mic and use your own mic stand and shockmount if needed.
- Buy this USB mic on Amazon.