I am gonna be honest; I am not a fan of condenser mics, mainly because I have been unable to make them sound great, but you’ll hear it in the podcast; Scott makes his sound dynamite. So what the heck; even those set in their ways can have their minds changed.
If you aren’t sure what the difference is between Condenser and Dynamic microphones, I will do a little write up as to what a Condenser is this week and what a dynamic is next week. If you just can’t wait, I did do a write up on the subject at Podcaster News.
The CAD GXL2200 Cardioid Condenser Microphone appears to be a solid beginner, microphone with the ability to handle just about any sort of recording you throw at it. You want a mic for live settings like conventions? It will do the job. Recording in your home studio? It has that covered too. It is the perfect microphone for voice recording, which is what we podcasters mainly do. And for a really incredible price.
It lists at $119 but most retailers sell it as low as $60 bucks. You can’t find another condenser or dynamic microphone at this price for that quality. You can buy it here. CAD GXL2200 Cardioid Condenser Microphone
Let me know if any of you are also using the CAD GXL2200 or if you have in the past. I would love to hear your opinions.