As the name suggests, a vocal microphone is mainly used for the recording of the vocal component of a music track. In other words, a vocal microphone is the device that picks up the voice of a singer during a studio recording session. However, the selection of the perfect vocal microphone will be no easy task unless you are an expert with these kinds of microphones to begin with. This is why you need to be fully aware of the many different factors that affect the performance of a vocal microphone before you make your final purchasing decision.

 

For starters, a singer needs to be comfortable with whatever vocal microphone that you select in order to turn out a solid performance. This means that you should always consider the singers preference and comfort first. The vocal microphone should not be too heavy or too bulky to hold as it will put unnecessary strain on the singer.

 

The next step is to decide on the sound pick up method. As mentioned earlier, a singer’s comfort is crucial to a great onstage performance and therefore, you need to once again, pay special attention to the singer’s comfort and ease before you select a vocal microphone that employs a specific sound pickup technique. Wireless microphones are an obvious choice as they are very well known to be less fussy and provide zero chance for the singer to become entangled in a bunch of cables. In the event that you are using a wired microphone, make sure to select one with a long enough cable so that the singer can be positioned well away from the tangled wires of the microphone, receivers and other paraphernalia.

 

It is best to select a vocal microphone that utilizes omnidirectional sound pickup as it will allow a lot of freedom for the singer to move about without being restricted. These vocal microphones will make sure that the singer is able to give a complete performance without being restricted to one end of the stage or to keep their head positioned in such a way as not to disrupt the sound quality.

 

If you are working under a tight budget, you may want to put that to greater prominence to avoid financial complications later on. This means that you need to stay within you price range as you hunt for the perfect vocal microphone. Some microphones come with great performance guaranteed but they just might not fit your budget. Start your search on the internet by looking through the reviews for different products. This way, you will be able to run in to some great microphones that are capable of providing great performance at considerably lower prices.

 

Do you enjoy throwing parties and entertaining your friends at home? Then an absolute must-have would be a good stereo and microphone system. With those two in place, you can have music and even have karaoke sessions, to make your parties greatly enjoyable. This way you will not have to spend unnecessarily to hire a DJ or even rent a microphone system especially if you host parties quite often. The same would go for any organization or association that holds events on a regular basis. The next and most important step, once you decide to get a microphone system, would be to decide on what kind of microphone system you need.

 

If you already have a good stereo system at home, you may want to get yourself a microphone system that goes with it. You would need to purchase a wireless microphone system that would function well with your stereo system. It is best therefore to buy your wireless microphone system together with a stereo system as the store is likely to provide you with the options of wireless microphone systems that your stereo system would allow. Some stereo systems require particular cables and adapters to be used.

 

There are numerous types of wireless microphone systems available in the market. If you will be announcing or require your mic for karaoke sessions, then the best option would be to go for a wireless microphone system with a handheld microphone. This is ideal if the microphone moves around from one person to another or to different parts of the room. You may also want to consider whether you want to go for a clip-on wireless microphone system, which is most popular with speakers on stage. This typically comes with a bodypack transmitter.

 

Even among wireless microphone systems, you would find a variety of different types of microphones such as the usb wireless microphone. The usb wireless microphone too has become very common in the recent years. You will be able to use a usb wireless microphone with your laptop as the usb cable can be easily plugged in.

 

Things you may want to consider when choosing an usb wireless microphone would be the power supply required, the volume, any other features such as whether it has recoding facilities as well, and so on. nA usb wireless microphone would typically come with lithium batteries that need to be recharged. It goes without saying that you should purchase an usb wireless microphone system with a long operation time. Usb wireless microphone systems also come in various sizes and prices. You need to do some research before you decide on what type of usb wireless microphone you get and read plenty of reviews by other customers.