A Great Little Mic!

A Great Little Mic!

I was in the market for a small lavalier mic for use in an upcoming video project, and wasn’t interested in going with an elaborate wireless set up. I didn’t want to spend more than $150 or so per microphone, since I needed two of them, and most of the wireless rigs were starting around $300 for one microphone. Thankfully, I stumbled upon the Audio Technica Pro70 as a great option. I’m a big fan of Audio Technica products, so I figured I’d give them a go.

I did a basic review of the microphone for my YouTube channel, since I do enjoy doing product reviews from time to time:

…and then realized that it came with hardware to mount it to an acoustic guitar. As it turns out, my acoustic guitar, a Taylor 110, does not have any electronic pickups so this would be all the more useful. Talk about bang for one’s buck, eh? Here’s the mic on acoustic guitar:

As you can hear, it’s a great mic for the price tag. I picked mine up for $99 per mic at a local camera shop. I’ve seen the mics ranging from around $100 per mic up to around $150, so be sure to check around your local professional audio shops for the best deals to be had.

One thing to note: You will need some type of audio interface to connect this microphone to if you’re looking to use it for doing vlogs, YouTube videos, etc. This is not a USB microphone. If you’re new to this type of equipment, I’d recommend calling the folks at Sweetwater since they are very knowledgeable and helpful, and happy to get anyone started regardless of skill level or past experience.

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