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Good, cheap microphone for speech / voice recording?

I was able to find a Neewer NW-700 ($27) condenser mic that comes with a shock mount and XLR-to-3.5mm cable. I've read that this will most likely require external power because the 3.5mm connection ...
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Good, cheap microphone for speech / voice recording?

The Samson Meteorite is pretty good, for its price. Very limited hiss at all. In fact, at high levels, you're more likely to get the environmental noise recorded than any hiss. It's a USB mic, so it ...
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Good, cheap microphone for speech / voice recording?

I'd also recommend a Samson company. If you don't have a problem with buying second-hand items, you can get a Samson Go Mic for less than $30 or buy a brand new one for $38 from amazon. Pros: ...
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What's a good USB microphone for recording instruments?

For that price you won't be able to get anything too great, but there are a few options still. I'll recommend the same mic I recommended to @JonasCz here a while back: the Tonor USB Condenser Mic. For ...
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Recording audio by smartphone in DSD format i.e. PDM technology

Unless a device has the capability to sample audio 2.8 million times a second (5.6 for "Hi def" version), Then No. This requires a pretty specialized chip and/Including an extremely accurate ...
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Looking for a device to record a stereo signal on USB drive/SD card without a laptop

Since you modified your requirements, I am posting an answer, in case someone needs the first answer for the old requirements. What you would need is, a recording mixer. And unfortunately, those are ...
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Looking for a device to record a stereo signal on USB drive/SD card without a laptop

A simple search for "stereo recorders" turned out plenty of results, such as Tascam DR-05. It has two unidirectional audio microphones, pointed to the left and to the right, which makes it work ...
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CD-RW IDE to USB SATA PCIe interface

In terms of getting standardized performance out of your IDE drive, the best advice I can give you is to add an IDE controller card to your PC so that you can get a direct IDE to bus connection going ...
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A Dedicated audio recording device with 3.5mm input and under $30?

There's a vibrant market for these "digital audio recorders" (also often called "digital voice recorders"). Here's a Best Reviews description of the current market. E.g., the EVISTR L36 appears to ...
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