I've been wanting to do high quality YouTube videos for a while now.
I started off doing a couple of videos of me playing along to songs, and recorded it on my webcam (this was about 8 years ago, so the webcam was AWFUL!) - then I got a compact camera, which had a video setting, so used that to record a few videos.
I then had a break from making videos, and returned when I got a DSLR for photography, and it turns out it could record videos too!
But I was still recording videos in my bedroom, using the camera microphone. Which meant I was getting high quality video at 1080p, but with audio that wasn't the same quality.
I have finally decided to upgrade, so I can get high quality audio alongside the video!
My upgrade is:
'Focusrite iTrack Dock'
This is an audio interface which connects to an iPad (I have an iPad Mini, so that works perfectly!), and, using the Tape software that you can get on the Focusrite website, I can record 2 inputs (2 mics or 1 mic + 1 instrument jack).
Then to go with that, 2 microphones:
't.bone EM700 Stereo Set'
These are directional mics which are typically used as overheads to mic up drum kits and percussion. They can also be used to mic up instruments.
As I don't have the budget to buy £100 mics, these are at bottom range price, but are absolutely brilliant!
I asked David at The Recording Booth which mics he recommended, and he uses these! So that was a no-brainer for me!
Anyway, I hope to be using this set up in future videos, and hopefully recording in different locations! (OOOooooo!!)
So make sure to stay tuned, and subscribe to my channel so you don't miss out!