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Shure SM7b

I would like to buy a Shure SM7B microphone, because my blue Yeti has much white noise - although I am recording in a very very quiet room. This white noise may be usb-related.

What extra equipment do I need to buy for the Shure? 

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Good choice.

 

An SM7B will outshine that mic in all manners, especially if it's routed well.

 

I'd guess your primary focus might be getting an Audio Interface? (to connect XLR mic to computer).  

 

 

My chain is:

 

SM7B > Soyuz Launcher > Preamp > Compressor > EQ > Noise Gate > Audio Interface > iMac

 

The bold part (usually 3 seperate devices) is covered with a single device called a 'Channel Strip'.  I use a 'Presonus Studio Channel'.  

 

The Noise Gate is to shut off the mic at times when I'm not talking (showing things on-screen) i.e so my fans and other background noise can't be heard.

 

A Cloudlifter or a Soyuz Launcher will help boost the SM7B.  They are known to tie hand in hand. They give the mic a boost so that the input (gain) level is good enough, without having to crank up volume in your recording software after you've recorded.  

 

 

By the way; the problem with hiss through a USB device can be remedied by a USB Ground Loop Isolator.

 

But do get the SM7B for more reasons than one.

 

 

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