Got a vacation coming up... but as we all know, you never know when something might crop up that demands a quick edit to a lecture video while you're on the road.
In the office, I use a Shure SM7B and all its associated paraphernalia (CloudLifter, ADC, and all the XLR cables between them,) and this would take up half of my luggage space if I were to bring it along. On the other extreme, I have a Rode lavalier mic that fits in my pocket, but its sound quality would be quite the contrast to the Shure.
Any recommendations out there for a good quality, small, lightweight USB microphone? I figure with all the "digital nomads" doing the online course thing while bopping around the world, y'all must have some tips!
@FrankKane I'm not a digital nomad, but I am very happy with the latest BlueYeti X.
It's smaller and less round than the old BlueYeti.
It's a USB mic, so it's super convenient.
You can remove the base and replace with a small foldable tripod that screws into the mic. I'm talking about those 3-5 inch tripods that can sit on your desk.
My wife's a singer and she took her old BlueYeti when she had to travel for an extended period of time. Honestly, the quality was really good, so I think it'll fit your needs if you're planning to travel for a long time.
I think your biggest issue will be the acoustics of the place where you'll record, but Audacity can fix those issues very easily.