Last December, I decided to start posting videos of myself singing on YouTube. I thought it would be a great way to express myself, since I’ve always loved to sing. However, I didn’t have the proper equipment to do so. Thankfully, I worked at a store that sold electronics, and one day, during the hectic Christmas season, I found a microphone on one of the racks that looked professional. Thus, for Christmas, my parents bought me the Tzumi Studio Series Pro Mic for $24.99.
The product comes with a microphone and a metal shock mount, which can be attached to a stand. It also includes a windscreen to reduce wind interference, ambient noise and handling vibrations.
When I originally bought the microphone, I was unaware that I would need a speaker, amplifier or recording workshop software on my computer to use it. I would recommend buying one of these options before using the microphone.
Once I plugged it into my father’s amplifier, I found that the sound was impressively clear for such an affordable price. It surprised me that such a powerful and crisp sound could come from it, as many people advised against purchasing the product since it was so cheap.
I found placing the microphone in the mount confusing at first, since I never used one before, but it is easy once you get the hang of it. All you have to do is unhook the bands on either side of the mount so that you can place the microphone securely in it. It is sturdy and dependable as well, so you don’t have to worry about the microphone slipping out of place while recording. I do not have a stand yet, but others who I have spoken to about the product told me that it works great with any standard microphone stand. The mount also comes with a knob that allows you to adjust the position of the microphone to any angle.
The 10-foot cable works with any amplifier, speaker or computer as long as you have the software. While it would be more practical to have a USB cable, the AUX cord works just fine in any headphone jack.
The windscreen does a great job blocking out any random background noise or vibration from handling the mic. However, it does muffle the sound of the microphone, which lowers the quality of it. Therefore, I wouldn’t recommend using it unless you needed to.
This product is perfect for anyone who wants to start a podcast, YouTube channel, or record themselves singing, professionally or otherwise. I thoroughly enjoy using it and plan to use it more often once the quarantine is over, and my friend and I can continue on our YouTube journey.