Recommended Microphones

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Using an external microphone gives your recording a richer sound than a computer's built-in microphone or a headphone's in-line mic.

Some external mics frequently used by creators on Riverside are below.

Connect directly to a computer

  Name Resources Notes
AT_2020USB.png Audio Technica
AT2020USB+ (USB)

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Yeti (USB)

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R_DE_NT-USB_Front_1080x1080.png RODE
NT-USB

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Q2U-on-Stand-2-display.jpg Samson
Q2U (USB)

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Using this microphone with Riverside

Can also connect to an audio interface with XLR
Shure_MV7-K.png Shure
MV7 (USB)

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Using this microphone with Riverside

Can also connect to an audio interface with XLR

 

Connect to a computer via Audio Interface

See also: Recommended Audio Interfaces

  Name Resources Notes
Q2U-on-Stand-2-display.jpg Samson
Q2U (XLR)

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Using this microphone with Riverside

Can also connect directly to a computer via USB
Sennheiser_e835_xlr-hero.png Sennheiser
e835 / e835-S (XLR)

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Using this microphone with Riverside

 

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MV7 (XLR)

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Using this microphone with Riverside

Can also connect directly to a computer via USB
sm58_hero.png Shure
SM58 (XLR)

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sm7b_hero.png Shure
SM7B (XLR)

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Connect to a mobile device

Many external microphones are not compatible with applications like Riverside because they block the audio output from your mobile device while connected. To also hear the audio from the Studio, connect headphones to the microphone or splitter.

USB-C Microphones

  Name Resources Notes
atr2100x-usb_03.png Audio Technica
AT2010USBx-USB

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Connect to Android and iPad devices with a USB-C port

Q2U-on-Stand-2-display.jpg Samson
Q2U (USB)

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Using this microphone with Riverside

Connect to Android and iPad devices with a USB-C port
Shure_MV7-K.png Shure
MV7 (USB)

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Using this microphone with Riverside

Connect to Android and iPad devices with a USB-C port

3.5 mm Microphones

  Name Resources Notes
R_DE_LAV_GO_KIT_BLACK_1080x1080.png RODE
Lavalier GO

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Use a TRRS splitter to connect to a mobile device

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VideoMic
GO / GO II

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Using the VideoMic Go with Riverside

Using the VideoMic Go II with Riverside

Use a TRRS splitter to connect to a mobile device

Please note: Some external USB-C mics are not compatible with iOS 17 on the iPad.

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