In this episode of the Music Tech Teacher Podcast, I talk about the best microphones for simple classroom recordings, mics for students to use, and mics for your own teaching purposes.
Further reading and listening
- MTT09: Recording school kids – why, how, where and what to use
- Recording Rock Band Rehearsals – 3 Simple Options For Music Teachers
- How To Record Students In A Noisy Classroom
- The Quick Guide To Recording Vocals In Any Software Application [downloadable checklist]
- What I Learnt Recording a Middle School Orchestra
- MTT79: Must-Have Music Accessories For Your iPad
Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links which will earn me a very small commission (at no extra cost to you!). These are all quality products that I recommend and any commissions earned go back into supporting the upkeep of this site.
USB microphone options
XLR microphone options
- Shure SM-58 Dynamic Microphone
- Samson C01 Condenser Microphone
- Audio Technica AE3300 Condenser Microphone
- AKG D5 Dynamic Microphone
- Tascam iXZ Interface
- Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface
- Steinberg UR12 Audio Interface
- Steinberg UR44 Audio Interface
- Behringer U-PHORIA UM2 Audio Interface
Looking for More Resources for Music Teachers?
Hello! I’m Katie Wardrobe – an Australian music technology trainer and consultant with a passion for helping music teachers through my business Midnight Music.
I’m a qualified teacher but no, I don’t currently teach in a school. I help teachers through my online professional development space – the Midnight Music Community – where there are tutorial videos, courses, links and downloadable resources.
I like to focus on easy ways to incorporate technology into what you are already doing in your music curriculum through a range of creative projects. I also run live workshops and have presented at countless conferences and other music education events.
If you want simple, effective ideas for using technology in music education, I would LOVE to help you inside the Midnight Music Community.