Having a quality microphone on hand when you need it the most can be a valuable asset. One thing you have probably noticed about your computer's built-in microphone is that its sound quality is not versatile enough for a lot of different applications. A USB microphone will turn this into a non-issue. Quickly and easily attaching to your computer or any other USB device, USB microphones will allow you to record nearly anything with amazing sound quality. USB microphones come in a variety of style, some of which are general purpose while others are very specific. If you're looking for a great USB microphone that records in a variety of different styles, the Blue Yeti Pro is definitely one you will want to check out. The Yeti gives you the ability to record in three unique patterns, cardioid (with reduced pickup on the side and rear of the microphone), omnidirectional (picking up sounds from all around the microphone), and bidirectional (Picking up sounds equally from the front and back of the microphone).
The end result for you is a microphone that is great for recording instruments, a speech or vocals, atmosphere, as well as interviews and podcasts where two or more people are having a conversation around a microphone. If, on the other hand, you're looking for a microphone to do a very specific job, then there are plenty of options to explore. Looking for a great condenser mic? Try the MXL USB.009 24/96 Digital USB Condenser. Are you looking for a mic that is specifically designed for podcasting? Have a look at the Podcaster from Rode Microphones. Maybe you need a seriously portable USB mic? The Blue Mikey Digital iOS Recording Interface might be right for you. This mic actually attaches to your cell phone, meaning it can go almost anywhere to record lectures, interviews, music and more. No matter what you need it for, there is a USB microphone to suit you. From general to specific use, you'll get top quality recordings you can use for personal and professional applications alike.