Looking for an inexpensive mic


I’m looking for a mic that I can plug directly into my PC. I want to start recording what I sound like as I practice harmonica lessons.

I do not intend to use the mic for any performances. I am new to the harmonica and just want to hear how I sound. What I intend to do is to record my lessons using Audacity.

I am looking at the Shure SM58 but at a 100 bucks I am hoping there is something a bit cheaper.

What mic would you choose if you were going to do what I am looking to do?


The mic in your computer will work fine for the application you describe.

I agree with the Pres. If your computer has a mic built in, it will do fine. I use mine all the time that way. For $100 you can buy a Green Bullet, I wouldn’t waste my cash on a mic for the computer unless it didn’t have one and I wouldn’t spend that much.

I will add that as Shure mics go (I own 7) the SM57 works much better for harmonica as it doesn’t pick up extraneous noises as readily as the omni-directional 58. And the 57 has a bit more headroom, more gain before feedback.

this will work http://www.ebay.com/itm/190660104450?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649#ht_943wt_887

Is that one you made? Because its gorgeous!


yeah i made it. i got one im leaving for europe sunday. the ceramic is low power its fine for the computer. in a tube amp when blown lightly gives that tremello. when blown hard it overdrives.

I found a cheap one that I ordered yesterday if you are still interested. http://www.honkin-harmonica-shop.co.uk/crystal-palm-mic/ The amount U.S is about 30 dollars. This will plug into your computer.