Build A Quality USB Mic For $30

US DIY Perks project to rival more expensive alternatives      04/11/21

DIY Perks has a great channel for many audio projects - have a look at his acoustic panels, DIY glass speaker or his guide on fixing headphones if you want to see more. In his latest video, he's designed a high quality self contained USB-C microphone for the cost of around $30 - with a built-in stand and amplifier. He provides all the steps needed to create the mic as well as a number of links and project reference files to put it together yourself. 

You'll need a soldering iron and possibly a mini-blowtorch but it's an otherwise easy to follow tutorial which will result in a satisfying project to make. He ends the video by doing a direct comparison with a Neumann U87, as well as some other mics.

He has many other excellent videos on his youtube channel:


About the author [midierror]: midierror makes nifty Max For Live devices, innovative music hardware, award winning sample packs and hosts a podcast speaking to people in the music world.

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