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Ask Doug - Microphones

Doug has a series of questions for you. The questions are designed to help you think about your recording needs. When you click on each question, it will appear before "Cost" and "Quality." We keep these present so you can constrain the results by cost and quality. If you see a gold star * this means that Doug considers it to be one of the best in class.

Or, ask Doug about recorders

Ideally, you use a microphone on each participant in an interview (including yourself) but I know that this is now always possible. Choose Your desired configuration:
How much do you want to spend?
under $100
under $200
under $300
under $500
under $1000
Choose your preference.
Professional level recording
Good all around mic for reasonable cost
Entry level mic that will capture sound, but not well
Microphone info will be displayed here.