Best Microphones for ASMR Videos in 2022
ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) is not a new or old category of video recordings based on vocals.
18:29 14 January 2022
The vocals create soothing emotions in some people and do not affect others. So far, there is no solid reasoning behind the cause of calmness generated in people affected by ASMR videos. Thousands of ASMR videos are available on the internet, mainly on youtube, where many channels have considerable fan-following.
The content creator requires the best microphone for ASMR videos because, as the name ASMR suggests, they are based on sound, which most of the time are delicate whispering sounds. Capturing the faintest of the sounds requires high-quality equipment. The following article covers some of the best microphones for ASMR.
PM500 is a condenser microphone with omnidirectional and cardioid capturing capability, making it a good choice for ASMR videos and podcasts, video conferences, musical recordings, and interviews. This ASMR microphone is compatible with Windows, type-C devices, and Mac.
The omnidirectional and cardioid sound pattern option is equally capable of using for home and outdoor recordings. The latency is virtually zero, which, coupled with the availability of a 3.5mm headphone jack, makes it easy for the user to adjust the sound quality in real-time.
BY-PM500 ASMR microphone price ranges from Rs. 11000 - 12500.
Hollyland Lark 150
Recording outdoors is a hassle whether it is a crowded place or not. Recording equipment must be in the proper position to capture all the relevant sounds; Hollyland Lark 150 is the answer to this particular problem. It is a miniature microphone that weighs a negligible 20gm and fits nearly invisibly on the speaker's collar.
The flexibility of using Lark 150 with mobile devices (via a cable) makes it a perfect choice as a beginner ASMR microphone. It can work at up to a distance of 100m with a latency of 5 milliseconds. Mono and stereo track modes offer flexible usage for interviews, vlogging, and ASMR indoor and outdoor recordings.
The price tag on Lark 150 wireless microphone is in the range of Rs. 50,000 - 60,000.
Rode NT-USB is an ideal microphone for vocal recordings such as voice-over, musicals, podcasts, and ASMR recordings. It is compatible with Windows, Mac, and iPad (via an application). NT-USB is a studio-quality, polar microphone which is perfect for vocal recordings. However, caution is needed while using the microphone as there is no shock absorption in the stand. It will pick up the bumps and scraps off the table, which is OK if you use it for podcasts but not OK if you make a musical or an ASMR recording.
Since it is a polar microphone (cardioid), it is not recommended for interviews. The best use case of Rode NT-USB is vocal recordings, but since it is a pricy microphone, it is not a good choice as a beginner ASMR microphone.
The Rode NT ASMR microphone price is in the range of Rs. 31,000 - 35,000.
Rode NT1-A cardioid condenser microphone is one of the best ASMR microphones available in the market. A bit heavier on the price but worth the money. It requires phantom power (+48V) to work, which can be supplied using an XLR cable through an interface or a recorder. The sensitivity level of -31dB makes it a perfect choice for ASMR recordings as it will pick up the faintest of sounds, which is the point of making ASMR videos.
Apart from the frequency response, shock absorber, and pricing, Rode NT and Rode NT1-A are similar in performance.
The Rode NT1-A ASMR microphone price is in the range of Rs. 49,000 - 55,000.
The battery-powered H6 is one of the best portable recorders on the market in the price range of Rs. 55,000 - 65,000.
The recorder offers mixing, editing, and dubbing within the device, which is easy to understand through the manual.
The 4 XLR inputs are handy for the expandability of the recorder in the sense that musical instruments can directly connect to the H6. The use of XLR is heavy on the battery; it could go as low as 5 hours instead of 20 hours when used with regular options.
The color display is handy in monitoring the input signals via color bars to understand audio strength clearly. A USB port on the side allows connecting H6 to the computer directly for downloading audio recordings.