A friend and I have been tossing around the idea of starting a podcast. Of course neither of us have any idea what we are doing, but we know we need a microphone to get started! I was recently contacted by TONOR and given their TONOR Condenser Recording Microphone kit so that we can get started trying things out. (No promises on if a podcast will actually ever see the light of day because during one of our sessions of throwing ideas around we said “So what will we do other than just laugh at each other” and no one will want to listen to that…)
The microphone kit is an all in one set – it includes the mic and all the cables that you need as well as a shock mount and suspension arm with a built in cable, the pop filter, power supply and a USB sound card. The microphone features extended frequency range and is finished in black and rugged metal case with a pure aluminum coated head. The suspension arm is sturdy and durable and height adjustable. It is easily attached to my computer desk and I can adjust it to have it out of the way when I am not using it, or in place in front of my mouth when I am using it. The microphone kit also comes with a 12-month repair warranty service.
The microphone is compatible with both the PC and Mac computers, though I have mine set up to be used on my PC and have not yet tried it on my Mac. All I had to do after putting everything together was plug it into the USB drive on my computer and I was pretty much set to start recording to my heart’s content. It really couldn’t be much easier! (Although I did have a moment where the speakers got set to something else as default and couldn’t hear any playback, but that was a simple switch in the playback devices setup on the PC)
Although this kit didn’t come with any instructions on how to put it together, it was pretty intuitive as everything only seemed to fit together one way.
I received this product for free in order to write this review. I was not otherwise compensated.