Easier is better

Skype-mic photo
foto by me

I used to be very picky when it comes to sound. Well, I still do 🙂

But one of the things which has changed is that I now love a bit of hum and noise while in the past I would try anything to solve these ‘issues’.

Yesterday evening I recorded a small demo for a project I am working on and simply used my Skype mic. It’s USB, plug it in and voila: sound! No pre-amp and phantom-power needed. I love that. Simple to use and the sound is cool. Even Andras Haasz told me:

Really? Sounds good.

7 Responses to Easier is better

  1. gurdonark March 17, 2006 at 4:04 am #

    That’s the way to do it. A skype mike!

  2. Marco Raaphorst March 18, 2006 at 1:29 pm #

    cheap and simple 🙂

  3. Mary Anne davis March 18, 2006 at 7:03 pm #

    Hi Marco-
    Where does one get one of these? Looks awesome!
    🙂
    mad

  4. Marco Raaphorst March 18, 2006 at 7:10 pm #

    Hi Mary Anne!

    It’s a Logitech mic, you should be able to buy those at any computer-shop or Amazon.com.

  5. BillyWarhol March 20, 2006 at 7:03 am #

    i finally got a Logitech webcam & it’s great*

    & i like Skype Price = FREE!!*********

    ;))

    yeah even in photography people are a lot more open to how a not perfect photo can acutally be pretty cool art*

  6. Marco Raaphorst March 20, 2006 at 9:00 am #

    Billy you are right. capturing the moment is one thing. I like both. lowtech art and classic well-done stuff. have a look at the Donald Fagen photo’s. smooth jazz with dark looks…

  7. top rape clips September 29, 2006 at 12:40 pm #

    You’re quite right, Walter Pater is the only justification for Mona Lisa.

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