The Rode NT2-A gets very high marks, and comes with a full kit. I have one, though I use it in Adobe Audition on a PC, it has excellent dynamics, and the stand is sturdy enough to hold it very solidly on a desk. It sould work perfectly with PrE on a Mac, when plugged into the computer's Mic input, or the sound card. http://www.rodemic.com/mics/nt2-a
Others probably have a whole bunch of other favorites.
Thank you for your response. I bought a Rode Videomic for my various
cameras, but it doesn't attach to the Mac. I have spent some money on
various devices that said they would make the Videomic work, but nothing
has helped so far. I guess I need to buy a mic just for the computer.
Thank you again for the help.
Several years ago I purchased a desktop Labtec microphone that plugs into the computer jack. It is not a Logitech product.
After all these years, it is still working helping me generating great narrations with various versions of Premiere Elements on Windows XP 32 bit and Windows 7 64 bit. I am not sure if the brand/model is still around and whether or is compatible with Mac.
When I first went looking for a desktop microphone, I could not find a USB type that worked. But, it took me a while to find the "right" desktop microphone even for the ones that plug into the computer jack.
I will post this Adobe link for narration in case you ever need it.
But, I would mention something that you might want to consider if all else fails...if your preferred microphone works with it,, create your narrations with the free audio editor named Audacity and then import the .wav narrations into Premiere Elements with Premiere Elements Get Media/Files and Folders.
We will be watching for your progress.
USB microphones work just fine with Premiere Elements 10, Nanette.
But....it said on the internet that a USB would not work, and if it's on the internet it has to be true! Lol! Sorry, I'm a little tired from trying to figure all of this out. I won't tell y'all what all I have bought to try and make the mic I already have work. Thank you for the input!
I downloaded Audacity last night, I just need to spend time figuring out how to use it. I have a nice voice recorder, a small one for interviews, that has a mic plug. I might try hooking up the mic to that for better quality then download the file. I believe I am making something very easy into something difficult.
Thank you for the info,
Well, some USB mics do work, but enough do not, to cause one to study the options, before just buying something, because of the connection type.
There are some USB and Mac-specific issues, that have just been discussed on the PrPro and also the Adobe Audition forums. Those those programs are not PrE, there are some similarities. You might want to Search for some of those discussions on those two boards. IIRC, at least one of the PrPro threads, had some recommendations, specifically for USB mics on the Mac. If I can find that, I will post a link.
I am hoping that others will have more recs. for you, and with some specifics.
Not sure if Steve produces his tutorials on his Mac, but think that he would be a great resource for mic recs., whether 1/8" plugs, or USB. Though I am adding some qualifiers to his Reply above, if he says that USB mic ____ works with PrE on the Mac (also, the USB mic issue, does NOT seem to be platform-specific), then you can take that to the bank. I just have seen so many issues reported on Premiere, and other Adobe programs, when USB mics are used, that I shy from them.
Most of all, good luck,
The microphone built-in to my USB Logitech Webcam Pro 9000 works very well with Premiere Elements.
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