In this latest edition of Garageband Q&A, Jeanne Wolfe asks whether a USB microphone (the Samson C01U to be exact) is a good way to get started when recording in Garageband and if it will give results good enough for her to use on her podcast.

It’s a great question. In the video I weigh up the pros and cons of using both a USB microphone and an audio interface and XLR microphone set up.

I’d be interested to know where you started out with your first Garageband microphone. Did you dive right in and grab a full on XLR mic and audio interface? Or did you decide on a USB microphone at the outset? Let me know in the comments below!

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