Hi, I'm looking to buy a microphone for high quality YouTube video production and in-game use. Right now I have a cheapo Zalman clip-on that doesn't cut it for quality's sake. I'd like to get something to use my Xonar Essence STX drivers with (non-USB) and have no idea where to start looking for such things. Is there something with enough of a "range" to catch my voice and have on my desk for it to be good enough while gaming so I don't have to enunciate things badly, but also great enough of quality?
I'm definitely fine with dumping 100 bucks into a mic, by the way. If it means I can achieve what I stated. Of course that is massive overkill, but I have money to blow. Ratings don't sit with me right on that mic considering I'd like to do HD videos
So anyway, I ordered this microphone, maxed out every setting possible, and it's incredibly low on volume. Mic boost is on and any other option possible from my drivers/windows settings is maxed out... The only way to get anything decent out of it is to have it sitting right in front of my face.
Sigh, is there any type of third party program that would boost the volume of this even further? This is extremely disappointing. Or something else someone has tried with just a basic computer setup that is going to have enough potential adjustment to use while gaming and also lower down the sound to bring closer to me for recording?