What microphone (and mount) does this girl use in her videos?


Also: Would using a pop filter help her?

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I wanted to add that she has very pleasing tone and natural voice.

After careful visual inspection, I am pretty certain that this is an AKG Perception 220 Condenser mic.

The mount comes with it, at least at this site:


"Spider-type shock mount and metal case included"

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A Pop Filter is generally a good idea, but she is not on top of the mic as she is back a bit playing the keyboard, so in her case a pop filter probably will not make any difference. However, in the Elton John tune she is on top of the mic and I really don't hear any objectionable pops, she has her "puffs" right. :>

  • It's very hard to tell whether she's got a 120 or 220 since the bodies are almost identical. Both are condensers, which need power via their XLR connectors. Power can be supplied by a mixer. An alternative is the Perception 120 USB. Like its name suggests, it has a USB connector which can plug right into your computer. No extra power needed.
    – Barry Brown
    Commented Apr 4, 2012 at 6:51
  • When I did my visual examination I noted that the 220 has a slight gold tone to the mic screen which is consistent with the target where as the 120 has an aluminum tone screen.
    – filzilla
    Commented Apr 4, 2012 at 18:09
  • is it possible the microphone alone made the difference between "Pray" and "ET" ? Suddenly there is a very noticeable difference .
    – Olivier S
    Commented Apr 7, 2012 at 12:06
  • @OlivierS I don't think she used this microphone for either of the videos you've mentioned. In E.T. she used a different camera though, and probably the camera-mic, if that's what you meant.
    – Ben
    Commented Apr 14, 2012 at 2:52

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