Need Help With Your ASMR Equipment Setup?
So you’ve decided to get started with ASMR, and now you’re wondering which software and equipment you need?
Good news: It’s not as complicated as it sounds. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the process of getting started on your path to recording your first ASMR video. We’ll cover everything from choosing a microphone to picking out background music.
But before you go off and buy the latest and greatest equipment, take a moment to think about what kind of content you want to create.
Are you going to be doing role-playing scenarios? Or are you going to focus on voice-overs? Will your videos include binaural sound effects (i.e., sounds that are designed to use headphones)?
The answers to these questions will help determine which equipment will be best for your needs. If you’re interested in creating role-playing scenarios, for example, you’ll need a good mic and a camera with great audio capabilities. If you want to focus on voice-overs or add binaural sound effects (which can be done with software), then a good mic is all that’s needed.
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A quiet room
A quiet room is the most important thing that you need for ASMR videos. You want to find a place where you can record your videos with no background noise. This will make sure that your audience can hear all of the details in your videos and get an immersive experience.
The most important thing you need to start doing ASMR is a microphone. You don’t need to spend a lot of money on this, as you can get some really good ones for relatively cheap.
If you’re just getting started with ASMR and have never recorded before. We recommend getting a standard USB microphone. The best ones are Blue Microphones Snowball or the Samson Meteor. Both of these are around $50, which is about as much as you’ll pay for any decent mic.
They both work well, although the Snowball has more options for adjusting your sound settings (like changing volume). Both of these microphones are great for beginners!
High Quality Mics Don’t Need To Be Expensive
There are a number of microphones that can be used for ASMR. The most common type is the USB mic, which is small and easy to store. If you’re looking for something more high-quality, there are USB mics that connect directly into your computer via an adapter. Some people even use regular microphones (like those used in schools) for their videos!
There are many types of headphones available, but for creating ASMR videos, you’ll want something that delivers high-quality sound without being too expensive or too bulky. The best option is noise canceling headphones because they block out external noise so you can focus on your voice without distractions from outside sounds like traffic or other people talking around you (or even in your own house!).
Noise canceling headphones are also great because they allow you to hear yourself more clearly so that when editing your video later on (after recording), there will be no background noise interfering with your audio track! This makes it easier
A laptop or computer
If you don’t have one already, go out and buy one. It doesn’t have to be expensive—you can even get a used one if you want to save some cash. Just make sure it has a decent processor and enough RAM to run the programs we’ll recommend later on.
Now that you’ve got your computer, it’s time to download some software.
For recording, there are lots of options out there—Audacity, GarageBand, Adobe Audition CC (which is free), Reaper (also free), or even the built-in Voice Memo app on your iPhone or iPad (though this might not produce the best results). For playback, there are also lots of options here as well—Screenflow ($99), Camtasia Studio ($299), Adobe Premiere Pro ($19/month), Final Cut Pro X ($299), etc.
Camera or Phone
Next, you’ll need something to film with, like a camera or phone. Then it’s time to make sure you have some basic audio editing software on your computer so that you can edit and create music and sound effects as needed.
ASMR videos are all about sound quality, so it’s important that you start with good equipment if you want people to listen! While it might not be necessary for everyone, if you do decide to invest in a higher-quality microphone or camera than what comes standard on most phones or cameras, make sure it records audio in high quality (44100 Hz or 48000 Hz). You’ll be able to tell by reading reviews online—this is a great way for beginners like yourself who don’t know much about this stuff yet!
It’s one thing to have a quiet room and a camera, but if you don’t light it properly, you won’t get the right kind of mood.
There are a lot of different ways to approach lighting your videos, and it’s important to find the right one for you. Some people prefer natural light, while others prefer studio lights.
Get lamps that are soft and diffused—they’ll give you better shadows than harsh overhead lights will. You can also try using natural light from windows (if there’s enough), or even candles if they’re available!
You’ll want a lot of variability in your color palette so that there are plenty of different hues for you to play with when editing later on—but don’t go overboard too much! Too many colors at once will make your video look garish instead of elegant and serene.
You don’t have to spend a fortune on this stuff—there are plenty of free or inexpensive options out there for beginners. A great place to start is Adobe Premiere Pro, which works on both Macs and PCs. You’ll also need some type of microphone for recording dialogue and sounds. The Sennheiser MK 4 Digital Wireless System is a popular choice among ASMR video creators because it offers great sound quality without being too expensive (the entire kit costs $149).
Takeaway: If you’re thinking of becoming an ASMR artist, it’s nice to know what you need.
Don’t be afraid to treat your ASMR channel or brand like a business. This can help take your videos to the next level in terms of quality, professionalism, and even profit. ASMR has grown stronger on YouTube over the years and will likely continue to do so. And as it continues to grow, these considerations will matter more. So if you’re interested in taking your ASMR efforts seriously, this list should be very helpful. Remember: the more professional your videos seem, the more likely it is that you’ll build a subscriber base that sticks around for the long haul.