#1
Hi. I'm new to the whole recording thing... Is the main goal to use a lot of material to remove any background noise, and then add in effects and such in post?

Here is my situation... I have a Blue Yeti mic.
http://www.amazon.com/Blue-Microphones-Yeti-USB-Microphone/dp/B002VA464S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1432416208&sr=8-1&keywords=blue+yeti
Perhaps not the best in the world, but what I can afford...

After recording with it, the quality seemed good, but there was so much background noise. I even went to the most carpeted room of my house, and still I had a lot of background staticy noises. So I bought this, which helped but didn't fully fix the problem...
http://www.amazon.com/Windscreen-Audio-Technica-Other-Microphones/dp/B00I8XYTNK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1432416232&sr=8-1&keywords=blue+yeti+windscreen

I've decided I want to make something like this little sound foam box to put my mic in...
http://www.amazon.com/Portable-Microphone-Studio-Voice-Isolation/dp/B00G2KP10G/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1432416344&sr=8-2&keywords=mic+sound+box

I've ordered the foam and just need to put it all together. I've also heard that recording in the car can be useful because it has a lot of material that can absorb sound nicely.

OK, so my question is, with my situation, do I want to be using a combination of all of these to remove as much background sounds as possible? Is that the main goal? Should I use that wind filter, with the mic box while in my car to get the most clear recordings without a lot of background garbage? What do you guys think would be a good starting point? Thanks!
#2
A. What are you recording?
B. I think you can safely pick between the car and the box, you don't need both (pick the box)
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#3
Wind screens are for reducing wind noise and the best one is called a dead cat. It works great outdoors in high winds. Background static sounds like a different problem. Bad cord?
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#4
Quote by Sid McCall
A. What are you recording?
B. I think you can safely pick between the car and the box, you don't need both (pick the box)

Great, thanks! I am recording my voice. A singing track for the songs I'm writing.

Quote by Cajundaddy
Wind screens are for reducing wind noise and the best one is called a dead cat. It works great outdoors in high winds. Background static sounds like a different problem. Bad cord?

Ah, gotcha. OK, so I misunderstood what I was getting. I won't be recording outdoors at all.
I shouldn't have said static... Maybe fuzzy is a better word. But, either way, I could certainly try a new cord as well. If that makes a difference, it would be an easy fix.
#5
If you'd like, you can upload a clip to soundcloud and share it here for us, maybe somewhere here can identify the noise in your recording and suggest a specific solution.

Good luck!
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#6
Quote by Sid McCall
If you'd like, you can upload a clip to soundcloud and share it here for us, maybe somewhere here can identify the noise in your recording and suggest a specific solution.

Good luck!

Awesome, I'd appreciate that. If I'm still having problem after making my sound box thingy, I'll give that a shot. Thanks.