Can you recommend a microphone? Will the microphone I have be good enough?
You don’t need a fancy microphone to get started with FarPlay. Pretty much any microphone will do. On Mac, you can simply plug in headphones or earbuds with a built-in mic, like the wired EarPods Apple used to supply with iPhones, and get latency nearly as low as you would with an external audio interface.
If you’re using FarPlay for a latency-sensitive application (example: rehearsing rhythmic music), we recommend avoiding the built-in mic on Macs from 2016 and later (to be clear, we’re referring to the mic built into the body of the computer itself), which adds 30 ms of latency.
Also, it’s often difficult to get low-latency audio using the integrated sound card on a Windows PC, so we recommend that Windows users who want to make music online use an audio interface (the Focusrite Scarlett is a popular choice) with an external mic (a basic mic like the Behringer C-1 is fine for capturing sound while moving back and forth between a piano, a desk, etc. in a rehearsal space).
If you don’t already own an external audio interface, but want to have the higher quality sound that an external microphone offers, you may want to consider an all-in-one solution like the Blue Yeti.
For more recommendations, visit https://farplay.io/requirements/.
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