The world of podcasting has been on a rapid uphill climb over recent years, and even more-so now in 2020. Lately, it seems more and more people have either been listening to more podcasts, or deciding to start their own. With that said, the more podcasts grow in popularity, the higher demand it creates for affordable, yet quality recording hardware. To many who are just starting out, a likely outlier is in the realm of USB microphones for simplicity’s sake. Now, it seems Behringer has thrown its name into the possibility ring with its newest USB microphone, Bigfoot.
Behringer Bigfoot USB Features
Aiming a not-so-subtle spin off of the name and design of the Yeti, arguably one of today’s most popular USB products from Blue Microphones, it seems Behringer has high hopes for Bigfoot. The front side of the mic provides users with a very straightforward design. Under the Behringer logo sits a single button to toggle a ‘mute’ function. Just below that is a volume knob, so users can control the overall output volume coming through their headphones. On its backside, the Behringer Bigfoot has two more functions. First is a polar pattern selector knob, with up to four available patterns — omni, bi-directional, cardioid, and stereo modes. Underneath that, of course, is a knob to adjust the gain of Bigfoot’s built-in preamp.
Loaded with three high quality capsules, Bigfoot lends itself as quite an ideal contender for any podcaster or internet personality just getting their footing. Users will easily be able to plug in and get straight to creating content, without much else hassle at all. As expected, the Bigfoot microphone will be recognized by, and work with any digital recording software such as Logic Pro and Audacity, and most other softwares used for streaming to Twitch or YouTube, at up to 48kHz, 24 bit audio. Behringer is expected to make the Bigfoot available very soon, with a market price to be determined as of yet. However we’ll likely see something at least below that of the Blue Yeti microphone, as it seems to be attempting to compete with the product in every other aspect. As we’ve seen before, the company is certainly no stranger to successful clone attempts of popular microphones.