What Microphone Does Markiplier Use? (Updated For 2022)

What He Uses (NEW 2018!):

What He Recommends*:

Shure KSM44A

Audio Technica AT2020 +

 Shock Mount

*See video at the bottom for Markiplier’s mic recommendations

Looking to start your own Vlog and want to know what microphone Markiplier uses? 

You won’t go wrong emulating Markiplier. His 17 million subscribers is a testament to his skill as a YouTube content creator.

However, for those starting out, the KSM44A may be a little expensive for your first microphone. If this is the case, we suggest checking out the Audio Technica AT2020. A great beginner microphone! 

First coming onto the scene in 2012, Mark Edward Fischbach, otherwise known as Markiplier, has since created the 22nd most watched YouTube channel.

 He currently has over 14 million subscribers with a cumulative 6 billion views. He primarily focuses on what’s called Let’s Play content creation where he records himself playing video games. He specializes in the horror and action genres. 

His videos are often full of high energy and profanity. He has grown to be one of the most well-known YouTube content creators of his day. ​He ranks among the most successful YouTube content creators and thus has a lot of revenue to play with.

With so much money, Markiplier definitely has the means to select the best equipment.

Although he generally doesn’t show his microphone, we’ve caught a glimpse of his old microphone (Shure PG27) in the video below. 

As mentioned above, this microphone will most likely be over budget for many of you. If it does happen to be within your budget, or you just want the best equipment, the Shure PG27 is a professional quality microphone. 

Shure PG27

  • Large diaphragm cartridge provides wider dynamic range for clear highs and strong lows
  • Cardioid polar pattern picks up audio from the source while rejecting unwanted noise
  • High-pass filter for additional control of unwanted low-end signal
  • -15dB switchable attenuator for additional SPL versatility

Shure PG27

This microphone is perfect for anyone with some recording experience looking to bring things to the next level.

The sound quality is fantastic and the build quality is incredibly durable. You will need an audio interface if you plan on inputting the audio to your computer. 

This can be an additional expense for those looking to purchase a set up from scratch. However, this can be avoided if you purchase a USB microphone, or buy an XLR to USB adaptor for the SHURE (be careful about power requirements). 

Cardioid mics such as this are ideal for recording vocals. They are perfectly suited to picking up all the natural dynamics that your voice produces.

They are much more sensitive than their dynamic mic counterparts because they have a might lighter diaphragm and delicate internal electronics. These internal electronics do require power, so you will either need an audio interface or a phantom power supply.

The power requirements for this mic may also limit which devices you can record the sound on. For example, you won’t be able to send enough power from a tablet or a smartphone. You most likely will need a plugged in laptop computer or a desktop computer. 

This microphone is better suited for those who are looking for an upgrade. If you are just starting out, you may want to avoid all the headache of the audio interface and just go with a great starter mic, such as the Audio Technica AT2020.  

There have been many comments regarding the accuracy of the sound quality. It’s been reported that the highs are crystal clear and the low-end is warm around round. 

Note: If you are finding the microphone level to be very quiet, you are most likely underpowered and need to upgrade your phantom power source to a higher output. 

Bottom Line: A great mic for those looking to upgrade into the big leagues. Not the best choice for the beginner Vlogger as it will require some additional hardware. 

Markiplier’s Microphone Recommendation

Are you just starting out and would like to know which microphone Markiplier recommends? The video below shows his choice of microphone for anyone looking to get started in VLogging. I hope this helps! You can check out the price of the mic on Amazon here

He mentions it at 1:10:50. 

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My name is Glen. I've been in the audio world for over 15 years. I love reviewing audio equipment and solving audio related problems.

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