We used this mic system to record presentations by connecting it directly into a digital video camera. However, the constant high pitched chirping and static noise has made all the recordings virtually useless. Tried different settings, to no avail. What's tricky is that this noise impossible to detect in the headphone monitors while taping. For a beginner/garage band use, this may be the perfect package, especially considering its price and that it includes the mic, stand, and cable.