Monday, December 17, 2007

The Best Microphone For Voice Over



Ah ha ! Caught you ! Did you think it was that simple ? Opinions amongst VO and production people about the best mics are like.... er well, you know the phrase that ends in everybody has one ! So I'm not going to express an opinion either way. One thing I have found in my short time in this business is what sounds great on one voice sounds not so great on another.

Then there's mic snobbery balanced against mic envy. The guy/gal with the most expensive mic will always hear But it's not what you have, it's how you use it ! So if you're in the process of setting up your home studio and you've heard all the blurb from folks saying X mic is better than Y mic, you may be interested in the following blindfold mic test from Transcom. Try it out - no cheating now ! You might also want to read the opinions of a radio/production guru over at the Audiomasters Forum.

My own mic ? I like my Rode NT1A (pictured), but only because it suits me. Other products are available...as they say !

4 comments:

Kris Daniels said...

I know the feeling. I've been searching for the right kind of mic for ages. I've decided to stick with the one I have now until I can find a mic that gives me great quality but can also handle my voice without having to spend ages mastering the audio.

BigMouthStudio said...

Hi Alan... Here all along I thought you were using a Neumann...and come to find out you use a Rode? You Snob!

Kindest Regards

Jerry McCrae
BigMouthStudio.com

:-)

Alan said...

I don't even think I could afford the shock mount for Neumann... wait a minute, it's Christmas...I couldn't even afford the foam shield, Jerry !

BigMouthStudio said...

What a SNOB! HA... That is to funny..... Hey look what I got for Christmas... The foam POP shield for a Neumann... In 100 years I should be able to buy the microphone.

Kindest Regards,

Jerry McCrae
BigMouthStudio.com