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Old 25th January 2013
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🎧 15 years
VO Mics needed

Hey folks,

I have to go out and buy ~6 budget ($200-$400) mics for a VO series with amateur male and female actors (fun fun) and am sorta at a loss. I'm considering the MK4, NT2-a, Bluebird, and se2200. While I have a lot of experience with better mics (neumann, schoeps...) but i've never heard any of these.

any thoughts? I also hope that I could mix and match (maybe 3 of one and 3 of another) and not effect the mix too greatly by miss matched room tone.

-t
Old 25th January 2013
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Those are all nice mics.

Personally, I highly recommend the Shure KSM32. Sounds great on just about anything.
Old 25th January 2013 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by guitarboy94 ➑️
Those are all nice mics.

Personally, I highly recommend the Shure KSM32. Sounds great on just about anything.
Thanks, but this one is a little out of our budget range. I've got about $2k to spend on 6 mics

So how about the super55 (saw the ad at the top of the page) for a non LDC for VO. I know those are meant as stage vocal mice and such, but i know the client would love seeing them. (damn clients)

-t
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Understand. I've got one in mint condition I could give you a deal on. Up to you, though.

Quote:
Originally Posted by logiclust ➑️
Thanks, but this one is a little out of our budget range. I've got about $2k to spend on 6 mics

So how about the super55 (saw the ad at the top of the page) for a non LDC for VO. I know those are meant as stage vocal mice and such, but i know the client would love seeing them. (damn clients)

-t
Old 25th January 2013
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I would seriously consider the studio projects B1 (or B3). Google the reviews.
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Originally Posted by JohnRick ➑️
I would seriously consider the studio projects B1 (or B3). Google the reviews.
oh yeah, forgot about them. Tanks!
Old 25th January 2013
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Wink

IMHO put the Electro-Voice EV RE16 microphone, or EV RE320 on the shortlist.

The variable-D techology on them can save you tons of headaches with
inexperienced VO talent. This is part of the reason why the more expensive
the RE20 is so popular in the VO world.

BTW less expensive doesn't neccesarily mean lesser sounding in that last comment.

And if I wasn't set on vocal mics, would want 2nd/next "dibs" on Patrick's super 55!

Chris
Old 25th January 2013 | Show parent
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Quote:
Originally Posted by chessparov ➑️
IMHO put the Electro-Voice EV RE16 microphone, or EV RE320 on the shortlist.

The variable-D techology on them can save you tons of headaches with
inexperienced VO talent. This is part of the reason why the more expensive
the RE20 is so popular in the VO world.

BTW less expensive doesn't neccesarily mean lesser sounding in that last comment.

And if I wasn't set on vocal mics, would want 2nd/next "dibs" on Patrick's super 55!

Chris
i had meant to say thanks regarding the B1/B2. Thanks for the EV suggestion. i will attempt a shoot out locally..
Old 18th April 2013
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well, i ended up with a pair of at4040's and a pair of mk4's. i like the mk4 but am rather unhappy with the 4040's. i've had to exchange one of them twice already with power issues. after just a couple of hours of use, some low frequency garbage started creeping in while the other 4040 remained clean. took the one back and its replacement started doing the same after a while. maybe a bad run, but i won't be buying any more of those.

i was also given loaner 2035s and liked those more than the 4040s.
Old 18th April 2013 | Show parent
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🎧 5 years
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Originally Posted by logiclust ➑️
i was also given loaner 2035s and liked those more than the 4040s.
Since the 2035 are less than half the price compared to the 4040s and you are having problems with the 4040s i would get the shop to replace the 4040s with 2035s and give the difference back to you to spend on something else.
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have you considered any of the oktavas? they're cheap and work well for this type of work; i've used the hypercardioid mk12 for boom work on film and they're fantastic. the mk12 body also can utilize a bunch of different capsules--the 101 is a good LDC capsule that i'd recommend on a budget.
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