The No.1 Website for Pro Audio
Recommendations for mic and pre-amp for voice over work
Old 13th May 2013
  #1
Here for the gear
 
🎧 5 years
Recommendations for mic and pre-amp for voice over work

I am building a small basement studio to record dry commercial voice-overs. I will be interfacing with my iMac. From what I can see there are a LOT of options for microphones and audio interfaces.

Can anyone (particularly any commercial producers) recommend a sweet sounding microphone to make my voice shine? I am thinking in the $1000 range.

Can you also recommend a good quality audio interface with a sweet pre-amp? I don't need much more than a couple of mic inputs.

Any suggestions and comments are very much appreciated.

Many thanks for the help!
Old 14th May 2013
  #2
Lives for gear
 
1 Review written
🎧 10 years
Quote:
Originally Posted by jdhanley ➡️
I am building a small basement studio to record dry commercial voice-overs. I will be interfacing with my iMac. From what I can see there are a LOT of options for microphones and audio interfaces.

Can anyone (particularly any commercial producers) recommend a sweet sounding microphone to make my voice shine? I am thinking in the $1000 range.

Can you also recommend a good quality audio interface with a sweet pre-amp? I don't need much more than a couple of mic inputs.

Any suggestions and comments are very much appreciated.

Many thanks for the help!
There are a bunch of great mics around $1000. Blackspade UM17, Advanced Audio CM47, and many more. Pair any of these with an Apogee Duet 2 and that's a perfect VO rig to start out. Add high end pres and comps later if you want, but that a simple setup to get you going.
Old 16th May 2013 | Show parent
  #3
Here for the gear
 
🎧 5 years
Quote:
Originally Posted by alexevans917 ➡️
There are a bunch of great mics around $1000. Blackspade UM17, Advanced Audio CM47, and many more. Pair any of these with an Apogee Duet 2 and that's a perfect VO rig to start out. Add high end pres and comps later if you want, but that a simple setup to get you going.
Interesting. I don't think I've come across these brands before. How do they compare with the likes of an AKG C414 (keeping in mind this will be used for dry voice overs)?

Thanks!
Old 2nd July 2013
  #4
Here for the gear
 
🎧 5 years
My Advanced Audio CM47 just arrived today. Thanks for the recommendation! Looking forward to trying it out!
Old 2nd July 2013 | Show parent
  #5
Registered User
 
🎧 15 years
Quote:
Originally Posted by jdhanley ➡️
My Advanced Audio CM47 just arrived today. Thanks for the recommendation! Looking forward to trying it out!
Sweet! I have the CM47SE and it sounds awesome on voiceover.
📝 Reply

Similar Threads

Thread / Thread Starter Replies / Views Last Post
replies: 1799 views: 448433
Avatar for schmudd
schmudd 18th December 2016
replies: 181 views: 61604
Avatar for Jawnwolff
Jawnwolff 16th June 2022
replies: 11 views: 4414
Avatar for nick8801
nick8801 23rd October 2013
replies: 121 views: 31467
Avatar for Sigfried Chicken
Sigfried Chicken 6th November 2017
Topic:
Post Reply

Welcome to the Gearspace Pro Audio Community!

Registration benefits include:
  • The ability to reply to and create new discussions
  • Access to members-only giveaways & competitions
  • Interact with VIP industry experts in our guest Q&As
  • Access to members-only sub forum discussions
  • Access to members-only Chat Room
  • Get INSTANT ACCESS to the world's best private pro audio Classifieds for only USD $20/year
  • Promote your eBay auctions and Reverb.com listings for free
  • Remove this message!
You need an account to post a reply. Create a username and password below and an account will be created and your post entered.


 
 
Slide to join now Processing…

Forum Jump
Forum Jump