Voice over Voice acting: which mic?

Discussion in 'Microphones Forum' started by Cresta, Apr 17, 2010.

  1. Cresta

    Cresta

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    Hi all,

    long time no see! wow many changes here :)

    today I have a question for you: which mic would you suggest (with a budget up to 300$) to get the best results from the voice of a male voice actor? (I'll add spider stand + pop filter by default)

    many thanks
  2. Utopia

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    Try to get ahold of one of the Winter Olympics Shure SM7Bs - I saw one for sale at NAB for 250$. That fits a male voice well.

    But make sure your preamp can boost a bunch without adding it's own noise - the output is pretty low.
  3. Jeemy

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    Apparently the Heil PR40 is also good, its possible Heil do other models even more suited to this. I believe they were a broadcast mic manufacturer originally. I own both the SM7b and the PR40 but we now just default to a U87 for voiceovers, it works better we think.
  4. lostindundee

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    Hi Jeemy

    How do the SM7b and PR40 compare in your estimation? I hear that the PR40 has a certain condenser-like sheen to it?

    Is it worth having both or are they to samey?


    Cheers

    LiD
  5. Cresta

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    many thanks for your answers, I will dig into this :)
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