Voice mastering

Discussion in 'Mastering' started by luigi, Jul 2, 2003.

  1. luigi

    luigi Guest


    I want to make professional voice recordings for radio and TV commercials.
    Can somebody please advise me if an AKG 3000 mic and a ROLAND VS2400CD is sufficient and a good choice in order to do this. Or is there better cheaper alternatives for this.

  2. Alécio Costa - Brazil

    Alécio Costa - Brazil Distinguished Member

    Mar 19, 2002
    I think it is really oka. But if you intend only to record vocals and instrumental beds, why spend so much money with the VS?

    I was imagining if you could save some money and buy a much better mic like the AT4040 or the At4050. I have them and are far superior than C3000, C3000Bs, C2000Bs and so.

  3. Jon Best

    Jon Best Active Member

    Mar 18, 2001
    Depends on if you're going to do music and background stuff, too. If you have a computer, you'd probably be best off with a better mic (like Alecio says) and a Digidesign M-box or Digi001, as most post houses you'll be feeding files to are going to have Pro Tools. That way, you can hand them mixes, or raw tracks within or outside a PT session, at several different sample rates and bit depths, depending on what they require.

  4. luigi

    luigi Guest

    Thanks for the info.

    Today I went to major multibrand professional audio shop and they recommendend
    besides a good voice, a very good condenser microphone and a very good pre-amp with voice enhancement features.

    For the microfone they (unfortunately ?!) recommended the AKG3000B or AT4033a.

    For the pre-amp they considered either the Voice Master Pro or the Ultravoice Digital VX2496.

    Can somebody please inform me if I was well advise by the "audio consultant" in the shop and also if I would lose out if I selected the cheaper AKG3000B + Ultravoice combination instead of the much more expensive AT4033a + Voice Master Pro combination.

    Your help would certainly be mostly appreciated as next week I intend to buy the equipment (still unsure of exactly what equipment).
  5. Jon Best

    Jon Best Active Member

    Mar 18, 2001
    Crown CM700 mic, Mackie 1202 VLZ, RNC compressor.

    If you can't do voiceover with that $600ish combo, you're barking up the wrong career.

    you're going to irritate people with the edge on both of those mics, although maybe that will be a good thing. The Mackie's EQ will give you some nasty edge if you want it.


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