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mic options for vo Dynamic Microphones
Old 18th October 2007
Gear Maniac

mic options for vo

I have recorded tons of vo's over my years in the business. I have "better" mics, but thought I'd take a shot at the Sputnik for a session. I have a client (owner of a retail store) who records his own vo's. Not a great voice but very distinctive - and he's been the voice of the company for many years.

I thought I'd try the Sputnik for the heck of it. I didn't expect a lot - I usually like the sound of a 416 or a umt70s, depending on the pitch. Well the Sputnik surprised me. Punchy and warm. Rolled off the bottom - gave him a little more mids and a little touch at 8K - it worked extremely well. Even heard some chest, which I've never heard with him before.

Besides the sm7 or RE20, does anyone else have any other suggestions for a cheap mic that works well for vo?

I love this stuff!

Old 18th October 2007
Gear Maniac
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You should do a search. There are many threads about this.

I work with many VO talent and many use the TLM 103, some use mics by GT, Studio Projects, and MXL (to name a few on the lower end). But what works for some will not necessarily work for all. As always, the voice and the environment should dictate what mic works best for each individual.
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