Sound Treatment

Audio Equipment Suggestions For Voice-Over 

I'm often asked my suggestions for voice-over audio equipment. So, I've gathered a list of products that I believe are good investments. I only suggest products that I have worked with personally. The following links are links to affiliate websites, and I receive an affiliate commission for any purchases made by you on the affiliate website using such links. My affiliates include Sweetwater and Waves.

A few words about Sweetwater.com. I purchase all of the audio gear for my personal studio from Sweetwater. They have the best selection, price, helpful staff and customer service hands down. My "guy" at Sweetwater is Aaron Tremain [email protected] or (800) 222-4700 x1722.

Voice-Over Microphones

I think these microphones are excellent choices for Voice-Over work, in my opinion. Microphones on the Budget list below are the most inexpensive microphones offering a near-professional sound. These choices won't prevent you from moving forward; however, there's room for improvement. Mics on the Professional list cost more but deliver more resolution, features and build quality and are common in the industry. Microphones on the Luxury list are mics identified as favorites for voice when the budget is not a factor. There are other microphones, but these are the ones I suggest.


Shure SM7B Cardioid Dynamic Vocal Microphone

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Electro-Voice RE20 Dynamic Broadcast Microphone with Variable-D

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Roswell Audio
Mini k87

Condenser microphone with neutral & transparent voicing

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MKH 416

Sennheiser MKH 416 Shotgun Condenser Microphone

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TLM 103

Neumann TLM 103 Large-diaphragm Condenser Microphone - Nickel

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MK 4

Sennheiser MK 4 Large-diaphragm Condenser Microphone

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Rode NT1 Kit Condenser Microphone with SM6 Shock Mount and Pop Filter

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LCT 440

Lewitt LCT 440 PURE Condenser Microphone

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Sony C-80

Sony C-80 Uni-directional
Condenser Microphone

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Voice-Over Plugins

⭐️ Waves Scheps Omni Channel

The sound of classic analog channel strips, with the diverse sonic color and flexible sound-shaping possibilities available only in digital.

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⭐️ Waves F6 Floating-Band Dynamic EQ

F6 is ideal for isolating specific problems on individual tracks and fixing them transparently only when they pop out.

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⭐️ Waves
StudioRack FREE

Smart plugin chainer that combines VST3 plugins and their settings, now with StudioVerse: Thousands of mix-ready chains w/ AI search

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Waves Vitamin Sonic Enhancer Plugin

A parallel multiband harmonic enhancer with five individual bands that truly complements and enhances the original signal.

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Waves L2 Ultramaximizer

For mixing, mastering, and more, the L2’s legendary combination of look-ahead brickwall peak limiting, level maximization, and ultra high resolution 

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iZotope RX 10 Standard Audio Repair Software

Audio Restoration and Repair Software with AI-assisted Processing (the photo editor of the audio world).


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iZotope RX Elements Audio Repair Plug-in Suite

Audio Restoration and Repair Plug-in Suite with AI-assisted Processing. Uses machine learning to solve audio issues.

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Massenburg DesignWorks® MDWEQ5

Parametric Equalizer by Universal Audio. Ultra-clean, with zero color and zero distortion. For UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces.


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AMS Neve® DFC Channel Strip

The AMS Neve DFC (Digital Film Console) is the ultimate, purpose-built console for multi-format film dubbing and TV post production at the highest level.

Buy From Universal Audio

Waves Studio Rack

The Waves Studio Rack is a plugin chainer that holds Waves and VST3 plugins and their settings.

Download Free

Voice-Over Audio Interfaces

Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 3rd Gen USB Audio Interface

USB 2.0 Audio Interface, 2-in/2-out, 24-bit/192kHz, with 2 Mic/Line/Instrument Inputs, Switchable Air Mode, USB Bus Power, and Bundled Software

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Audient iD4 MKII USB-C Audio Interface

2-in/2-out USB-C Audio Interface with 1 Microphone Preamp, 1 JFET DI, Bus Power, 2 Headphone Outputs, and Software Bundle - Mac/PC/iOS

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Universal Audio Apollo Twin X DUO

10-in/6-out, 24-bit/192kHz, Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface with 2 Unison Preamps

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Solid State Logic SSL2 2x2 USB Audio Interface

USB Audio Interface, 2-in/4-out, with 2 Mic/Line/Instrument Preamps, 4K Legacy Mode, MIDI I/O, USB Bus Power

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Voice-Over Acoustic Treatment

Gik Acoustics 244 Bass Traps

244 Bass Trap with FlexRange Technology. Among professionals, the 244 Bass Trap with its 5.25″ thickness has gained a reputation for excellence in recording studios and throughout the music industry. The 244 Bass trap includes our patented FlexRange Technology, which allows you to customize your listening or recording environment to perfection – from extended bass absorption via optional Range Limiter technology to diffusion of higher frequencies through an included Scatter Plate.

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Voice-Over Audio Accessories


Get the best possible audio output from your low-output dynamic and ribbon mics with up to +25dB of gain

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sE Electronics Dynamite

Active In-line Preamp for Passive Dynamic and Ribbon Mics with 28dB of Gain

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Triton Audio Fethead

FET-style In-line Microphone Preamplifier offering up to 27dB of clean boost

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