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Voice Over Equipment Suggestions

Budget Mics
Pro Mics
Luxury Mics
USB Interfaces
Accessories
Plugins

Headphones

Model: Sony MDR 7506
Use:
 Broadcast / Studio

This extremely high-quality, unobtrusive, lightweight reference headphone has been engineered to be comfortable to wear for extended periods. They are ideal for studio use and are very popular among professional broadcasters. An additional benefit to these headphones is that when the ear pads wear out, replacement pads are inexpensive and make them feel brand new again.

Pro Co Cables

Use: Mic to Interface Connections

 

Pro Co offers excellent quality at a reasonable price. Anything higher end is overkill, and anything less is a risk. Pro Co cables are a good balance, and the color tags are helpful when you're under your desk (in the dark) trying to figure out what cable goes where. And they're available in 1.5 feet, 5 feet, 10 feet, 20 feet, and 25 feet lengths.

sE Electronics Dynamite

Use: Gain Boost For Dynamic Mics

 

You may be experiencing noise and lower quality because you are not using a mic booster on your Dynamic Microphone. Dynamic mics can work wonderfully for voice-over, but microphone activators are required for dynamic microphones. So I'd prioritize this purchase for your setup. A good clue that this may be an issue for you is when you find it necessary to turn your interface gain all the way or nearly all the way to get a good recording level. The mic booster will resolve this problem. The Dynamite is a good choice if you have a dynamic microphone that needs an active inline preamp, providing up to +28db of clean and consistent gain: Class A electronics and high-grade FET's. Low output imdepance, all-metal casing, and gold-plated XLR connector. These are necessary for most Dynamic Microphones in a voice-over studio setup.

 Cloudlifter

Use: Gain Boost For Dynamic Mics

 

You may be experiencing noise and lower quality because you are not using a mic booster on your Dynamic Microphone. Dynamic mics can work wonderfully for voice-over, but microphone activators are required for dynamic microphones. So I'd prioritize this purchase for your setup. A good clue that this may be an issue for you is when you find it necessary to turn your interface gain all the way or nearly all the way to get a good recording level. The mic booster will resolve this problem. The Cloudlifter is a 1-channel +25dB In-line Microphone Preamplifier. The gain boost provided by your Cloudlifter lets your mic pre-work more efficiently, giving you the levels you need without the noise. These are necessary for most Dynamic Microphones in a voice-over studio setup.

DBX 286s

Use: Mic processor
Features: Channel Strip, with Compressor, Expander/Gate, De-Esser, and Enhancer.

 

When you need a fast way to get an excellent voice-over sound without plugins and post-production, this is what you need. It's the most popular microphone processor in the broadcast industry and is a no-brainer for podcasts. It's Chinese-made, inexpensive for the sound it offers, and awesome. However, if you use it constantly (powered on 24/7), don't count on it lasting longer than a few years. When mine crapped out (as will yours eventually), I ordered a new one the same day. They're that good. Cheaper units are a waste of money (in my opinion), and the better quality units that offer the same effects for voice-over are four times the price.   See the DBX 286s in action on voice over here.

Atlas Mic Stand

Use: Microphone Insurance

 

There are tons of cheap $20 mic stands, and they're all the same. If you're looking for a cheap stand, take your pick. I am only suggesting this one because it matters at a certain point in your voice-over career, and here's why. There will be a time when you are ready for a legit mic stand. You'll want an extra heavy and solid stand when you mount your new, expensive microphone. This Atlas stand is your insurance if you don't want your new mic to fall or get knocked over. It is heavy and solid and will confidently support your expensive microphone. Get one, and you'll understand.

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