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Rode NT1

Type: Condenser
Diaphragm Size: Large
Pattern: Cardioid 

Professional voice over artists are recording successfully for clients with this microphone. If you are on a tight budget, it may be worth reaching up to this level microphone. Although there may be better sounding microphones, you can't argue with  it's success.

Lewitt LCT 440 Pure

Type: Condenser
Diaphragm Size: Large
Pattern: Cardioid 

This microphone wouldn't be on my radar if it wasn't for the fact that many of my clients use it and I like the sound. It has a very smooth frequency resons in the low to mid range. It's a terefic mic for the price and it also looks pretty cool too.

Audio Technica 4040

Type: Condenser
Diaphragm Size: Large
Pattern: Cardioid 

This microphone is great for broadcasting or voice over but it's also very versitile if you are planning to record instruments. It's exceptional at capturing transient responses which is our consonants when it comes to voice over. This is a mic that would stay in your collection for a while.

Rode NT1000

Type: Condenser
Diaphragm Size: Large
Pattern: Cardioid 

The first time I heard a voice over on this microphone, I immediately looked it up online to see it's specs. In my opinion, it delivers a sound beyond it's price. It shines on vocals as well as voice over. It's a wonderful choice if you are upgrading from a budget microphone. You'll immediately hear the difference.

AKG C214

Type: Condenser
Diaphragm Size: Large
Pattern: Cardioid 

The AKG C214 is one of my favorite microphones. To me it has a classic look and sounds amazing. The difference between this and a budget mic is almost shocking. The first thing you'll notice is how sensitive it is. It seems to pick up every little detail. The C214 is the "smaller brother" to the famous AKG C414, which is considered legendary and has been a studio staple for over 50 years. The C214 is "bright," meaning it emphasizes the higher frequencies. It's said to have the same sonic characteristics that made the C414 range so popular. There has been some concerns about AKG's new parent company and their potential to compromise the quality of the microphone line. That wouldn't stop me from considering a new C214.

Sennheiser MK4

Type: Condenser
Diaphragm Size: Large
Pattern: Cardioid 

I own several several Sennheiser microphons and I've used many more. I don't own an MK4 but I will because it sounds awesome. I recently heard it paired with a Focusrite Solo and a DBX 286s and I was enamoured with the voice over sound it captured. The detail and fullness of this microphone has me wanting one for my collection.

Shure SM7B

Type: Dynamic
Pattern: Cardioid 

The Shure SM7B is a classic broadcast microphone and you'll find it hanging from boom stands in voice over, ADR, radio and podcast studios around the world. It is commonly used in live music applications and is great at rejecting surrounding noise. The SM7B features a big, thick bold sound for voice over. It is important to note that it is a dynamic microphone. This means that it will require additional gain and may require an additional preamp or line booster like the Cloudlifter to achieve a proper recording level. The SM7B is a great choice and will hold it's value if you ever decied to sell it.

ElectroVoice RE20

Type: Dynamic
Pattern: Cardioid 

The Electro-Voice RE20 is the broadcast studio voice-over standard. It's been a staple for announcer pros and it's been used for years. The RE20 is different from other mics especially because of how it eliminates bass-boosting "proximity effect" when used close. In other words, you can get right up to the mic and it doesn't increase the low boom-ie sound like other mics can. The RE20 is a dynamic microphone so it will require gain from an additional preamp to achieve a strong recording level

Austrian Audio OC18

Type: Condenser
Diaphragm Size: Large
Pattern: Cardioid 

There's a real buzz about the Austrian Audio company. Apparently, when the AKG offices closed in Vienna after the company was sold in 2016, members of the AKG Vienna engineering team created Austrian Audio. This microphone was created by the same people responsible for the earlier version of the AKG C414, but on their terms. The OC18 is receiving nothing but rave reviews from voice over artists. The sound of the OC18 can be described as rich, clear and full. If you've been considering an AKG C414 for your collection, you may want to consider the Austrian Audio OC18.

Sennheiser MKH 416

Type: Shotgun Condenser
Pattern: Hypercardioid 

The Sennheiser MKH 416 is Hollywood's go-to microphone for film and TV dialog. It is very popular among the pro voice over world and for good reason. It sounds great. It has a super smooth frequency response and has a super-cardioid/lobar pick up pattern which means it rejects side noise very well. This is the type of microphone that gets passed to the next generation and stays in the family.

AKG C414 XLII

Type: Condenser
Diaphragm Size: Large
Pattern: Cardioid 

Because of this microphone's ability to handle many different sources, it can be found in some of the world's top broadcast facilities, studios, and performance venues. From a voice over perspective, you'd likely only use one of it's 9 pick up patterns. The voice over artists who invest in this microphone will regret waiting so long before purchasing. It's not cheap, but it boasts all of the bells and whistles you'd ever need in a voice over mic, even a red clipping LED on the face. It features a low noise amp circuit and a presence boost rather than a neutral frequency response.

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