Finding a microphone that will highlight your talent as a voice actor, and bring confidence to your records can be a bit of a challenge. As the microphone will be like the last step that will consummate all the previous steps we have mentioned before (script, tone, directing). In this article, we will help you to know the various types of microphones to perform your script to the fullest.
Considered criteria to get the best voiceover microphone
have you ever go shopping without looking into your wallet first? I don’t think so, money is one of the most important factors in purchasing anyway, how much do you have?
According to the answer either you will narrow the options down or enlarge your scale of varieties
In fact, the more you add to your budget the best option you can get which will reflect on the sound quality, however, it doesn’t seem like you will break the bank but we also talk about long term equipment for your career
2. Trial of many mics:
Take this as a piece of a tip, try many options of microphones- as much as you can of course – and start to compare between voice quality of them
Stay away from hanging mics:
Another piece of advice don’t pick those hanged microphones, because they are not the best option for voice over recording, always go to the steady and stable ones.
Know more about Acoustics engineering rule here,
Types of microphones
Here are the most common microphones used in voice-over recording:
( most recommended) pretty common as it is highly sensitive and has a high level of purity comparing to the rest types except that it requires a high degree of sound insulation as it picks up strongly the surrounding sounds in varying degrees depending on the quality of the microphones and its sensitivity.
The second recommended type, In fact, its suitable for large spaces like parties because its sensitivity is less than the condenser microphones, and works on pick up the corresponding sound from the opposite side specifically, ( the talker mouth who is standing right in front of it ), it is suitable for individual use
They are produced by Zoom company. The most distinctive thing about these microphones is that they are recorded on the same device using a memory card without the need for Realtek audio or a computer.
Connections and cables that match with microphones
- The first type is the XLR cables and this type of cables is used by connecting it to the opposite side with what is called the Audio Interface or the Realtek Audio, as there are no outputs and inputs to the XLR connections directly, and usually, the audio commentators use this type of links, and then they Connect the Realtek Audio to the computer via the USB connection.
- The second type is USB connections: newer than the XLR cables and lower cost
Typically, XLR mics are “more professional” and USB microphones for pretty much any budget.
Voiceover studio setup
This process doesn’t only include microphones, however, microphones still the most item that worthy of attention, it concerns about other stuff too, like how you create a suitable environment for recording without any disturbance, a good pair of headphones that could be comfortable and you would be able to wear it for hours, appropriate software would make you able to record, edit and tidy your records and a voice interface or a connection between your pc and microphone like XLR cables or anything
Each previous point we will talk about it in detail later in up-coming articles.
At last, we in Ragab’s voice can help you record your voice, write your script, do you’re mixing, sound design or rent you our studio for a mega-hit record.