Choosing a microphone for your voice over studio can be challenging. It is usually a tug of war between what you think you need and your wallet. The best solution is usually found in the experimentation. It isn’t something you should take lightly and do too quickly. Try and get as much money as you can ready for the acquisition. You want to buy the best microphone you can afford, but you also want to make sure it is a microphone that compliments your voice.
Things to consider before you make the final decision:
Now go and test as many microphones as you can at expert audio dealers.
As many as you can!
Need a good recommendation for a microphone you must try? Neumann TLM-103… It is a U87 without the settings a voice over artist won’t need. It is expensive, but it is magic for most voices.
Last but not least, ask your friends in the industry. Sound Engineers and other artists in the industry are valuable sources of information. Often enough you will even find folks willing to lend you a microphone or two to test on your system at your home studio.
Sound Engineers are extremely valuable sources of information regarding microphones and audio gear.