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Old March 5th, 2011, 05:58 AM   #16
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Re: Voice Over Mic Recommendations

I must say I'm surprised you don't like the sound of the 3000 - perhaps a bit bright for my taste, but to my ears, much nicer to listen to than a 416 close in. I wonder if as just posted, it's the warmth of the proximity effect that you like - if so, moving the 3000 in close will sound quite similar - BUT you need a popper stopper to rein in the plosives in the breath.

When I need a warmer sound, I use an Oktava 319, which is noted for the warmer tone, compared to AKGs which do tend to be brighter.

I'd suggest that price isn't a good indicator here, but rather it's something your ears need to like - so try all sorts that you can borrow or get on demo, until you find one that works for you. The U87 is always quite expensive but the TLM103 is worth a look, and half the price.
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Old March 5th, 2011, 07:54 AM   #17
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Re: Voice Over Mic Recommendations

A decent large diaphragm will get alot more miles out of it by going thru a Channel strip type device.
usually comes with a nice pre-amp, a EQ and a nice compressor section.
one of these boxes will do wonders to make the sound more like what you have in your head.
presonus, focusrite, avalon, are some of the more popular ones out there, ART makes some as well but I've never been impressed with their stuff

look into it, it might make your 3000 worth a second listen.
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