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    I have a good friend who wants to get into doing voice over work, books on tape ect. Was wondering if anyone would have some good suggestions on mic's for his venture?
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    It really depends how much they want to spend. If you're looking for economical, the Shure SM57 is a versatile workhorse and the 58 is more specifically for vocals. Both can be had for less than $100. As you move up, there's mics like the AKG 414 which has a few different flavors and ranges anywhere from $600-1500. this mic sounds great but requires phantom power. Neumann is another fine company. It's the same dilemma we face here.. how much do I want to spend vs. performance. You're just on the other side of the speakers.

    But as I said, it really depends on how serious your friend is and how big their pockets are.
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    dont they sell nice mics at guitar center? go have a look
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    A large diaphragm condenser mic will give you what you want.
    Like Tim mentioned, price is however much you are willing to spend.

    I have 2 of these, they are cheap, reasonably well built, and sound very decent.

    http://www.guitarcenter.com/MXL-990-...56-i1126975.gc

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    Quote Originally Posted by LessisNevermore View Post
    A large diaphragm condenser mic will give you what you want.
    Like Tim mentioned, price is however much you are willing to spend.

    I have 2 of these, they are cheap, reasonably well built, and sound very decent.

    http://www.guitarcenter.com/MXL-990-...56-i1126975.gc
    Yes very good mic I have used several of these in my studio which im trying to sell anyone interested.
    http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/showthread.php?t=77938

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    For male voices, EV RE20. It was the industry standard for decades, and is bulletproof. I dropped one 6 feet on it's head, it didn't miss a beat. I wouldn't try that with the AKG.
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