10 USB MICROPHONES THAT YOU CAN USE TO RECORD YOUR OWN VOICEOVERS
Recording a voiceover is no simple task, a lot has to be done in the background in order to ensure that the voiceover is in sync and sounds good as well. Having a good microphone is very helpful for this endeavour. Both XLR and USB microphones are suitable but this article will be focusing on USB microphones. There are a few pros to using a usb microphone but they also come with a few cons as well. Some of these pros and cons include;
These types of microphones are not overly expensive, normally costing as little as a fraction of their xlr counterparts
USB microphones are quick and easy to set up and get started
They are more portable than other types.
You are only able to use them with computer and nothing else.
USB microphones have a sound quality that is noticeable different from xlr microphones.
It is also very hard to do direct monitoring as usb microphones don’t have this function
Regardless of their shortcomings USB microphones are instrumental for voiceover work.Here are 10 Usb microphones that can be used to get the job done effectively.
The Blue Snowball is a very handy condenser microphone that is indeed extremely well known and widely used. From all types of vocal recordings from youtube videos to all types of voiceovers, this mic is truly the go to mic. It is very easy to set up and use and also provides satisfactory sound.
The Blue snowflake, like the blue snowball is great for recording but even better for recording on the go. If you have to be mobile, the Blue snowflake is a perfect choice.
You can count on the Blue Yeti to not let you down when it comes to richer more quality voice recording, especially if in your voiceover there will be musical elements. Thats because the Blue Yeti is wholly suited to record in stereo and works well with instruments.
The Samson meteor can be said to be one of the most affordable usb microphones on the market that can still do an adequate job. So if you’re on a budget then look no further than this great mic.
The Rode NT is an amazing usb microphone that is possibly one of the best sounding when it comes to usb microphones. It comes equipped with two knobs that can aid in mixing and can capture your voice incredibly well.
AUDIO TECHNIKA ATR2500
This is a very sensitive microphone that can pick up even the smallest of sounds in the background. Nonetheless it is great for beginners and has a great price as well. Another good thing about it is that is has zero latency monitor via a built in headphone jack.
FLOUREON BM 800
The Floureon BM 800 is also one of the cheapest microphones out there that are still great for doing voiceover work. It won’t outshine some of the more expensive microphones but will still get the job done regardless.
APOGEE MIC 96K
If you’re going mobile and won’t be using a laptop but a tablet, then look no further than the Apogee mic.It is capable of recording digital audio at a whopping 24-bit/96kHz… Hence the name Apogee Mic 96K. In contrast, most usb mics record digital audio at 16bit-44.1kHz. Give it a go, you won’t be disappointed.
BLUE SPARK DIGITAL LIGHTNING
The Blue Spark Digital Lightning microphone is a very unique one as it is seen by many to be able to combine the sound quality of a high quality studio microphone with the convenience that a usb microphone brings via usb connectivity. It also come equipped with a focus button that can aid you when switching tones and that can come very handy.
Last but certainly not least, we have the CAD U37. This Microphone is simply the best if you’re looking for something extremely low price but still retains amazing sound quality. This microphone has a very simple plug n play feature built in which is great for beginners and people starting out in the voiceover industry. It is highly compatible with windows and Mac as well.