A good microphone is extremely important in voiceover, but purchasing a microphone because it's popular and expensive isn't always the wisest decision. It's unfortunate that many voice actors invest in microphones that are far too expensive for their budget starting out, hoping that the price point will help their auditions shine. It's far more important to invest in sound treating your recording space and honing your acting techniques than acquiring a top-of-the-line microphone. In fact, an expensive mic will only highlight where you need to improve in these areas, and whatever lush tone you might gain from that purchase will be drowned out by these issues.
In the following article, you'll find some really sound advice. Some of the comparisons are debatable, and we always recommend researching with due diligence and getting multiple opinions, but the basic take away is that you don't need to spend large sums of money to get a microphone that will serve your needs perfectly well, and that your investment of time and funds are better used in other areas.
We hope you get something worthwhile from the article. If you are building up your recording space and have further questions about recording equipment, we offer classes in Home Recording with very knowledgeable teachers who can give you live feedback on the quality of your space and ways to improve it that are suitable for your voice and your budget.
Article: The Best Recording Microphones Under $300 for Your Home Voiceover Studio
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