New Voice Over Mic

I don’t know what it is but I’ve had to record 6 or 8 voice overs in the last 6 to 8 weeks. My audio setup has been a Digi 002 and then either the trusty Shure SM58 or a Sennhieser MD46 which is a great Man On The Street/ video interview mic. But I always felt like I wasn’t getting the sound I wanted and it was taking a too much tweaking to get that full voice over sound each time. So we picked up a Shure SM7b. I’m doing some recording with it this week and the A/B vs the other mics is night and day. Nice full sound and little “sssss”-iness problems.

I used it for a video we’re showing this weekend. I’ll post the final video later this weekend.

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February 2, 2008. Sound, Video.

7 Comments

  1. Peter O'Connell replied:

    Dave:

    Your audio software should have a de-esser filter that will allow you to mute to some extent your hissing.

    Best always,
    – Peter

  2. Peter O'Connell replied:

    Dave:

    Your audio software should have a de-esser filter that will allow you to mute to some extent your hissing.

    Best always,
    – Peter

  3. Peter O'Connell replied:

    Dave:

    Your audio software should have a de-esser filter that will allow you to mute to some extent your hissing.

    Best always,
    – Peter

  4. Peter O'Connell replied:

    Dave:

    Your audio software should have a de-esser filter that will allow you to mute to some extent your hissing.

    Best always,
    – Peter

  5. Peter O'Connell replied:

    Dave:

    Your audio software should have a de-esser filter that will allow you to mute to some extent your hissing.

    Best always,
    – Peter

  6. Peter O'Connell replied:

    Dave:

    Your audio software should have a de-esser filter that will allow you to mute to some extent your hissing.

    Best always,
    – Peter

  7. Dave replied:

    Peter,
    I use ProTools and have gotten very familiar with the de-esser in there. It’s always nice to be able to fix it in production and not post production. It may just be my settings or just the default de-esser in ProTools but it’s not a transparent tool.

    I’d like to get a nice channel strip plugin but I haven’t been able to justify it.

    The SM7b lets you get right up on the mic and talk into it. With no pops our excessive esssiness.

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