Choose the Right Voice Over Microphone and Recording Equipment

Your microphone has one of your studio's most important roles: It is the connection between you and what your clients hear. So don't just buy a mic that looks cool, is less expensive, or that has a nicer looking carrying case. RATHER BUY ONE THAT MATCHES YOUR REQUIREMENTS.

Simply use the selection filters to narrow down more than 4-dozen voice-over appropriate mics, to find the right one for you. See the "?" help icons for details.

Edge Studio encourages you to purchase microphones and home studio equipment from Sweetwater Sound. They listen, provide guidance, and do NOT pressure you to buy. And for over 30 years, they've helped voice-artists build quality studios that create professional recordings. Mention this webpage and get 10% off most microphones! Call David Mikautadze at Sweetwater at 800-222-4700 ext 1291. Microphones react differently to different voices. So Sweetwater can send you a few mics to try out - just keep the one that works for your voice!

Condenser microphones usually create a crisper, higher quality recording and are considered the norm for voice over. However a few genres, such as promos and trailers sometimes benefit from the more "punchy" sound of a dynamic and shotgun microphone. Edge Studio does not recommend USB microphones for broadcast quality recordings. (Non-USB mics usually are higher quality.) However for auditioning and practicing, USB mics are appropriate and convenient. Ribbon and tube microphones are very delicate microphones - they produce a very warm sound, almost vintage type sound. Ribbon and tube mics are not as common in voice over.
If you're recording at home simply for auditions, you don't need the additional investment in a broadcast quality mic.
The goal is capture your voice, not other noise that may be in your recording room. Noise, by the way, is ANY undesired, extraneous sound -- from loud sirens to low computer fan hum to reverberation/echo. Before selecting a microphone, you should first treat your recording room with sound-absorption material (to eliminate echo from bouncing around your recording room) and sound-proofing material (to stop undesired noise). After that, select a microphone that compliments your recording room noise level. In most applications, this is a directional microphone. This means that the mic picks-up sound in front of it (your mouth) and rejects off-axis sound (sound from other directions). There are a few styles of directional microphones -- they're called "patterns." A "cardioid" pattern is most common - it picks up sound in front (your mouth) and just a bit of sound elsewhere - this usually produces a full and natural sound. A "hyper-cardioid" pattern rejects more off-axis sound, and is better for noisy recording rooms, but it sometimes produces a thinner sound.
Different genres require different tones. For example, voice over recordings for telephony and online webinars usually require a brighter tone. Film and documentaries often require a warmer tone. Promos and trailers usually require a full-bodied tone. Select a microphone that's right for you and your delivery.
Sibilance is particularly loud "S" sounds. It sounds harsh and can ruin a recording. The problem is that certain microphones are designed to enhance clarity -- and in doing so, increase sibilance (not good). Therefore voice over artists who are overly sibilant should use microphones that don't enhance clarity.
Some microphones are delicate and/or don't come with a heavy-duty carrying case. These mics can be damaged during the rigors of travel. If you plan on taking your microphone "on the road", be sure to pick a durable one.
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 sE Electronics sE2200
$299.00

sE Electronics sE2200

The sE2200a II C gives you stunning quality and up-front sound that made the original version such a huge hit. This is an incredibly versatile condenser microphone, equally at home in front of a guitar cabinet as it is over a drum kit. And if you're looking for that first truly special vocal mic, an sE Electronics sE2200a II C condenser microphone is an excellent choice. It's highpass filter and 10dB pad give you advanced sound-shaping options and extremely low self-noise and high SPL handling provides you with an extended dynamic range.

 sE Electronics sE4400a
$499.00

sE Electronics sE4400a

A perfect all-arounder! Many mics claim to be able to do anything, but this one really can! The sE4400a can subdued sources such as vocals. Using a twin-diaphragm design, the sE4400a sports cardioid, hypercardioid, omni, and figure 8 polar patterns, letting you put this black beauty to work doing just about anything. While the sE4400a takes its cues from the sE2200a, the sE4400a spent nearly two years being tested in professional studio and broadcast facilities around the world to make sure it was truly an all-around sucess.

 sE Electronics Z5600a II
$1,099.00

sE Electronics Z5600a II

The Z5600a II from sE Electronics is a large-diaphragm tube microphone that gives you a uniquely modern sound with a classic tube vibe. If you're looking for one stellar studio microphone that can capture a wide range of vocals with the professional quality you need to produce successful records, then you'll find what you're looking for when you pick up a Z5600a II. Nine graded steps allow you to switch among omnidirectional, cardioid, and figure-8 patterns, with intermediate stages in between. Plus, the Z5600a II offers you a 10dB pad and a bass roll-off control, so whether you're miking a kick drum, a choir, or a solo vocalist in any room configuration, there's a perfect setting available to meet your needs.

 Telefunken CU-29 Copperhead
$1,295.00

Telefunken CU-29 Copperhead

The Telefunken CU-29 Copperhead large-diaphragm tube condenser mic gives you warm, clear bass, detailed midrange, and the silky high-end airiness of mics costing many times more. To deliver such an outstanding price/performance ratio, Telefunken gave the CU-29 a fixed cardioid polar pattern, but this US-made gem doesn't skimp on component quality. Its NOS Telefunken tube, Lundahl output transformer, and other top-drawer parts give this mic an open-sounding and sonically pleasing response.

AKG C 214
$399.00

AKG C 214

The AKG C 214 is the younger brother of AKG's legendary C 414 condenser - the mic you've heard on thousands of hit records, on stage with countless artists, and on air from leading broadcast facilities all over the world. The affordable C 214 actually uses the same capsule as the C 414. It has a highly-detailed, up-front sound. This is one roadworthy mic, too - the C 214 features a modern scratch-resistant finish, dent-resistant metal grille, and a metal carrying case

AKG C414 XLS
$1,074.99

AKG C414 XLS

From the leading broadcast facilities world-wide AKG C 414 multi-pattern condenser microphone needs little introduction. Engineered for highest linearity and neutral sound. The C 414 XLS offers nine pickup patterns which enable you to choose the perfect setting for every application. In addition to the five patterns traditionally offered by the C 414 (omnidirectional, wide cardioid, cardioid, hypercardioid, and figure eight), you also get four intermediate settings that let you dial in the best pattern to suite your environment. It also features an astoundingly low noise floor.

Apogee MiC PLUS
$249.00

Apogee MiC PLUS

When you are podcasting on the road, the Apogee MiC Plus USB Microphone for iOS Devices is an excellent choice for pristine sound quality and A to D conversion at up to 24-bit/96kHz resolution.

Small enough to carry in your pocket, the MiC Plus uses a high-quality cardioid mic capsule for superior rejection of off-axis sound, and it gives you 46dB of mic preamp gain, with digital control for superb precision. It weighs less than half a pound, and with three-color LED status/input level/Blend mode indication, headphone output Blend control that gives you zero-latency monitoring, and input gain adjustment/mute, the MiC Plus is a well-priced, high-performance portable USB mic for remote applications.

Audio-Technica AT2020
$99.97

Audio-Technica AT2020

The AT2020 gives you incredible sound quality at a low price. It will capture subtleties and nuances of vocals in great detail. It provides extended frequency response and superior transient response, well suited for all types of voice over projects especially where clarity is of high importance.

Audio-Technica AT2020 USB mic
$149.97

Audio-Technica AT2020 USB mic

The AT2020 USB brings the sound, quality, and affordability of the AT2020 to the desktop for direct-to-computer simplicity. This black beauty is perfect for any recording situation where ease of use is a must, but quality is essential. The AT2020 USB provides reliable and accurate pickup. Has low self noise.

Audio-Technica AT2050
$229.97

Audio-Technica AT2050

The AT2050 includes three switchable pickup patterns (cardioid, omni, and figure-eight) great for both stationary and animated recording situations. It also boosts a 80Hz highpass filter which will reject low frequencies such as rumble.

Smooth, natural sound and low noise.

Rugged construction.

Audio-Technica AT4033
$399.97

Audio-Technica AT4033

A strong up-front presence characterizes the sonic signature of this versatile pro-audio classic! The AT4033 features a transformerless circuitry that virtually eliminates low-frequency distortion. Fantastic mic for VO projects.

Audio-Technica AT4047
$699.97

Audio-Technica AT4047

This is one of Audio-Technica's best mics. Designed to deliver the sonic characteristics similar to old F.E.T. studio microphones. It will capture lots of details. The AT4047 has exceptionally low self-noise and wide dynamic range making it a great choice for broadcast applications.

Audix CX112B
$299.00

Audix CX112B

The Audix CX112B large diaphragm condenser microphone gives you warm, pristine sound and vanishingly low noise - at an amazing price. The CX112B serves up gorgeous, shimmering vocals, and you can even engage its 10dB pad and use it to capture raucous sound all with stunning fidelity. (The CX112B handles sound pressure levels up to 148dB.) Every studio and road rig needs large diaphragm condenser mics that deliver great sound and can stand up to everyday abuse.

Avantone CV-12 Tube Mic
$499.00

Avantone CV-12 Tube Mic

Avantone's CV-12 brings classic tube mic sound to professional and project studios everywhere at a fantastic price. The CV-12 has nine polar patterns to handle a variety of recording needs. When used on nuanced, delicate sound sources, the versatile CV-12 mic is able to produce professional results with a warm, pleasing sonic character - just what you'd expect from a vintage tube mic.

Avantone Pro CK6 Plus
$199.00

Avantone Pro CK6 Plus

Avantone's CK-6+ has a large capsule making it a great choice for VO or broadcast work.

A minus 10dB pad will allow you to get close up to the mic for increased bass response when needed, and the 80Hz highpass filter will help attain a clear recording by reducing the low frequency rumble.

Don't let the price fool you, this is a great sounding mic.

Blue Microphones Baby Bottle
$399.99

Blue Microphones Baby Bottle

This mic is exceptionally transparent and true sounding. Its hand-crafted and tested to have minimal coloration. In addition, the Baby Bottle has extremely low self-noise specs, coupled with an exceptionally high output level. It has an up-front sound and is very intimate.

Blue Microphones Dragonfly
$999.00

Blue Microphones Dragonfly

The Dragonfly is one of Blue's most affordable mics. It provides a sweet sound like that of the vintage Neumann and AKG mics heard on thousands of recordings. It puts its own distinctive signature on the sound. The ability to position the capsule at so many angles relative to a sound source opens up a world of sonic opportunity for the VO artist.

Blue Microphones Snowball USB Mic
$99.00

Blue Microphones Snowball USB Mic

This is a great audition-on-a-budget or work-on-the-go mic. Just plug this amazing condenser mic right into your computer and you're ready to record right in to your favorite program! The Snowball lets you choose between Cardioid or omnidirectional pickup patterns.

Blue Microphones Spark Digital
$199.99

Blue Microphones Spark Digital

Blue's Spark Digital USB condenser microphone/iOS interface takes the acclaimed design of Blue's Spark condenser microphone, and adds USB connectivity for your Apple iPad or any USB-equipped computer. Now you can make studio-quality recordings anywhere you take your iPad! Spark Digital features zero-latency headphone monitoring, an adjustable gain control, a mute function, and a Focus control to select from two mic voicings. It's ideal for recording vocals, acoustic instruments, and just about anything else you'd normally use a high-quality condenser microphone for. Whether you need a top-notch mic for producing with your iPad, or just want the simplicity of plugging into your Mac or PC with just a USB cable, you'll love the results you get from the Blue Spark Digital USB condenser microphone and iOS interface!

Blue Microphones The Bottle Tube Mic
$5,999.00

Blue Microphones The Bottle Tube Mic

The Blue Bottle microphone is likely to be the most versatile mic on the market. Its capsule can be changed with up to one of 8 other capsules (sold separately) on the fly allowing for quick change sonic possibilities. The VO artist can quickly find the most suitable capsule for the current project.

Blue Microphones Yeti Pro Mic
$269.99

Blue Microphones Yeti Pro Mic

Perfect for desktop recording! The Yeti Pro is a high-quality microphone with a USB connection for convenient straight-to-computer recording. They also added a stereo XLR output, so you can use it as a fantastic stereo mic too. Connected to your Mac or PC over USB, the Yeti Pro delivers 24-bit/192kHz sound quality. The Yeti Pro features a Tri-Capsule array that lets you pick from four different polar pickup patterns. You can record in stereo mode, cardioid mode, omnidirectional mode, or bidirectional mode. That means you'll be primed to tackle nearly any recording situation imaginable. Custom base, included USB and stereo breakout cable, and the handy headphone output, and you've got a premium mic.

Blue Microphones Yeti USB Mic
$149.99

Blue Microphones Yeti USB Mic

With Blue Microphones Yeti you can record in stereo or choose among three different patterns, so you can optimize the Yeti for recording vocals. It's the perfect setup for recording vocals, podcasts, interviews, etc. It has a built-in headphone jack with its own volume control. There's also a master volume control, a mute button, a mic gain control button, and a polar pattern selector with a bidirectional mode that lets you capture from the front and the back at the same time. This is great when you want to record a face to face interview.

Bock Audio U195
$1,250.00

Bock Audio U195

The Bock Audio 195 large-diaphragm FET microphone is practically two mics in one, as it lets you select between "fat" and "norm" modes for bass response tailoring, as well as providing a lo-cut switch. A unique variable pad allows the 195 to operate in even the highest SPL situations. This handmade premium microphone has great extended high and low frequency response, fantastic dynamic impact, and no typical FET mic high end "fizzle". If you need a no-compromise "go-to" mic that sounds amazing and won't break the bank, check out the Bock Audio 195!

Electro Voice RE20
$449.00

Electro Voice RE20

The broadcast standard for decades. The RE20 is the broadcast studio voice-over mic used by pros for years. The RE20 is smooth across a wide spectrum of frequencies, and because it's a Continuously Variable-D mic, it's virtually free of bass-boosting "proximity effect" when used close. A massive steel housing and effective hum-bucking coil assure the RE20's resistance to magnetically induced hum and noise. This means the RE20 can be used successfully in situations where other microphones would experience unacceptable levels of hum and buzz. By exploiting the strength of its steel housing and employing a mechanical nesting concept, EV designers have created an exceptionally rugged microphone with superior handling noise rejection ideally suited for professional uses.

IK Multimedia iRig Mic Studio
$149.99

IK Multimedia iRig Mic Studio

Use the IK Multimedia iRig Mic Studio with your Mac, PC, Android, or iOS device to make great-sounding recordings whenever inspiration strikes you. Monitor your performance with the convenient headphone output while you capture your vocals with 24-bit/up-to-48kHz audio quality.

The IK Multimedia iRig Mic Studio comes with all the cables you'll need to connect to any of your Mac, PC, iOS or Android devices. The mic is powered by the connected device, so you never need to worry about hooking up a power supply for your mic.
Easy to set up and use

With simple controls for microphone gain and headphone volume, plus a built-in multicolor LED for status and signal level indication, the iRig Mic Studio only takes a moment to set up for your recording session. You can mount it on its handy tabletop stand, or use the included mic clamp with a traditional mic stand.

If you already have a favorite recording app, you'll be able to start recording with the iRig Mic Studio right away.

Lauten Audio Atlantis FC-387
$1,499.00

Lauten Audio Atlantis FC-387

If you're looking for extreme versatility, Lauten Audio's Atlantis FC-387 is going to knock your socks off. This amazing large-diaphragm FET condenser mic takes Lauten Audio's reputation for building uniquely diverse microphones to a whole new level. Three distinct voicing switches let you use the Atlantis FC-387 to bring out the richness in your lows, the character of your mids, and the smoothness in your highs. Fantastic mic for VO!

Lauten Audio Clarion FC-357
$999.00

Lauten Audio Clarion FC-357

The Lauten Audio FC-357 Clarion FET condenser microphone makes a great addition to any studio! Its selectable multiple patterns (cardioid, omnidirectional, and figure-8), gain and attenuation switches, FET circuitry, and included accessories make the FC-357 Clarion both classic-sounding and very versatile. Great for everything from vocals to instrument miking to overhead use, this large-diaphragm mic offers low-noise operation for today's exacting digital recording requirements.

Manley Reference Tube Mic
$2,700.00

Manley Reference Tube Mic

Warm and clear the Manley Reference mic's proximity effect offers good immunity from pops and sibilance problems. This mic produces a robust and powerful sound.

Miktek C1
$599.00

Miktek C1

The Miktek C1 FET condenser microphone is an amazing mic able to give you smooth and flattering sound.

Its forgiving FET characteristics provide a range of warmth and clarity that you can dial in simply by varying the capsule bias voltage of the Miktek C1 between 48V and 60V.

Talk about sonic options, for a cardioid microphone, the Miktek C1 is easily among the more versatile mics out there. That has a lot to do with the C1's variable capsule bias voltage, which you can adjust between 48V and 60V. This adjustment can make a huge difference in the tone of the C1, especially when you use it to capture harmonically rich sound sources such as vocals. On top of that, you also get a switchable highpass filter and a switchable -10dB pad, which help ensure that you get the best possible sound, right at the source.

It's an amazing value!

Miktek C7
$899.00

Miktek C7

Amazing vocal microphone! The C7 is an ear-pleasing large-diaphragm FET condenser microphone — the sort of mic you can put up, turn up, and call it a day. Plus, thanks to the three selectable pickup patterns, the C7 is as versatile as it is sweet sounding. It features cardioid, omni, and bidirectional pickup patterns — each convenient. You'll love being able to use the bidirectional pattern to capture two sources, making it great for interviews and general VO.

Miktek CV4 Tube Mic
$1,699.00

Miktek CV4 Tube Mic

The CV4 from Miktek manages to give you two things every studio engineer wants — amazing tube warmth plus extreme versatility. The versatility comes from the CV4's nine pickup patterns, easily selectable to tailor your sound to any source. You'll love the CV4 on the usual suspects, including vocalists. The heart of the Miktek CV4's sound comes from its AMI BT4 transformer and original NOS Telefunken EF800 tube — offering up a classic sound you'd expect from some of the earliest vintage tube microphones. All in all, the CV4 manages to gives you that artist-pleasing, producer-pleasing "big sound." The bottom end is warm, tight, and big, complete with present and even mids.

Miktek MK300
$299.00

Miktek MK300

A great for someone who need versatility!

The MK300 offers clear highs, an open midrange, and round lows. Plus, the three switchable polar patterns will allow you to be stationary in cardioide mode or you can put the mic in omni polar pattern if you need to be more animated. The highpass filter will help in removing unwanted low frequency rumble and, a -10dB pad will help control dynamics.

This is a fantastic mic in this price range.

Miktek ProCast MIO USB Microphone
$99.00

Miktek ProCast MIO USB Microphone

High-quality desktop recording made simple! The Miktek ProCast MIO USB microphone can plug directly into your Mac or Windows computer for direct recording to your software — there's also a standard XLR output for plugging into a mic preamp.

A built-in 1/8-inch headphone output allows you to monitor computer playback, perfect for podcasting and voice recording.

Its supercardioid pickup pattern helps reject ambient noise and reflections, while the 19mm fixed-charge capsule delivers wide-ranging frequency response. Complete with a mic clip, tripod desk stand, and 9.8-foot USB cable,

Miktek ProCast SST USB Broadcast Microphone
$199.00

Miktek ProCast SST USB Broadcast Microphone

The Miktek ProCast SST USB combines an excellent condenser microphone, a radio boom arm, and a broadcast mixer all into a 2-channel USB audio interface making it an ideal microphone for podcasting and vocal production.

It's designed with a special 19mm capsule and housing specifically with vocals in mind, providing you with a fairly neutral and extremely smooth frequency response that's great for speech. What's more, if you're into podcasting or broadcast style work, then you'll really appreciate the ProCast SST's hands-on controls, which include dedicated mute buttons and volume faders for both channels.

Mojave Audio MA-200 Tube Mic
$1,095.00

Mojave Audio MA-200 Tube Mic

David Royer is known worldwide for his modern ribbon microphone designs. Years before Royer Labs opened, David designed and built custom vacuum tube condenser microphones for Los Angeles engineers and recording studios. His early mics were used on many hit recordings. It's a modern condenser mic with classic characteristics. The large-diaphragm MA-200 gives warm, full-bodied reproductions of vocals and instruments without the shrillness and high-frequency grunge so often encountered with modern condenser microphones. The MA-200 is great on lead and background vocals and voice over.

Mojave Audio MA-201fet
$695.00

Mojave Audio MA-201fet

The MA-201fet is a FET-based counterpart to its tube-powered brother, the MA-200. It's a more affordable alternative that still manages to capture warm, full-bodied sound when used on a variety of sound sources. The MA-201fet incorporates a 3-micron gold-sputtered capsule, a high-quality Jensen audio transformer, military-grade FET, and custom designed low-noise resistors for performance that rivals some of the most popular classic condenser mics from the past. The MA-201fet is sure to be a classic!

Mojave Audio MA-50
$495.00

Mojave Audio MA-50

With the Mojave Audio MA-50 you can create recordings with incredible realism and clarity.

The MA-50 delivers expensive-sounding performance, using the same capsule as Mojave's popular MA-200 and MA-201fet microphones, with a project-studio price tag.

It showcases low noise and excellent off-axis rejection, making it an ideal voice-over and Foley/ADR applications.

Neumann TLM 102
$699.97

Neumann TLM 102

Don't let its size fool you! Inside the TLM 102 sits a large-diaphragm, cardioid capsule that Neumann developed specifically for their next generation of microphones intended for a broad range of applications. The TLM 102 is built around low-noise circuitry and captures sound sources without adding extensive color. Has a slight boost in the upper frequencies that bolster the presence of the voice. This characteristic adds a quality often called "sweetness" to vocals that makes them jump out in the mix. The extra smoothness tends to enhance vocals by smoothing out a highly audible frequency range and adds some extra dimension to spoken recordings.

Neumann TLM 103
$1,300.00

Neumann TLM 103

The U 87's baby brother the TLM 103 is an extremely quiet mic that has a smooth and silky sound making it a great choice for narration.

Neumann U 87 Set Z
$3,599.95

Neumann U 87 Set Z

The Neumann U 87 is probably the most widely used studio microphone in the world. Its three polar patterns make it a great choice for VO artists who do a wide variety of projects. It produces a big, full sound. Great for both stationary and animated VO work.

Rode Broadcaster
$419.97

Rode Broadcaster

Rode Broadcaster is a large diaphragm condenser mic that is mounted to a clip so it can be boomed in to a broadcast person with ease. The really unique thing about it is the LED "on-air" indicator on top that lights up when the mic is hot. Features ultra low noise, voice tailored low cut filter, internal pop filter and internally shock-mounted capsule.

Rode NT1-A
$229.97

Rode NT1-A

The Rode NT1A has ultra-low self noise which means you can record quiet passages without worry of competing with the noise the mic is generating. The low self noise ensures that even the faintest whisper will be captured with exceptional detail.

Great for audio books and where detail to articulation is required.

Rode NT1000
$329.97

Rode NT1000

The NT1000 is an ultra-low noise mic with a big sound. Ideal for broadcast projects. It sounds great with no EQ required and cuts right through a mix.

Rode NT2-A
$399.00

Rode NT2-A

The NT2-A is a studio microphone with variable pick-up pattern, variable high pass filter and variable pad. These features provide greater creative control and versatility. Three 3-position switches located on the mic body provide the freedom to step from Figure 8, Cardioid or Omni polar pick-up patterns; from a flat response to either 80 Hz or 40 Hz high-pass filter and a Pad adjustment of 0 dB, -5 dB or -10 dB attenuation. Evokes the silky smooth character of the legendary microphones of the 50's and 60's.

Rode NT2000
$599.97

Rode NT2000

Rode's NT2000 boasts fully variable control - a totally variable polar pattern, a totally variable high-pass filter, and a totally variable pad, all located on the mic's body! In this way, Rode has given you the ability to totally customize your sound from take to take, session to session. The frequency and transient response of this new transducer has been voiced to complement today's modern recording techniques, and yet still evoke the silky smooth character of the legendary mics of the 50s and 60s.

Rode NTG-1
$249.97

Rode NTG-1

Shotgun mic For film, Video, and trailer VO projects. It has been specifically designed for professional applications within the film, video, television, voice-over and ENG (Electronic News Gathering) industries.

Also an ideal choice for environments with unwanted noise.

Rode NTG-2
$269.97

Rode NTG-2

The NTG-2 also sounds absolutely great, thanks to its wide frequency range and tight supercardioid pickup pattern. Want tough? It'll take what you can dish out and keep sounding fantastic, in any environment. Want flexibility? This mic can be phantom powered or you can run it off of a battery. The NTG-2 comes complete with a mount and a handy windshield. Broadcast sound quality.

Rode NTK Tube Mic
$529.97

Rode NTK Tube Mic

The RODE NTK sits squarely in the "far more than you expect for the money" category. Combining rich, natural sound characteristics with a touch of vintage vibe, the NTK brings you the best of the classic and modern sonic worlds. The mic's gentle presence boost makes everything sound good, especially vocals, and the tone really opens up as you hit the capsule with more level.

Rode Podcaster USB Mic
$229.97

Rode Podcaster USB Mic

As its name suggests, the RODE Podcaster microphone was specifically designed for computer recording applications where wide frequency response and low distortion are demanded. Quality USB mic based on Broadcaster design, tailored-for-voice frequency response with high-pass filter. The Podcaster offers the clarity of RODE's tailored-for-voice frequency response, an "ON" LED, a direct headphone amp, and of course very low self noise.

Samson C01
$79.97

Samson C01

The sturdy CO1 large diaphragm condenser microphone is probably one of the best values you'll find in a recording microphone. This is a great all-around studio recording mic, ideal for capturing vocals. The overall sound is accurate, detailed and smooth with warm bass and extended top end.

Samson C01U USB Mic
$89.00

Samson C01U USB Mic

The Samson C01U is based on the popular C01 and is a podcaster's dream come true. With a simple USB connection straight into a computer, the C01U brings studio-quality sound to your podcasts. Extremely detailed sound reproduction ideal for vocal recordings.

Samson G-Track USB Mic
$149.99

Samson G-Track USB Mic

Samson's G-Track is the world's first USB condenser microphone with a built-in audio interface and mixer, allowing simultaneous input of vocals along with another source while also monitoring through an on board headphone output. Ideal for the traveling or the home project studio. Like all large-diaphragm condenser mics it is ideal for any sort of vocal work.

sE Electronics X1
$199.00

sE Electronics X1

Are you ready to be completely blown away by an inexpensive condenser mic? Then check out the sE Electronics X1 cardioid condenser mic. The X1 features one of sE Electronics's custom hand-made 1" diaphragms, which has a clear and rich sound. A 10dB pad and a Bass Cut switch add versatility to the X1's pallet, making it well suited for a vocals.

Sennheiser MD 421 II
$379.97

Sennheiser MD 421 II

One of Sennheiser's most popular microphones! The MD 421 II's full-bodied cardioid pattern and five-position bass control means you can use the MD 421 II in close-miking situations and still get clean, clear response with no unnatural bass boost. It's great choice for broadcast and VO work. Excellent feedback rejection and sound qualities enable it to cope with the most diverse recording conditions and broadcasting applications.

Sennheiser MD 441U
$899.97

Sennheiser MD 441U

Great for broadcast applications. The MD 441U is a dynamic mic of exceptional quality and versatility that incorporates the best qualities of both dynamic and condenser mic technologies, the MD-441U is acknowledged as one of the most accurate and versatile dynamic mics available. It has a nearly textbook perfect supercardioid polar pattern, a five-position bass contour switch, a critically dampened internal shock suspension, and a humbucking coil.

Sennheiser MK 4
$399.95

Sennheiser MK 4

With a nod to project studios all over the globe, Sennheiser has unleashed the MK 4. Representing Sennheiser's first large-diaphragm side-address condenser microphone, the MK 4 is designed to offer you the best-possible sound quality for the money, rather than technical extravagance. It features a powerful warm sound, with vivid mids and a detailed bass range, making the MK 4 perfect for vocals and acoustic instruments alike. Created to give home and project studios a refreshing option, at excellent value, the MK 4 is well suited to a wide range of recording environments and applications.

Sennheiser MKH-416
$999.95

Sennheiser MKH-416

The Sennheiser MKH-416 microphone is a shotgun mic often used on film/TV sets. It's also often used on movie trailers or anytime cutting thru a mix is required. It has a very tight and focused sound. It also can be used in a noisy space because it only picks up sound from what it is pointing at and rejects all other potential sound sources.

Shure KSM32
$549.97

Shure KSM32

The Shure KSM32 offers a natural, clear and transparent sound making it ideal for any time clarity is of utmost importance. Great choice for On Hold phone system recordings. Its bass frequency roll-off will remove unwanted low frequencies making it a good choice if the recording space has hum or rumble.

Shure SM27
$299.97

Shure SM27

Shure's SM27 brings the rugged reliability of the SM series to the world of large-diaphragm condensers yet is delicate enough to effectively capture vocals. Its large Mylar diaphragm reacts quickly to transients and three separate mash layers reduce wind and breath noise, making the SM27 a great fit VO projects.

Essentially a flat mic until the crucial "airy" frequencies, where the SM27 exhibits a bump resulting increased clarity.

Shure SM7B
$399.00

Shure SM7B

Amazing Vocal Mic for both Broadcast and Recording! Whether you work with vocals in the broadcast environment or strive to get great-sounding takes from singers in the studio, you can't go wrong if you use Shure's amazing SM7B. This compact mic is equally at home in the radio studio and in the recording room. You'll appreciate its flat, wide-range frequency response, which is perfect for close-miked spoken or sung vocals. Improved rejection of electromagnetic hum, optimized for shielding against broadband interference. Internal "air suspension" shock isolation virtually eliminates mechanical noise transmission. Effective pop filter eliminates need for any add-on protection against explosive breath sounds.

Sony C-800G Tube Mic
$9,900.00

Sony C-800G Tube Mic

This is one of the best microphones money can buy. Used on countless recordings including voice overs. A preamplifier is required. This mic is best used in an environment that has been designed for recording and is quiet. The sound of this mic is robust and clear. Perfect for any VO work.

Studio Projects B1
$119.99

Studio Projects B1

The B1 condenser mic is an excellent recording mic, great for production, broadcast, and voice over work. This is an excellent choice for audio books or other narrations where the voice is isolated due to it's extreme low noise. It offers a natural transparent sound with a thick bodied low end.

Studio Projects B3
$159.99

Studio Projects B3

The B3 shares the features of the B1 but offer's three recording pattern positions cardiod, omni, and a true figure eight, making it a good choice for both stationary and in-motion recording sessions.

Great for production, broadcast, and voice over work.

Warm Audio WA-47Jr
$299.00

Warm Audio WA-47Jr

Microphones like the Warm Audio WA-47Jr are prized for their detailed sound and resistance to distortion and therefore should be on your short list of mics to auditions and even pro work.

The WA-47Jr is built with premium all-discrete components, such as Toshiba FETs, Wima film capacitors, Panasonic electrolytic capacitors, and a custom reproduction of the capsule used in vintage '47s.

A large part of any microphone's sound is contributed by its capsule. For Warm Audio, premium parts and meticulous design deliver a superior-sounding microphone — one that doesn't cost a fortune.

Warm Audio WA-87
$599.00

Warm Audio WA-87

With the WA-87, Warm Audio set a high target: one of the most iconic large-diaphragm FET condenser mics in history, the Neumann U87.

Engineers who have worked with different generations of this perennial studio favorite know that the vintage ones have a warmer, more forgiving sonic character. It's these circuit designs — dating back nearly half a century — that Warm Audio closely followed for the WA-87. Stellar performance, top-shelf parts, and amazing value: that's the Warm formula — and the WA-87 nails it.

Every studio needs at least one pair of high-quality large-diaphragm condenser mics, and the Warm Audio WA-87 is designed after a legendary one. You can use the WA-87 on anything — with world-class results. It makes vocals pop. Its highpass filter is useful for killing low-end mud and rumble, and its three polar patterns — cardioid, omni, and figure-8 — further increase the WA-87's impressive versatility.