Flatland_Spider wrote:For the best sound, you basically want a large diaphragm condenser mic with a cardio pattern, a stand, windscreen, and an isolation room...
Airmantharp wrote:Flatland, what's your opinion of the Blue Snowball? That's what I've been using for Ventrilo. Like everything about it except for the overall size and it's height, but it's sensitive enough to be put relatively out of the way.
BIF wrote:As for room ambiance, your room may have too much "echo" in it, especially if you have a lot of hard surfaces (or worse yet, an empty room with only a few hard surfaces and no "soft" ones. A person mixing or mastering the audio can almost always add reverb, but it's difficult/impossible to reduce/remove it, hence Spider's mention of an isolation room. You may luck out and find a room in your house that already has a low and pleasant ambiance. I had some friends who recorded vocals for their CD in their living room because it was "just live enough" to have a good vibe for vocals.
In lieu of an isolation room, sometimes a fully stocked walk-in clothes closet will serve nicely to deaden the sound for a single performer. My master bedroom's walk-in closet is directly on the other side of one wall of my recording studio, and it's just big enough for a single person with a guitar, violin, or horn, music stand, barstool, and microphone boom. One of these days, I just may drill a small hole big enough to poke a microphone cable into there...
Bensam123 wrote:I have a NADY SMP phantom power adapter
Bensam123 wrote:Mixer to USB, also includes phantompower for the microphone (condenser mics need phantom power unless they're self powered):
http://www.amazon.com/Behringer-302USB- ... B005EHILV4
CityEater wrote:No point in limiting it to usb, who knows maybe having a XLR mic might come in handy in the future.
Captain Ned wrote:If you're going to go pro, get a pro mike. For pure vocal work the best starting point is a Shure SM58. You'll need an XLR mic preamp as well.
It helps that the things are indestructible (ask Roger Daltrey).
Khali wrote:Thanks for all the replies. At this point its pretty much a test to see how my voice works in different story line settings. The people I am going to be working with do Skyrim, Fallout, and a few other games mods. Some people that work well with Skyrim scripts fall flat on Fallout because of the different genre of the games.
We tried my old mic and it just picks up too much noise, hence the question I asked about mics. At this point the modders will do the editing and noise reduction filtering. All I need to do is record the scripts they send me. If it goes well I might consider getting better equipement and setting up a dedicated recording area.
Due to health reasons I am stuck at home 90% of the time and this might be something I can do besides read and sit at the computer day in and day out.
Khali wrote:Due to health reasons I am stuck at home 90% of the time and this might be something I can do besides read and sit at the computer day in and day out.
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