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Jabu2906
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Joined: August 14th, 2018, 2:47 pm

Post by Jabu2906 » September 30th, 2018, 1:39 pm

Greetings and salutations to all of you around the globe!

I'm super excited to be here and get started making nice voice memes. A little about me: I'm Michael, a 25-year-old copywriter in NZ. I'm not exactly new to voice work, having done a few podcasts over the last few years. But that's a completely different set of skills to V/O and audiobooks, so I'm eager to start fleshing myself out.

I've been interested in getting into this for literal years, and I've only finally managed to get my life together enough to get started. My greatest inspirations are James Earl Jones (of Darth Vader and Mufasa fame) and Mark Hamill (of Joker and other cartoon voices fame)

I'm looking into buying some acoustic foam and buying a better mic, so any advice on a good set up, brand, or particular model is always appreciated.

Many thanks and I'm excited to work with you!

Michael

Algy Pug
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Joined: December 26th, 2009, 10:07 pm
Location: Perth, Western Australia

Post by Algy Pug » September 30th, 2018, 3:50 pm

Hi Michael

Welcome to Librivox

The usual recommendation for someone starting out in voice-over work is a stand-alone USB microphone. Here is a selection of models which are popular with Librivox readers. They are arranged in order of price.

Blue Snowball
https://www.amazon.com/Blue-Snowball-Condenser-Microphone-Cardioid/dp/B014PYGTUQ/ref=sr_1_3?s=musical-instruments&ie=UTF8&qid=1538347053&sr=1-3&keywords=blue+snowball#customerReviews

MXL Tempo USB
https://www.amazon.com/MXL-Desktop-Cardioid-Condenser-Microphone/dp/B004OCD7EQ/ref=sr_1_4?s=musical-instruments&ie=UTF8&qid=1538347575&sr=1-4&keywords=mxl+usb+microphone

Audio-Technica ATR2500-USB
https://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-ATR2500-USB-Cardioid-Condenser-Microphone/dp/B004QJREXM/ref=sr_1_7?s=musical-instruments&ie=UTF8&qid=1538347195&sr=1-7&keywords=audiotechnica+usb+mic#customerReviews

MXL USB 006 USB
https://www.amazon.com/MXL-USB-Cardioid-Condenser-Microphone/dp/B000JUFEDO/ref=sr_1_6?s=musical-instruments&ie=UTF8&qid=1538347645&sr=1-6&keywords=mxl+usb+microphone

Blue nano USB
https://www.amazon.com/Blue-Yeti-Premium-Recording-Streaming/dp/B07DTTGZ7M

Audio-Technica AT2020USB+
https://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-AT2020USB-Cardioid-Condenser-Microphone/dp/B00B5ZX9FM/ref=sr_1_3?s=musical-instruments&ie=UTF8&qid=1538347255&sr=1-3&keywords=audiotechnica+usb+mic

Rode NT-USB USB
https://www.amazon.com/Rode-NT-USB-USB-Condenser-Microphone/dp/B00KQPGRRE/ref=sr_1_1?s=musical-instruments&ie=UTF8&qid=1538347294&sr=1-1&keywords=rode+ntusb

Happy shopping!

Cheers
Algy Pug

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