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marinelacojocaru
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Post by marinelacojocaru » October 2nd, 2018, 1:51 am

Hi everyone,

I am new here and I would like to introduce myself.

I was born in Romania but I have been living in England for the last 5 years.

Back in my country, I worked as TV presenter and voice-over and I must confess I like reading :D

I am still in process of buying a microphone but I really have no idea which one would be better. I am actually searching for a budget one. :P

If you have any recommendations, please do let me know.

Thank you,

Marinela

Algy Pug
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Post by Algy Pug » October 2nd, 2018, 3:07 pm

Hi Marinela

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

Marantz Professional MPM-2000U | Studio Condenser USB Microphone with Shock Mount, USB Cable & Carry Case (USB Out)
https://www.amazon.com/Marantz-Professional-MPM-2000U-Condenser-Microphone/dp/B01GJ9IUNY

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

Most of these models should be available in the UK.

Happy shopping!

Cheers
Algy Pug

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marinelacojocaru
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Post by marinelacojocaru » October 3rd, 2018, 6:12 am

Thank you very much.

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