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Buying a Microphone? 5 Rules You Should Know!

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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How to choose a microphone article by Tommy Griffiths

Christmas is right around the corner!

That said, are you hoping to receive a microphone or to build out your collection this coming year?

Guest blogger Tommy Griffiths shares his thoughts on what you need to know before buying a microphone. There's more to it than you might think.

Find out in today's Vox Daily!


Does Your Microphone Help or Hinder You?

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Many different microphones that can be used for capturing voice-over recordings.

Have you ever thought how great a role your microphone plays in the overall scheme of things?

Many talent obsess over which microphone they should get. They focus on how the technology captures their voice, on if they should have a dynamic mic or a condenser mic and on and on it goes.

Did you ever consider though that your microphone, or microphones if you have more than one, can make or break landing a gig?

Hear more in today's Vox Daily and discover one of the safest microphone investments you can make as a professional voice talent


Two Mics With Game-Changing Appeal For Voice Pros

By Carmi Levy

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iRig Mic Field - 320.pngFinding the right recording and production equipment that opens up new work opportunities without busting the budget has always been a key challenge for voice professionals.

To help narrow the field somewhat, we looked over the shoulder of none other than George Whittam, Edge Studio's director of technology and host of the popular Whittam's World podcast, as he attended the 2015 NAMM Show. The annual gathering of the National Association of Music Merchants has always been an important source of learning for the industry, and this year's show had plenty on tap for the voice community.

For a closer look at a couple of microphones that could change the game for mobile and in-studio work, read on.


5 iPhone Microphones Reviewed

By Ashley Davidson

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Blue Spark DigitalWant to know which microphones are compatible with the Voices.com iPhone App?

Who better to ask than an audio engineer, music producer and voice-over actor?

Ken Theriot, co-owner and co-founder of Home Brew Audio, reviews compatible microphones for the iPhone so you don't have to pass on voice-over gigs when you're on the road in today's VOX Daily!


Booking Behind The Mic: Why Microphones Are Every Actor's Ally

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Retro microphone (silver) on yellow backgroundCan the microphone tell your age?

Unlike actors who perform on camera, voice artists are provided with a unique opportunity to vocally "shape-shift" and also disguise their biological age by manipulating their voices and employing techniques that make them sound younger or older than they truly are.

Has voice acting set your career off into uncharted waters when compared with your on camera experience?

Let us know by commenting on today's VOX Daily!


How Your Microphone Picks Up The Real You

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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White kitten performing on the stage with a microphoneAs I've heard it said, the microphone is so sensitive that it can hear your nose hair grow!

Vicki Amorose gives us a different perspective on how your microphone picks up the subtle nuances of your voice, emotion and personal qualities.

How does your mic pick the real you up? Find out in today's VOX Daily.


How To Pick the Right Microphone For Your Voice

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Brunette singing into a microphone vintage styleWhen it comes to buying a microphone, you want to be sure that whatever you purchase does justice to your voice and brings your talent to the fore.

In today's VOX Daily, you'll learn about some factors you'll want to consider when going about determining if a microphone is suited to your voice.

After you've read the article, be sure to comment with your thoughts!


How Much Can a Microphone Hear?

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Man with a microphone behind himThe microphone is a very sensitive piece of equipment and can pick up just about everything!

What has your microphone picked up when you've listened back to your recordings?

Be sure to comment with what was making noise and how you were able to solve the problem!


How To Find The Sweet Spot on a Microphone

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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cupcake with pink and white icingDo you know what the sweet spot is?

How can you find it?

Every voice over talent should know where their voice sounds best on a microphone. This skill is particularly useful when you go into a studio and are unfamiliar with the studio mic they have in the booth.

Hear from some pros who know how to work the microphone... and if you're happy to share your tips on how to find the sweet spot, add your own thoughts to the conversation!


Does This Microphone Make My Bottom Sound Big?

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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http://www.cloudmicrophones.com/products.htmHoney, does this microphone make my bottom sound big?

If you are looking for a way to make your bottom bigger and your top end a little less bright, the new Cloud Microphones JRS-34 may be just what you are looking for.

It's going to surprise you.


Dan Aykroyd Winery Brands With Microphone

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Dan AykroydAccording to WineSpectator.com, Canadian comedian and film actor of Blues Brothers fame Dan Aykroyd now has a winery named after him slated to be opened in 2008 in the Beamsville Bench area on the Niagara Peninsula located in Ontario, Canada.

What interests me at present, however, is the image and branding the firm has decided to go with...


The Hottest Microphones on the Planet

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Vintage MicrophoneWhich microphones bring the most sizzle to your recording sessions?

When you think of microphones what's the first brand that pops into your head as being desirable and functional?

Maybe it's a particular model - let us know!

Add your pick here at VOX Daily.


Microphones: The First Step in the Signal Chain

By David Ciccarelli

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One of the biggest trends in recent audio production involves merging digital recording with computer technology. The recording of audio onto a computers' hard drive allows you to edit and manipulate your sound files.

But what if the sound going into the computer wasn't recorded using a good microphone?