Microphone Shootout: Royer, Sennheiser Mk4, Rhode NTK

Hi all,

Recently I got the chance to shoot-out three great microphones. My friend, Chris at dmt pro, brought by a Royer mic for a loaner for a week and I figured it would be a great opportunity to test against our other go to mics!  We ran them through our tascam FW-1800 desk.  THough I would love to do the shoot out again when our ssl xrack mic pres get here – and also the apogee symphony … but since we only had the new toy for a week, I figured better try it out!

So to go over the mics again:

The Royer – a ribbon based microphone. Which I found to be very interesting.  I found it to add a smoothness to the voice over that might sound very nice for book reading or other narrations.

The MK4 – which has been a go to mic for me for VO and lip synch dubbing, because of it’s overall good for everything sound.

The Rhode NTK – a nice mic, that I use as a go to mic for VO – when I need a rich – in your face sound / like television commercials.  I really like this mic on male vocals.

Anyhow — here are the wavs and you can hear them for yourself.  🙂  Feel free to comment and I hope you find these useful.

MK4   NTK   Royer