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.