Here is some gear that I either own, have owned or recommend to get you started in Voice Over.
There are many choices for your DAW.
I personally use and recommend Adobe Audition for your DAW. Click here to check it out for yourself
As an audiobook Narrator myself, listening to Audiobooks is a great way to learn from other narrators. Listen to their delivery, where they pause for a breath...
Try Audible for yourself if havent already.
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This is the shotgun mic that has been compared to the Sennheiser MKH 416, but at a fraction of the cost.
Another great starter USB mic. There is also a XLR version, if you prefer. I know a few people who use this mic for audiobook narration and love its richness. Its design also reduces pick up from the sides and rear to reduce unwanted noise. Check it out!
This new large diaphragm cardioid condenser mic has been making waves. Super low noise and a warm, tuned sound. At a killer price too.
My very first microphone, the Blue Yeti. It's a USB mic, so it plugs right into your computer with no interface needed. Its a great mic to start with.
If you can swing it, this package is a no-brainer. I have personally purchased this package and its legit. You get the legendary Sennheiser MKH 416 and a ZOOM H6 recorder, new in sealed boxes.
If you're just starting out and don't want to hunt for all the gear you need, this bundle will get you rolling fast.
My very first interface, the 2nd generation Solo. This little baby is easy to use & cost effective. A must for XLR microphones.
Another great audio interface to start out with, and under $100!
Another great, economic Audio Interface found in home studios across the globe.
I was told by an Audio Engineer Ninja that this interface is EVERYTHING. Its BUS powered for easy portability but with all the power of the Apollo Twin.
If you have limited space, this is a great alternative to desk mount boom arms. Stable and versatile.
This is another piece of gear I personally use to hold my 416. Its fully adjustable to hold any position and locks into place.
I personally use this mount for my Sennheiser 416. Its beautiful and absorbs all the bumps and vibrations so it does not affect my recordings.
Mogami Gold balanced XLR cables reduce the feedback and noise from your components to provide clean and quiet sound.
The DBX 286S is a fantastic preamp and processor. A great alternative to plugins or an Apollo Twin, especially if you are on a budget.
This 8 Outlet Surge Protector & Power Conditioner reduces RFI/EMI and noise from your equipment and protects your gear from power surges.
Listen to your playback over these studio monitors for rich, clean sound. This bundle comes with all the accessories you need!
My studio is small and every inch of space must be well thought out. This headphone holder is great at storing my cans within reach without taking up too much space.
One of the very first purchases I have made, I LOVE these AKG headphones. These closed-back headphones keep other room noises out, all you hear is your playback.
Another great pair of closed back headphones to consider. A great sound without breaking the bank.
By far, one of the best purchases I have made. This Logitech Comfort wave keyboard has everything you need for editing and everyday use and it is so comfortable to use.
This thing is amazing for editing, and so comfortable. It tilts to adjust to your most comfortable hand position. Instead of using your wrist to move the mouse, you use your thumb to move your cursor.
I learned the hard way that you cant rely on wifi when you have a voice over business, or any business where you conduct zoom or live calls with clients.
This has a double duty as serving as a mouse pad & to reduce recording reflection from your desk surface, and it looks really cool!
This little dog training clicker saves me so much time when narrating long form. I use it to mark mistakes, clicking it leaves a visual spike in the waveform to easily see when editing.
These are the thicker, 2"x12x12 panels for better noise & reverb suppression, and they look cool! These are the same ones I started with in my studio and I've been very happy with them.
Need a quick and cost effective way to reduce the reverb in your recording space? These little babies will do the trick!
This Logitech C920S webcam is the very one I use almost every day, it records screen capture, I conduct and attend meetings with it. There are so many ways to customize it. A great buy
If you want an alternative to Apple and need Thunderbolt connectivity, this is it. The Intel NUC. This little powerhouse is highly customizable, has a small footprint and is very quiet.
To light up your space (and face) for video, this is a great little light. It has a few different light shades and brightness settings. It also comes with a small separate tripod.
I just bought one of these and had to share! This thing is awesome, its fully adjustable for your perfect webcam position and has a multi-mode ring light! So awesome!
If you've seen my Youtube Videos, you've seen these lights behind me. Remote controlled and a ton of color options, dress up your studio space!
Use this sign for a cool background for your videos or post it outside your studio to let your family know when you are recording.
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