At 5/21/13 04:37 AM, CaptainRazer wrote:
I really have no Idea where to start from here.
A couple of days ago, I decided to do voice over for a flash animation I created, but the recording quality was sub-par since the mic was actually a headset mic.
So I though to buy a some professional grade equipment, but I doubt that I'll need the mic and pop filter alone. right now I'm eyeing the audio technica ta2500 and sony sound forge studio 10 from amazon but then again, you know better than I do, So I'm here for any suggestion, money is not an issue.
Start off relatively small even if money isn't an issue, like, after a while, you might realize voice acting isn't for you, and then after spending all the money you'll maybe regret spending so much. A microphone I recommend is the Audio Technica 2020, I use it and I think it's great (I'm probably gonna upgrade soon though as soon as I get the money), especially for how cheap it is, you'll need an audio interface as well (you can get an M-Audio Fast Track one for a reeeeaaally cheap price some places, but if you get that you'll also need to buy a phantom power source along with it, unless you get a different interface that has built in phantom power), then I also recommend buying a microphone isolation screen, they're not essential, but they will improve your recording quality pretty noticeably, eliminating environmental noises, excess reverb and reflection, and price ranges for them are really varying, some are quite cheap, whilst some are ridiculously expensive, so go see what is most fitting for you and whatnot. You'll also most likely need a microphone stand and a shock mount, or you'll be balancing this microphone on something and shit'll be messy. For a recording software I definitely recommend just getting Audacity since it's free and relatively easy to work. And for a mixing/editing software, well there's loads out there, but I use FL Studio 10 (producer edition, you can pirate it, but I paid for this bitch like a crazy person), it's somewhat more difficult to get to grips with at times, but there are lots of tutorials on youtube to help with that, but again, check out the rest of the market and different softwares to see what you'd prefer/enjoy more.
OH YEAH AND A POP FILTER.
So yeah it's a preeeetty expensive 'trade' if you want to take it even a bit seriously and not sound like diarrhea.