Microphone for voice overs

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  1. scottkifnw macrumors regular

    scottkifnw

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    I am making videos for educational purposes and am using the iMac mic which sounds a bit hollow. Any recommendations for an inexpensive mic that will help me to sound the best I can?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. matteusclement macrumors 65816

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    Audio Technica make a USB condenser mic that is decent.
    Do you happen to live near a long and mcquade? you could rent one.
    Do you plan on doing this much?
    Condenser mics are the best.
     
  3. scottkifnw thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you.

    I live in Texas, and no I don't live near a Long and McQuade. I will do some more research on the web.

    I appreciate the input, and would welcome more.

    Thanks.
     
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    do you plan on doing alot of videos or doing this often?
     
  5. scottkifnw thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank You, Please see 4 minute video

    I don't plan on this frequently. Please view my latest video so you get an idea of what my purposes are.

    Thank you for your support.

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    > http://gallery.me.com/skasden/100027

    sek
     
  6. adamvk macrumors 65816

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    Parts of that video freaked me out :)

    I could never be in the medical field....
     
  7. matteusclement macrumors 65816

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    BARF!

    I don't get how people can't just be happy with themselves... that aside.

    I get what you mean by the hollow sound.

    Here is some theory on sound for ya.
    I am going to assume you are still using the imac mic.
    this MAY or MAY NOT work.

    place cardboard on the left, right and if you can, the top of your imac to create a box. Then try and use your mic. It might be a little more boomier, but you can reduce the bass if you like. This is what I do when I record guitars, except I use plywood. But in my ghetto days of recording, it did the trick.

    if not, take a chance with a cheap, USB "skype" headset off of ebay. It's about the proximity to your mouth the mic is. You just have to turn the mic a little off axis to your mouth so that you don't get wind pushing into your mic.

    Savy?
     
  8. scottkifnw thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you, and some information

    I have the iMac in my study which has a hardwood floor, lots of wood and walls. I tried to soften things down by putting a lot of cloth like blankets etc. and that seemed to help a lot, but you have the end result. I was hoping an inexpensive mic would eliminate the distand hollow sound.

    And you may be surprised at how easily you could become a medical professional. On my first surgical experience before I went to medical shcool, I almost passed out in the OR. After that, I was off and running. 24 years later, I am still doing the same old thing. I enjoy it very much, but I also enjoy learning new things like the software and new hardware.

    Thanks for your help, and listening to all this, and for viewing the video.

    sek
     
  9. matteusclement macrumors 65816

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    so what are you going to try next then?
    I always like to know what works in the end.
     

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