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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:02 pm    Post subject: A question about the AKG Perception 220 mic Reply with quote

Hi guys! Again, been a while... but I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with the AKG Perception 220 mic in regards to recording voice?

I used to use a Rode NT1-A - and I liked it ... but it had a *really* sibilant top end and I've been told by some that it's not the greatest mic for a female voice. Another voice actor friend of mine who has a voice similar to mine, swears by the AKG 220 - so I thought I'd give it a shot. I'm wondering how it would be best to add a bit more bass presence to the voice in post though?

Any other tips for basic processing would be hugely appreciated. Thanks!

--Jodi

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you ever tried a Shure SM7b?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 12:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I only realised this a couple of days ago, Rode NT = rodent. Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 4:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jodi,
Other than the SM7 suggested, which is a good dynamic mic, I would HIGHLY suggest you check out the Kel HM2d condensor mic by Kel Audio.

I have one and use it regularly. It is voiced similar to a SM7 but is a condensor and has a lot more output as well as a really far reach.
I can mic a vocalist from 3 feet and it still sounds rich. The closer you get the more low wend you will hear (as with most non-omni mics).
It is quiet too....AND....they are in Canada!

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think folks are misunderstanding me. Smile I have the AKG 220 - actually purchased - and am interested in using it. It's a large condenser mic because the majority of what I do with it is voice over rather than singing. Dynamic mics are *great* for singing - not so hot for voice over where you need to hear every little nuance the voice has to offer. Different mics color the voice differently ... and some work better for certain voices - which is why I'm experimenting.

So I'm wondering if you guys know of any tricks for this particular mic - or if you have tricks for equalization that help add presence. Though Tom, I appreciate what you're saying about proximity. That's another thing with condenser mics - proximity effect - which is a biggy for voice over. Smile

Anyway, thanks for taking the time to answer, guys! It's good to hear from you!

All the best, -- Jodi

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