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Mic shootout for audiobook narration
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Bruce
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Moose. I appreciate your interest in the audio clip, but it was posted two and a half years ago. Things happen in that much time. Maybe you should contact the original poster?

Since this topic was raised from the crypt I thought Iíd add my thoughts on mics for audiobooks, and thatís that anything that isnít awful will probably do. Audiobooks are mastered so heavily that refinements in sound are lost to a great degree. Of course use a quality mic you like, but thereís so little difference in final results, that which mic is best shouldnít be a big concern in this type of work.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Bruce. I'll possibly hit up the OP. Was getting the ouija board out on this post as I have the venerable Sennheiser 416 but didn't think that would suffice for the audiobook world. Too 'in your face' and mouth noise pickupy, etc.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've done about 30 audiobooks on Audible and elsewhere and somewhere over half of them I've done with a 416 shotgun mic. If they're good enough for actors in Hollywood movies I figure they're OK for acting in audiobooks. Admittedly you don't get on top of them like some promo/trailer announcers do in their line of work, but let them reach into you to capture the finer nuances of your read. Or some BS like that. Smile


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