When I’m recording from my personal studio, I most often use the Sennheiser MKH-416, which is considered the industry standard for TV promo voiceovers. If I’m working on a project with a wider “dynamic range” (i.e. varying degrees of volume from loud to quiet in a single take), I usually switch over to the Rode NT1. The NT1 is one of Rode’s newest condenser mics (released in 2014). If boasts an incredibly flat response curve and extremely low noise. The shorter answer is “I use the right microphone for the job, and each project is different.”

Oftentimes, if I’m recording from a different studio and depending on the engineer in the session, I may use the Neumann U87 or TLM-103. Whether I’m at my studio or a client’s preferred studio, I’m most often on the Sennheiser.

Sennheiser MKH-416 Shotgun Microphone

The Sennheiser MKH-416 shotgun microphone

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