FocusRite Scarlet

What Mic Do I Need for Voiceover Work?

SHURE

Episode 1709

Joe from San Clemente, CA

Joe's son wants to get into voiceover. He's been doing video editing in school but wants to move over to voice work. What microphone and mixer should he get? Leo says that a mixer may not be necessary. Start with a USB Microphone and go into the computer directly. However, Behringer has a podcast setup that has a mixer and mic for a very low cost. What about the Blue Yeti? Leo isn't a fan for that purpose. He recommends a SHURE SM58. Also, get a Focusrite Scarlet. Those two will give a great sound.

Why Am I Getting a Buzz From My USB Mic?

SHURE SM58

Episode 1691

Jose from Modesto, CA

Jose is getting a buzzing interference in his USB mic. Leo says that's usually noise created by the USB cable. So try a different cable. Leo also says a cheaper microphone may also be the culprit, depending on how cheap the mic is. Leo uses a Heil PR40 with a SoundDesign USB Pre2. But the FocusRite Scarlet also works with an XLR mic. Leo also says the SHURE SM58 is an affordable mic that gives more bang for the buck. It all comes down to circuitry.

How Can I Create a Webinar on Zoom?

Zoom

Episode 1685

Wayne from Irvine, CA

Wayne is an Alaska wilderness guide and he's creating some audio Zoom webinars during the quarantine. What microphone should he use? Leo says that any mic will work, but he will need a digital interface to connect it to a laptop. Leo uses the Sound Devices MixPre. Other There's also the Focusrite Scarlet. Can he plug a DSLR into his computer and use it? Leo says he could, but he could also just record and then convert the output. Leo uses the Blackmagic ATEM Mini. It's $300 and it'll take up to four HDMI connections and he can switch between them.