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Last post 05-29-2020, 12:53 by Bob keen. 19 replies.
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  •  05-23-2020, 12:57 799888

    Microphone Headset For Voice Overs

    I need to purchase a replacement for my current microphone headset and when I look at what is available there are many that state they are for gaming, Skype etc. Since I want a set that can provide a clear voice over recording with Studio, I need to know if there are any special requirements that I should look out for when making the purchase.

    Any advice would be much appreciated. 

  •  05-23-2020, 14:57 799892 in reply to 799888

    Re: Microphone Headset For Voice Overs

    With gaming headsets, you need a good mic. So that is one of the things that is tested, the mic. How well it rejects noise, etc. and if your voice is clear.

    I do have a mic if I have to do voice overs. I got it included with Avid Studio (along with a nice hat, t-shirt and shrink wrap green screen), but I've also used my gaming headset mic to record. Corsair Void USB.

    If you want a mic, the Blue Snowball Ice Mic, and the Blue Yeti (different models and prices) usually come up and they are USB.

  •  05-24-2020, 4:26 799911 in reply to 799892

    Re: Microphone Headset For Voice Overs

    I agree with Tony - get a separate mic and headset. There are some very good looking USB mics out there:

    If you have the budget I would be tempted by one if these:

    https://www.studiospares.com/search.aspx?eaSearch=usb%20microphones

     

  •  05-24-2020, 5:04 799914 in reply to 799911

    Re: Microphone Headset For Voice Overs

    I do use this one : https://www.blue-designs.co.uk/products/yeti/

    It makes wonders.

  •  05-24-2020, 14:26 799938 in reply to 799914

    Re: Microphone Headset For Voice Overs

    Thanks for your comments and recommendations everyone.

    I have previously used a headset as I thought that it was more likely to exclude ambient sound when one was not operating in a sound-proof studio. How do these stand alone microphones to which you have provided helpful links prevent unwanted ambient sound from being picked up?

  •  05-24-2020, 14:43 799939 in reply to 799938

    Re: Microphone Headset For Voice Overs

    Thnaks to their directivity pattern : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microphone#Capsule_design_and_directivity

    With the Yeti you can set it to cardioid, bidirectional, omnidirectional and stereo. With cardoid it rejects sound from sides and rear.

  •  05-25-2020, 2:38 799945 in reply to 799939

    Re: Microphone Headset For Voice Overs

    Thank you Yann. It looks like I might have to go for the Yeti then. How close would it need to be to my mouth to receive my speech and exclude other sounds?
  •  05-25-2020, 2:57 799947 in reply to 799945

    Re: Microphone Headset For Voice Overs

    I usually use mine at something like 50 cms.
  •  05-25-2020, 13:25 799975 in reply to 799947

    Re: Microphone Headset For Voice Overs

    That is quite a distance then Yann. Great that it can perform without it having to be right in front of you.
  •  05-25-2020, 13:41 799978 in reply to 799975

    Re: Microphone Headset For Voice Overs

    Of course it's better if you're not in a noisy room.
  •  05-26-2020, 2:06 799994 in reply to 799978

    Re: Microphone Headset For Voice Overs

    Yes Yann, the room is quiet enough. Peripheral sound might come from the odd passing lorry outside. I have just placed the order for it. I will let you know how I get on with it once it arrives.

     

     

  •  05-29-2020, 6:27 800173 in reply to 799994

    Re: Microphone Headset For Voice Overs

    Hi Yann

    I have the Yeti connected but since I did so the sound has gone from my video clips. The system is not muted. I don't seem to have any computer sound at all but the speaker volume is at 100%.

  •  05-29-2020, 7:17 800175 in reply to 800173

    Re: Microphone Headset For Voice Overs

    Did you check Setup/Control Panel/Audio Device? If not, click on the window that shows which microphone is being used by PS and select the Yeti in the Windows dialog that opens.
  •  05-29-2020, 7:28 800176 in reply to 800175

    Re: Microphone Headset For Voice Overs

    Make sure that the Yeti is not considered by Windows as a loudspeaker.
  •  05-29-2020, 10:53 800181 in reply to 800176

    Re: Microphone Headset For Voice Overs

    Speaker is shown as Sound Blaster Recon. I cannot see any listing in the device manager for the Yeti.

     

  •  05-29-2020, 11:00 800182 in reply to 800181

    Re: Microphone Headset For Voice Overs

    And if you go to Windows Setting/System/Sound, what do you see under 'Input'? What devices (if any) are listed in the drop-down box?
  •  05-29-2020, 11:16 800184 in reply to 800182

    Re: Microphone Headset For Voice Overs

    And since Bob has no longer any sound, what does he see under Choose your output device ?
  •  05-29-2020, 11:53 800185 in reply to 800184

    Re: Microphone Headset For Voice Overs

    Hi Guys

    The Yeti is showing as a speaker and as a microphone but I cannot see a way to change it.

    .

  •  05-29-2020, 12:05 800188 in reply to 800185

    Re: Microphone Headset For Voice Overs

    Bingo !

    saby:
    Make sure that the Yeti is not considered by Windows as a loudspeaker.

    Would you provide a screenshot of what you see ?

  •  05-29-2020, 12:53 800189 in reply to 800188

    Re: Microphone Headset For Voice Overs

    I have it working. I needed to disable the Yeti as a speaker and select it as the microphone.


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