• Julie Eickhoff

Microphones | 4 Great Microphone Recommendations

So you've decided to take the leap! Yes! Congrats! To make it all seem more real, let's get you going with equipment.

There's nothing wrong with starting with entry-level, easy to use equipment. In fact, there are some fantastic options out there for you. In time, you can always upgrade if you feel the need, but you can definitely get started in voice overs with one of these suggestions.

The microphones I'm recommending are USB mics - meaning they plug directly into your computer's USB port. Can't get easier than that, right?

The price range here is from $130-$300. I love shopping on Sweetwater because they are true experts in the field, but you can also find these on Amazon and maybe even at your local Best Buy.

Here's my list of 4 Great Entry-Level Microphones:

1. Rode NT-USB Condenser Microphone - Around $169

2. Audio-Technica AT2020USB Plus Condenser Microphone with Pop Filter - Around $150

3. Shure PG27 - USB Multi Purpose Microphone - Around $300

4. Blue Yeti USB Microphone - Around $130

Keep in mind that you can will also need a pop filter, shock mount and possibly a stand. Sometimes these things come in a bundle, so be aware of that. Get the best that you can afford. And if you're ready to get started a little higher than entry level, I can make recommendations there, too.

Would you like to better understand the differences in microphones? In the full course, Work from Home doing Voice Overs, we discuss the different types of microphones, what will work best for you and even how to set up and use them. Check that out here.