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What is the best mic/setup for Youtube voice overs at $50-$80 US? Answered

Hello all,
Does anyone out there do voice over work or have videos you apply voice overs to?
I have recently started a show on Youtube and I don't like the audio quality I am getting. I am currently using my closet as a recording booth and a Rode Video Pro Mic direct into my laptop's mic input. It's okay but i want better.
I have a budget of $50-$80 to spend. I have been looking at the Audio Technica AT2100 USB/XLR mic, as it has some awesome reviews but i want to hear from the Instructables community as well.


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Best Answer 5 years ago

I am not a professional at audio, And I don't have any brand to recommend, But the only thing I can help with is to say that Matt from the YouTube channel "DIY Perks" uses a really good microphone and I think he has a couple good videos on his YouTube channel...

I hope this helps and good luck with your YouTube channel!

You can also ask more YouTubers if they have a good recommendation.

Also can I ask what you do in your channel? Just interested...


Answer 5 years ago

Thanks for the answer! I have looked at a few youtube DIYers but most of them recommend things a bit out of my price range. However I will look up the author you spoke of and see what they are using.

As for my channel, a group of friends and I watch B movies and talk about them, but I recently started my own spin-off where I tell people about good movies from the pre-1960s, and explain why they should watch them.

It's called Ret/New: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFCp4ol7VuT6rt8EJz5IJqg