Howdy, fellow Trail riders! Here’s a look at some examples from my mic locker that we talked about on the show:
This is one of my Shure SM-58 mics – the one that hasn’t seen much action! A super durable dynamic mic, this is a standard vocal mic for live performance. Not suitable for audiobook use.
Here’s the ElectroVoice RE20. A high-quality dynamic microphone, you’ll find these in radio stations everywhere. Even though I’d never use this for an audiobook, it’s the one I do use to produce The Audiobook Trail!
This is the Audio-Technica AT4040. It’s a nice condenser microphone at an entry-level price – around $300. I used this guy to record my first few dozen audiobooks. Today, I mostly use it to record guitar amps in my music studio.
The Neumann TLM-103. A transformer-less condenser microphone, this is my current (and likely forever!) audiobook microphone. Just look at that diaphragm! It really captures the human voice beautifully.