What model condenser mic is best for recording dialogue?

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What model condenser mic is best for recording dialogue?

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far and away the most widely used voice announce mic for radio stations and similar professional applications is the electro-voice RE-20. It is the size of a condensor mic but is actually a finely crafted dynamic with cardiod pattern. This mic does not have the sudden bass boom that occurs when speaking closely and the timber of the speaker does not change off-axis allowing the freedom to move around in the control room without sounding like you just left the room and talking down a hallway. And it will sound consistant between recording sessions without having to spend an hour trying to get the mic to sound just the same as last time.

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Practically any good condenser mic above $100 will work ok. It really depends on the environment that you are recording. The shure.com website has many helpful articles on choosing a microphone for a given application: http://www.shure.com/ProAudio/TechLibrar… One of the keys to recording clear dialog is to get the microphone close to the person speaking. That way you minimize background noise. A Shure SM57 is a dynamic mic, not a condensor mic but they work great anyway.

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