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Hello Guys! I'm trying to make a stop-motion film for You Tube, and I'm new to recording voice over. Do you guys have any recommendations on what kinds of recording equipment i should use? What kind of Mic I should use, what should the specs be? Also, any other equipment I need?

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This is a guide on how to record voice over. You may check it out if necessary. 

I have this microphone and it only cost $20.  I record in Premeire Pro and use the denoise effect to remove the background buzz.  This youtube video helped a great deal with the denoise effect.  Also, be sure to keep an eye on your audio levles, check this youtube vdieo out for that.  After watching those two videos, it was super easy to get a good sounding voice over.

When you want a clean 'dead' sound I know radio reporters that do their fieldwork with a quilt over their head or shut in a wardrobe full of clothes to absorb the echoes. You feel ridiculous but oh my, does it sound good!

Since I first replied to this thread back in 2014, my Sony mic stopped recording in stereo, and could only record one channel. I replaced it with a USB mic, which seems to be the way to go now when recording direct to the computer.  I read a few reviews and got a Blue Snowball, which I'm happy with.  Their Yeti looks like it rates higher, but costs more.  There are other makes that people seemed to like, too, at a whole range of prices. But if a $20 mic gives a clean recording and sounds good, I say use it!

That makes a lot of sense actually. I've heard of one podcaster doing the same thing while working from home. Next time I have a Zoom interview I'm heading for my closet! 

Ben Owora said:

When you want a clean 'dead' sound I know radio reporters that do their fieldwork with a quilt over their head or shut in a wardrobe full of clothes to absorb the echoes. You feel ridiculous but oh my, does it sound good!

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