Which Microphones Do I Use?

We’ve done a bunch of microphone reviews over the last few years. One question I get is, “So which microphones do you use these days?” That’s what we’ll look at in this episode!

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Gear mentioned in or used to record this episode:

RODE VideoMic Pro (my favorite camera-top Shotgun Microphone)

RODE NTG4+ Shotgun Microphone

RODE NTG2 (favorite sub $400 USD XLR shotgun microphone)

Audio Technica AT4053b Hyper-cardioid (My favorite microphone for indoor dialogue)

RODE NT5 (good, less expensive mic for indoor dialogue)

RODE smartLav+ (Most convenient lavalier for recording to phone)

Aputure A.lav (Best sounding budget lavalier for phone or audio recorder)

JK MicJ 044 (Very good budget lavalier for recording to camera or audio recorder)

Sanken COS-11D (My favorite lavalier microphone)

ElectroVoice RE20 Dynamic (My favorite voice-over microphone)

Audio Technica AT2005 (Good budget dynamic mic for voice-over. XLR and USB output)

Shure SM58 Dynamic (Legendary dynamic microphone which sounds rich and works well for voice over)

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