What’s in YOUR Studio?

Hey TVOP readers (and listeners!):
Because we know you’re curious, we asked a bunch of working VoiceOver actors and actresses the age-old question: “What’s in YOUR studio?” Here is the first answer. This is by no means saying you HAVE to get these things, especially if you’re just starting out.  We just thought it would be useful for you to know what the pros are using in their home studios, right now.

Microphone: Sennheiser 416 MKH

The MKH 416 is a short gun interference tube microphone. Its excellent directivity and compact design, high consonant articulation and feedback rejection make the MKH 416 a superb all-round microphone for film, radio and television, especially for outside broadcast applications.


  • Increased directivity due to interference tube principle
  • Very low inherent self-noise
  • High sensitivity
  • Transformerless and fully floating balanced output
  • Rugged, suitable for adverse climatic conditions
  • Matt black all-metal body


 ProTools + MBox 

  • Get best-in-class sound quality and performance with professional-grade circuitry and premium audio conversion
  • Capture and mix studio-quality sessions, with up to 24-bit/96kHz audio resolution
  • access and perform Pro Tools functions easily with the assignable multi-function button
  • Use Mbox with Pro tools or with other audio software, including Logic, Live, Cubase, and more
  • Track hotter signals without clipping with the soft-clip limiter

MacBook Pro

Yes, you can use ProTools + the MBox on a PC, but most of our respondents said they use the MacBook Pro.   You can also get this on the Apple website, while you’re over there ordering your iPhone 5.

You’ll also need some editing software.  If you’re just getting started and you want to see if voiceover is right for you, go over and download Audacity, which is free.  Record yourself and see what you think!

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