Here is the primary gear found in my studio. Of course, these are Amazon affiliate links. If you are not seeing the products, you likely have an ad-blocker on your browser. I appreciate that! Good choice. Just turn that off for this site (temporarily is fine). You’ll be able to see them for the time you visit.
This has been my go-to mic for many years. It’s great for audiobook narration and nice, natural-sounding vocal work.
This is my announcer mic (commercials, promos, etc.) and the one I use primarily for podcasting. There’s enough history out there to describe the value of the RE20.
With a quality built-in pre-amp, this is a go-to mic for voice artists. Take it on the road. Use it as your primary day-to-day working mic. Eliminate the cheap audio interface you might be using. This is easily a replacement for the AT4040.
This is a solid interface at a lower cost that performs better than many at twice the price point. The specs are impressive. The preamps are top-notch and the output is low-noise, high-quality. Though you may not need the additional channel for voice work, I appreciate the combo XLR-1/4 inch inputs when doing music/instrument production.
Okay, this isn’t really a voice artist tool, but I have it for podcasts and other productions. It does, however, serve as a quick tool for voice artists that use phone calls for their off-site direction. The mix-minus feature is truly beneficial. I like the fact that I can keep up to four separate mics plugged in and available at any time. Much easier to use than traditional mixers, while also including easy operation built-in noise gate, compressor, and other mic processing that you may use from time to time.
Every voice artist needs good headphones or earbuds to monitor their work. I prefer to have over-the-ear, close-backed headphones that are comfortable to wear for long periods of time. These fit my needs and the ear-cups are softer and more comfortable than many of the other brands. Clear, accurate monitoring is important.
A good boom stand is a solid investment. It helps separate the mic from your desk, eliminating some of the vibrations and occasional bumps and nudges. Is this one pricier than others? Yes, but it is SILENT. You don’t have those springs and creaks that come from the cheaper, thin metal booms. I just like it.
Cables cost a lot these days. These cost more than most — for good reason. When you spend hundreds or even a thousand dollars (looking at you Sennheiser MKH 416 owners) why would you want cheap mic cables? We’re all chasing that low noise floor. Noisy cables aren’t helping your efforts. Get these.
You can record on any modern computer. This one is my choice. Good power (better than the older Mac Mini) and a bit more responsive than even the ultra-quiet MacBook Air. I keep this one outside the booth, but it’s not noisy anyway. Many improvements over the past products in this chassis.