Brent Hagel reviews L22 for Voice-Over

Are you looking for a versatile microphone to record professional voice-overs? Look no further and check out Brent Hagel's video review of the Sphere L22:

The voice-over artist and owner of the Trailer Voice Artists agency set out to run the Sphere L22 through its paces. The video is a good reminder that a lot of the magic happens at the source. That moment when Brent switches into his "performance voice" is just jaw-dropping. But the choice of microphone is critical to make any voice-over talent sound as best as he or she can. For Brent, the perfect mic, however, depends on the kind of job. That low end on the blend of the 47 and the 251 is just stunning, but maybe not cutting through enough for some situations.

Choices, choices, choices

With currently 34 stunning-sounding mic models to choose from, the Sphere L22 and its included mic locker offer a wide range of options. Of course, there is the iconic 416 model that gives you that instant tv and film trailer sound. But you could also go super modern and detailed with the LD-800 model. On the opposite end of the spectrum, how about a ribbon mic like the 77DX for a colored midrange that gives your voice a rare twist? The latest software update, Sphere 1.5, has further added the LD-87 Modern, a true voice-over workhorse that's been around for decades.

You can control and change out the mics in post, meaning you're not locked into a particular sound at all. You can even make changes based on client requests if necessary.

Sphere 1.4 includes 30 amazing mic models and top choices for voice-over recording.

About Brent Allen Hagel

Brent Allen Hagel is the founder and owner of Trailer Voice Artists. TVA is a voice agency and talent development company for top tier voice actors in the promo and trailer genres. With Trailer Voice Artists, Brent has cast voice actors for The Golden Trailer Awards, Trailer Park Inc, Disney Parks, Netflix, NCAA, and the U.S. Marines to name a few. Brent is also a working promo and trailer voice actor himself. His credits span iconic networks and brands such as NBC, CBS, NCAA, NHL Network, ICC Soccer League, HBO Boxing, and more.

With Sphere you now can:

  • Record with the sound of microphones many have only dreamt about
  • Change mic type, polar pattern, and other microphone characteristics, even after tracking!
  • Audition the sound of different microphones without tiring the vocalist
  • Reduce bleed, undesirable room coloration, and other common issues using Off-Axis Correction™
  • Record in stereo from a single microphone

We invite you to install the free, fully-featured Sphere plug-in for all major platforms and DAWs. Try it now and reimagine our library of pre-recorded tracks.

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