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The Pro Audio Suite

A must listen Podcast if you're in audio or voice over. Our panel features industry professionals, George 'The Tech' Whittam, Robert 'Source Connect' Marshall, Andrew 'Realtime Casting' Peters and Darren 'Voodoo Sound' Robertson, plus special guests.

Each week we dive into topics that will resonate with Professionals and home studio owner alike...

Mar 12, 2020

OK, here it is. Long promised and long-awaited. The ultimate voice-over microphone shootout. 

The Sennheiser 416 has for decades been the go-to mic for studios recording voice over. Originally designed for location recording, it's "Cut Through" has been its trademark on VoiceOver recordings and made it the "Go To Mic" for many. However, it's pricepoint has put it out of reach for some home studio owners and Podcasters. 

Enter the Rode NTG 5 a mic which is clearly based on it's Sennheiser rival, but at a price that is much easier on the Pocket. But does it Stack up? And is it as useful for the location sound guy as the studio owner?

This week the usual panel is joined by Location Sound Recordist extraordinaire Chris Mc Callum (, and Radio Imager (and the reigning Benztown Branding Iron Imager) Brendan Tacey. We directly compare the two mics, discuss their suitability for the audio discipline they may be used for, and come to a conclusion that is absolutely unanimous.

Don't believe us? Download the comparison file here

Check out the specs of the 416 here 

and NTG 5 here..

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The Pro Audio Suite Podcast copyright George Whittam, Andrew Peters, Robert Marshall & Darren Robertson.
The Pro Audio Suite has kindly been supplied with gear from Rode microphones. We would like to thank them for their involvement with our show, and their generosity. You can see the complete list of their gear here.
Thanks also go to Voice Over Essentials and the Porta Booth Pro for their support of our program Find out more and order your Porta Booth here.
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