improving mic performances

Hi everybody!
a simple question: it exists a way to improve the microphone performances? Something as a plug-in to equalize “in input”, or so, I’m very poor on middle and bass range…
Or it’s possible only to equalize the recorded track (after recording)?

thank you everybody ofr the help…

With digital recording, you generally equalize after recording. I always start with the assumption that a good recording doesn’t need any EQ. In reality most tracks on most pro recordings have some EQ, but it should be minimal.

I’m going to guess that you need a better microphone… For good quality recording, you should be using a good “performance” or “studio style” microphone with an XLR connection or one with a built-in USB interface. If you use a normal studio/performance mic, you need an audio interface (or preamp) with the proper low-impedance, balanced, XLR input. i.e. Don’t use a cheap “computer”, “communications” or “gaming” mic. A reasonably good mic is going to cost around $100 USD, and they go up from there.

What are you recording, and what mic are you using?

You also need good microphone placement (which usually requires some experimentation), good acoustics, a quiet “studio”, and a good performance.

If you have a DAW (digital audio workshop) application, you can run effects in real-time, but usually real-time effects are only applied to the monitoring path (such as “confidence reverb” in a singer’s headphones), not to the recording path. That way, you are not doing anything irreversible to the recording. But, there are often latency (delay) issues when monitoring through the computer, especially if you start adding effects to the chain.

yes you’re right, I need a better microphone, after all…
Thank you very much for the answer…

Have a hunt around Ebay. I purchased a Behringer C-1 for $50 and you can get the USB version (C-1U) for around the same price. As much as brands like Behringer get slammed, they are good entry level products. For my C-1 I have a pop filter made from a dense sock in front of it, the key is to get close into the microphone and speak clearly. Use compression and a bit of EQ after to bring out the tonal qualities of your voice.

Also, don’t stress about not having a radio voice. Some people just don’t have them, and to be honest, I prefer listening to real people speak (on podcasts), rather than “hey it’s the top of the hour and we have traffic banked right up the whistle on the M1 lets cross to charlie for the 4 oclock”

If you come across as natural, concise and clear, that’s the main thing. Work on less umms, sit up straight, or if singing, work on the way you approach the mic. Being closer can improve mid/bass response to a point.

Just my two cents.