When it comes to voiceover recording, can a cable make a difference?
In 2010, we got the chance to test some Swiss-made Vovox microphone cables and we were sold right away. Now a cable is just a cable, right? Not exactly. First of all, the Vovox cables are incredibly well-constructed, terminated with Neutrik connectors and tough enough to stand up the worst abuse. We wouldn’t be surprised if they last a lifetime. But, more crucially, our testing suggested they do have an impact on the tone – nothing miraculous – but a positive difference nonetheless.
We were sceptical too, but repeated A/B comparisons showed the Vovox cables to have a slightly clearer bass and more detailed, open highs. In fact, one high end cable we tested against the Vovox sounded just awful by comparison; we’d swear it was exaggerating any sibilance. So, bit by bit, we replaced all our cables and interconnects with Vovox.
One of these days, maybe when work slows up, we’ll do the tests again. But for now, we’ll leave the argument to the audiophiles and relax about it all. One thing is certain: it gives us a lot of confidence to know that the cables in our UK voiceover studio are widely regarded as some of the best you can buy.