I was wondering what your favorite mic/mics are for recording voice-over or dialogue for whatever type of project you guys are sound designing - video games, films, etc.
Additionally, do you have a specific mic for different applications? Like a mic you use mainly for screechy cartoony voice talents? And then another mic for bassy, intimate narration recordings?
Also, for something like a video-game, do you go to great lengths to get it to sound authentic - i.e. as if it were set-sound? Like, place the mic a bit further than a regular "dead VO"? For example, the sound team for Fantastic Mr. Fox actually went out to a farm and had George Clooney rolling around and running on the farm and recording his lines as opposed to an air-conditioned dead studio. OR do you record it clean and up-close with a U87 and then "dirty it up" afterwards to make it sound like set-sound?
Anyway, just curious as to how you go about recording your dialogue and narration for your projects. Feel free to include your preamp setup and any acoustical peculiarities about your studios as well!