I need to record a male voice for narration. I want to strengthen the natural "warmness" of the voice. I am not sure what the technical term would be, but I am looking to get a warm, deep voice. Think Samuel L. Jackson. I currently use a condenser mic, of good quality, but it does not add any warmness to the voice. It is very flat.
What is the best way to achieve that? I can think of 2 ways :
1) buy a new mic that would give a warmer voice
2) use effects in my DAW (I use Logic Pro X) to make the voice warmer
My preference would be to go to 2, because then I do not have to go through the trouble of choosing a new mic (without really having the ability to get the speaker to try).
Is it possible to achieve the effect that I want with audio effect, or should I really look to buy a new mic ?
I am currently trying to explore option 2. And I'll admit I am a bit lost. My approach to this has been to try and play with the different effects randomly and hear what I get. I am not even sure I am playing with all the necessary parameters. And I am not sure this approach is correct.
I would be grateful for any advice, but let me try to ask 3 specific questions:
Is this the full list of parameters I should play with : compression, eq , squeeze, ambience, reverb, noise gate ? What am I missing ?
Is this the right approach?
I am willing to learn, but I do not even know where to start... Is there a reasonable tutorial/manual somewhere that I can go through in a couple of hours/days, to learn this ?