An Editing Trick I've Used For 20 Years-180 To Great VO

An Editing Trick I’ve Used For 20 Years-180 To Great VO

Digital Audio Workstations can be frustrating to use. They are packed with features to be able to do just about anything concerning audio. Sometimes those features get in the way of what we are trying to accomplish. I’ll show you an editing trick I’ve used for 20 years that will eliminate a common problem. Working with recorded audio requires some expertise that many people are just not interested in reading…

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Using Markers-180 To Great VO

Using markers is a great way to get a visual representation of your voice over session even before you do any recording. I like to think of the edit window in my recording program as a blank sheet of paper. Just like with paper, though, you can either stare at it and get intimidated by blank space or your first draft will be rough if you don’t plan. Some people will…

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Your Mic Technique Stinks: And What You Can Do About It

Good Mic Technique Is Harder Than You Might  Think It has been said that the human speaking voice is the most difficult instrument to record correctly. Good mic technique is essential in any recording situation, but none more so than when recording voice over. This article will help you if your mic technique stinks and show you what you can do about it. You can get away with a lot in the…

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Voice Over Practice Exercises Anyone Can Do

There Are Really Very Few Gifted People In The World Tips and tricks are all over the internet. But practice is how you really make progress. Here are some of my favorite voice over practice exercises anyone can do that will help you get ahead in this competitive industry. Nearly every talented person got that way because they went through a process of practicing to develop that skill. And if…

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Voice Over In The Studio-Blow The First Take!

Timing Is Everything If you are going to be recording a voice over in the studio, whether in a professional facility or your own home studio, you have got to have good flow and good cadence in your script reading to be believable. Understanding sentence structure plays a big role in the timing of your delivery. Just as important as having a sense of timing is having a sense of…

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Pop Filter Placement-One Simple Rule

I am sure there are a lot of you wondering about the best pop filter placement to get great results from this simple tool. I have already talked about the importance of using a pop filter  and why it may be the biggest bang for your buck in the studio. But in order for anything to be effective, it needs to be used in the correct way. I have one…

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