Category Archives: Home Recording

“How to’s” to improve your skills in digital recording and file transfer

Is This Client Nuts? Watch That Word Count!

Ok, you’re signed up with voices.com or voice123.com and a new audition is posted with a budget of $1000.00.  Looks good to me… until you open the project description.  This is someone’s autobiography and it’s 110, 000 words.  Yikes!  That’s … Continue reading

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Speed Up Your Recording: Set Your Audacity Preferences

If you record with Audacity Recording Software you notice that each time you record certain file specifications are used.  And when you export certain specs, such as the bit rate for your MP3s, are used.  And you may notice that … Continue reading

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Doing Pickups? Do You Match Your Sound?

OK, you finished a long, involved business narration.  You’ve done the slicing and dicing and sent the client flawless edited files.  Maybe you underbid this job a little but you stuck it out and you finally uploaded the files, invoiced … Continue reading

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Eliminate Noise in Your Voice Over Recordings

What is Noise in a Voice Over Recording? Trying to define noise is like trying to define a “weed”.  A rose can be a weed in a vegetable garden.  Many a lawn-care expert spends much energy defeating the dreaded dandelion and … Continue reading

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6 Tips for Choosing a USB Mic

Once upon a time audio engineers dreamed of a digital microphone.  With the advent of the USB mic that dream is now a reality.  This type of mic requires no mixing board or interface box.  You simply plug it into … Continue reading

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You Can Say “Yes! I have a Phone Patch!”

Improve your jobs and earn more money faster with a “phone patch” If you’ve done any jobs from online casting in your home studio you may have experienced the “do it again” syndrome.  This occurs when the client fails to … Continue reading

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Simplify and Speed Up Voice Over Jobs Using Pickups

Often, when you record a job at home you will receive a request for “edits” from your client. Maybe you pronounced a name wrong or didn’t have the right “vibe” on a sentence. These edits can be fixed with pick … Continue reading

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Room Echo? How You Should Position Your VO Home Studio

Record from home and make big $ ! OK, you’ve decided to be the next Don Lafontaine or Nancy Cartwright.  And you’re convinced that, just like selling Amway, you can do it all at home from your kitchen table. Well, … Continue reading

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Voice Over Recording-Pickups Can Speed The Process

“Do you come here often?… What’s your sign?” No! Not THAT kind of pickup! In voice over recording, a “pickup” is a sentence or phrase which didn’t come out correctly the first time, so it is repeated, hopefully with better … Continue reading

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Voice Over Editing… Watch Your Ps and Qs

Well actually, watch your Fs and Ss and Ts as well.  What do I mean? First, let’s talk about consonants. When you were in school they taught you about vowels: A E I O and U (and sometimes Y and … Continue reading

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