Category Archives: Home Recording

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

Magic Jack Plus: Now Have a Voice Over Phone Patch Anywhere There’s Internet

New technology has proven to be extremely beneficial in the emergence of voice-over home recording studios. So it is not surprising that the industry has jumped on the use of voice over IP gadgets. The name may be a bit … Continue reading

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Stop Killing Trees! Digital Book Readers & Tablets for Voice Over

While the demand for voice-over talent has grown dramatically in the past few years, so has the increase in competition. That is why in today’s VO industry, whatever you can do to cut down on the time it takes to … Continue reading

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The Next Voice Over Studio Step… Near Field Monitor Speakers

  You can record and evaluate your voice over performances with a good set of headphones but at some point you might want to add a set of monitor speakers. Monitor speakers allow you to hear the audio in the … Continue reading

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Four Qualities to Look For When Purchasing Voice Over Home Studio Headphones

When it comes to listening back to your home-recorded voice over auditions and hearing every nuance of the recording and performance, one tool to use is a pair of high quality headphones. However, as you start looking into purchasing a … Continue reading

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Free Audacity Software-Record and Edit Your Voice Over Auditions

When it comes to submitting auditions to pay-to-play internet voice-over sites, there are a few key tools needed for success: You need a computer, a USB microphone to record the audition, some sound control in your audition space, and an … Continue reading

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Control Voice Over Home Studio Echoes With Moving Blankets

Joining a pay to play voice-over website is a quickest and easy way to hop into this most exciting and rewarding careers of voice over. However, with the ease of auditioning from your home comes the challenge of turning a … Continue reading

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Get Started in Voice Over With These Low Cost, High Quality USB Mics

Yes, you can pursue a voice over career with only a USB microphone and a  computer.  Gone is the equipment of yesterday–no tape, no cassettes, no CDs.  With your USB mic, your computer and Audacity recording software you can produce … Continue reading

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The Secret Keys-Using the “Delete” and “Silence” with Audacity for Voice Over Recording

Today’s voice over talent is required to have their own home studio.  And along with the equipment required, you need recording software to actually record sounds to your computer as digital files.  One software program I recommend that works just … Continue reading

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Suggesting Copy Changes to Voice Over Copy- Don’t Unless…

One thing I learned very early in my voice over career was that you are a glorified “signal generator” to the clients.  I had actually written, edited and critiqued advertising copy as a marketing director for 10 years.  So, in … Continue reading

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Responding Rapidly to VOICES.COM Auditions

The Race Is On… And the Winner Is…? If you’re signed up with the online voice over marketplace VOICES.COM, I’m sure you get quite a few auditions each day. I typically get 15 or so a day in the beginning … Continue reading

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