Saturday, April 30, 2016

The importance of having a good recording space

For many voice over artists, especially new ones, dealing with unwanted sound reflections off of
walls and surfaces, as well as outside noise, is a common challenge. You can have an expensive microphone, but if you're not in a good recording environment, your voice overs are going to suffer. It's sad to see so many new voice over folks having their auditions or work rejected not necessarily because of how they voiced the copy, but because of negative sound related issues. You don't have to build an exceptional recording studio, but get into a space where you're not going to have your voice overs sound like they were recorded in an echoing cave. Foam, sound blankets, and baffles are just some things that can be used to improve the quality of your voice overs. Do some research on Google about this or go to You Tube and do a search about setting up a solid recording space before going out and spending a lot of money. And don't forget that large walk in closet that you might have would be a very good option to record in!