Welcome to my “Voice Acting 101 Tutorials”! If you’re interested in a voice acting, you’re probably hearing about voice acting kits, voice over microphones, VO sound booths, and you’re probably wondering how to record voice over auditions. Here are some voice over tips I’ve put together to help you start your voice acting career. Speaking of which, here’s a blog I wrote about voice acting gear you might find helpful! Here’s another one about source-connect that people love as well.
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Learn Voice Over & Voice Acting Recording Tricks in Record Sessions With Clients
Voice Over Tip: What is a Pick Up in a Voice Over Recording?
You’ve heard the term “pick up” and you’re wondering what that is. Watch the video to learn about the different ways to record pick ups (like punching and recording wild) in a voice over session via source-connect with a commercial voice over studio.
Voice Acting 101 Tutorials: Learn about Voice Acting Booth/Voice Over Recording Studios
Choosing a Voice Acting Space & Working with Sound
At this point, you’re wondering about having a voice acting booth or a voice over booth. There are few things you’ll need to control to build a good home voice over studio. Watch the video to learn more.
What is Soundproofing and How Can You Do It in your Own Voice Acting Booth?
Now you’re wondering about soundproofing, and whether you should build a voice acting booth or a voice over booth. You’ll definitely need to control sound if you want to work in voice overs, so watch the video to learn more!
What are acoustics and how do they affect your voice acting recording space?
You keep hearing about sound treatment and acoustics and you’re wondering what that means exactly, and how to have good acoustics in your own voice acting space. Watch the video to learn more!
Learn about Voice Over and Voice Acting Equipment
Voice Over Tip: USB vs XLR Voice Acting Microphone
You’re wondering about the kind of voice over equipment you need to sound professional in your voice over auditions, and on voice acting jobs. The first thing you should consider is whether you should get a USB microphone or an XLR microphone. Watch the video to learn more!
Use a Dynamic or Condenser Microphone?
Once you know whether you should get a USB microphone or an XLR microphone, you should consider whether to use a dynamic microphone or a condenser microphone to record your voice overs. Watch the video to learn more!
Voice Acting Microphones & Polar Patterns: Cardioid? Or Shotgun Microphones?
Now that we’ve discussed USB mics vs XLR mics, and dynamic vs condenser microphones, let’s learn about polar patterns. Let’s see whether you should use an omnidirectional, a bi-directional, or a directional microphone and whether to use cardioid or super-cardioid microphones. Watch the video to learn more!
Voice Acting Equipment 101: What is Source-Connect and Do You Really Need It in your Voice Over Booth?
Once you know the kind of microphone you need (USB vs XLR, condenser vs Dynamic, and Cardioid vd Super-Cardioid), you may run into voice over jobs and voice acting auditions that mention Source-Connect. Watch the video to learn what it is, whether you should get it and when.