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Setting Up Your Own Voice Over Studio

Voice over or VO is one of the fastest growing mediums in the acting industry. Here’s a simple guide in order to get your new isdn studio Toronto created and cranking out jobs.

1. A Quiet Room.
A quiet place can be anywhere in your house. What will work best is a cupboard. It’s self contained, small, and easily lit. A suggestion is to locate a cupboard that has enough room with clothes to dampen an echo and which permits you to have some equipment in there with you.

2. A Microphone.
Evidently, in order to record your voice, you require a mike. A cardioid mic would be your best bet. What a cardioid microphone does is concentrates on the incoming audio from the front of the microphone as opposed to one that takes in audio from the entire mic. Now there was a school of thought in the 80’s and 90’s that the more expensive mic, the better the quality. This type of thinking went out the window together with the advent of the MXL collection of microphones. The MXL comes in a analog or USB output and prices around a 5th to a 10th of what was once the market standard.

3. Mic Stand
If you don’t would like to hold the microphone for hours as you are recording, a movable mic stand is essential.

4. A Pop Filter
A pop filter is used to keep hard de noises from spiking your own recording.

5. A Computer
The recording has to go somewhere. Ensure you have a long enough cord so that your computer can stay out your recording space.

6. Editing Software
Audacity is a strong yet free sound mixer. It can be used to catch the record while other programs can be used to add effects and to layer your audio tracks.