Here is a good article on vocal EQ tips. Whether you’re a voice-over person or you also record music, chances are good you’ll want to know a little something about vocal EQ (remember that EQ is short for equalization, which is one of the audio recording terms that don’t really describe what it means to…… See More
Voice-Over Recording Tips
These are all the posts that primarily focus on voice over recording - such as video narration, podcasts, audio books, radio and TV ads, etc. Articles that focus mainly on music recording, mixing and mastering are in the Music Recording Category.
There are lots of folks who set up their home recording studios simply to do voice-overs. One of the first questions they ask is “what voice-over equipment do I need?” This post and the article at the end will answer that question thoroughly. One of the best uses of a home recording studio is to…… See More
Do yo have a directional microphone or an omnidirectional microphone? Are you even certain? The directionality of a microphone, that is, whether it picks up audio best from the front only, or from all around it (or some other pattern of pick-up) is frequently called the polar pattern of a mic. To get the best…… See More
Ducking in audio recording is a technique for allowing a narrator’s voice to be heard clearly and consistently when there is other audio happening at the same time, such as background music. If nothing else, this is a rare example where the term actually describes, in plain English, what it accomplishes. Plus it’s fun to…… See More
Here’s an article about recording vocals, talking about things like how close you should get to the mic. It also talks about proximity efffect and how it can be a problem as well as a blessing. Personally when recording for voice over jobs, I like to use proximity effect (which basically says that you get…… See More