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
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.
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
Voice over recording tips – This is the third in a series of articles by Lisa Theriot on speaking in different accents, a useful skill for voice over actors. Okay, this is a personal trauma, but I will never get over Walter Koenig as Chekhov on Star Trek saying “nuclear wessels.” Would it have killed…… See More
Voice over recording tips – This is the second in a series of articles by Lisa Theriot on speaking in different accents, a useful skill for voice over actors. I used to babysit some English children, and they found it delightful when I copied their accent and began to speak “normally.” When I asked them…… See More