As promised, here is a longer post about building versus buying a vocal booth for voice over recording. This is a cost-benefit analysis of building my booth. Cost When making my decision to build or buy a vocal booth two considerations were at the front of my mind: The cost of building a booth TheContinue reading “Vocal Booth: build or buy?”
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As someone who creates things for people, this video is inspiring. It’s 70 minutes long, but it’s worth it. It digests the complexities of creating things for people. I thought the most helpful ideas were: – Make work you care about for people who care. Who do you want to work for? Who should youContinue reading “Watch This”
The Productivity Revolution
The audiobook of Marc Reklau‘s title, The Productivity Revolution will be available soon, and I wanted to thank Marc for trusting me with his audiobook production. It’s not often that I get to work on a project that makes a direct comment on the work I am doing, but that is exactly what happened whileContinue reading “The Productivity Revolution”
Where it counts most
After listening to hours of audio books and building my studio, I find it is possible to worry too much about audio quality. The noise floor in your studio only has to be good enough. Because the broadcast medium or network connection that sends your work to consumers will almost certainly be noisier than yourContinue reading “Where it counts most”
Recording Booth: Done!
The recording booth is done, and it sounds great! I’ll do a longer post about the details of building this booth, but I think building a booth is a great option for handy voiceover artists. My booth cuts out the ambient sounds and room acoustics that previously dogged my recordings, and it allows me toContinue reading “Recording Booth: Done!”
To share, or not to share?
In audio book narration, there are two popular ways that a publisher pays a narrator for creating an audio book, royalty share and a flat rate. The royalty share is pretty self-explanatory: the publisher shares the royalties from any sales with the narrator according to a predetermined schedule defined in the production contract. The flatContinue reading “To share, or not to share?”
One of the most-frequently asked questions I get about starting a voice over business is, “How did you learn that?” There is no secret sauce. I learned how to do voice over the same way that you and I learned how to talk: trial and error. Go find a large collection of vocal recordings, likeContinue reading “How to…”