Archive for the ‘Studio tips’ Category:
November 30th, 2013
Are audio technical problems stealing your time? Are mysterious hums, buzzes and clicks invading your recordings? Is your "sound" just not pro enough for your ear... or for your clients? And what future trouble lurks that you don't know about?
Merlin and Harry Potter ... Step Aside.
On Tuesday night, December 10, 2013, Home Studio Master / Audio Wizard Dan Lenard sweeps in with a Home Studio Wizardry Webinar to chase away your tech demons - and to purge your studio of those creepy, evil things that keep you from sounding like a pro.
Dan Lenard is the Home Studio Master, one of the world's leading consultants on voice over home studio audio. Also a veteran voice talent and educator, he helps clients with home studio set-up and problem-solving via Skype, phone and email.
He presents highly acclaimed home studio webinars for VoiceOverXtra and in-person workshops on a variety of home studio topics. And Dan is co-host of the popular Sunday night East-West Audio Body Shop Ustream TV show.
Click here to find out more.
April 11th, 2013
Hold on to your hats boys and girls! On Wednesday night, April 17, the one-and-only Home Studio Master Dan Lenard will teach you the skills to fix audio imperfections seamlessly - so that no one will know they ever existed.
Join VoiceOverXtra's new webinar, Fixing Your Audio - Post-Production Primer. Or as Dan calls it, "Techniques to clean up your boo-boos."
- Editing basics
- Proper use of a noise gate
- The "final word" on editing breaths
- How to use EQ for correction
- Spectrographic editing
- Seamless "drop-in" editing, and
- HOW TO AVOID THESE PROBLEMS IN THE FIRST PLACE!
Click here to sign up today!
November 22nd, 2012
I finally saved up enough to buy me an iPad. And the timing was just right, too. Right when I had the cash available Apple decided to grace the world with the new iPad (4th generation).
So, how exactly am I using it for voice overs? Does it improve my workflow? Any good apps? And, have I finally finished Angry Birds Star Wars yet?
All of these burning questions will be answered...
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November 2nd, 2011
Dan Lenard, one of the world's leading consultants on voice over home studio audio, begins a three-part online webinar series on Home Studio Basics for Voice Over on Thursday night, November 3rd.
With Lenard's trademark pizzazz and humor, the series will detail how to build, equip, and use a home studio to produce quality audio for voice over auditions and jobs.
Lenard is popularly known as the Home Studio Master and is co-host of the Sunday night East-West Audio Body Shop Ustream TV show.
Presented by VoiceOverXtra, the series features live webinars with online instruction followed by a Q&A period during which attendees can directly ask questions by text or audio.
Each 90-minute webinar starts at 9 p.m. Eastern time, and all registered attendees will also receive a full audio/visual recordings the following day, for reference and in case of schedule conflicts for the live presentation.
To learn more or to sign up, click here:
Home Studio Basics for Voice Over
June 16th, 2011
If you're looking for an ultra-cool piece of audio recording/editing software, have just purchased Adobe Audition CS5.5 for yourself, or are simply curious what this new program can do for you, then why not sign up for the June 20th live webinar: Adobe Audition CS5.5: Basics and Beyond, presented by VoiceOverXtra?
Listen and learn as Den Lenard (a.k.a. the home studio master) teaches you pretty much everything you need to know about this great voice over recording/editing software. (It's currently the software I use in my studio... and I love it!)
You can learn more here:
Adobe Audition CS5.5: Basics and Beyond Webinar
On a side note:
Has anyone else noticed that 'Au' is the atomic symbol for 'gold'?
May 31st, 2011
Recently I was hired to voice as a young "cool and hip" 25 to 30 year old guy for an in-house video. I got the script along with the storyboard a few hours before the recording session. I then dutifully analyzed and practiced the script a few times. I was ready, willing, and feeling like a "cool and hip" 25 to 30 year old guy (in a 41 year old body )
The session proceeded as usual, ending with a satisfied client at its conclusion. Nice and smooth. Another day at the office. Except that the final read was almost 180 degrees different from what I had prepared.
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April 24th, 2011
A few posts ago I gave an update on how the blog was doing (visitor-wise). So now I think it might be a good time to update everyone on my new, home-made sound booth. In addition I'll offer up some ideas on how to improve your own home-made booth.
Last year, I posted some photos of my sound booth. Well, a lot has changed since then. So let's go back in time and follow my home studio's progress up until the present day...
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April 13th, 2011
Once again the good people over at VoiceOverXtra bring you a fantastic webinar!
On Monday, April 25th Dan Lenard (the Home Studio Master) will teach you how to choose the voice over microphone that's BEST for you and how to use that mic to win auditions and in performances. In addition, Dan will test various mics so you can hear the differences for yourself!
Sign up here:
Microphone Choice & Best Techniques webinar
February 1st, 2011
I love getting new toys, especially when those new toys help me make an even better voice over studio. Just recently, I got a new "home studio" toy, and it has made recording even easier. This purchase is one more link in my home studio makeover (which I've been working on for the past few weeks.)
The new goodie that has me all excited is the Rode PSA1 Swivel Mount Studio Microphone Boom and if you click on the Read more link below you can see how cool it is and how I set it up in my upgraded studio:
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November 16th, 2010
While doing a little YouTube surfing the other day I came across two short but informative videos about mic placement for vocals. These videos are meant for singers, but I found that they're also quite relatable to recording voice overs as well.
Click the Read more link below to check out the videos. Enjoy!
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