If you are a voice over and you want to know how you can make incredible sounding voice over, read this article and you will get what you want.
This article gives you some keys to make incredible sounding voice over.
Keep your distance from the microphone:
Think that the microphone likes an ear. The closer you get to it, the quieter you will need to speak and the warmer your voice is going to sound. But if you get too close, you are going to end up with unwanted noise like plosives, pops, clicks and mouth noises.
In general, you want to keep around six inches between your mouth and the microphone which you can do easily by just stretching out your pinky to your thumb and that is pretty much six inches between your mouth and the microphone.
That’s the sweet spot.
Another way that you can improve the quality of your voice over is to use a pop filter:
The purpose of the pop filter is to prevent plosives. A plosive is when a blast of air hits the microphone and it makes a loud distracting explosion-like sound. It is most commonly noticed on words that contains P’s and B’s.
You can avoid plosives easily just by where you put the microphone. So, instead of speaking directly into the microphone, all the air is going to hit the microphone if you do it that way.
If you place the microphone slightly off to the side, the air is going to go past the microphone. It is not going directly into the microphone.
If you don’t want to have to think about it as much, just grab a pop filter. Put it on your microphone and it makes plosives almost impossible.
Check your recording levels before you begin:
There is nothing more frustrating than to have to do something over again. That is why it’s important that you do a level check before you start recording your voice over.
If you record a voice over too low, it is just going to be too quiet to hear and you can amplify it in post-production but you are also going to be amplifying the noise so your voice over won’t be as clean as it could be.
If you record with a level too high, you could end up peaking, which means your voice over could end up sounding distorted.