You may be surprised when you know that a good voice is not one of these basics, getting the right equipment, and improving your performance is the base. Improving your performance requires you to consider the following:
Make sure that you pronounce each word correctly and that will happen when you understand the script totally.
The pacing: don’t speak too fast then your audience won’t be able to remember your message but also don’t speak too slow then they will get bored!
As a beginner voice over actor who wants to make progress in the field of voice over recording, you have to start thinking about your lifestyle, bring more healthy habits in your day will help you a lot, drink a lot of water to make your throat always moist, quit cigarettes, Get at least 8 hours of deep sleeping every night. Because if you are exhausted that will be reflected in your voice as well.
Daily practicing will help you to adjust your voice pitch and improve your breathing so you will be able to say lines much better.
Be careful of the formation of the words especially the Arabic language as one little sign on the letter could change the whole meaning.
Get along well with your audiences and their needs, put yourself in their places and discover what they might need from your script.
Finally, if you are going to record in your own home studio, make sure that it is a quiet suitable environment, without any noise. In addition, it is well equipped with all the equipment you may need to record a high-quality track.
What’s the difference between voice over recording and music recording?
Some music recording studios are designed to have some reverberation. But that we don’t want in voice over recording studios.
Many music studios have some sort of vocal booth, but a voice over recording booth is “tighter” much more soundproof, as there is no reverb or flutter.
It has to be considered a singer’s voice will be mixed with instrumentation, so a little extraneous noise or reverberation won’t matter. But in the voice over recording, all noise is heard. Even when we add music, the music is of secondary importance, usually at a low volume just to support the voice and the visual.
Voice over recording equipment:
As we mentioned before the most important tool without it even the most powerful voice would be nothing. You can know more about the best type of microphones that will match with your needs and budget, just check our article (microphones).
A good pair of headphones that could be comfortable and you would be able to wear it for hours will help you to record much more excellent tracks with great quality
It’s important to wear headphones when you are recording because you don’t want the microphone to pick up any extra sound from the space around you. It’s important to record in a quiet room, and headphones make it easier for you to listen to the video playback without any external noise.
Known also as a pop shield or pop screen reduce or eliminate popping sounds caused by the fast-moving air that happens when we say specific letters like when you said letter (P) it comes with a small puff of air, also using to reduce all other . it usually made of metal or fabric.
If you need help which pop filter you have to choose, so watch this video
They have two major functions, first to protect the microphone from any damage and second to purify the sound and distract any noise that could reach the microphone; the type of shock mount depends on the kind of microphone that you are actually using. Sometimes shockmounts come as included accessories with the microphone.
You should always have your microphone in a fixed position on a mic stand. That is much better than swinging your hand with the mic, which will definitely make a poor quality sound.
The audio output unit, which will make you able to correct any mistakes in the track and purify the sound to the maximum. There are many options you can start with, check our article voice recording studio to know more about them.
At last, we in Ragab Voice can help you record your voice, write your script, do your mixing, sound design, or rent our studio for a mega-hit record.