How can you record better sounding voice over? That’s what we tried to tell you in this article.
In this article, you’re going to learn some voice over tips to keep in mind for recording better sounding voice over.
Even though the steps are easy to implement, but if you skip just one, it could hurt the quality of your voice over recording and it could be preventing you from getting voice over jobs.
By the end of this article, you will know some voice over tips that will make the biggest impact on your recordings.
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Find a quiet place to record:
There are sounds and noises from your home and also from neighborhood.
Outside noisesmaybe like loud neighbor, lawn mowers, street noise, airplane, even dogs barking.
Then there are the noises that come from in your home
“indoor noise”your kids playing, TV turned up loud, air conditioner running, or maybe even just the refrigerator.
The good news is that most places are quiet enough to record your voice. Even if you are interrupted from time to time, you can work around it.
That is a very easy fix. You can’t control the outside noises, you can just consider recording in a room as far as possible from the noise or record during certain times of the day when the noise isn’t there.
If the noise is just too much to handle or you are being interrupted too often, the next best option is the isolated vocal booth. The vocal booth is built on a way to prevent sound waves from entering the booth, but this could be pricy.
So, if you find a quiet space to record at home, that maybe good enough to start with.
Record your voice, not the room:
It is not about controlling the noise that happens outside your room. It is about controlling the noise inside your room.
Properly treating your room acoustically, maybe the most important thing you can do to have better sounding voice over.
Room Reflection is a very important point to put in mind. In the room, you are surrounded by ceiling; floor and walls. This can be very distracting and can also make your voice sound bad.
Luckily, Room Reflection is very easy to eliminate.
The easiest and most effective way is just to record in a closet, where you will be surrounded by clothing which will reduce room reflection.
Another way to avoid room reflection is to use a thick blanket to make a voice over tent.
Before we move on to tip number three, we want to notice that it is important to:
Be careful of any noise you introduce to the room. If your computer has a noisy fan, keep it outside the room and away from the microphone.
Use a decent mic:
Don’t use a webcam mic, zoom or handheld device’s built in mic, your smart phone or a camera’s internal microphone.
Keep in mind that the more expensive the mic is, the more important it is to treat your room properly. More expensive mics hear everything, good and bad.