In setting up a home studio for recording voiceover projects, quality electronics are important, but the more money you spend, the more money you will be wasting if you are working in a poor acoustical environment. In Part 1 and Part 1a of this series we discussed the importance of keeping unwanted sounds and noises out of your recordings. This time we will talk about what happens to the desirable sound, your voice, between your mouth and the microphone. Continue reading Home Studio Considerations – Part 2: Bouncing and Reflecting
Electronically Generated Noises
It occurred to me that I had left out one essential topic to the discussion of noise, although this one is not related to your acoustic environment. These are noises you hear as you playback your recordings that you didn’t hear with your ears in your studio.
This type of noise could usually be described as a hum, a buzz, a whine, or a hiss. These are electrically generated noises, and could come from a variety of sources. Continue reading Home Studio Considerations – Part 1a: Internal and External Noise
When I’m asked for my advice for setting up a home recording studio for voiceover, I quickly respond that there is no simple or universal answer. In fact, there are likely as many different responses are there are persons who you may ask. As a result, I approach posting my ideas with some reticence. There will probably be those who respond with sharply differing advice, and I don’t claim to be the final authority on any of these topics. My plea to those who disagree, please be kind and realize that what I’m suggesting has worked for me, but for anyone else, YMMV (Your mileage may vary). Continue reading Home Studio Considerations – Part 1: External and Internal Noises