Saturday 30 May 2015

Should a Voiceover Artist have a Home Studio?

With so many voiceover artists working from home, it's little wonder that each studio set-up is as unique as their voice itself.

While the days of egg boxes stuck to walls for sound-proofing may well be over, improvising with a duvet hunched over a laptop is far from being frowned upon! 

It's not ideal, of course, but getting the right equipment and software is essential, but it doesn't have to cost the earth ... just make sure you get it right before getting started.

Mics are the stock-in-trade of a voiceover artist, of course, though be certain to get one which suits your voice - and it may not be that expensive.

If you live somewhere with low frequency noise, a good tip is to get a "High Pass Filter" on your recording system. This will massively reduce background noise and banish the rumble of underground trains and such like!

Flexibility, reliability and versatility are the three key attributes a voiceover artist must have to stand out from the crowd - and with a decent studio set up, too, you're guaranteed success!