In the modern Voice Over market, having a professional home studio is integral for all voice actors. It is now an expectation that voice actors have invested in and are competent at using audio recording technology to capture, edit, and deliver broadcast quality audio files in a timely manner.
In this course, students will learn how to establish a home studio, including understanding the basic signal chain from microphone to final audio file.
Basic hardware and software requirements, understanding simple acoustical concepts, and setting up equipment and software at home are fully explored.
At the conclusion of this class, students will:
- Know the basic signal chain to get a voice successfully captured and into a final, edited audio file
- Understand how the acoustic requirements of reduced external noise and reduced reflected sound impact the choice of location for a home studio; and what types of acoustic treatments are likely to be necessary in a home studio to produce quality recordings
- Take away a shopping list of recommended equipment and software required to set up a home studio, at several different price levels
- Understand how the hardware and software required for a basic home studio is connected and configured
- Be able to troubleshoot common home recording problems