Setting up your home studio, or even upgrading your equipment, can be a stressful situation. If you do not have an engineering background, it can be really easy to make a costly mistake. Especially when it comes to selecting the right mic for your voice. Should you go with a classic mic that connects to an interface? Or a USB mic that can connect directly to your computer? Is there a difference between the two? What does an interface actually do, and why might that be a better choice for a voice artist?
The reality is there are so many different mics out there, and not every mic is going to be perfect for every voice artist. Should you be spending thousands and break your voice over budget, or can you get a great mic for a couple hundred bucks? Is there a brand of mic that sounds better in certain types of environments? How can you maximize your mics effectiveness when setting it up? This class is an in-depth look at what it takes to create a home studio, enabling you to achieve professional quality voice recordings within a budget that works for you.
In this class, students will develop an understanding of all aspects of the home the studio recording environment, including:
- A discussion of specific mics, how they work, and which may be best suited for your voice and home studio setup
- How to get a good voice over microphone within your budget
- The difference between classic dynamic mics, large diaphragm condenser mics, ribbon mics, and USB mics
- What 48v phantom power is and why it is important
- How your mic and computer communicates, converting your voice into a digital recording
- Electronics, interfaces, and signal chain
- Studio setup
- Suggested acoustic treatment to make sure your records sound professional
- Recording & mic techniques for when you go into the booth