Punch & Roll for VO

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Why do so many pros use the Punch & Roll recording process?

P&R (1) speeds up your recording, (2) shaves off at least 1/3rd of your editing, and (3) results in better sounding auditions and recorded jobs.

That’s why.

Whether you are narrating Audiobooks, eLearning Modules, Short Form Narration, or even Commercials and Promos, you owe it to yourself to learn how to perform Punch & Roll in whichever DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) you prefer to use. Nearly all of the popularly used DAWS for VO have some form of P&R capability.

In this class you will learn:

  • Why P&R is preferable to the so-called “Dog Clicker Method” of recording
  • A Manual P&R Method – The way analog recording studios did it back in the day
  • What “pre-roll” means and its importance
  • What is needed to effectively and efficiently perform P&R in the home studio
  • Some of the differences in the ways DAWs set their P&R Preferences
  • Some differences in how different DAWs use P&R
  • Destructive vs Non-destructive P&R
  • Fine tuning your edits

Join Edge Studio Alumnus James Romick, Broadway Veteran (for over 22 years!), Audiobook Narrator (of nearly 200 books and counting!), Home Studio Guru, Instructor for the SAG-AFTRA Foundation (EIF) Voiceover Lab, Audio Engineer, Recognized REAPER Expert for Voiceover and Audiobook Production, and a leading teacher of the Punch & Roll Technique for Voice Over Recording.

Can’t make it live? No worries! Anyone who purchases the class will receive a recording within a few business days after the class. 

Scheduling not possible. Please contact site administrators.


SKU: 01tRp0000005PPBIA2 Category: Class


More about your instructor:

James Romick graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Education degree from Youngstown State University’s Dana School of Music in Youngstown, Ohio. His concentration was in Voice. Although he is a classically trained Opera singer, James had no ambitions of becoming the next leading baritone of the Metropolitan Opera. Instead, he opted for a career in the Musical Theatre. Throughout his early stage career, James performed in many Regional, Summer Stock, and Dinner Theatres up and down the I-95 corridor from Maine to Miami, as well as two seasons at the Indiana Repertory Theatre in Indianapolis, Indiana.
In 1990, James was cast as a swing in the Broadway production of The Phantom of the Opera. Over the years he trod the boards of the Majestic Theatre, he was given the understudy duties and performed the roles of Raoul, Ms. Andre, Ms. Firmin, and The Phantom. James performed the role of The Phantom 379 times!
James became interested in pursuing voiceover in 2012 and took the Investigate Voice Over class at Edge Studio in New York City. With the encouragement of that instructor, James enrolled in Edge Studio’s training program and landed a voiceover agent within two months, three months before his commercial demo was even produced by Edge. James has also been a leading contributor to the Edge Studio Feedback Forum in both offering practice recordings for peer critique and critiquing others. James has won both First Place and Third Place for the Script Reading Contest.  His voice can be heard on several commercial campaigns, as well as in video games.
Most recently, James has combined his vocal, acting and storytelling skills and found his voiceover niche as an audiobook narrator. James is also a leading contributor on many narrator-centric social media sites, as well as a conducting both virtual and live sessions for the SAG-AFTRA Foundation (EIF) Voiceover Lab on topics such as Home Studio Setup & Design, Microphones & Interfaces, Audiobook Recording & Mastering Techniques, and getting into audiobooks in general.
However, James gets the most satisfaction by tutoring fellow voice actors and audiobook narrators on how to set up and configure his favorite DAW specifically for voiceover recording and audiobook production: REAPER.

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  1. It was informative. Well-paced. I don’t do audiobooks, so I may not use it, however. I need to practice, so I can use it in my regular recordings.

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  2. Punch & Roll? If you are serious about learning the ropes in the amazing business, every tip you can get to improve your skills and interact with people of all levels is a plus. I’ll always be learning and every time I take one of these Edge online classes I get something new to add. Jump in and get better even if you are experienced.

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