Headphones or Studio Monitors — Part 2

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[In Part 1 of this series I discussed headphones. I also mentioned that headphones and studio monitors each provide a unique perspective of the sound of your voice—Headphones give a very “clinical” impression of what’s recorded. By that I mean you are getting a direct feed of the record sound into both ears without the […]

Headphones or Studio Monitors — Part 1

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Question: Should I use headphones or studio monitors while editing audio? Answer: Both. There! Shortest article ever! OK, just kidding… Headphones and studio monitors each provide a unique perspective of the sound of your voice—Headphones give a very “clinical” impression of what’s recorded. By that I mean you are getting a direct feed of the […]

Do I Need Pro Tools to have a Professional Actor’s Home Studio? (Part 2)

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  [See Part 1 of this article for a general overview of what software needs to provide for the home VO studio.] For Mac OS If price is your number one discerning factor for choosing software (it shouldn’t be), then look no further than Garageband. It’s included with every Mac computer, so that helps offset […]

Do I Need ProTools To Have A Professional Actor’s Home Studio? (Part 1)

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This perennial question comes in many forms, but the answer is almost always the same: No! OK, let me elaborate on that… First, a little background on Pro Tools. Digidesign, now owned by Avid, created Pro Tools to meet the demanding needs of the professional recording engineer. Those needs include the ability to record many […]

How To Use Skype As A Phone Patch

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First, you have to choose how you would like to use Skype, and whether the director or client requires that you have the ability to play back recorded takes. I’ll outline two different methods, the software and the hardware mixer methods. First a little about how to setup your Skype account to prepare for making […]

Headphones or Studio Monitors — Part 3

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In Parts 1 and 2 of this series I discussed the benefits of using headphones or studio monitors. Now let’s look at some recommendations: My general recommendation is check your recording from top to bottom in headphones for background noises that might have gotten into the microphone and mark anyplace that needs to be re-recorded. […]