By Lin Parkin
May 9, 2013
Do you struggle with editing audio tracks?
Audio Daily reached out to industry experts to get their advice on the best way to remove breaths, pops, and other unwanted noises from audio recordings.
From the technical perspective to the performance based point of view; audio engineers, musicians and voice actors offer up their professional advice on editing the breaths out of audio tracks.
By Lin Parkin
May 6, 2013
Creating a home studio doesn't have to break the bank!
Getting a room professionally soundproofed can be quite expensive. However, there are a number of solutions for getting a similar effect for less without having to completely renovate your house.
Walls, doors and windows need extra insulation to absorb noise. The ceiling needs extra insulation as well to keep noise from getting in or out, especially if your studio is in the basement of a busy household.
By Stephanie Ciccarelli
October 5, 2011
Okay, a million broadcasters might be stretching it, but the Electro-Voice RE20 / 27 microphones are used by radio station and broadcast facilities worldwide.
Because they truly are universal.
When it comes to selecting a microphone most voiceover talent are told to extensively test many mics. The RE line is the only exception to this rule.
By Stephanie Ciccarelli
September 9, 2011
Do you use Audacity?
Many people use Audacity because it is easy to use and is also...free!
Bill Stewart has penned an ode to the software he has come to rely upon and shared his poetic verse with us.
Read "Audacity: Ode For a Neophyte" in today's Audio Daily.
I don't pen many reviews, but when called upon to discuss all things audio, it's a passionate topic that I'll never shy from. One company that still lives up to their long celebrated pedigree is Focusrite.
The Focusrite ISA 430MKII Channel Strip is the nucleus in my studio. Everything is connected to it.
Hear more in my review on Audio Daily.
I love my ADK A6. When they had their set up at the VOICE 2008 conference, I tested each mic set up at their booth. I had been in the market for a while testing and not really satisfied with the others I tested.
When I tried the A6 I was floored by how it responded to my voice, which tends to be thin, and high. It was love at first hear. After testing each mic, I then asked the price. I was floored! I not only found it to be in my price range but it fared better with my voice than the other mics in the same set up going for much more.
Learn more about the ADK A6 in my review on Audio Daily.
Sony's Sound Forge Audio Studio 10 has been the primary recording and digital editing software I use to capture and edit my performances into the microphone.
As someone who is starting out in the voice-over business, without the means to buy the professional software, Sound Forge Audio Studio is an inexpensive option to digitally edit, master, and encode my work into numerous formats and specifications.
Read more about Sony Sound Forge 10 in my review on Audio Daily.
By David Ciccarelli
September 4, 2011
Audio engineering is a very exciting as well as challenging line of work. But not everyone knows what an audio engineer does. Everyday can be different as an audio engineer. On an average day you will find yourself working with several talented people all with strong ties to the music world. You will have the chance to work side by side with vocal artists, movie producers and maybe even video game artists.
As an audio engineer, the possibilities are endless. But the most rewarding part of this line of work, is being able to listen to your work as you use your ipod or watch a movie. Imagine the satisfaction in telling all of your friends that you helped in the making of that brand new song!
By David Ciccarelli
September 3, 2011
If you are interested in shaping a successful career with the music industry, you might be overwhelmed with countless number of choices.
With lots of career opportunities in music and audio production, many training schools have emerged lately.
Like any other career training school, the audio production training also has regular classes and online training programs.
August 31, 2011
I have Audacity and just got the Snowball mic problems. Do you know how to make these two see eye to eye? It records great but after a period of time to record again, I have to unplug the mic and replug it in and Audacity is fine with no error messages for a while.
Very frustrating... all I want to do is record seamlessly and I'm having a hard time with it.
August 30, 2011
I use a Symetrix 528E processor and wondered what settings I can change to make my voice sound more "present?" I have a good studio mike, but when I hear some voice demos, they sound like they are sitting next to you instead of coming out of the radio. I've been fiddling with the settings and have made some small improvements, but sure would love to have your opinion. I've been at this 25+ years and am pretty happy with the way the Internet has helped my voiceover business improve, but getting that wonderful studio presence would help my voice stand out more.
Thanks for your suggestions.
August 29, 2011
So I don't have the foggiest clue what the heck I'm doing in front of a computer. Well at least in front of a computer with an audio interface plugged into it. I built a complete studio with a semi soundproof sound room and all the equipment about 16 months ago.
I use a PC with Adobe Audition and a digital audio interface called a Presonus Firebox. My mic is an AKG perception 200. At one point everything worked well as I have hosted VO courses at my home (Venue only not instructor).
Since then somehow my recording levels have been very low. About the -20 point on average. I have even tried bringing in an intern sound engineer to rectify the problem and even he could not find the source. He figures it might be my mic but not too sure and I haven't heard from him since. (Today I am trying a new mic)
I know I have to play with it myself to learn, and I haven't, mostly because I don't have the confidence of even the basics. I found it frustrating that the software and hardware come together fine but there wasn't any kind of tutorial on the basic recording steps. So I'm stuck and I hate to have work come my way and not have a way of recording it at home. So what's your prognosis, doctor?
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