Top 10 Home Studio Tricks

Top 10 Home Studio Tricks

There are lots of moving parts to recording voiceovers from home and it can feel a little overwhelming to the newcomer.

But hang in there because this week I’ve got some great tips and tricks to make home recording easy for you, 10 in all.

Tip #5 will help you overcome a common home recording mistake that can make your recording sound hollow and distant. (You’ll slap your forehead and shout ‘duh!’ when I tell you what it is.)

Tip #9 will save you a ton of time but almost nobody does this. And tip #1 will keep you from ruining a great take. Make sure you do this every time.

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After you watch the video, I want to know your thoughts. Was this helpful? Write to me in the comments box. I want to learn what’s on your mind so I can support you and share your best practices.

To your voice over success,

Susan Berkley,
Founder, The Great Voice Company


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6 Responses to Top 10 Home Studio Tricks

  1. Great tips, Susan!

    I tell students all the time about the logo on the mic. Most laugh as if I’m crazy, but I think it’s a nervous kind of laugh because they have probably done it themselves.

    Here’s another great tip, put your fist between the mic and the pop filter to prevent proximity effect.

    • Great tip about the proximity effect Jim especially for guys with deep, resonant voices. You don’t want to talk to close to the mic!- Thanks for writing- Susan

  2. Susan, Great set of tips! Having tripped over every one of these “logs”, I can tell you This would have saved me hours of torment and trouble. Particularly tip #2, the computer microphone. I thought my mic was broken because when I rebooted, my computer switched back to the internal mic. First, I thought it was the mic, then the interface, then the computer. Finally, I found the audio preferences and made the external mic the “Default” input device! Like you said, “Who knew”! I went through a similar situation when trying to set up a directed session via Skype. Skype defaulted to the internal mic and of course, the client could not hear me clearly. This time I was not fooled for too long though.

    Thank you for your thoughtful and helpful videos,

    • You’re welcome, Stephen! I’m so glad you are working! I know, all these technical details can be so frustrating. So glad you figured it all out-

  3. Susan, thank you so much for the great tips! I look forward to your weekly tips and I take good notes for quick reference. I appreciate them so much!


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