Now more than ever it’s critical to be able to deliver broadcast-quality audio from your home recording environment. Even before the pandemic, voice actors from all around the globe have been recording from home studios more and more. A professional home studio with high-quality equipment and full connectivity is a must-have to operate as a voiceover talent in today’s market. In this Part 3 of my series on How to Get Started in Voiceover, I’m going to cover essentials for setting up a recording space, talk about the types of equipment you will need, and discuss how to connect and deliver high-quality audio to your client.
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It’s easy to get excited about creating a career in VO and all that goes along with it, especially the studio and the gear! :) However, if this is something you are not entirely sure about yet, you can be strategic and build your studio over time while you are still researching and coaching to spread out the cost. (Remember, this is a marathon.) Contrary to popular belief, you don't need to have a complete studio built to start coaching, but a microphone, headphones, and a quiet space are great places to start. If you are smart and do your due diligence, you can cost-effectively build a professional recording environment without breaking the bank.