Sound Booth

sound booth

A sound booth has become essential, as the ‘remote voice talent’ industry has taken off. Sound booths come in many shapes and sizes; from a full-blown production house to a Porta-Booth to literally…hanging materials in a closet (and asking the neighbors to be quiet while you record).

Examples of Sound Booths:

A sound booth, however, you want yours to look (but looks are not everything…bless this faceless industry), must isolate you from outside noise and help your recording be nothing more than a pure, clean sound. If the sound being produced from your mouth begins to bounce off of anything, you will hear it in your recording in the form of echoes, distortion, computer fans, paper movement etc. You may have to do many test recordings before you feel confident the recording is only ‘your voice’, and nothing else.

You have now passed through this section, and you are thinking, ‘Oh geez!’. Just keep in mind, when you get set up and start auditioning, you will be glad that you took your time to invest in this. We have watched many people jump online, who are extremely eager and/or experienced offline/talented, but could not understand why the recordings were not being received well.

The time you spend now equals enjoying this much more later! I promise!

NEXT: CHAPTER 2 – SKILLS  TO PAY THE BILLS

5 Comments

  • Cat Smith

    October 25, 2011 at 5:11 am Reply

    Random question… the blog you link to where the guy has built a studio in his closet: Look at the last two photos on the music stand and tell me what the cheap little USB mic is doing there? He mentions everything including the telephone and bar stool, but doesn’t mention that at all. Ironically, the first thing I did after making my demo (about 6 years ago) was answer an ad on Craiglist and buy that mic. Don’t ask me about the mistake answering that ad was (porn!) LOL… but I am very curious about the little USB mic on the music stand. Your thoughts would make me happy. :)

    • Cat Smith

      October 25, 2011 at 5:11 am Reply

      Had to leave one more reply because I didn’t click the darned “notify me” button. Whoops!

  • Xaria

    November 30, 2011 at 3:03 pm Reply

    There is a critical shortage of infmrotaive articles like this.

  • Tara

    September 1, 2013 at 10:23 pm Reply

    When I try to click on “Skills to pay the bills”, I get the “Page Not Found” error. 😮

    • Admin

      September 2, 2013 at 3:08 pm Reply

      Fixed 😉

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