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Processing A Female Voice-Over Recorded With The SHURE SM27 Microphone

In this video, I work on a project from my client Marisa Urtado, a young voice-over artist focusing on animation and video game work. First, I review why a proper recording level is critical for sound quality. Then, I will walk you through the plugin preset I've created for Marisa using the Waves Scheps Omni Channel and the F6 Floating Band Dynamic EQ. Next, I compare the unprocessed and processed sounds with each plugin. Finally, meet Marisa and discuss her voice. She shares how she finds voice-over work on Twitter.

Marisa On Twitter @scarponedraws

PROPER RECORDING LEVELS https://www.lennyb.com/blog/proper_recording_level 

 A custom processing preset setting for your DAW makes your voice sound professional. It's custom to your voice, microphone, and room. You can have a real voice-over audio engineer custom-tune the settings for your voice. We handle all of the complicated settings and adjustments. You just sound amazing! Learn More: https://www.lennyb.com/custom-voice-over-plan 

F6 Floating-Band Dynamic EQ by Waves: https://waves.alzt.net/kjVQMM
Scheps Omni Channel by Waves: https://waves.alzt.net/15ZNma 

Affiliate Disclosure Some of the links on this page are links to affiliate websites, and I receive an affiliate commission for any purchases made by you on the affiliate website using such links. My affiliates include Sweetwater, Waves, and Amazon.

What Is A Custom Preset And Why Do I Need One?

A custom processing preset for your voice-over is a series of plugins explicitly tuned for your voice, in your room, and on your microphone. If you want to compete in today's voice-over world, you must ensure that your demos and auditions are extraordinary. Voice-over artists at every experience level from all over the world are fighting to win work. However, if you don't have a professional sound, you will lose out to someone who does.

Custom voice-over processing presets can take your audio presentation quality to the level necessary to compete with the pros. Instead of taking it upon yourself to tweak the parameters like EQ, compression, DeEssing, and saturation to name a few, you can hire a professional voice-over audio engineer to create it for you. Once you have the custom preset on your system, you have "The Sound" every time you press the record button. The investment pays for itself with the money and time saved. Here are the top reasons why they are so popular:

  1. A custom processing preset lets you focus on your strengths, leaving more time for pitching your voice-over and less time stumbling with engineering.
  2. A custom processing preset gives you the confidence necessary to help you perform your best.
  3. A custom processing preset allows you to outshine the competition, win more auditions, and get more work.


Demo Your Custom Voice-Over Preset Sound Free!

Once you submit your voice for processing, you will be notified if your audio recording quality needs improvement or if it's ready for prime time. If your production quality needs improvement, you will be offered suggestions to help identify and resolve any issues before being asked to resubmit audio. On the other hand, if your audio recording quality is up to par, you will receive a sample of your custom-tuned processed sound to review for free. 

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