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When Do I Master My Voice-Over Recordings?

workflow Dec 10, 2023

The fourth stage of Voice-Over production workflow is Mastering, which occurs at the end of your production process. You must record, edit, process, increase the loudness, and deliver your voice-over audio recordings in a specific order. Failing to follow the proper order and procedure may result in inconsistent and less-than-optimal voice recording audio quality.


Understanding Voice-Over Production Workflow

Stage four of your workflow, known as Mastering, is an audio process that usually includes (but is not restricted to) a brick wall limiter followed by a loudness meter. It is used to raise the loudness of an audio recording. In voice-over production, Mastering makes your voice-overs loud without distorting them. Mastering is necessary to meet a client's loudness standards or loudness requests. Additionally, it can give you a massive advantage if you compete against other voice-over talents for a gig.

I've created an affordable and quick video training course called, Beginning Voice-Over Production Workflow that shows you the proper order and procedure to record voice-over recordings. Learn the professional order of operations for voice-over production and produce consistent, high-quality voice-over audio every time.

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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