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Amazing Voice-Over Sound With The Aston Spirit Microphone: It's All About The Room!

acoustic treatment Dec 08, 2023

How do you improve your voice-over recording quality? How do some voice-over artists achieve an excellent recording sound for film, broadcast, and other professional productions? What is the secret to producing professional-level voice-over productions from a home studio? The answer is It's All About The Room! In this video, I describe how Italian Voice-Over artist Giancarlo Guarrera (https://www.linkedin.com/in/giancarlo-guarrera-5523181a4/) achieves an excellent raw recording sound because of his room's acoustic treatment. See how I break down his room's acoustic treatment type and placement and learn how it accomplishes removing all detectible reflections in the room. Then, I walk through the voice-over processing for the recording captured on an Aston Spirit microphone and a Focusrite 18i6 1st-generation audio interface. Finally, hear the before and after processed sounds to compare. Once you see this video, you'll have a better understanding of why acoustic treatment is so important to achieve an excellent voice-over sound.

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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