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How To Set the Ultravoice UV1 For Great Voice-Overs

studio techniques May 06, 2023

A channel strip processor by Behringer called the Ultravoice UV1 competes in the voice recording market. The processor is highly similar to the famous DBX 286s channel strip. However, the Behringer Ultravoice UV1 has added features like an on/off switch and an XLR/Line input jack on the front panel. It also offers a USB interface with a headphone amplifier for recording directly to your computer. In this video, Voice-Over audio engineer Lenny B walks you through the controls of the Behringer Ultravoice UV1 and explains how to adjust the settings for optimal sound. The UV1 may be a good choice for processing voice audio for live streaming, podcasting, ADR, voice acting, on-camera dialogue, animation, gamers, commercial voice-overs, radio broadcasting, and more. Finally, you'll hear a back-to-back comparison of the two units using an AKG C214 microphone.

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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