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How Do I Remove My Microphone's Boxy Sound?

acoustic treatment Dec 10, 2023

Overcome Your Mic's Boxy Sound.

One of the most frustrating issues among voice-over artists is the "boxy sound" that can come from our microphone. The problem can sometimes be solved with EQ. However, EQ and other processing are nothing more than a bandaid! The solution is to use the proper type, quantity, and placement of acoustic treatment! But how does it work?

The "boxy" problem occurs when reflections from your voice bounce around your room (recording space) and find their way back into your microphone at a slight delay (milliseconds). Those reflections interact with your pure voice sound and cause over-abundant frequency peaks. If those peaks happen in the low and mid frequency range, they reveal themselves as a boxy or muddy sound in your voice recording.


How Can I Resolve This Issue?

The solution is to place the right amount of proper acoustic treatment, capable of absorbing those mid and low-frequency reflections, at designated reflection points. Once those reflections are absorbed and prevented from bouncing back into the microphone, the problem is solved. Your unprocessed recordings will sound better, and even your processed sound will improve!


Improve Your Room's Voice-Over Sound.

I've designed a quick and affordable video training course to teach you everything you need to know about getting a great-sounding recording space for voice-over. Poor room sound is the most common challenge among voice-over artists. My Acoustic Treatment For Voice-Over video training course will show you exactly how to get the professional sound you want.

  • Learn what type of acoustic treatment is best for Voice-Over
  • Learn how much acoustic treatment you need
  • Learn where to place your acoustic treatment to be most effective 
  • Learn how sound travels in your recording space
  • Learn how to remove the boxy sound
  • Learn to make your existing acoustic treatment more effective



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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