Guides & Resources
Can I record in a hotel room? Does throat spray work? How do I get more clients?!
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Free Getting Started Guide [PDF]
The Six Things You Can Do Right Now, to Prepare Yourself to Become a Voiceover Actor
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The VO Marketing Guru
Branding and marketing are an essential part of the voiceover world. I help you explore your brand-ability and aid you in creating essential marketing and branding tools like logo and website. It’s important to look as good as you sound to prospective buyers. Don’t be the best voice no one has heard. I’ll lead you each step of the way as we create the infrastructure that is sure to impress clients and agents alike.
Dave’s Home Studio Recommendations
Sept 4th, 2018 Podcast
- Blue Spark XLR kit ± $200
- AT2020 $100
- AT4033 $400
- Rode NT1 kit ± $300
- Blue Spark USB kit ± $250
- Rode NT-USB ± $200
- AT 2020USB ± $150
- Apogee Mic $200
Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 with ProTools bundle for $100
Linda’s Tried and True Voiceover Resources
Very effective mucus reducer where you can choose your dosage depending on how you’re feeling that day. Takes a little getting used to, but does the job well.
Ever use a Neti Pot? Well this is like a battery operated version of that and easy to use with no mess. It shoots a stream of salt pod induced water into one nostril and out the other into a lower chamber. Easy peasy. I love this thing!
The mack daddy of Voiceover teas. Throat Coat has a touch of licorice marshmallow root but slippery elm is the base ingredient to keep you soothed and hydrated during sessions.
Comvita is my go to for session breaks when my throat is tired. The lemon version really helps soothe the throat and cut through any mucus that could be lingering.
This is my serious Go-To when my throat is feeling sore. I take a spoonful before bed and let it sit on the back of my throat for a minute, then swallow. No liquids afterwards. Then I hit the sheets, and literally wake up the next day with no throat pain. Works like a charm for me. But the UMF has to be high to be effective. There are claims Manuka Honey UMF 15+ or higher can cure Strep throat.
You don’t have to spend a fortune on your first microphone and there are several options out there. This Audio Technica is a great starter bundle for the newcomer. Complete with a shock mount, XLR cable and pop filter. All you’re missing is a copy stand, editing software and an interface. (oh and the padded room)
Producer Dave uses this mic and just loves it. This version requires an interface, but the quality is great. And with great looks and an affordable price, it’s a great mic to have in your studio.
If you’re not using a USB mic to connect into your computer, you’ll need an audio interface. This Apogee Duet is sleek, easy to use and consistently does the job. I use one for my home studio and for when I’m traveling and able to set up for a week or so. It’s got a lot of parts, but it’s a good workhorse for our needs.
The Audient ID22 is my desktop studio interface. I love the old style toggle switches and the big main button. Super easy to use and it’s been strong for me the last few years.
Auralex makes a solid studio foam that can be found in many of the best studios in the world. They are easy to put up as well. Remember, these panels are not for sound proofing, they merely absorb sound within your booth so it’s dead. If you still have trucks and sirens outside, you’ll still have noise heading into your mic.
These are the panels I use in my studio and I absolutely love them. They are stylish, assembled well, and not cost crazy. I believe I did my whole studio for about $500.00 and it looks great since you can pick your fabric.