Recording technology today is not only more accessible than ever before, but it is also more portable. Gone are the days of big-size recording equipment, especially in the area of voiceovers. Equipment used in recording are becoming smaller in size by the day, affording us the opportunity of having a fully set up voice over booth even within our own living space.
Today, many voiceover artists produce professional quality work from the comfort of their own voice over recording studio, which are more often than not, setup within their living space.
Setting up a home recording studio for voice over may seem technically challenging at first, but don’t worry, it becomes easier, especially with the knowledge that a basic home recording simply needs to be good enough to digitally record and send audio compilations to a potential client or even a blog or podcast.
A home voice recording studio can be as complicated as you want it to be, with voice artists using everything from their own custom built booths to converting a cupboard into a makeshift studio. With the right planning and knowledge, you can build a basic home voice recording studio in as little as a few hours.
Firstly, is to make the room soundproof using foams to pad the walls. This is to ensure no sound gets out and especially, none gets in so as not to interfere with the audio production, to avoid unnecessary noise. Once the room ambience is satisfactory, then other equipment can be setup.
Next is to correctly mount the microphone to its stand and connect it to the sound card which will in turn be connected to the Computer or recording device. Once this is done, an audio recording can be carried out without hitches.
Watch and listen to video below explaining what it entails to set up your very own portable home voice over studio
A short guide to setting up a miniature audio booth