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Sound Proof Booths

Lesson 25 from: Voice-Over for Real People: Complete Freelancing Guide

Keith Harris

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25. Sound Proof Booths

Lessons

Class Trailer

Welcome to the world of Voice Over

1

Introduction

02:13

What Is Voice Over?

2

Myth Busting

03:17
3

Where is all the money?

02:54
4

Quiz: What Is Voice Over

The Voice Over Performance

5

A Conversation With One Person

03:34

Lesson Info

Sound Proof Booths

as your business grows, you may find over time that you're ready to upgrade from the closet booth to a soundproof booth. This makes getting the right sound even easier and of course blocks out the last of the unwanted sounds from the outside. We're going to go over some basic booths so that you have an idea of what to look for when you're ready. There are a number of companies who make soundproof booths and some of my favorites are vocal booth dot com whisper room and studio bricks. While excellent setups for the home don't expect magic from the word sound booth or even soundproof. This level of sound booth is awesome, but they are not going to block carpentry work going on in the same room. For example, you still want to place your booth in a fairly quiet space and then let the booth take your sound to an entirely new level. A good sized booth for voice over artists is four ft by six ft. This gives you enough room for a desk and all of your equipment and still leaves enough room for y...

ou to be comfortable. booths like this can range from 5000 to $10,000, so you can see why. I do not recommend getting one up front. I do. However, recommend shopping around booths don't go bad. You might be surprised what you can find on Ebay or craigslist. My gold series booth from vocal booth dot com was returned by a customer who found it was too big for his home, so needing to sell it for a second time. They sold it to me for a fantastic discount. Another place to watch for booths is trade shows. Trade shows often offer the opportunity to buy a demo booth at a discount whatever you buy, make sure you get a booth with a silenced ventilation system as you'll find from recording in the closet. Those small spaces get hot quickly. Sound booths can be very comfortable as long as you have a ventilation system. And of course, once again, since we are recording for voice over this system needs to be a silenced ventilation system. I have one for my booth and it's amazing. I am comfortable and the ventilation system is completely undetectable on my recordings as mentioned in an earlier lesson. When you set up your booth, be sure to put the computer outside of your booth. This will ensure no extra fan or electric noises appear on your audio booths come with holes pre drilled in the wall for running cords. So setting up a keyboard and monitor inside your booth is surprisingly easy. Here is a picture of my setup. I have to admit it's nice to have my morning coffee and then walk to my office for work. Having a sound booth is not a requirement. It might not even be one of your future goals, but I wanted you to have this information is, it may help you in setting up your space or your closet and if your business grows, you may find yourself like me surprised to be upgrading to a booth. I certainly was not planning to get one when I started my voice over business but have absolutely enjoyed no longer recording in my walk in closet. Now you have everything you need to perform and capture a great voice over performance. I encourage you to keep practicing to improve your skills and review these videos because you'll learn something the second time around that you missed on a single viewing. Congrats on making it this far. Let's do a quick review before moving on.

Class Materials

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Audio Assignment
Tongue Twisters
Practice Scripts
Video Template (mp4 video)

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