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About This Course

Who this course is for:

  • Voice over artists
  • Anyone who wants to start a voice over career

What you’ll learn: 

  • How to quickly and easily improve your podcast, audiobook, voice overs or videos
  • Improve your technique for recording voice

Requirements: 

  • A microphone and a stand

Get better at recording speech, dialog and voice overs at home. Without spending a fortune!

This really is a complete guide!

It’s easy for anyone to start recording at home with modern affordable equipment.

But there is a huge problem. Information is spread all over the internet and it’s hard to find good advice. There is a lack of awareness of the importance of high-quality audio.

The internet is full of podcasts, videos, and courses with awful sound quality. The speech is hard to understand and irritating to the ear. In some cases, it’s simply unintelligible!

Improve your technique for recording voice. It’s the easiest step to increase the quality of your product. Yet it is so often neglected!

Voice overs are often understandable but sound distant, thin or odd. This has a proven negative effect on the perception of your work. To give that premium feel, you need high-quality voice recordings.

Follow the simple steps outlined in this course. You will quickly and easily improve your podcast, audiobook, voice overs or videos. In fact, anything that includes spoken word or dialog can be improved without difficulty.

This will impress your current fans. Attract new customers. Increase sales, downloads or streams.

All you need is a microphone and a stand which can cost you as little as $40!

What’s Inside? You might be asking – what exactly are we going to cover in these lectures? And the answer is pretty much everything you need to know from square one:

  • Microphone Basics
  • The Human Voice
  • Mic Choice
  • Mic Placement
  • Recording Techniques
  • Room Acoustics
  • Acoustic Treatment
  • Sound Isolation
  • The Recording Process
  • DAWs and Software
  • Editing
  • Mixing
  • Compression
  • EQ
  • Noise Removal
  • and more!

The course is split into 6 easy to follow sections. It would only take you a few hours to speed through the lectures, but I advise you go through no more than two sections per sitting. There are tasks set out for you that you need to complete between sections so you’ll need a bit of time before moving on.

I highly recommend that you take notes during the course. This will help you to remember the key points.

Take this course today and learn voice over.

Our Promise to You

By the end of this course, you will have learned how to get started with voice-overs.

30 Day Money Back Guarantee. If you are unsatisfied for any reason, simply contact us and we’ll give you a full refund. No questions asked.

Get started today and learn how to get started with voice-overs!

About the Instructor:

Rob Mayzes

  • Professional audio author & journalist
  • 1st Class Degree in Audio Production from The University of Kent
  • Worked in a large range of studios in London over the years, both as a professional engineer and musician
  • Recording at home for over 11 years. Built my own professional studio.

I’ve worked in a range of recording studios, live venues and film sets as both a musician and sound technician. I have also worked in numerous large venues as an audio-visual engineer and lighting designer.

I’ve worked with (and been taught by) boom operators and sound recordists that have worked on large budget feature films (such as Pirates of the Caribbean, Clash of the Titans, Layer Cake, Shaun of the Dead, World War Z) and popular TV shows (such as Ricky Gervais’ Extras and Gavin & Stacey). They, in turn, learned from some of the top Hollywood sound guys and legends!

I now spend most of my teaching and freelancing from my home studio in London, England.
I currently hold a First Class BSc Degree in Audio Design and Production from the University of Kent and I’m an Avid Certified Pro Tools 11 User.

Course Curriculum

Section 1 - Introduction
Introduction – Title Breakdown 00:00:00
Course Overview 00:00:00
Voice Recording Checklist 00:00:00
Activity: Print The Equipment Checklist 00:00:00
Section 2 - The Source
Section 2: The Source 00:00:00
3 Key Elements 00:00:00
Understand The Human Voice 00:00:00
One More Tip For Performing 00:00:00
Section 3 - The Room
What Makes A Good Room? 00:00:00
Easily Estimate The Reverb Time Of Your Room 00:00:00
Summary Of ‘The Source’ And ‘The Room’ 00:00:00
Action Steps 00:00:00
Section 4 - Understanding Microphone Types
Introduction To Microphones 00:00:00
What Is A Microphone 00:00:00
Understand Dynamic Microphones 00:00:00
Understand Condenser Microphones 00:00:00
Understand Microphone Patterns 00:00:00
Hear The Proximity Effect In Action 00:00:00
Which Pattern Should You Use? 00:00:00
Section 5 - When To Use Certain Microphones
Know When To Use Dynamic Mics 00:00:00
Know When To Use Large Diaphragm Condenser Mics 00:00:00
Know When To Use Small Diaphragm Condenser Mics 00:00:00
Hear Examples Of All Types Of Microphone 00:00:00
The One Mic That Will Ruin Your Voice Overs 00:00:00
Hear How Weird This Sounds! 00:00:00
Section 6 - Purchasing Equipment
You Don’t Need To Spend A Fortune 00:00:00
More Affordable Mics 00:00:00
Even More Affordable Mics! 00:00:00
When To Use An Audio Interface 00:00:00
Microphone Summary 00:00:00
Section 7 - Recording Technique
Introduction To Recording Technique 00:00:00
4 Key Considerations 00:00:00
Section 8 - Room Acoustics
Room Acoustics Made Easy 00:00:00
Early Reflections 00:00:00
Microphones And Early Reflections 00:00:00
The Ultimate Free Technique For Improving Your Voice Overs! 00:00:00
WOW – Take A Listen! 00:00:00
Section 9 - Microphone Placement
Exploit Mic Placement Part 1 00:00:00
Exploit Mic Placement Part 2 00:00:00
Mic Placement Examples 00:00:00
Section 10 - Reducing & Preventing Noise
Awesome Sound Isolation (Get Rid Of Background Noise) 00:00:00
Use A Pop Filter 00:00:00
This Is Why You Need A Pop Shield! 00:00:00
Shock Mounts 00:00:00
Summary 00:00:00
Take Action 00:00:00
Section 11 - Recording Process
Introduction To The Recording Process 00:00:00
Which Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)? 00:00:00
How To Set Up Your Project The Right Way 00:00:00
Start Recording 00:00:00
Section 12 - DAW Step-by-Step Walkthroughs
DAW Walkthroughs 00:00:00
Start A Project In Audacity 00:00:00
Start A Project In Reaper 00:00:00
Start A Project In Pro Tools 00:00:00
Summary 00:00:00
Take Action 00:00:00
Section 13 - Editing
Why Edit? 00:00:00
Understand Volume Automation 00:00:00
The Easiest Way To Use Volume Automation 00:00:00
Section 14 - Step-By-Step Editing Walkthroughs
Editing In Audacity 00:00:00
Editing In Reaper 00:00:00
Editing In Pro Tools 00:00:00
Section 15 - ADR (Replacing Dialogue)
What Is ADR? 00:00:00
ADR & Editing 00:00:00
Hear ADR In Action 00:00:00
Take Action 00:00:00
Section 16 - Mixing With EQ & Compression
Introduction 00:00:00
Understand EQ 00:00:00
How To Use EQ 00:00:00
Understand Compression 00:00:00
How To Use Compression 00:00:00
Summary 00:00:00
Section 17 - Noise Gating & Other Tools
Understand And Use Noise Gates 00:00:00
More Tools You Can Use 00:00:00
Plugin Order 00:00:00
Section 18 - Step-By-Step Mixing Walkthroughs
Mixing in Audacity 00:00:00
Mixing In Reaper 00:00:00
Mixing in Pro Tools 00:00:00
Section 19 - Finishing The Mix
Bouncing/Exporting/Rendering 00:00:00
Summary 00:00:00
Sync To Video 00:00:00
Section 20 - Behind The Scenes
Behind The Scenes – Acoustic Treatment 00:00:00
Behind The Scenes – Mixing Part 1 00:00:00
Behind The Scenes – Mixing Part 2 00:00:00
Section 21 - Conclusion
Cheat Sheet 00:00:00

Course Reviews

5

5
3 ratings
  1. Stephen

    5

    I’m a complete beginner in this and this had some great helpful tips

  2. Mareko Medeiros

    Great course

    5

    very helpful, thanks!

  3. Elisa

    Very Thorough Technical Background

    5

    I’m taking this course as I’m just starting out and I’ve learned so much about how to record in a way that will save me from having to spend the time of time editing. He teaches the necessary editing, settings and walks through three different software and shows how to use them.

    From a learning perspective, he was easy to listen to, kept the lessons in easy to consume chunks.

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