Record Voice Like A Pro: The Complete Guide

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This course is designed for those interested in learning voice over.

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About This CourseBeginner

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

Course Sections

Introduction – Title Breakdown

Course Overview

Voice Recording Checklist

Activity: Print The Equipment Checklist

Section 2: The Source

3 Key Elements

Understand The Human Voice

One More Tip For Performing

What Makes A Good Room?

Easily Estimate The Reverb Time Of Your Room

Summary Of ‘The Source’ And ‘The Room’

Action Steps

Introduction To Microphones

What Is A Microphone

Understand Dynamic Microphones

Understand Condenser Microphones

Understand Microphone Patterns

Hear The Proximity Effect In Action

Which Pattern Should You Use?

Know When To Use Dynamic Mics

Know When To Use Large Diaphragm Condenser Mics

Know When To Use Small Diaphragm Condenser Mics

Hear Examples Of All Types Of Microphone

The One Mic That Will Ruin Your Voice Overs

Hear How Weird This Sounds!

You Don’t Need To Spend A Fortune

More Affordable Mics

Even More Affordable Mics!

When To Use An Audio Interface

Microphone Summary

Introduction To Recording Technique

4 Key Considerations

Room Acoustics Made Easy

Early Reflections

Microphones And Early Reflections

The Ultimate Free Technique For Improving Your Voice Overs!

WOW – Take A Listen!

Exploit Mic Placement Part 1

Exploit Mic Placement Part 2

Mic Placement Examples

Awesome Sound Isolation (Get Rid Of Background Noise)

Use A Pop Filter

This Is Why You Need A Pop Shield!

Shock Mounts

Summary

Take Action

Introduction To The Recording Process

Which Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)?

How To Set Up Your Project The Right Way

Start Recording

DAW Walkthroughs

Start A Project In Audacity

Start A Project In Reaper

Start A Project In Pro Tools

Summary

Take Action

Why Edit?

Understand Volume Automation

The Easiest Way To Use Volume Automation

Editing In Audacity

Editing In Reaper

Editing In Pro Tools

What Is ADR?

ADR & Editing

Hear ADR In Action

Take Action

Introduction

Understand EQ

How To Use EQ

Understand Compression

How To Use Compression

Summary

Understand And Use Noise Gates

More Tools You Can Use

Plugin Order

Mixing in Audacity

Mixing In Reaper

Mixing in Pro Tools

Bouncing/Exporting/Rendering

Summary

Sync To Video

Behind The Scenes – Acoustic Treatment

Behind The Scenes – Mixing Part 1

Behind The Scenes – Mixing Part 2

Cheat Sheet

Reviews

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2 student reviews
  1. Mareko Medeiros says:

    Great course
    very helpful, thanks!

  2. Elisa says:

    Very Thorough Technical Background
    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.