With the new season about to drop, let’s reflect on the production masterpiece that is Game of Thrones. Sure, amazing story. Brilliant characters. Stunning scenes. But as an audio nerd, I’m living for the GOT SFX.
If you’ve ever produced a singer or voice actor with a sibilant S, here’s a quick fix you need in your extra essie life right now.
And so you can keep it on hand for your next run in with surplus ssssss, there’s a nifty downloadable at the end of this post.
Podcasting. Everyone’s doing it. Not everyone is doing it well—especially when it comes to podcast audio.
Nothing will make me hit those two vertical lines quicker than dodgy audio. Shit mics, hiss, hum, echoey guests, generally sounding like it was recorded in a bucket.
Studio equipment is hella expensive. Mics, preamps, acoustic treatments, headphones. You don’t want to take shortcuts with that stuff.
So it’s a feel-good time when you stumble across some nice-to-haves that cost next to nothing but will make #studiolife a bit more comfortable and productive.
There’s nothing worse than a sneaky anonymous noise bomb exploding its bits all over your recording session. Gross.
I remember my first voice over demo. It was Y2K, astonishingly the world hadn’t ended, Justin and Britney were a thing, the shouty, over-excited announcer was the ‘it’ voice and being a radio announcer meant, by default, I was a qualified voice actor.
Podcasting has really taken off over the last couple of years. The format is great and easy to consume and there’s so much to listen to. It’s also great that just about anyone can create one and have a voice. Unfortunately some podcasts can be a little lacking in the quality department. Fear not, hubby’s 5 tips will get you podcasting like a pro.
THAT acquaintance. You know the one. Lover of garlic. Consistently caffeinated. Social smoker. And super-close talker. You avoid them in confined spaces. You tilt your head to the side in conversation. You strategically time your own breathing.