Tag Archives: audio engineering

Debreathing: how to keep your voice sounding minty fresh

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minty fresh

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.

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How to survive OS updates in 5 simple steps

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OS SOS

It was late last year. Husbo did the unthinkable. In a momentary lapse in concentration he agreed to Apple’s enticing El Capitan OS proposition. And why wouldn’t he? Promises of increased productivity with split screens and a more intuitive Spotlight search. Pinned swipes and notes checklists—oh my. It sounded fan-bloody-tastic. Until I loaded up the ol’ DAW to record an urgent voice over.

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shiny new recording gadget alert

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oooh shiny

The sE Reflexion Filter® PRO is the original portable acoustic treatment. It’s a nifty little compact and portable acoustic absorber.

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Spot sounds: music for your commercials

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commercial music

They say the music maketh the commercial. Actually no, they don’t. But they should. Music in commercials and promos sets the mood. It supports the copy. It complements the voice over. It grabs attention.

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Voice overs on the go

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VO on the G-O

More and more, people are recording on the go or at home. Whether it’s voice overs, podcasts or vocals—there is a growing market for portable and economical options and I’ve just stumbled across something new.

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How to: build a reflection filter on the cheap

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getting crafty

If you want to tame your room reflection but don’t want to part with hundreds of dollars for a reflection filter, here is a solution. It’s cheap, lightweight, portable and super-quick to build.

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Microphone check 1, 2

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is this thing on?

I recently decided it was time to invest in a new microphone for my home studio. What I thought would be a relatively simple task actually involved a lot of work!

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VO problems

VO problems

Paul J Kinney shares some common voiceover perils and pitfalls in this hilarious video

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Battling mouth noise

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epic fight scene

‘Click’, ‘smack’, ‘tick’! No, it’s not a Batman fight scene gone soft. I’m referring to those irritating audio blemishes caused by every vo’s nemesis—the dreaded mouth noise

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