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.
All the buttons. All the gear. All the tech. All the more reason to mind your manners when entering the studio.
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.
Just like your significant other, studios and recording spaces need to be treated right. If you’re looking to deviate from the stock standard charcoal coloured foam offerings, there’s a few sassy options out there to tame room reflection.
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.
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.
The sE Reflexion Filter® PRO is the original portable acoustic treatment. It’s a nifty little compact and portable acoustic absorber.
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.
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.