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Need help improving recording method [on hold]

I need myself and others to do voice overs for video and game projects. I'm Using audacity as the capture device with default settings. Current method: I hit the red capture button and I talk into my ...
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Is there a way to fix loose or less enunciated speech?

For a particular voice-over, the speaker...doesn't exactly have "slurred" speech, but they have some kind of...loose speech, it's not a distinguishable accent, they simply don't open their mouth very ...
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Does side address off-axis voice recording give better quality than speaking directly?

I've read that it's best to a have mic at a 45 degrees horizontal angle, pointed not towards the mouth, but at some point in front of it. Is it really the case? What advantages does it have? ...
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Audacity: voice deepening

i want to make tutorials on youtube, but i sound like a kid and i want to sound like more of a man. so is there a way to make my voice deeper, and if possible, change in real time? sorry if i have bad ...
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How do I make my interface (or OS) output stereo with a mono mic that outputs on the left channel?

I have a Scarlett Solo interface and I'm using a Shure SM57 mic, plugged in the interface mic input with an XLR m-f cable. The interface is connected via USB to my PC. When I record in a DAW like Pro ...
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Would this voice mimicking idea work?

Let's say you have a recording of someone's voice and the recording has the entire person's vocal range (from lowest note to highest). Then you record your own voice saying the same thing as the ...
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Is there a word for vocalizations that aren't necessarily coherent words?

I'm writing a script for a voice actor and I'd like to distinguish vocalizations that are things like laughs, cries, grunts and other sounds of that sort. What is the formal term that could separate ...
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How to make a voice over sound like a football commentator

I have to record a voice over and make them sound like a football commentator... Can anyone recommend any tips & tricks to emulate the lip mics they use? It's short notice so we'll be recording ...
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Add vintage film sound effect to voiceover audio

I want to make a voiceover commentary on a video sound like it's coming from a 1960s tape or film reel. I suppose for that I need to reduce quality in a distinctly "analog"-sounding way, add some ...
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Should i use Stereo expander? [duplicate]

Should i use Stereo expander (Wide field) on background music so vocal and music sound separate or is this really dumb question? P.S - I dont know if this is important but voice is recorded in mono....
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How to mix voice and background music like this?

I did allot reaserch before posting this question.I found no good answer. Question:How to mix vocal and background music like this. He is not cutting music with eq to ...
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Looking for Sound/Voice advice for an Audio Clip I'm editing in Pro Tools!

Im new to audio production and I am creating a cartoon for youtube. I was wondering if anyone could listen to this audio clip and tell me why it doesnt sound very good. Then let me know what I can ...
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Good voice over software?

I am a Noob and trying to make my first video using quicktime screen recording and iMovies. Somewhere in the video, I need the voice of a child. It is not possible for me to get a real child to record....
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young sound designer looking for feedback

I'm a young sound designer from London. I've been working for a while on a video game trailer and I would like to get some feedback from you guys about what things could I imrpove. I did all the ...
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Compress more than once? (VO multi-mix)

I'm a bit new to all of this, so I just wanted to get some advice from some pros. I'm doing VOs for different segments that are all going to be strung together into one final track. In stage 1 of ...
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Pre-amp/Mixer or USB Interface for vocals?

I am a newbie to studio recording (voice artist) . I have decided to purchase a condenser mic for my recording (audiotechnica). However, I am confused as to whether I should purchase a Pre-amp/Mixer ...
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What constitutes 'high-quality' audio?

This question may need some editing ... potentially off-topic, yet IMHO, this is probably the best stack on the network to ask the question Background: I'm trying to get a toe in the door through to ...
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Mouth noises: removal by hand or izotope 3 declicker?

I know, it's a regularly discussed topic: removing mouth noises. Anything from clicks, incontinuities mid word, saliva etc. I've recorded about 15 minutes of voice over audio for a theatrical ...
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How would you modify a voice such that it sounds like a parrot?

I have a restriction for this: the time duration of the sample cannot be changed, because I need to use input from the microphone and play it back asap. This means pitch shifting via playing it back ...
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What's the name/slang for off screen dialogue added in post for clarification purposes?

I forget exactly where I heard it, but there is a term (could be slang) for off screen dialogue added in post procuction to help clarify scenes or to add additional off screen characters. I can't ...
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Narration voice

I'm working on an animated cartoon that has several voice over parts where one the characters are narrating. How do you make a voice sound like it's a narration, or voice over? In my references, the ...
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Stock sample / voice acting request. (Or help finding the appropriate place)

I am searching for a sample of an older male, I imagine a 50 something Caucasian male speaking in a tone of voice of a military commander to his unit the words: "Keep 'em in the holding pattern." If ...
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Audio play for attraction

Hello everyone, After looking around a bit I haven't seen something that really answers my question. Our company has been asked to write, cast, record and edit an audio play for a tourist attraction....
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Voice over - looking for inspiration

Hi guys, I am a sound designer, looking for inspiration for a poetic art project. I would love to get your input on questions like - What is your favorite voice over? (Which film/director/actor does ...
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Vocal Disguise Effect

Any suggestions on how to achieve an "Anonymous Vocal Disguise" Effect? Along the lines of: "Ransom Phone Calls" or "Anonymous TV Interviewee". I haven't started to experiment yet, seems to be a bit ...
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Voice over sibilance

Hi people, I've been recording voice over dialogue for a cooking show and have never encountered so much sibilance problems. I hate what auto deessers do to a track and haven't the time to scrub them ...
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Best Polar Pattern and dB setting for VO?

Hey everyone, I have a Neumann microphone (can't mind the model!) and on the mike you can choose the polar patterns . . .I assume that Cardioid is best for recording some VO? There are also other ...
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Creating a huge trailer voice.

Alright, I've got an awesome recording of a voice-over for a trailer, and I want to make it gigantic. How do you go about getting your trailer VO sounding gigantic and "in-your-face"? I have a few "...
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Voice Artists and where to find the good ones

I'm starting pre production on a rather ambitious self funded game project. And almost sadly, this will be beyond the stage of myself and friends being roped in to do the voices. I am curious as to ...
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making voice overs sounding cartoonish?

hello all, need help on making voice overs sound more cartoonish, i tried the obvious...pitching, but still need something that will give cartoonish feel to it.
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Voiceover editing procedure - tips please.

Hi folks - and Happy New Year! I have been lurking around this fantastic site for a little while, but finally decided to ask a question. I am gaining some freelance experience in the world of sound ...
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Mixing sound design with poorly recorded room audio/interviews

Apologies if this has been asked before. I'm designing around voice tracks, some of them recorded in studio and some with a portable recorder on location (talent's house). I find it hard to strike a ...
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Voice Over Session Questions

Hello everyone! Its been awhile since I have posted. However, I have moved across country, worked on quite a few productions, and moved again into a new apartment. Busy times. Glad to be back ...
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Podcasting considerations

I record and edit a lot of short to medium length VO, however the opportunity's come up to look in to doing some slightly longer form productions - specifically, podcasts of about 20 minutes in length....
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Batch Processing Voice Over Lines

So you had a stereo track needing to be cut up into 300+ lines of triggerable game audio dialog. You strip-silence, bake in your fades after adjustment of front and back end handle padding (seems ...
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Vocal Microphone upto 1800 dollars!

I'm currently looking for a great voice over microphone, I have around 1500 - 1800 dollars to spend? Suggestions? It's for a job but I need to now record them on my own now I'm moving away from the ...
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Anyone know of a VO booth for sale?

I work with a production company in Minneapolis and they want to purchase a voice over booth for their new office. I'll be the one doing the recording so I certainly have a vested interest in this ...
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Baby voice-over

I currently work on an animation project involving 6-to-18-month-old babies. The context is a bit special because we follow the realistic evolution of several babies until they say their first word. ...
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The trailer voice-over “This summer, blah blah blah” (Don LaFontaine)

You know, this voice that sounds like it's the same guy doing all the trailers. I don't quite know how to describe it, it's a voice-over that's really well stuffed in the lows... that one: [youtube]...
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Voice - how do you go about making it nice?

I'm certainly talking in terms of EQ. Also, I find it important to specify that embellishing voice (dialogue, VO, whichever) is a premixing duty. I usually stick with Pro Tools' RTAS EQ3 7-band EQ ...
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Favorite Mic for Dialogue

Dear All, I was wondering what your favorite mic/mics are for recording voice-over or dialogue for whatever type of project you guys are sound designing - video games, films, etc. Additionally, do ...