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Click at the end of words ending in “n” — techniques to avoid or clean up?

Probably the simplest solution to this is to record the voice with the mic slightly further away. The clicks and pops you are hearing are vocal and throat artifacts which are only getting picked up ...
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Click at the end of words ending in “n” — techniques to avoid or clean up?

I can't hear the metallic quality you mentioned but I can hear an amount of 'vocal fry'. My feeling is that this is more about your performer than the recording technique. Talk to them about their ...
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Good voice over software?

I'm not too familiar with Garage Band or Logic (I'm a Windows Cubase user), but your best bet is to simply record a child, but I'm assuming that's not an option. You can use just about any DAW (...
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Voice - how do you go about making it nice?

Assuming the recording and levels are good in the first place. I will almost always roll off lows and shelf the highs, even if its just a little. Human voices don't really have much below 120hz or ...
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Make voice sound smoother

Its a combination of a lot of things but mostly mic, position and performance are key. There are some things you can do in post but without the key ingredients you are limited. Post production is ...
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VST plugins for creating surrounding environments effects on voice overs

What you are looking for is a product called "Speakerphone" from "Audioease". This has some basic room reverbs and also device impulses. Additional - more expensive - options are "Altiverb" and "...
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How do I detect the sound files used in an audio file?

It's likely that the final audio file was not just a raw "addition" of the original files, and it was 'mixed' using various techniques (EQ,compression etc.) Therefore it's very unlikely you will be ...
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What is this effect used by a lot of voice actors called?

This is not a specific effect, it is simply the result of the V/O artist's voice plus some fairly standard dialogue mixing effects chains, including de-essing, compression and EQ. Nothing more than ...
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Voice recording over different sessions

OK some tips to get consistency. Practise More Practise. When you think you have done enough practise, do more practise just in case. In all seriousness, consistency is a learned skill, which you ...
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Voice recording over different sessions

Consistent voiceover is a learned skill, just the same as being able to record consistently you need to learn to be able to speak consistently. Your voice will also warm up with each run-through, so ...
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Voice recording over different sessions

Yes, you should probably choose the quietest available space to record in. Set up your microphone in the same position each time. Use the same level settings. Perform the reading consistently. If ...
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Is there a way to fix loose or less enunciated speech?

Short of speech therapy, the realistic answer is no. If the problem was just lower frequency in the speech making it sound muddy then sure you can roll off the lower frequency, but from your ...
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Audacity: voice deepening

If you are unsatisfied with Audacity's ability to manipulate the voice, then the best software I can recommend where you can customize its capabilities are Csound, Max/MSP, and Kyma X. However, if ...
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How do I make my interface (or OS) output stereo with a mono mic that outputs on the left channel?

Oh well, nevermind, I solved this issue. Actually a friend told me. I will write the answer here so if anyone else needs it they can find it. It's a simple setting. If you are using Windows 10, just ...
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Is there a word for vocalizations that aren't necessarily coherent words?

"Vocalization" rarely if ever refers to "actual coherent sentences": those would be called "singing" (admittedly, singing includes coloratura and other stuff somewhat remote from coherent sentences). ...
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How to make a voice over sound like a football commentator

Well... first things first: you have to mimic a football comentator of course. Maybe watch a couple of matches and see how their voices change, depending on the situation of the match. You'll notice ...
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Add vintage film sound effect to voiceover audio

When you're trying to recreate a sound, I think it's always important to understand how that sound was created in the first place. Vintage film sound was recorded through crystal-based microphones and ...
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Add vintage film sound effect to voiceover audio

Mark is right-- Getting someone who can actually do the voice will be the most important part. After you've got that out of the way, make it tinny be bringing out the mid-highs and then run it ...
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Add vintage film sound effect to voiceover audio

The most important thing with this won't be the "plugin" you use it will be the performance and language used in the voiceover performance. That will be the key to ensuring authenticity. For instance,...
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How to mix voice and background music like this?

I'm listening on headphones in a relatively noisy environment... but I'll try my best to answer. The voice recording is mono, band limited and compressed/distorted. The background music is spectrally-...
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