HH and JPF talk VO recording

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Listen to Harlan Hogan and Jeffrey P. Fisher talk about “How to Record Voiceovers At Home and On The Road” in this free podcast. You can also download the MP3 and listen anywhere (or even read the transcript). Enjoy!

Harlan & Jeffrey at NAB book signing

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The Glitzy, Ditzy Home Recording Studio Gossary

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Check out “The Glitzy, Ditzy Home Recording Studio Glossary” Learn and laugh!

NAB recap

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Harlan and Jeffrey had a great time in Vegas talking about VO success. The audience was very receptive and asked some great questions. And they got to see Harlan’s new PortaBooth Pro in action. And our book signing was fun even if the numbers were low, and far too many people thought we worked there and asked us questions about the bookstore (bathroom is two doors down on your right!).

VO Success NAB Presentation

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This presentation was given by Jeffrey P. Fisher and Harlan Hogan at the Post-Production World Conference at NAB 2010.

Off to NAB

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Harlan and Jeffrey will be speaking at NAB on April 14. Watch this site for a special presentation on that day.

New USB Saffire Audio Interface

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Fisher is a HUGE fan of Focusrite audio interfaces (and their terrific mic preamps!). Just released — and ideal for the VO work that you do — is the Focusrite Saffire 6 USB 2 In / 4 Out USB audio interface. Check it out.

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Focusrite Saffire 6 USB Audio Interface

Is this YOUR audio software?

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Today’s audio software can be really complicated:

WTF?

Thankfully, for most VO work you do not need the sophistication. A simple piece of software that lets you record, edit, and save your audio files is all you need. Check out Fisher’s fav: Sony Sound Forge Pro (and even the light, consumer Audio Studio will work fine.) The quality comes from the mic, preamp, and audio interface and NOT the software anyway.

So, do yourself a favor and forego the bells and whistles and get something simpler. Then you can concentrate on what you do best: Voice Acting!

What software are YOU using? And why?

Editing Music with Sony Sound Forge

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Do you ever need to edit music? Here’’s a tutorial Fisher wrote about how to do it using Sony Sound Forge  (though these tips work with other audio editors, too).

It doesn’t really work with Audacity because that freeware doesn’t support markers as used in my tutorial.

–jpf

See us at NAB

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Harlan and Jeffrey will be speaking at NAB’s Post-Production World conference on Wednesday, April 14 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. The title of this in-depth session is Voice-Over Success. Hope to see you there!

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Here’s the skinny: This session provides an in-depth look at microphone and preamp selection for voice work and offers a multitude of tips and techniques to help you make great recordings in the studio, at home, or on the road. You’ll get a practical, real-world overview of the entire voice-over process and leave a better producer/director.
Audience: All audio, video, and podcast creators seeking better voice-overs for their projects and voice over actors, copywriters, and producers.