Voice Actor's Guide to Recording at Home and On the Road, 2nd Edition

  • Jeffrey P. Fisher College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois
  • Harlan Hogan
  • ISBN-10: 159863433X  |  ISBN-13: 9781598634334
  • 304 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2005
  • © 2009 | Published
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For many years, recording voiceovers was the exclusive domain of commercial studios. Even a simple voice audition meant a trip to a studio, an ad agency, or an agent’s office. Today voiceover actors are increasingly producing voice tracks for corporate narration, radio spots, animation, games, and other dialogue projects from their own home studios. Many have learned that to survive in this highly competitive field, they need to learn and master basic home recording production techniques. "The Voice Actor's Guide to Recording at Home and On the Road, Second Edition" shows both aspiring and established voiceover actors how to set up and effectively use their own inexpensive -- but professional-sounding -- personal recording studio to make professional-quality home recordings quickly and easily. Everything is covered to help you get auditions and jobs, from setting up your studio with the right hardware and software, recording at home, and production basics, to promotion, podcasting, and advanced production. This new edition of this bestselling bible for voiceover home recording has been completely updated to cover all the exciting new technology and delivery options currently available.

Features and Benefits

  • Written by two leading experts with many years of experience on both sides of the equation an -- in-demand voice actor and an established audio engineer
  • Provides a fun, practical, and not-overly-technical guide to home recording specifically for voice actors
  • Includes helpful career-building advice
  • Completely updated to cover all the exciting new technology and delivery

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The New Paradigm
Chapter 2: Recording From Home
Chapter 3: Assembling Your Home Studio – Hardware
Chapter 4: Assembling Your Home Studio – Software
Chapter 5: Assembling Your Portable Studio
Chapter 6: Production 101
Chapter 7: Long Distance Direction
Chapter 8: Painless Promotion
Chapter 9: Advanced Production - Techniques
Chapter 10: Advanced production - Gear
Chapter 11: Advanced production - Services
Chapter 12: Working the World-Wide-Web
Chapter 13: Audio Advertising/Promotion
Chapter 14: Your Take-along Studio Shopping Lists
Chapter 15: Microphone Shootout
Chapter 16: Pre-amp Shootout
Glossary of Useful and Sometimes Arcane Recording Jargon

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Jeffrey P. Fisher

Jeffrey P. Fisher has built a 25-year career providing music, sound, writing, video, training, and media production and post-production services for corporate, cable, and commercial clients, including indie films. Fisher is the author of 11 books, and he teaches audio and video production and post-production at College of DuPage and DePaul University.

Harlan Hogan

Harlan Hogan has more than 30 years of experience as a voiceover actor and has given voice to scores of highly recognizable ad campaigns, including "It's the cereal even Mikey likes," "Hey, Culligan Man!," and "When you care enough to send the very best." In addition to films and documentaries, it's Hogan's familiar voice that says, "This program was made possible by contributions to your PBS station from viewers like you. Thank you." Hogan is the author of more than 50 radio and television commercials, more than 25 corporate and educational videos, three stage plays, and a book, VO: Tales and Techniques of a Voice-Over Actor. He lives in North Barrington, Illinois, and telecommutes via his digital home studio.