Voiceover Guide

The Voice Over Startup Guide

Table of Contents

  1. I Hear Voices
    • What does the future hold for Voice Over?
    • Your Voice is Your Business
      • You need to treat it like a business from day zero!
    • Who Competes?
    • Constant Evolution of Opportunities
      • Questions to help get your finger on the pulse
    • The reality of 'six figures'
    • The State of Voice Over Survey says...
      • What was your gross income from VO in 2019?
      • What was your gross income from VO in 2020?
    • 49.9% of Voices don't even make $8,000, that's not even $32 a day
    • 75.05% of Voices make less than $40,000
    • Are you prepared to invest?
    • Be Gamble Aware
  2. It's not even about your Voice
    • Bad audio is your worst enemy
      • The quality of your recording space is far more important than your voice!
    • Don’t be your own biggest hurdle
    • How many skills?
    • Five things more important than your voice
  3. The Sound of Silence
    • Background noise really can be a career killer
    • How loud is your silence?
    • The Quietest Place on Earth
    • The Noise Floor
    • How good are your ears?
    • Hz and KHz
    • Frequency
    • Wavelengths
    • Breaking Sound Down
    • Measuring Sound
    • Understanding Decibels
      • Volume
      • Acoustic Power
    • Danger Levels
  4. The Recording Environment: Part 1
    • Audio Quality Matters Most
      • The A-Team and MacGyver Spirit
    • Walk-in Wardrobes and Closets
    • Blanket Forts and PVC Pipes
      • Acoustic Blankets: Producer's Choice
    • Portable Vocal Booths
      • Tri-Booth
        • More than just blankets and pipes
        • Tri-Booth meets 'The Booth Junkie'
      • Vocal Booth To Go
        • Audio Booth Acoustic Vocal Booth
        • Mobile SoundProof(er) Sound Booth
    • The Open-Mic Comedy Corner
      • VOMO: Voice Over Mobile Recording Booth
      • Harlan Hogan's Porta-Booth Pro®
        • VO: 1-A The Voiceover Microphone
      • ISOVOX
        • ISOMIC: The most pointless mic for VO
  5. The Recording Environment: Part 2
    • Booth Weight and Footprint Safety Calculations
    • Pre-Built Booths
      • List of Booth Manufacturers
        • Whisper Room
        • STUDIOBRICKS
        • Session Booth
    • Booth Building
      • DIY Booth Building Plans
      • Booth Building Ingredients
        • Medium Density Fibreboard
        • Oriented Strand Board
        • Plywood
        • Drywall
        • Mass Loaded Vinyl
      • Booth Material Density Comparisons
      • Green Glue ‘Noiseproofing’
      • Saint-Gobain: The Patron Saint of Soundproofing
      • STC and NRC
      • Ventilation
        • Organic "breath and light" powered air cleaning system
    • Booth Building Inspiration
    • Specialist Studio Constructions
    • Is your Booth Available to Hire?
  6. Acoustics
    • A little Music Theory
      • Harmonics
      • Resonance
      • Sympathy
    • Echoes
      • Echolocation: Seeing with Sound
    • Reverb / Reverberation
      • Reverb Time / RT60
        • How to measure Reverb Time
    • Standing Waves
      • 'Seeing' Standing Waves
      • Room Modes (Multidimensional Standing Waves)
        • Calculating Problem Frequencies
    • Sound and Surfaces
      • Transmission
      • Absorption
      • Reflection
      • Diffusion
    • Acoustic Treatment: Types and Positioning
      • Bass Traps
      • Foam Tiles
      • Spray Glue: a Word of Warning
      • Acoustic Panels
    • Ask an Acoustician
      • Meet Your Remote Tech Team
        • George ‘The Tech’ Whittam
        • Dan Lenard
        • Rob Bee
        • Jordan Reynolds / Audio Ninja
  7. Recording Equipment: Part 1 (Coming soon!)
  8. Digital Audio Workstations
  9. Coaching
  10. Demo Production
  11. Rates
  12. Branding and Marketing in a Nutshell
  13. Marketplaces
  14. Websites and E-Commerce
  15. Live Session Direction
  16. Best Practices
  17. Final Thoughts

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