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Voice Actor’s Guide to Recording at Home and on the Road by Jeffrey P. Fisher, Harlan Hogan

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Chapter 8. Basic Production Techniques

 

“... and if you use voice-over in your work, my friends, God help you. That’s flaccid, sloppy writing. Any idiot can write a voice-over narration to explain the thoughts of a character.”

 
 --Brian Cox as Robert McKee, Adaptation, 2002, Sony Pictures

That said, let’s hope that writers never stop writing voice-overs! We know there’s little chance of that happening, so let’s get all our gear connected and record our first home-studio voice-over—one that’s not flaccid or sloppy!

We’ve already talked about the basic recording chain, or signal path, a fancy way of saying that the sound goes from your mouth to the microphone, then on to your microphone preamp next into the audio interface, and then to your computer ...

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