Record Voice Like A Pro: Advanced Voice Over Strategies
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Record Voice Like A Pro: Advanced Voice Over Strategies

Become a voice recording expert. Develop your skills and abilities to produce professional, highest quality voice overs.
4.4 (29 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
451 students enrolled
Created by Rob Mayzes
Published 1/2016
English
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  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 5 Articles
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion

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What Will I Learn?
  • Get more clients, sales or views from the improvement in production quality
  • Record professional, high quality voice overs
  • Process and edit their vocie voers in the same was as a professional engineer
  • Produce voice overs that are of a higher quality than the vast majority out there
  • Record interviews, podcasts and presentations of the highest quality
  • Put these technical skills in to practice to make money as a voice over artist or voice recording engineer
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Requirements
  • A basic knowledge of EQ
  • A basic knowledge of compression
  • A basic knowledge of the different microphone types
  • An external microphone (studio or USB)
  • A computer/laptop
  • A willingness to learn and put these techniques in to practice
  • Ideally, complete my other course 'Record Voice Like A Pro: The Complete Guide' first (unless you have been recording voice overs for a while and are already proficient)
Description

Become a voice over expert in under 3 hours. Improve the quality of your voice overs to get more clients, make more sales or grow your audience.

High quality = instant trust from the viewer/listener/client.

In this course, you will learn advanced techniques and strategies that will put you ahead of the competition.

These are the exact same systems and techniques that professional engineers use to produce broadcast and film quality voice overs.

Not only that, but using the techniques that you will develop in this course you can produce great voice overs every time (without fail) and in half the time.

Imagine that feeling when your voice not only sounds great, but it also takes you no time at all!

If you have recorded voice before and have a basic grasp of microphones, computer recording and editing, EQ and compression then this course is for you. It’s also the perfect follow up course for students who have completed Record Voice Like A Pro: The Complete Guide.

This is the first advanced voice over course on Udemy. In fact, I’m pretty sure it’s the first advanced voice recording course on the internet (that I’m aware of).

There are no other courses taught by professional engineers like myself, and no other courses that go into these advanced techniques and strategies.

This is a continuation from my complete course on voice recording (Record Voice Like A Pro: The Complete Guide), which is the most popular paid voice over course on Udemy with over 1,893 students and 33 excellent reviews (the most popular free voice over course is also mine, with over over 5,621 students and 115 reviews).

This course is NOT for absolute beginners. It’s not for people who have never recorded voice before. Not for people who don’t have an awareness of the different types of microphone. Not for people who don’t understand what EQ, editing and compression are.

This course is also not for people who want someone else to do the work for them. This course is not for lazy people!

It will require some active listening and practice on your part.

But with me guiding you along the way it will be easy. You can become a voice recording expert in a fraction of the time that it usually takes.

Ask yourself - how much is your time worth?

The voice mixing process alone would take you over 200 hours to develop and figure out yourself.

Don’t get me wrong, you could figure all of this out yourself the hard way. Most people do.

Or you could take this shortcut and start putting out great voice overs sooner by avoiding all of the mistakes I’ve made.

You clicked on to this course (and you’ve read this far) so you’re obviously the kind of person that this course is made for: people that care about high quality and are going out of their way to pursue it.

This course is a no-brainer if you want to:

  • Record voice overs that sound 10x better than the rest
  • Avoid that frustrated feeling you get every time something goes wrong or your voice over doesn’t sound good (and you just can’t figure out why)
  • Get an edge of the competition by producing professional, high quality voice overs
  • Cut the entire recording/processing process in half by using my proven techniques and systems for increased efficiency
  • Get an amazing sound at the source that you can sculpt to perfection with editing and mixing (rather than spending all your time just trying to fix it)
  • Make money as a voice over talent for films, audio books, presentations, informational videos and more (it’s quite achievable to earn $70+ per hour on UpWork or a similar outsourcing website - take a look for yourself, just search ‘voice over’)
  • Turn your normal recording location into a professional voice over studio.
  • Learn how to use high end equipment and hardware to get the best sound possible
  • Discover the secrets to professional quality voice overs, such as gain staging, parallel processing, advanced compression, subtractive EQ, limiting and more.
  • Take yourself to the next level in voice over quality in the shortest time possible
  • Build upon your current knowledge about voice recording and get out the rut that you’re stuck in (you’re limited by your own knowledge and lack of awareness of professional mixing techniques)

All of this and more is covered over the four main sections of the course: Equipment, Recording, Editing and Mixing.

Remember, not only will you get access to a great course that will teach what you absolutely need to know about recording voice, but it will also give you the momentum you desperately need to improve your voice overs, get more clients, make more sales or get more views.

Take this course now before it gets lost in the shuffle of life.

See you on the inside :)

Who is the target audience?
  • Podcasters
  • Voice Over Artists
  • Udemy Instructors
  • Webinar Leaders
  • Audio Engineers
  • Online Course Creators
  • Anyone that wants to record high quality voice or speech
Compare to Other Voice-Over Courses
Curriculum For This Course
51 Lectures
02:49:53
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Course Introduction
3 Lectures 05:38

Welcome to the course! Let me outline the course goals, explain why high quality audio is so important, and give you an overview of the structure of the course.

Preview 03:55

A brief summary of the equipment and skills that are required for this course.

Preview 01:10

Have a question about the course? Want to add some of your own knowledge to help your peers?

Preview 00:33
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Equipment
5 Lectures 13:29

An introduction to this section.

Preview 00:13

Learn about high end microphones. High end does't necessarily mean expensive - these microphones start around $200.

Preview 05:46

To make the most of a professional microphone, you might need a pre-amp to match. You can also use hardware processors to save time and get a better sound.

Further Improvements with Pre-Amps and Other Hardware
02:18

In order to accurately and effectively process your voice over, you need the right listening equipment.

You Can't Get It Right Without The Right Listening Tools
03:45

The activity for this section.

[Activity] Find the weakest link in your recording chain
01:27
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Acoustic Treatment
2 Lectures 08:07

Properly treating your room for voice over recording is the easiest way to get a professional sound... every single time.

Effortlessly Awesome Voice Recordings (Every Time) With Permanent Treatment
03:33

It does't have to cost a fortune to treat your room for voice recording. AND DON'T JUST USE FOAM!

How To Build Your Own Acoustic Panels (and save hundreds of dollars)
04:34
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Pro Recording & Noise Reduction
5 Lectures 09:23

An introduction to this section.

Preview 00:13

One way to reduce noise is by isolating your voice.

Use Sound Isolation To Reduce Background Noise
04:26

Sound proofing your room is a more permanent way to reduce background noise.

How To Sound Proof Your Room Cost Effectively
02:02

This type of noise is easily avoidable, but most people aren't aware of signal noise.

Prevent Signal Noise Form Ruining Your Recordings
01:43

For when all else fails! Plus, a handy cheat sheet in the resources section.

Last Resorts For Fixing Background Noise
00:59
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Other Recording Techniques
5 Lectures 11:45

To get the signature sound from high end dynamic microphones, you must use the proximity effect.

Using The Proximity Effect With The Right Mics
01:36

These DAW settings can be very confusing. I'll tell you what to sue (and avoid) in this lecture. Plus, a handy cheat sheet in the resources section.

The Best Settings For Sample Rate, Bit Depth and Buffer Size
05:12

It's a lot more complicated than just setting the gain so that your mic doesn't clip...

The Secret To Great Voice Recording: The Gain Sweet Spot
01:28

It's time to say goodbye to your old friend Audacity.

Preview 02:30

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Advanced Editing
4 Lectures 08:13

An introduction to this section.

Preview 00:15

Knowing when to edit is vital to prevent time wasting.

When To Edit vs. When To Use a Noise Gate
01:39

How to speed up the editing process and make your edits quick and efficient.

Editing With Efficiency: Learning Your DAW and Workflow
01:14

Learn the editing rules that you must never break.

The Most Important Rules Of Editing
05:05
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Clip Gain Automation & Editing Tools
5 Lectures 14:50

This crucial technique will make your voice over consistent and help the plugins to process your voice more effectively.

Achieving Consistency With Clip Gain Automation
05:34

Your best friend when it comes to editing.

The Pro Tools Smart Tool
06:14

How to apply clip gain automation and general editing principles in Reaper.

Applying These Techniques in Reaper
02:37

A list of learning resources for other popular DAW's

Resources For Other DAW's
00:02

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Mixing
3 Lectures 11:03

An introduction to this section.

Preview 00:16

It's time to check the gain of your voice over again.

The Vital Process Of Gain Staging
05:56

Mixing without a reference is like trying to draw an accurate picture from memory.

Don't Mix Blind: Use a Reference Track
04:51
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Compression
4 Lectures 20:56
Everything You Need To Know About Compression
00:11

These two techniques will help you to apply compression to any voice.

The Two Key Compression Techniques
12:18

More advanced compression techniques for voice.

Compression: Advanced Techniques
04:43

Parallel Compression: Consistent Yet Subtle
03:44
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EQ, Noise Gating and Adding Excitement
4 Lectures 36:27

This is the first way you should use EQ.

Learn EQ Technique 1: Subtractive EQ
09:55

The second way you should use EQ.

Learn EQ technique 2: EQ For Colour and Character
04:31

Master noise gating and save hours of editing time.

Noise Gating: Powerful But Dangerous
12:15

Now it's time to add decoration to your voice over and make it more exciting.

Enhance Your Voice Over With Saturation, Exciters and Parallel Processing
09:46
3 More Sections
About the Instructor
Rob Mayzes
4.4 Average rating
2,564 Reviews
16,002 Students
6 Courses
Audio Professional & Entrepreneur

- Professional mixer and musician. Founder of Musician on a Mission, an online learning resource for musicians and home recordists with over 25,000 subscribers.

- Successful entrepreneur and co-founder of Sweet Marketing, a global social media management agency.

I worked in a range of studios in London thorough my teenage years and early twenties, both as an professional engineer and musician...

But then my interests shifted to building businesses, and eventually teaching!

So, now I want to help YOU to achieve your biggest music and business goals. Let's do this :)