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.
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  • Length 3 hours
  • Skill Level Expert Level
  • Languages English
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Published 1/2016 English

Course 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 :)

What are the 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)

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

What 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

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Course Introduction

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.


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


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

Section 2: Equipment

An introduction to this section.


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


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.


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


The activity for this section.

Section 3: Acoustic Treatment

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


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

Section 4: Pro Recording & Noise Reduction

An introduction to this section.


One way to reduce noise is by isolating your voice.


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


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


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

Section 5: Other Recording Techniques

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


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.


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


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


Activity for this section.

Section 6: Advanced Editing

An introduction to this section.


Knowing when to edit is vital to prevent time wasting.


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


Learn the editing rules that you must never break.

Section 7: Clip Gain Automation & Editing Tools

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


Your best friend when it comes to editing.


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


A list of learning resources for other popular DAW's


Activity for this section.

Section 8: Mixing

An introduction to this section.


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


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

Section 9: Compression
Everything You Need To Know About Compression

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


More advanced compression techniques for voice.

Parallel Compression: Consistent Yet Subtle
Section 10: EQ, Noise Gating and Adding Excitement

This is the first way you should use EQ.


The second way you should use EQ.


Master noise gating and save hours of editing time.


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

Section 11: Other Mixing Tools & Techniques

I always use this plugin order... because it just works.


Add some dynamic variation to your voice over to increase the impact of different sections or words.


Learn when you should be using mono, and when you should be using stereo.


Use a limiter to increase the volume or your voice without the risk of clipping.

Section 12: Final Steps & Using Templates

Get this bit wrong and you've ruined all your hard work so far.


Happy with the sound of your voice over? Use presets to get the same sound every time you record.


Your activity for this section.


Some additional resources for learning how to produce great voice overs.

Section 13: The Perfect Voice Over

Listen carefully...


One more thing before we finish...

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Instructor Biography

Rob Mayzes, Audio-visual engineer, video creator and educator.

Audio guy, video creator and online entrepreneur.

  • - Professional audio writer/journalist, currently writing for Envato Tuts+ (13 million readers per month)
  • - Popular teacher on Udemy in topics related to audio (including voice recording and audio for video) with 565+ reviews.
  • - 1st Class Degree in Audio Production from The University of Kent
  • - Worked in a large range of studios in London over the years, both as an professional engineer and musician
  • - Got my first studio internship at the age of 14
  • - Recording at home for over 11 years. Built my own professional studio.
  • - Avid Certified Pro Tools 11 User (Avid’s official Pro Tools certification, it ain’t cheap!)
  • - Founder of, an online learning resource for musicians and home recordists with over 7,014 subscribers.

Wanderluster and jack of all trades (master of some).

I've worked in a range of recording studios, live venues and film sets as both a musician and sound technician. I have also worked in numerous large venues as an audio-visual engineer and lighting designer.

I've worked with (and been taught by) boom operators and sound recordists that have worked on large budget feature films (such as Pirates of the Caribbean, Clash of the Titans, Layer Cake, Shaun of the Dead, World War Z) and popular TV shows (such as Ricky Gervais' Extras and Gavin & Stacey). They in turn learned from some of the top Hollywood sound guys and legends!

I now spend most of my teaching and freelancing from my home studio in London, England.

I currently hold a First Class BSc Degree in Audio Design and Production from the University of Kent and I'm an Avid Certified Pro Tools 11 User.

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