3 Simple Steps to Recording Great Sounding Voice Over Audio!

Learn voiceover processing tips, and sound just like the pros! People will forgive a bad image, but not bad sound.
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  • Lectures 14
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English, captions
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About This Course

Published 10/2014 English Closed captions available

Course Description

In less than an hours time, I can show you how to produce a GREAT sounding Voice Over using simple step-by-step instructions, and using tools and software that are very inexpensive! ☆☆☆☆☆ OVER 60 REVIEWS!

Have you ever wondered what voice over processing tips can make your voice sound better on a recording? Have you ever tried to listen to a video or podcast, only to find the author has recorded his voice over too low, or worse, the audio is loud and distorted, and sounds like they're talking through a kazoo?

My personal pet peeve is hearing plosives, pops, and breaths distorting the audio every time says a word starting with a P or B! At the end of the day, there's a simple reason why we have very little patience for bad audio quality in a voice over...

People will forgive a bad image, but they will not forgive bad sound.

I have been recording videos, screencasts, screen recordings, and voice overs for well over 10 years, recording for my own company, tonyteach, as well as others such as Creative Cow, Infinite Skills, and even Lynda[dot]com. During this time, through many trials and errors, playing with different audio softwares, microphones, and hardwares – I was able to develop simple voice over processing tips to produce quality audio, every single time I recorded. More importantly, I was able to do all of this without breaking the bank, and I've summed it up into a short, easy to follow, 30+ minute course

3 Simple Steps to Recording Great Sounding Voice Over Audio!

• In this course, I can show you how to set up your voice over recording area, but also I tell you why.

• Learn how NOT to get those annoying echoes & reverbs when recording your voiceover

• Discover why 99% of the time, I record my voice without having a SINGLE pop, or plosive in the audio.

See why I only use a $40 USB mic that fits in the palm of my hand, for 98% of my voice over recordings.
I can show all of this, and more, in 3 Simple Steps :)

What are the requirements?

  • For this course you'll need a mic of your choice, and sound processing software. We will be showing the lessons using the USB powered Samson GoMic, and Adobe Audition, and Audacity.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Take less than an hours time, and learn how to vastly improve the sound of you Voice Overs!
  • Learn how simple it is to enhance the sound of your voiceover recordings
  • Discover how a $40 mic, and FREE audio software, can produce quality sound!
  • See how pop filters, and you mic position help eliminate recording pops & plosives

Who is the target audience?

  • This course was designed with the beginner in mind, and shows simple steps to get the best voice recordings – but also has techniques for the intermediate learner.
  • If you already know how to process voice recordings, and/or are fine with your recordings the way they are, this course is not for you :)
  • Though the course is taught from the basis of being a screencast or screen recording author, the mic information & sound processing lessons carry over into voiceovers, narration, or doing voices for animation.

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 Information & My Hardware

Welcome to this course


The tools I use for recording audio for my voice overs and screencasts, are the Samson GoMic Portable USB microphone, and Adobe Audition. In this course I will also be showing how to process your voice overs with the FREE software Audacity.

The tools I use are not needed to follow along, as the lessons in this course work with other miss, and audio software.

My recording set up
My Samson GoMic & the settings I use

To make my pop filter, I followed a tutorial I found on Youtube, here is the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rs15oxOIec

Adjusting your computer audio settings
Section 2: The 3 STEP Process in Audacity
How I process my voice using the FREE program, Audacity
How I process my voice in Audacity (version 2)
How I process my voice in Audacity (version 3)

Once you have created the type of voice processing you like, in Audacity you have the option, of automating the process. Though it's kind of hidden, you can create a Chain in Audacity, doing this records the steps you took, so you can automate your editing process.

You should probably save a Chain for each group of recordings you do, as the sound of a room, or mic placement may change.

Section 3: The 3 STEP Process in Adobe Audition

In this Adobe Audition tutorial, you'll learn the 3 simple steps I use to create natural sounding voice overs. You'll learn:

  • • How to amplify your audio
  • • How to use the Hard Limiter filter
  • • and finally, how to use the Noise Reduction in Adobe Audition
  • How I process my voice in Adobe Audition (version 2)

    Once you have created the type of voice processing you like, in Adobe Audition you have the option, of creating a Favorite. Creating a Favorite in Audition is simply recording the steps you took, so you can automate your editing process.

    You should probably save a Favorite for each group of recordings you do, as the sound of a room, or mic placement may change.

    Section 4: So, What's Next?
    Closing Thoughts

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    Instructor Biography

    Tony Ross, Video Trainer, Instructor, and Author: Learning Made Simple!

    Tony Ross has more than a decade of professional freelance and teaching experience as a former professor of electronic arts at the Atlanta College of Art. Specializing in animation, interactivity, multimedia, motion graphics, and web applications and design, his expertise in the arts also extends to the fields of graphic design and illustration. As the creator and owner of tonyteach & ar-tist, his tutorials have been featured on Lynda, Creative Cow, Toon Boom, Gomediazine, and adobe, and his impressive roster of clients has included Dabel Brothers, Marvel Comics, The Freedom Toast, and Dean Koontz.

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