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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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Created by Tony Ross
Last updated 10/2015
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What Will I Learn?
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
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  • 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.

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 :)

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.
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Course Information & My Hardware
6 Lectures 12:47

Welcome to this course

Preview 00:48

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.

Preview 01:17

To make my pop filter, I followed a tutorial I found on Youtube, here is the link

Preview 02:41

The 3 STEP Process in Audacity
4 Lectures 17:11
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.

How to automate settings in Audacity
The 3 STEP Process in Adobe Audition
3 Lectures 15:57

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 1)

    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.

    Automating my sound settings in Audition
    So, What's Next?
    1 Lecture 00:53
    Closing Thoughts
    About the Instructor
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    Video Trainer, Instructor, and Author: Learning Made Simple!

    Hey, would you love to have your own funny, creative, animated ad -- or even an animated video that goes viral -- but you don't want to go in debt to pay for one?

    Maybe you aren't even there, yet. Maybe you don't need an animated ad yet because you still don't have a product to sell. You have a great idea for an ebook, or a video course, but you don't know how to get the idea out of your head and into a digital format you can sell.

    Well, you've come to the right place!

    At tonyteach, we specialize in teaching complex software and subjects using very practical projects in simple steps.

    With our courses, you need to know 2 things:

    1. There's this software that does some really cool stuff!

    2. We're teaching you how to use it!

    Some of our courses you could even take in just an hour, or over a lunch break!

    Imagine learning how to record the perfect voice over, or how to create an interactive eBook and publish it in just one sitting!

    We have plenty to show you, and ALL of our courses are backed by a 30 day money back guarantee.

    So come on and sign up for a course or two.  We'll show you that it's much easier than it looks!

    A little about me…

    Hi, my name is Tony Ross, owner and creator of TonyTeach[dot]com and Big Block Books. I am an animator and software trainer, and I also like to dabble in music, and creative writing.

    My specialty in software training, is taking complex applications, and breaking them down into simple steps that even a beginner, or novice can follow. With over 2 decades of experience, my tutorials have been featured on Creative Cow, Adobe, Toon Boom, GoMediazine, Infinite Skills, O’Reilly, and I am also a Lynda[dot]com author.

    In teaching, and in life, I try and follow this mantra…

    Keep it simple, make it perfect; If you don't have the time to make it perfect, rethink the idea. - Tony Ross

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