Voice Recording Bootcamp

For home recording voice over artists who want to compete in an online world.
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  • Lectures 109
  • Contents Video: 12 hours
    Other: 14 mins
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 3/2015 English

Course Description

With over 12 hours of video content, Voice Recording Bootcamp provides in-depth, hands-on training and production by professional audio engineers that allows students to produce studio quality work for auditions and jobs. If you can send an email, you can do this.

Topics include:

  • Creating a great recording space anywhere
  • Microphones, preamps, and digital interfaces
  • Setting up your DAW
  • Finding the right equipment for your budget
  • Recording and editing your voice over
  • Fixing breaths, pops and mistakes
  • Computer basics- understanding file types and file naming
  • Keeping your work organized
  • Cleaning up and enhancing your work with effects
  • Compression
  • Normalization
  • Noise reduction
  • Equalization
  • Using the internet to get voice over jobs
  • Job estimating and bidding
  • Using your special skills to get more work
  • Exploring job websites to sharpen your marketing
  • Finding out what the client needs, and delivering it
  • Getting paid what you're worth

What are the requirements?

  • Students will need a computer and internet access. If you can send an email, you can do this.
  • The software is free, and the materials are included in the class.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Create professional voice over recordings at home
  • Choose the right equipment for any budget
  • Use Audacity to record and edit great sounding voice over for free
  • Get voice over jobs online, working with clients all over the world
  • Communicate confidently with clients, and deliver exactly the quality and type of audio files they want

What is the target audience?

  • For home recording voice over artists who want to compete in an online market, we offer the Voice Recording Bootcamp. This course picks up where the voice acting classes leave off. Voice Recording Bootcamp provides in-depth, hands-on training in recording and production by professional audio engineers that allows students to produce studio quality work for auditions and jobs.

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.

Curriculum

Section 1: The Basics - Introduction to Recording Equipment & Audacity
03:18

Who we are. What you'll learn by hanging out with us!

Welcome to Voice Recording Bootcamp
Preview
01:43
Creating your space- sound treatment and sound proofing
18:13
Microphones- polar patterns to cut down room noise
03:19
Microphones- what type is best for you?
06:21
Microphones- preamps
15:56
Digital interface
00:46
DAWs- Audacity and others
04:40
Setting up your DAW- sample rate, bit depth
03:55
Setting up Audacity- inputs and outputs
06:26
How to send and share your audio with the client
Preview
04:26
Installing Audacity on a PC
06:19
Installing Audacity on a Mac
Preview
03:01
Recording with Audacity
02:36
Features of Audacity
03:21
Editing lab instructions
04:57
Exporting your audio with Audacity
04:15
Importing audio into Audacity
01:29
Editing Lab- Delete, copy/paste
01:08
RESOURCES- SOUND FILE AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR EDITING LAB
1 page
Week 1- Final thoughts
02:56
HOMEWORK- BUNNINGS SCRIPT FOR YOU TO RECORD AND EDIT
1 page
6 questions

Section 2: The Essentials: Building a Booth & Smoother Editing
Week 2- Welcome
02:15
Build a booth!
11:56
RESOURCES- HALLWAY BOOTH CD QUALITY SOUNDFILES
1 page
Listening to our booth recordings. More about preamps
15:38
Editing- waveforms
16:42
Editing- Breaths and silence, part 1
11:00
Editing- breaths and silence, part 2
11:36
EDITING LAB- BREATHS AND SILENCE
1 page
Navigating- Fit Project, Fit Selection, and Garage Band Exporting
15:18
HOMEWORK- TIDE SCRIPT FOR YOU TO RECORD AND EDIT
1 page
Section 2 Quiz
4 questions
Section 3: The Ins and Outs of File Types & Compression and Normalization Explained
Ripping and burning
10:58
Computer Basics- File types, part 1-mp3 and wav
15:09
Computer Basics- File types, part 2- data compression
11:47
Computer Basics- File types, part 3- time compression
10:22
Computer basics- Creating mp3s with Audacity
01:33
Computer basics- Drives
07:08
Computer basics- File naming
09:59
Computer basics- Organization
03:36
Normalization in Audacity
04:13
Compression in Audacity
16:14
Audacity compressor issue solved!
01:37
Amplify in Audacity
07:23
Studio session for compression and normalization exercise
03:10
Editing lab- compression and normalization
01:07
RESOURCES- COMPRESSION / NORMALIZATION EDITING LAB
1 page
Section 3 Quiz
3 questions
Section 4: Making Your Voice Over Career Work in an Online World
Getting jobs online with guest instructor Dave Smith
Preview
04:28
RESOURCES- VOICE OVER JOB SITES HANDOUT
1 page
VO job websites overview
10:22
Elance- Going deep
19:35
Elance- Going deeper
18:40
How long does it take to do a job?
11:56
Getting paid on Elance
12:37
How much do we pay to play?
12:18
RESOURCES- HOW TO MAKE MONEY WITH FIVERR HANDOUT
1 page
Getting the best jobs with the best clients, part 1
13:16
Getting the best jobs with the best clients, part 2
12:03
Using your special skills to get more work
11:38
Exploring elance to sharpen your marketing
15:32
Section 4 Quiz
1 question
Section 5: SPECIAL UPDATE: ELANCE IS NOW UPWORK
Upwork- introduction and FAQ
08:31
Your Upwork profile
03:56
Tests
07:50
Certificates, Employment History, Education
02:20
Fine-tuning your Profile
02:31
The Upwork Team app
00:43
Finding jobs with Upwork
01:31
More tips for getting started with Upwork
03:03
Section 6: A SURPRISE EMAIL! AUDITION REQUEST FOR THAT BIG JOB!
HOMEWORK- YOUR BIG BREAK! AN AUDITION!
1 page
YOU ARE DOING THE HOMEWORK, RIGHT?
1 page
Section 5 Quiz
1 question
Section 7: How to Talk to Clients & Equalization and Noise Reduction Explained
Homework review- file sending do's and dont's
10:40
Client information gathering- intro, file type and naming
07:45
Client information gathering- how to send files to clients, part 1
07:45
Client information gathering- how to send files to clients, part 2
15:27
Client information gathering- How would you like your files? Pronunciation help
14:08
Batch processing demonstration
08:38
RESOURCES- BATCH PROCESSED FILES FROM DEMO
1 page
Export Multiple- Audacity's "batch processing"
10:38
Working with labels in Audacity
03:30
EQ, frequencies, and cleaning up your sound
11:15
EQ demonstration, fixing "p" pops, low cut to clean up
11:13
Low Cut clean up in Audacity
09:05
Noise Reduction in Audacity
07:57
Final thoughts, what's up next
01:44
Section 6 Quiz
4 questions
Section 8: Listening for Quality: Microphones, Monitors, & Producer Listen-Ins. Oh, my!
Mic shootout
13:00
RESOURCES- MIC SHOOTOUT HIGH QUALITY SOUND FILES
1 page

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Instructor Biography

Scott Higby, Audio engineer/producer, media developer

Scott is an owner of Studio C Creative Sound in San Diego CA, where he has been creating and engineering audio productions for broadcast, industry, and the arts since 1983. He holds a BA in Music Technology and Communications from UCSD. Clients include Disney, ABC, CBS, PBS, Qualcomm, Warner Audio, Harper Audio, Simon and Schuster, and hundreds of major companies worldwide.

Studio C also has a Los Angeles location which specializes in app development, as well as training for aspiring app developers.

Instructor Biography

Deborah Reeves, Audio Engineer, Educator

Deborah Reeves is an audio engineer, voice over artist, and educator. A graduate of UC San Diego, Deborah teaches college courses in the audio department at The Art Institute of California - San Diego. She regularly engineers for Voice Over classes and produces a weekly radio program. When she's not teaching or working in voice over, she's producing music or hanging out with her dogs.

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