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Top Operating Systems and Editing Software for Voice Over

Top operating system and editing software for voice over

    Alex here, your trusty Voquent audio engineer. I will be talking about the operating systems and software requirements for setting up a professional home recording studio for voice over. I’ll also be picking out the top operating systems and editing software for your budget. Let’s dig in. There…

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Best Interfaces & Pre-amps for Voice-Over

Interfaces and pre-amps blog

As briefly touched upon in our wonderful, handsomely written blog about microphones – a digital interface is absolutely necessary for recording voice over on a computer. Before we delve in, a quick forewarning. Throughout this article we frequently use terms such as: gain output volume phantom power If you aren’t sure what…

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What is the Best Headphones for Voice-Over?

What is the best headphones for voice over?

Do not use iPhone Headphones Hello, it is your trusty Voquent engineer. I’m here today to harangue you about headphones, since I’ve already talked in detail about the best microphone’s for voice over use. You may be thinking, “I already have a pair of headphones! They came free with my mobile…

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The Hidden Cost of Not Using a Voice Over

The Hidden Cost of Not using a Voice Over

In a world full of noise and everyone scrambling to be heard in one way or another, how do we set our content apart and use the power of sound to our full advantage? When we think about sound, we don’t just think about the physical, sonic tones presented to…

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The Neutral English Accent: A Quest for the Holy Grail. Part One

The Neutral English Accent: A Quest for the Holy Grail. Part One

The Uncanny Valley ‘I have noticed’, wrote robotics professor Masahiro Mori in 1970, ‘that, in climbing toward the goal of making robots appear like a human, our affinity for them increases until we come to a valley, which I call the ‘uncanny valley‘. What did he mean? A toy robot…

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Inventing Authority: The Art of the Documentary Voice Over

Yawning Lioness

The core quality of a documentary voice over is authority. The voice over aims to convey truthful information while creating a mood which enhances the images on the screen. There are many ways to achieve authority in a documentary voice over. We’ve spoken elsewhere on this site about Bill Nichols’s…

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What is a ‘Good’ Voice for Education? The Answer May Surprise You.

Student using a learning app

Education voice overs: Smashing the stereotypes Most voice over research is keyed to advertising. It’s all about finding the best voice for a short, snappy communication. But what if your product makes heavier demands on the listeners’ attention? What if you need voice over which will establish a relationship, not…

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