I spend a lot of my time producing voiceovers, consulting VOs on their studio set-ups & upgrades, and training VOs in production techniques. I am, these days, what you’d call a veteran of the industry and have produced thousands of radio ads, telephone on hold & IVR messages, television content, railway station announcements, corporate VOs,… Continue reading Fit-for-purpose audio
Another month, another collection of sounds recorded. The challenges of getting recordings that are good enough quality continue.When it gets to 7pm and I still haven't recorded anything things can get dicey! This month I've been surprised by what's been downloaded from Freesound the most. The most downloaded recording of February has been from February 7th… Continue reading A Sound A Day – February.
February dawns and I'm a month into my Sound A Day project. I was a bit reluctant to take the project on because it is a bit of a challenge in terms of the time it takes and having to find new sounds every day when there are days when I don't leave the house.… Continue reading A sound a day – January
Those of you who follow me on Facebook or Twitter may have noticed me post 'A sound a day' since January 1st. I thought I'd write a short blog here to introduce the project more fully and explain the parameters I've set myself. You've probably got friends who have done 'a photo a day' for… Continue reading A sound a day 2017
Those of you who follow me on social media may have seen posts where I announce that I'm about to do what I call a Studio Tickling Tour and ask interested parties to get in touch. I thought it was about time that I explained exactly what a Studio tickling Tour is so you can decide whether… Continue reading Studio Tickling Tours.
For a pro voiceover one of the most important marketing tools is your VO showreel(s). This is where potential customers will hear your voice and decide whether your tone is what they’re looking for to represent their product or service. So whether you’re new to the voiceover industry or an old hand it’s always worth… Continue reading Voiceover Showreels
So you’ve decided that you want to be a sound engineer – and why wouldn’t you? In those social occasions when you’re having one of those Top-Trumps-‘What-do-you-do-for-a -living?’ conversations with people you’ve never met before you’ll trump teachers & nurses and wipe the floor with accountants and traffic wardens in the glamour stakes. All conversation… Continue reading Never trust a skinny chef
I'm going to start this blog by admitting to one of my shortcomings. Not only am I awful at DIY and home improvements/ maintenance, but I am totaly disinterested in getting any better at them. When we moved into our house my Father-in-law spent an afternoon showing me how to re-roof the shed (it had… Continue reading studio maintenance for voiceovers
On his 1984 album 'About Face' David Gilmour sang "Thinking that we're getting older and wiser When we're just getting old." Today is my birthday. So I thought I'd share with you one or two things I've learned in my 42 years on this earth. I can't claim any great insight into the Human Condition,… Continue reading Squashed Tomatoes and Stew
So I haven't been blogging. It's because I've been busy working, and what a couple of months it's been. I've been very busy with some really great projects so I thought I'd just tell you a bit about some of what I've been up to. I've been working in some voiceover production studios around Manchester… Continue reading Update