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A Sound A Day – February.

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.

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Never trust a skinny chef

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

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studio maintenance for voiceovers

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

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My one piece of advice

I like to think that I'm a helpful person - it's just that my areas of expertise is very specialised and I don't get to be helpful as often as a lot of people. But over the years I have been asked my opinion by a number of friends about their audio set-ups or problems.… Continue reading My one piece of advice

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Birthday announcement

So today is Bee Productive's first Birthday, and I promised you an announcement. We'll come to that bit later. The year has been a good one. The work that I've secured has been enjoyable and varied, and has kept me busy and challenged. I've undertaken quite a range of tasks and had to learn new… Continue reading Birthday announcement

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Mic choice for VOs

This month I thought I'd have a brief look at microphones. These are obviously a massively important part of the recording chain and a huge topic to write about, so this time I want to skip the basics (I could well return to those at a later date) and consider microphone choice for voiceovers. So… Continue reading Mic choice for VOs

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Try not to breathe

Time to write a blog that’s about actual sound production methinks... I need you to listen to this audio clip before you read further. Over the course of this year I’ve been reading quite a few blogs written by people involved in the VO industry. Some have been written by voiceovers, and some by producers… Continue reading Try not to breathe

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Vox 2013

Those of you who follow me on Twitter ( @bee_productive ) or like my Facebook page ( https://www.facebook.com/BeeProductive ) will have heard mention of VOX over recent months. VOX is an event that has now happened, and here is my account of it! Firstly just a quick explanation of what VOX is. VOX is the UK's conference for all… Continue reading Vox 2013