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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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A sound a day 2017

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

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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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Update

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

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Non-Surgical Bottom (end) reduction

Doing what I do for a living I get to hear a fair amount of audio that voiceovers have recorded in their home studios. The standard I receive can vary, sometimes the levels are a bit too low/high, sometimes the room isn’t as well treated as it could be. But there is one thing that… Continue reading Non-Surgical Bottom (end) reduction

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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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production tips for VOs

I've said it before and I'll no doubt say it again, but the way people engage the services of voiceover artists is changing. Once upon a time a VO would always be employed for a job in conjunction with a production studio, so all the VO would have to do is the actual voicing bit.… Continue reading production tips for VOs

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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