Sound is not easy to control. The moment it is created, it travels in every direction, bouncing off all surfaces. This chaos is known as reverberation. Many artists use reverb on their instruments and voice to to make them stand out. However, When it comes to reverb with voice over, clear speech is essential. It is possible to remove some reverb with software during post-production.
Post-production involves editing the original audio and is not the ideal place to fix problems in a recording. Reverb happens to be one of the more complicated problems to fix, so your goal should obviously be to avoid reverb in the first place.
Reverb is the reflection of sound of hard, flat surfaces. The opposite type of surface will not reflect sound well. Soft, irregular surfaces tend to absorb sound and reduce reverb. For example, a room with hardwood floors will have much more reverb than a room with carpet. Another thing that contributes to reverb is room size. A large hall will produce a reverb that can last several seconds, and a small room can be less than one.
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Good Mic Technique Is Harder Than You Might Think It has been said that the human speaking voice is the most difficult instrument to record correctly. Good mic technique is essential in any recording situation, but none more so than when recording voice over.
This article will help you if your mic technique stinks and show you what you can do about it.
You can get away with a lot in the music industry that could be considered intentional if it has an interesting sound, but bad mic technique in spoken word productions is going to stand out like a crying baby in a bank.
Being able to record at home is a great advantage in the world of voice over, but it opens the door to a lot of problems that you hopefully won’t find in professional recording studios. If you don’t have a very quiet room those problems could be more than you bargained for.
Have you ever thought, “I’ll just get closer to the mic and you won’t hear the room so much.”
And then what?
Is that how you really sound? Can you see your script?