The human speaking voice is the most difficult instrument to record correctly. Good mic technique is essential in any recording situation, but especially when recording voice over.
This article will help you improving your microphone technique.
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?