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Voice-over (also known as off-camera or off-stage commentary) is a production technique where a voice—that is not part of the narrative (non-diegetic)—is used in a radio, television production, film-making, theatre, or other presentations. ... It may also be read live for events such as award presentations.

Voiceover Recording Technique for newb?

Hello all,

I'm a complete novice when it comes to high end microphones and audio recording. I'm familiar with recording on USB microphones which basically do most of the work for you.
However, since I do video production, I've decided to step up my audio game for voiceovers.

I'm also new to this forum, so I'm not quite sure if you can view my equipment, but I'll go ahead and post it here as well.

Shure SM7B Dynamic Microphone
Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface

Best Mic for Voice-Over recordings

Hi everyone,
I'm new to the audio world and I want to record some voice-overs and videos spending between $ 50-100.

The best options I found so far (maybe I'm wrong):
1) An USB mic such as "Blue Microphones Snowball USB"
2) A normal mic, such as "Shure SM48-LC Vocal Dynamic Microphone"

But in the second case I need something to connect it to my laptop. It could be XLR to USB adapter but I'm not sure about their quality.

Voiceover tips (recording the human voice)

We record a lot of voice overs at ALT Recording Studios in Brighton. I've been unable to find much advice on the web about recording the human voice.

I've given an overview of what we do but would love to hear any tips or techniques used.

I always appreciate the difficulty in recording the human voice well. Colouration be it from roo acoustics, excessive compression, bad microphone techniques etc can ruin a recording. We hear the human voice everyday and so instantly know when it sounds wrong.

Need help with budget home voice-over recording

I am trying to set up a home voice-over recording studio and am looking for opinions and advice on the equipment. My budget for hardware is about $1000.00, the rest will be used for sound treatment etc. what are your thoughts on the following?
Mic AT4040
Monitors – M-Audio B5xa or KRK Rokit RP5 or ?
Interface – Mbox Mini or Edirol UA-25 or ?
Cables – Mogami

Any and all help is greatly appreciated

Help building voiceover studio

Hello all. I just found this great forum while trying to help a friend that wants to build a voiceover studio. I work at a post house and have higher end gear and I'm not too knowledgeable of the gear he is aiming for in his budget ($5K to $8K) Basically he wants to have a simple but professional sounding setup that can record 2 microphones at a time max. I've told hI'm to buy or build a good small VO booth like a whisper room. I'm currently considering the following equipment list for him:

- PC-based (his tech guy that will maintain the room is more of a PC guy)

1950s and 1960s Voiceovers

I'd love to capture that 1950s/60s Voiceover sound you hear on all the old short films. You know...the old documentaries, or instructional videos. Plenty on to sift through. They always begin with the heavy orchestra, then comes Mr. Voiceover.

It's a very distinct sound, other than just the vocal styling itself. Does anyone happen to know how to recreate such a thing?