What Do Most Voice Over Artists Use To Record From Home?

July 21, 2011 by: Chris M.

Some people build elaborate studios inside their homes to do their voice over recordings. They spend thousands of dollars for top quality equipment and have enough work to justify it. Most voice over artists do not have enough income flowing in to justify that kind of expense, so what kind of equipment do most voice over artists use to do their home recordings?

This is not one of those blog posts that has the answer or has taken a poll to share results with you. This is a blog post to generate real responses from readers like yourself. Please share with us what kind of setup you have at home to do your recordings. What kinds of microphones, mixers, computers, software, amps, software, booths are being used? We really want to hear from you!


3 Responses to “What Do Most Voice Over Artists Use To Record From Home?”
    ISDN, Source Connect, FTP, AIF, MP3, WAV

    Mic’s : Bock 151 tube mic (Telefunken Ela m251 replica )
    Sennheiser MKH416 Shotgun mic
    Neumann U89i mic

    Recording : Avalon 787sp Mic preamp
    Focusrite VoiceMaster Pro – mic preamp
    Manley Massive Passive EQ
    Apogee Rosetta 200 A/D Converter
    Digi002 – firewire audio interface
    Glyph External Hard Drives (firewire)
    ProTools 7.3 LE software
    Waves Diamond Plug-in processors
    DBX Limiter/Compressor

    Communcations :

    Telos Zephyr X Stream – ISDN Codec
    JK Audio Telephone patch
    Source Connect Communication software.

    I have built a room within in a room in my basement . It is a combination audio booth/recording studio. When we move to our new home in November , I will be adding a whisperoom and moving all the gear outside the recording booth. My philosophy in building the studio and the pricey equipment was to have the best sound quality possible for all my clients whether local or national.

  2. Chris M. says:

    Thanks for the detailed reply Dave! Looks like you have a VERY sweet setup put together! I really appreciate you taking the time to share your system with us.

  3. Dennis A. Brown II says:

    I have the following pieces of equipment at home:
    1. Dell Inspiron 1440 Laptop computer with Audacity
    2. MXL USB Condenser Microphone
    3. Pop filter
    4. Blankets for walls and door (I can purchase more)
    5. Sony MDR-NC6 Noise-Cancelling Headphones
    Is there anything else that I’m gonna neeed? I don’t want to buy a lot of equipment or expensive equipment.

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