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In Johannesburg and Cape Town, get your voice-over coaching from the South African Voice Over Academy, with Craig Ross, now available online as well !
Visit their website at www.savoa.co.za
You can also find lots of useful classes on how to do voice-overs
and how to edit your recordings on Skillshare.
Voice Over Equipment
You'll need the following to get started (click the links to redirect to Amazon for product ideas):
- a cardioid condenser microphone (not a USB mic though, they're not really good enough quality)
- a pop filter - metal or fabric
- a microphone stand, either a desk arm or a floor stand
- an audio interface with 48V phantom power (also known as a pre-amp)
- and a recording computer programme, such as Audacity (which is free) or Adobe Audition (which is amazing !)
Studio Sound Treatment
The room in which you record, otherwise known as your studio, is just as, if not more, important than your equipment and your talent.
If you want serious professional treatment, check out True Sound Acoustics where I purchased my recording booth - their service was amazing ! They also supply sound treatment panels that can be custom made and printed with images of your choice. Highly recommended.
Watch Themba Robin's Sketchytech channel on YouTube for loads more useful tips !