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Beau Weaver's Brand New Home Studio:
Cool Fun And L.A. 'Big Room' Liveness

October 1, 2014

(VOXtra) - In the competitive star-studded Los Angeles area, A-list voice talent Beau Weaver has been voicing from his home studio since the early 1980s, pioneering the home studio work that is now the industry's norm.

His focus today is ideal for home studio recording: movie trailers, TV promos, imaging, documentary and program narration (Discovery, NatGeo, Animal Planet), and commercials.

Yet he's also voiced lead roles in animation - which are recorded with full casts in "big room" L.A. studios - including Ruby-Spears/Hana-Barbera's Superman and Marvel's The Fantastic Four.

"I have built many home studio spaces over the years," Weaver says, and his brand new studio - designed and built by Thomas Hilton - combines the comforts of home - "fun to work in" - with the natural yet also lively sound of the big-room studios.

The layout is an airy recording space separated from the engineering desk.

"There are many ways to do it," Weaver explains, "but this suits my way of working." And Beau graciously invites us to see what he means in this selfie video tour ...



Thanks, Beau! For more about Beau Weaver, visit his website at www.spokenword.com.

BONUS VIDEO ...


You'll also enjoy seeing Beau and three other top VO performers - Bill Ratner, Melissa Disney and Ben Patrick Johnson - in Unseen, a short documentary "about the arcane world of voice over" from Molly Mahar ...



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Comments (11)
David Baertsch
5/3/2017 at 2:19 PM
Hi Beau, I edit spots in Dallas and I know I have cut dozens with your VO, now I have a face to put with it... a voice actor friend sent me a link to your video, very nice work! Thanks for putting it online.
Lee Kanne
10/8/2014 at 7:39 PM
Super cool. Is that a CAD e100s in the booth alongside the Senn 416?
Byron O
10/3/2014 at 6:31 AM
Great tour. Thanks Beau and John.
Jerry McClellan
10/1/2014 at 9:07 PM
Love your new studio digs. I especially like the way Hilton tailored and tuned it to "your" sound and talent. You have evolved! Again. Thanks for sharing with us,
Jerry
Atlanta
Dave Airozo
10/1/2014 at 6:35 PM
Being what I like to refer to as professionally challenged, it is always great to watch the pros in action. Thanks to VoiceOverXtra for this peek into the lives and studios of some very talented folks. Everyone have a great day!
Mike Laponis
10/1/2014 at 3:30 PM
Thanks for sharing this, Beau! I admire your work. I love the space you set up and your description of what you put together and why!! Well done!
jill goldman
10/1/2014 at 3:08 PM
LOVED the bonus documentary video, too!
jill goldman
10/1/2014 at 2:01 PM
neat studio, beau! beautiful, and fun! thanks for sharing with us.
Ron Whittemore
10/1/2014 at 12:07 PM
Looks like a wonderful space, Beau...bravo...well deserved, and thanks as always for sharing your insights!
Elizabeth Holmes
10/1/2014 at 11:59 AM
WOW Beau -- What a gorgeous studio! Kudos to you for "breaking the rules" in such a clever way. I'm about to build out my own custom home studio, and your approach gives me some delicious food for thought. Thank you, so much, for sharing these marvelous ideas.

Best wishes, Elizabeth Holmes
Debbie Feldman
10/1/2014 at 8:47 AM
BRAVO !!! Loved every second..........and that's a wrap !!
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