VOICE OVER CAREER
New Microphone PreAmp Settings
Emerge For COVID-19 Voice Overs
July 13, 2020
By Dave Courvoisier
OK - There's no such thing. Nope. You don't need to adjust your audio chain settings for clients who are seeking your voice for a COVID delivery (whatever THAT is).
But let's face it: clients of all stripes are desperately listening to gobs of advice in "uncertain times" (tired of THAT phrase yet?).
Advertisers, producers, casting directors, agents, producers, creative directors, account executives – hell, all of humankind – is trying to figure out an appropriate pitch in today's topsy-turvy world.
I mean, other than reminding you that your audio chain settings should ALWAYS be tweaked to perfection, this article is not about home studio tech. The tongue-in-cheek headline only seeks to re-direct your attention back to the tried and true.
Don't let the audacious activity you see on your TV screen distract you from the reality demanded of today's hard working voice talent professionals, trying to keep the books balanced.
AMP UP YOUR BUSINESS
So while there is no magical COVID-19 preamp settings, there are some reliable and valid freelance voice over business practices that will still see you through difficult times:
There's more, of course. What am I forgetting? Add your suggestions in the comment section below.
Bottom line: Don't let fleeting election year BS draw you away to endless and (almost always) empty dialog in online forums.
Refocus your priorities into your business. Believe me when I say today's seemingly URGENT events often fade and give way to more practical ways eventually. It may be 2021 until it happens, but do you really want your business to go to hell in a handbasket in the meantime?
Forget the preamp … get amp'd into your business.
Dave Courvoisier is a full-time voice actor and audiobook narrator based in Las Vegas, where he was formerly an Emmy Award-winning broadcaster, producer and the main weeknight news anchor on KLAS-TV, Channel 8, the CBS affiliate. A former president and a founding member of the World-Voices Organization (WoVO), he also writes Voice-Acting in Vegas, a daily blog of voice over adventures, observations and technology, and is author and publisher of the book, More Than Just A Voice: The Real Secret To VoiceOver Success, now in its second edition.
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