No monkeying around (except in a poster): This former porch is a tidy and well-equipped home studio-away-from-the-radio station. Walls are totally covered by acoustic foam. Below: Diane at her radio mic.
Voice Talent & Radio Personality
I had a screened-in porch doing nothing, so I enclosed it and my home studio was born.
With the help of my husband, children and friends, the studio came together piece by piece, as I reinvested my voice-over earnings into the studio. In fact, I became a studio junkie, wanting more and more stuff and gadgets.
But then I came to realize that I have all I need. And Merritt Productions has been in business now for over two years. Not only can my voice-overs be heard coast-to-coast, but also in Singapore, Shanghai, Dubai and Paris! Life is soooo good!
This is in addition to my radio show – part-time now, on the weekends, since becoming a full-time mom.
In my home studio, I use a Neumann TLM 103 mic. Also:
Acoustic foam soundproofing totally covers the walls.
Oh, and the monkey on the wall? Well, when shopping at Target that poster just stopped me in my tracks. I couldn’t think of a better poster for my studio.
And outside the studio is a very cool “On Air” sign to keep the kids from barging in while I’m recording. Well worth the money!
Diane Merritt is a weekend radio personality (29 years) currently on the air at WSEA/WSYN in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Her voice-over accents and attitudes – Northern, Midwestern, Southern, child, teen, middle age, senior and characters - are heard in a full range of voice-overs worldwide.
In addition to a growing voice-over career, Diane is a weekend radio personality at WSEA/WSYN in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.