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The Word Of The Day is Spectroanalysis

Don’t let the Word Of The Day scare you.

Lets talk about a tool that is essentially “Photoshop” for audio. After all, its technology that only Adobe uses in their […]

By |March 2nd, 2012|11 Comments|
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    ‘I am monitoring the situation’ by Dan Lenard, Home Studio Master

‘I am monitoring the situation’ by Dan Lenard, Home Studio Master

Recently, a client contracted me to audition kids of voice actors with home studios.  To my pleasure, all of the kids seem to have inherited their parents’ ability to […]

By |February 9th, 2012|13 Comments|

EQ Brute! Yes even you should use EQ…by Dan Lenard

Yes, even you too, should use EQ.   (With my apologies to the Bard.) What is EQ? How, and when do you use it? Some super simple basics first: EQ […]

By |January 28th, 2012|8 Comments|

Close the Gates! by Home Studio Master, Dan Lenard

We’ve discussed how to dampen sound and how to minimize exterior noise from your home studio. But you can only put so many fingers in the dike. There’s a […]

By |January 19th, 2012|22 Comments|

Hey! Keep the noise down! by Dan Lenard, Home Studio Master

So last week we peered into Marc Cahsman’s Fortress of Solitude. The follow-up oohs and ah’s from everyone’s comments showed a lot of “studio envy.”   But I promised I’d […]

By |January 12th, 2012|7 Comments|

Voiceover Recording in Recording Paradise by Dan Lenard

Happy New Year everyone!

While on vacation last week in Southern California, I had the rare privilege of meeting with my good friend, coach and mentor, Marc Cashman, at his […]

By |January 5th, 2012|16 Comments|

The Holiday Rush by Dan Lenard

The Holidays, for a voice actor are a time when things are pretty much the same except that…. you’re more rushed. You have parties to go to, shopping, and […]

By |December 23rd, 2011|2 Comments|

Disturbing your voice over ‘piece’ by Dan Lenard

OK, you have control, for the most part, over the noise in your home. Turn off the appliances (Except the fridge) . No furnace, no dishwasher, no washing machine.  […]

By |December 5th, 2011|5 Comments|

Seal Me In My Voiceover Booth

Remember this When outside noise puts you out of work?
Look, if you’ve been investigating “Sound Proof booths,” I’m sure you are aware that you could spend upwards of $5,000 […]

By |November 24th, 2011|5 Comments|

What Are You Mixing?

Nothing causes problems to a home voice over studio like adding an analog mixer to your audio chain.

Anyone who’s done some sound engineering like recording music or done live […]

By |November 9th, 2011|9 Comments|